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Waka Waka – Monopoly going all Pac-Man

The Pac-Man’40th anniversary celebrations continue, this time with Hasbro releasing Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man Game – complete with tiny arcade cabinet that serves as the central mechanic for this Monopoly set. The game revolves around points as a pose to money, each turn you’ll move your icon and the ghost token. …

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Olympic(ish) eventing for the home

Today would’ve been the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics, the first events kicking off tomorrow and a full two-weeks of sporting goodness on the goggle-boxes, sigh. Still, we get to do it all next year , likely with a bit of added fanfare, and we cannot wait. In fact, …

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Fancy yourself as a Karate Kidult?

    Fresh from YULU is Break the Board, described as a hard-hitting, fast-action electronic game by them, we’re calling it Bonsai BopIt. Follow the lights and they’ll indicate you to chop (up/down), Strike (in/out), and Swipe (left/right)  through the levels and, if the game senses you’re Miyagi enough, will …

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Tortilla tossing time – Buritto based game gets bigger

Last year the folks behind the phenomenally successful Exploding Kittens card game created Throw Throw Burrito and now they’ve super-sized it for the Summer. The premise is simple, earn points by collecting cards of the same colour, most sets at the end wins. Its a 15 minute play (couple of …

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Ten minute property trading game – Monopoly Speed is here

Everyone rolls and buys simultaneously over four rounds, so no faffing about waiting for your go, you’re against the timer and you’ll be buying, trading, and selling properties faster than a dodgy estate agent. The timer counts down each buying and trading stage with no break in-between, you’ve two GO spaces, …

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Exit: The Game; A plethora of at home ‘escape’ options.

Have you ever wanted to do an escape room, but you don’t want to a) go outside or b) pay a lot of money for a stranger to lock you in a room? Then you’re in luck! Because you can sort-of get the escape room experience in the comfort of …

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Hate Trivia Games? I’m Confident You’ll Like Confident?!

“Three, four, five… Blue. Oh, no!” All too clearly I recall the misery I felt counting my way round a Trivial Pursuit board in youth. Too old to play Snakes & Ladders, too young to organise a riot, I’d long suffer the misery of trying to win a Geography Wedge… …

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Most manic version of Monopoly yet?

   Much derided Monopoly is having a right resurgence as a brand of late, exciting new titles in the guise of Fortnite and Mario Kart, a Cheaters edition we enjoyed just before Yule and now this, possibly the purest form of the game ever. See, at its heart the …

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Get them before midnight or they’ll turn into Pumpkins – Its Fairy Tale toy time

Who does not love a Fairy Tale? Such a story defined as one with some magic, wonder and far-fetched-ness – Most contain one or more characters including talking animals , dwarfs, dragons, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, griffins, mermaids, trolls, unicorns, or witches – and a dash magic or enchantments. …

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