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Late for the Sky: Sharkopoly Game Review

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!!

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Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome – May 2017 Review

Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome: May 2017 Review

I am a firm believer that each day should have an element of pure randomness and fun. This can be from paying it forward to the person in front of you or this could be a visit from an old friend. The best way to have some randomness is in the mail – each day is different and sometimes random and a surprise.

Each month when I receive the Monthly Mystery Box of Awesome by That Daily Deal.com my love of randomness is fulfilled. Each month no theme is chosen for this monthly box, but rather a selection of random gender neutral items that will undoubtedly meet a need of yours or a lucky recipient that you were unaware you had.

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Late for the Sky: Fantasy-opoly Review

Late for the Sky: Fantasy-Opoly Review + Giveaway

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.

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Late for the Sky: Geek-opoly Board Game Review

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.

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USAopoly: Tapple 10 and Rollers Game Review

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.

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Late for the Sky: Cat-Opoly Review

Late for the Sky: Cat-Opoly Review + Giveaway

cat-opoly-and-maggeeIt 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.

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