If you’re serious about having a good time this Christmas, there is something you NEED in your arsenal… a good set of board games!
Sure, films are great, TV magical but really… the memories you will keep forever will be the ones made sat around the table laughing so hard at your friends and family for thinking that a UK flightless bird is Eddie The Eagle!
We’ve got your back though. Sourcing some of the best and our personal favourite games from far and wide, our collection is looking pretty darn good with plenty of cool games for you to pick up and enjoy with your tribe. Take a peep!
That’s it! The final sequence has started rolling and the credits are appearing. Game officially over. But this is where for you… the game can finally begin!
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been giving you guys the chance to win some amazing goodies from the great people at Warner Bros. As huge gamers, we simply had to press X and jumper at the chance to giveaway some goodies to celebrate the release of the amazing Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
So what was up for grabs?
We managed to get our hands on a whopping ten copies… yes TEN of the long-awaited Middle-earth: Shadow of War for Xbox One, as well as a whole host Shadow of Was goodies including, TShirts, Bottle Openers, Notepads and Keyrings!
About the game…
Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ is the sequel to the hugely popular and critically-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™ which picked up more than a whopping 50 industry awards.
Promising to be all kinds of awesome, we’re so glad we get the chance to really treat you guys to something this darn cool.
Happy Video Games Day everyone!! Whether you’re a fan of Nintendo, PlayStation, X-Box, Sega, mobile gaming or even retro classics like Atari or the Commodore, today is the day to shut those curtains tight, stock up on snacks and game the day away!
In celebration I’m going to list the favourite gaming moments I’ve had throughout my life and would love to hear some of your own!
This is where it all started, my first ever video game on the NES! A truly iconic game that has stood the test of time, I’ll never forget discovering the Mushroom Kingdom for the first time. Mario is still going strong too, every one of his games is almost guaranteed to be an exciting play!
The very first Pokemon game on the Game Boy! Everyone had their own favourite starter (mine was Squirtle) and who can forget catching their very first Pikachu!? There were 151 to catch in this first game (did anyone manage to get a Mew?) which seems like a tiny amount compared to the 800+ there are now!
ROUND ONE, FIGHT! My first introduction to Street Fighter was with the second game on the SNES, with only eight characters to choose from it was easy to try them all out and find your favourite, Chun-Li FTW!
The very first Mario Kart! One of my all time favourite series, from humble beginnings on the SNES we are now up to our eighth instalment with a deluxe re-release on the Nintendo Switch which I think is the best in the series.
“Kick! Punch! It’s all in the mind” I was obsessed with this quirky PlayStation game when it first came out and have fond memories of free-style rapping over every song (usually messing it all up!)
Being a huge fan of Japanese RPGs, Final Fantasy VII came along and blew me away! A huge expansive story and world to explore that I probably sunk 80+ hours into and probably my favourite selection of characters from the Final Fantasy world. A remake is due to hit the PS4 in the next year or so and I can’t wait to play it again with updated graphics!
Bringing us bang up to date is the brand new Legend of Zelda game on the Nintendo Switch, possibly the finest game of the whole series (although I’ll always hold a candle to Link’s Awakening on the Game Boy!) it’s a perfect example of how exciting video games can be!
If all this talk of gaming has got your trigger finger itching for some goodies it would be well worth checking out our selection of Gamer Clothing and Gamer TShirts as well as some of the other assorted giftware we have. We’ve got a great selection and I’ll include some of my favourites below. Enjoy Video Games Day everyone!!
I was excited to say the least when I got the privilege to un-box and play the much anticipated Labyrinth The Board Game which has just hit the site once again! We gathered a few pals, popped a bottle of fizz (befitting the occasion we felt) and set off on our way to take on the Labyrinth!
In order to not affect the wonderment and mystery surrounding this oh-so popular creation, I won’t give too much away about the details of play, however I will share with you that this game is focused around dice play and you all play as a team to achieve the end goal of defeating Jareth The Goblin King and releasing Sarah’s little baby brother Toby!
Here are a few pics to whet your appetite!
So what’s in the box?? This amazing game includes…
5 highly collectable figurine renditions of the main characters: Jareth the goblin king; Sarah; Hoggle; Ludo; Sir Didymus and Ambrosius
Rules booklet – 16 pages
2’x2′ game board – lavishly illustrated with inspiring new artwork featuring all the legendary places from the movie, including the Obliette, the Bog of eternal stench, the Goblin City and Jareth’s Castle.
32 Labyrinth cards
Over 30 game tokens
6 polyhedral dice (D4,D6,D8,D10,D12,D20)
6 Reference cards
4 character sheets, 4 ability cards & 4 weakness cards.
Sad news all you retro gamers out there. Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Namco and the man known as the “Father of Pac-Man,” has sadly died at the age of 91.
Nakamura founded Namco waaaay back in 1955 when they originally ran children’s rides with two mechanical horses on the roof of a department store.
The soon to be gaming icon later expanded into the world of arcade games in the 1970s with Gee Bee and Galaxian in 1978 and 1979. However, it was Pac-Man, released in 1980, that came to define his legacy, going on to become a fixture in popular culture and a household name.
The idea for the game, came from the image of a pizza with a slice carved out and Nakamura reportedly chose the word “Pac” to represent the munching of the Pac-Man devouring its prey.
Launched at a time when there were few rival games, such as Space Invaders, Nakamura was one of the people credited with launching the Japanese videogame industry. In addition to retro icon Pac-Man, Namco also released other arcade classics like Dig Dug, Pole Position, and, of course, Ms. Pac-Man.
In 2008, Guinness World Records named it the world’s most successful coin-operated arcade game. It is estimated to have been played more than 10 billion times. Pretty sure we’re responsible for a large chunk of that!
Nakamura sadly died on January 22 which was confirmed by Namco. He will be greatly missed and his mark on the world left behind if truly profound.