Most of the time when a classic game is reinvented it’s a disaster. That’s not the case with Simon Flash.
No matter how many new fads and gimmicks come down the pike, many games have stood the test of time. Monopoly, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders and Risk, just to name a few, but these classic games all have something in common…they’ve all be reinvented over and over again. Having numerous iterations doesn’t mean they’re not [...]
Since writing an overview of poker for the uninitiated, I have noticed how commonplace it is to find someone who has not played the traditional board games that populated my youth. But I think everyone is familiar with Yahtzee. Origins and Comparisons The official game began as an activity aboard a Canadian couple’s yacht in [...]
If you’ve been following me on Twitter (which you should), you may have noticed that I’ve been playing Resident Evil 5. I’ll have a full article on that tomorrow but for now I’m more concerned with its predecessor, Resident Evil 4. RE4 is without question one of the best games of all time and easily [...]
Classics are classics for a reason. Products that have the most lasting impressions do so because they can stand the test of time. There is nothing particularly childish or grown-up about it; it’s just fun for everyone. There are many family games with this quality: Monopoly, Sorry, and Settlers of Catan come to mind. But [...]
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 [...]
If you’re talking Trivial Pursuit, you mean the Genus Edition, the classic edition, the hardcore edition. I’ve never met anyone that can play Trivial Pursuit Genus Edition at a masterful level. I have found people that know a few things, but no one that destroys lives via their pursuit of the trivial. So should you [...]