Tag Archives: Board Game

The Battle for Polygonal Supremacy Continues: A Retrospective on Blokus tie-ins

Happy December everybody! The holiday season has officially begun. Before all of you get too far into your shopping, I felt it would be much needed if I took an old business detour. Two weeks ago, I wrote an article (this one) recommending Blokus: a 4-player strategy game of which I stand to be a […]

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Time to Square Off: A Retrospective on Blokus

The holiday season is only one more week away. You know what that means? Time for us at Toy-TMA to put down our Wii Motes and Dualshocks for a while (don’t worry we’ll come back to them), and find some new activity to spend some time with our friends and family on reality’s level. For […]

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Because Sometimes Death Can Be Entertaining: A 13 Dead End Drive Retrospective

While I’ve been pretty on top of things when it comes to video games, board games have been getting the shaft lately and for that I apologize. To make up for it, we’re going to have a mandatory Board Game Week here at Toy-TMA, starting with a title I got excited for as a kid […]

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Apples to Apples, Dust to Dust: An Apples to Apples Retrospective

For a while in high school I had friends that became obsessed with the game Apples to Apples. It was the only game anyone would bring to parties anymore and the only game people would specifically ask for at said parties. In fact, people would plan parties around playing this game. So for me, I […]

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Forget-Me-Nots: The TMNT Pizza Power Board Game

If you listened to yesterday’s episode of the Too Much Awesome Podcast, you’d currently be jittering with anticipation to learn what my favorite board game growing up happened to be. The time has come and the secret is out. My favorite childhood board game was…the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Power Board Game. Surprising? Not […]

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Just Don’t Panic: A Retrospective on Catch Phrase

I’m a fan of good party games. You’ve caught on to this already being the intellectual readers that you are. I’m ready to talk about yet another fantastic game to break out when friends and family come to visit. Time for Catch Phrase. You ever played Catch Phrase before? I’d be shocked if you hadn’t, […]

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Like Capture The Flag With Bombs: A Stratego Retrospective

So chess is a classic game of strategy and checkers is a classic game of “I Wish I Were Chess.” I was always good at chess (checkers, not so much), but there was another game I was addicted to beyond those two: Stratego. Have you played Stratego? You really should. Don’t believe me? Oh ye […]

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Things and Stuff: A Review of The Game of Things

I’ll be downright honest here and let you in on a little secret: Before I got The Game Of Things for Christmas I had never heard of it before. Does that make me a bad person? Probably not. What it did manage to do is make me feel kind of stupid since there’s a pretty […]

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All Out War: A Risk Retrospective

I am not very good at Risk. Ever lost Risk in two turns? I have.  I’ve seen friendships nearly break up as a result of Risk games going bad. It’s even worse than Monopoly with the amount of hate you seen thrown about. Regardless, never let your friends dissuade you from utter conquest of Asia […]

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“Ain’t” Is Not a Word: A Scrabble Guide for the Lazy

Few games take advantage of an overactive vocabulary the way Scrabble does. In fact, Scrabble is all about knowing difficult words in the hopes of showing up your family with a massive triple word score for something with a Z in it. Apparently, Scrabble is also the proud owner of a sordid past, but let’s […]

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