Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tales of the Arabian Nights Board Game Review

Enter the mystical world of sultans, viziers, efreets and princesses as you become a legendary hero in Tales of the Arabian Nights. Take on the role of characters such as Aladdin, Ali Baba, Sindbad and Scheherazade. Adventure through Arabia and the rest of the world, and recreate your own legends and myths. Relive the One Thousand and One Nights as you journey over, sideways and under on a magic carpet ride!
Tales of the Arabian Nights is an interesting board game in that it doesn't really have a strong strategy or "thinking" component to it. It can instead be considered a tool to experience entertaining stories as your characters grow from their humble beginnings to become heroes, sultans or powerful magicians. As such, a requirement for playing the game is the ability to use your imagination to create wondrous encounters, and the ability to laugh at the misfortunes that are bound to come your way (a few drinks and a comfy playing area can help too)!

Adventure and Puzzle Games

Children are always in need of fun, adventure, mystery and lots of great stories. Sometimes they like to listen to mysterious stories, other times they like to impersonate adventurous heroes, and other times they like getting involved in their games. All those bed time stories are bound to have an effect on children as most of them develop a passion for adventure. While little girls like leaving the adventure up to the white prince, little boys like to be adventurous themselves. They kind of form an image about themselves since childhood, and this image needs to be underlined in all aspects of their lives.

The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen Review

The Surprising Adventures of Munchausen is another Big Fish Games exclusive that graced me initially as possibly another hidden object game that is like all the others that came before it. However, this game also teaches me to not judge a book by its cover, because as I soon found out, it is not a hidden object game. This game goes beyond hidden object as it is more an adventure, and a whimsical, crazy and humorous adventure at that.

Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story - Hidden Object Game Review

Explore a man's nightmares and mysterious past in Stray Souls: Dollhouse Story. After a man disappears upon inspecting a box on his doorstep, it is up to his wife to find out what happened. Her adventures take her deep into her husband's secret past, into a world of the supernatural that seems to be infected by an evil presence. Search for clues and solve devilish puzzles as you help reunite the couple and experience this thrilling horror hidden object adventure game.

Haunted Halls: Green Hills Sanitarium Game Review

Explore a decrepit and otherworldly mental asylum in Haunted Halls: Green Hills Sanitarium. Your boyfriend has gone to the asylum to investigate odd happenings, and you haven't heard from him in a week. Now you have to face your fears and go look for him. Solve intricate puzzles in this psychological mystery. Rescue asylum inmates from their fears and find your boyfriend in this creepy Lovecraftian hidden object adventure game!

Text Games - What are MUDs?

Fiction fans love reading about their favorite heroes in the most exciting of circumstances. The mighty warrior defeating the armies of a dark sorcerer bent on enslaving a nation. A heartless assassin finding the Light in his soul and using his skills for the greater good. Many people wish they could read stories about heroes of their own imagining. How do many role-playing game fans cope with such desires? They play a text based rpg game, or Multi-user Dungeon (MUD).

Dark Tales - Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat Game Review

Join investigator C. Auguste Dupin in Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat, the second game in the Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe hidden object adventure game series. Monsieur Mark Davies has reported that his wife Sara has been missing for 2 weeks, and it is up to you to figure out what happened to her. Immerse yourself in 19th century France as you work on solving this mystery. And then there's this black cat that seems to be there whenever something odd happens.