26 April 2008

Game Carnival for April 26, 2008

Welcome to the April 26, 2008 edition of the Game Carnival. We are a little light on entries this week, but every one is "cherce" (choice). Being the slack hostess that I am, I'm letting all the guests provide the entertainment. My excuse is that I've been too busy working in the garden to play games. What about the rest of you?

old-wizard presents Top 10 Video Game Heroes of All Time posted at old-wizard.com.

This article is full of video game nostalgia.

NLHE Player presents NLHE Cash Game Basics posted at No Limit Holdem Advice, saying, "Author presents some basic tips to play no-limit hold'em in a ring game setting."

I know very little about poker, but this article appears to be very thorough.

Board games

Gameguy presents Chicken Cha Cha Cha posted at Gameguy thinks..., saying, "This is a fun memory games for young and old alike."

This sounds like a great game to bring out when my four-year-old neighbor comes over.


Eclipse presents Victory in Roleplaying Games! posted at Gaming My Way.

Another thorough article on a genre of gaming that I know very little about!

Video Games

Scott Davis presents Guitar Hero For the Nintendo DS | ZombieChatter.com posted at ZombieChatter.com.

This looks like a version of Guitar Hero that will fit into my budget!

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20 April 2008

New Game Carnival Coming Up!

I'm hosting the Game Carnival again this week. There is still time to submit an article! Look at the widget in the left sidebar and click the Submit an Article link. You can submit a blog post on any kind of gaming, but we are a bit short on posts for card and board games. Do you have a gaming-related post that you are proud of? Help me make this a great carnival and bring more traffic to your blog by sharing it with us!

13 April 2008

Battle of the Sexes: Game Review on Helium

I've been a member of Helium for almost a year, but I've never written anything. That is, I've never written anything until today. I put that Battle of the Sexes game session to good use and wrote a short review:

Board game reviews: Battle of the Sexes

I hope you enjoy it!

06 April 2008

Enlightening Game Session with Teens

Spring Break has come to my corner of the world! Even though kids are always out of school on Saturdays, this past Saturday the neighborhood kids were in the mood for a little extra fun. Unfortunately, it rained all day so the party ended up at my house :-p. While the young ones watched movies and played video games, the teens wanted to try something different. This was my cue to break out the board games.

First up was Battle of the Sexes. It is a standard trivia game; the guys answer "female" questions and the gals answer "male" questions to advance to the opposite side of the board. ABM and I received this game as a Christmas present a while back but it has never made it to the table. After a couple questions, it was clear that this was turning into an "old vs. young" contest rather than a "male vs. female" one. I knew the answers to the male and female questions, while my 15-year-old daughter and her two 15-year-old male friends couldn't answer any of them. All the cards we pulled had questions about TV shows and movies that they weren't old enough to see yet. I can see Battle of the Sexes being a mildly amusing way to kill an afternoon, but only if the group members are all over 21.

After a disappointing attempt to play Taboo, we went for our old standby -- Pounce. This is where I learned my second lesson of the afternoon. Kids these days don't kill time playing solitaire, either with cards or on the computer. I had to teach three kids the basics of Klondike before we could play Pounce. Luckily, they picked it up quickly and we had a hot table of six going for a while. A kid would drop out to check in with his parents and another kid was waiting to fill the empty seat. More than one kid caught Pounce Fever and kept shouting, "One more game!" We have a whole week without school coming up. I have a feeling that if we get more rain, the Pounce table will heat up again.