2017 Toy of the Year Award Finalists Unveiled by Toy Industry Association

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Yesterday the Toy Industry Association announced 100 finalists for the prestigious 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Between now and January 15, 2017, consumers can visit www.ToyAwards.org to vote for their favorite toy picks in each of the 14 categories – including new categories for 2017, like Action Figure of the Year, Doll of the Year, Rookie of the …

Review – Looting Atlantis

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Prelude Looting Atlantis is a game I first saw at the CT FIG Mid-Year Event. After the event, Shoot Again Games was kind enough to send over a copy for me to take a better look at the game. I’ve had several chances to sit down with the kids and play, and the game has held up pretty well from …

Pokémon Sun and Moon Alolan Diglett/Dugtrio, New Z-Moves and Ultra Beasts, Mystery Pokémon Revealed

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Pokémon Sun and Moon are right around the corner, and The Pokémon Company has released some new info about the game today. First is the Alolan variations of Diglett and Dugtrio, each with some fabulous hair. Alolan Diglett Type: Ground–Steel The Mole Pokémon Alolan Diglett live near volcanic areas, so they have few places to hide themselves away. It’s said …

Kickstarter – Twin Flames

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My first-ever video game Kickstarter pick is Fat Panda Games’ Twin Flames. It’s actually not on Kickstarter yet but should be soon. From the Fat Panda Games Website: Twin Flames is a 2D action platformer with roguelike elements to spice it up. You can play as either Joachim or Boaz, a pair of God >siblings who must fight for all …

Review – Four ($)

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Prelude I hadn’t previously heard about March Forth Games until they reached out to me to do a review of their game, Four. I took a quick look at their page while waiting for the game to come in, but there wasn’t much in-depth detail there. Once the game came in I was pleasantly surprised to find a fun, little, …

Unboxing Four ($)

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Four is a new, team-based card game by March Forth Games. It’s a chaotic game where teams of players ages 8+ can enjoy an easy-to-learn rule set and a quick 20 minute play time. March Forth sent me a copy to review so I figured I’d do a quick unboxing before I did so. There’s not much in the box …

Party Hard: High Crimes, New Twitch Integration

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Party Hard has some new DLC, new Twitch integration features, and an iOS and Google Play builds coming out tomorrow. This is great news for those who have played through the main game and are looking for a bit more out of the excellent, quirky, slasher game. The new story DLC, High Crimes, takes place 10 years after the main …

Review – Gigamons

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Prelude I’m sure most of us have grown up playing Memory. It’s a classic kids’ game that’s being playing in hundreds of thousands of households even to this day. Gigamons takes the Memory mechanic and adds a bit more gameplay to it. It’s a kids’ game through-and-through, but certainly improves on a tried-and-true formula. Play The game starts off with …

New Humble Mobile Bundle is Full of Board Games

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For those unfamiliar with Humble Bundles, they’re bundles of items (usually digital) that are sold on a pay-what-you-like basis with money going to charity. The program has grown tremendously over the years with multiple bundles being offered at a time with different themes. One of the more popular bundles, the mobile bundle, focuses on apps for Android and iOS. This …

Unboxing Attack on Titan Deckbuilding Game

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Cryptozoic’s Attack on Titan Deckbuilding Game is hitting shelves soon, and the wildly popular anime’s license will no doubt move units off the shelves. I haven’t had a chance to play it yet but it’s one it’s one I’m looking forward too. I didn’t snap a pic of every card in the box, but these images should give you a …