Christmas-Opoly Property Trading Game Review + Giveaway
When I was young I would spend each holiday with my father’s brother and his wife and 6 children. The gatherings started simple and the seven of us children, and as time went on and cousins got older it began adding boyfriends, and girlfriends to our yearly celebrations.
This was something that we did for close to 10 years, and was a tradition that I looked forward to each year. I would guess which cousins would be there, and if there would be any announcements to the family.
Now that I am older, I no longer see my cousins yearly like I once did, but I still remember that yearly tradition and have now began my own. One that I have began is playing a game with loved ones on the night of the 24th. This year I am adding a new game to the growing tradition from Late for the Sky, Christmas-opoly themed property trading game,
Late for the Sky: Sharkopoly Property Trading Game Review + Giveaway
Each July the people who are above water get to learn about what is underwater. Each year in the summer we are treated to an entire week about sharks.
Sharks are as amazing as they are mysterious and may have ancestors that were alive when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Sharks are made of cartridge, which makes them more able to swim and maneuver around.
Being that I live on the coast, sharks are a daily topic either in my neighborhood, or the nightly news. When I discovered that Late for the Sky would be making a Sharkopoply themed property trading game, I was excited. Also, on July 23rd Shark Week begins!!
When I was young, one of my favorite things to do was go to my best friends house and watch him and his friends play Dungeon and Dragons. I was lucky that since my best male friend ran the game, he allowed my female best friend and I color while they played.
The games involved orcs, wizards, dwarfs and other classes of characters that my young mind could not imagine. The terms were foreign, and the stories made up, but they were like stories that were unfolding in front of me.
Years later I look back on those days of friendship and stories, fondly. When I had the opportunity to review Late for the Sky’s Fantasy-Opoly my initial hope is that it would take me back to those many years before, and those wonderful stories.
Late for the Sky: Geek-opoly Board Game Review + Giveaway
When I was young I had a reputation for not only dating geeks, but also being a geek myself. Despite the years of torment and laughs that were made at my expense I did not not mind this distinction. I took pride in the fact that the boys I dated knew how to fix my computer, that they used their imagination’s weekly at their Dungeons and Dragon’s role-playing games and that while they were not the most popular, they were genuine people. The status of geek never made a big difference to me, people are more than the labels we give them, which I discovered early in my life. I spent many hours with my fellow geeks – while they explored the depth’s of Mordor, I sat and colored while listening to the adventures. Some of my best memories are these moments.
There is one benefit of geekdom – a unique knowledge and sense of humor that many other people do not understand. Since I am married to a self admitted geek, at times it can be difficult to find gifts that are the right mix of geek and humorous. When I saw Late for the Sky’s Geek-opoly Board Game I was brought back to those moments late at night in the garage and smiled.
USAopoly: Tapple 10 and Rollers Games Review + Giveaway
Our idea of an entertaining evening is sitting around the house, either playing games, watching a movie or playing on our respective computers.
When Jason and I first began dating we spent a lot of time around home and talking. We have been friends for years, and as we have gotten older we have discovered that we appreciate the simple art of staying home with the cats and playing a game.
Since we are spending more and more time at home, the need for new and interesting games is a constant thought. When I recently reached out to USAopoly to review a couple of their new games, I was excited to add a couple new games to our rotation.
It is not a big secret that I love cats, but what may come as a surprise is that I also love board games.
A couple of years ago, on a rainy day, Jason and I ventured to our local toy store with the intention of purchasing a couple of board games. We wanted something nostalgic, something trivial and a property trading type game. After about an hour looking and comparing the various qualities we ended up with three games, of which we played all of them when we got home that day.
At the time I recall wishing that there was a way to fuse my love of cats and my love of games into one spectacular cat themed game. While my idea was on the mark, somebody beat me to the idea with Late for the Sky’s Cat-Opoly.