Thursday, 30 July 2015

Gamer Girl Giveaways - Week of July 30

There will be an ongoing linky, but will be published each Thursday. Stop in weekly and link up any gaming related giveaways. Or come on by and browse for gaming giveaways to enter!

Wondering how to participate? It's easy!

Under Your name: put the name of your giveaway prize and the end date. For example something like this "My Cool Blog - Excellent Prize (Can/US 3/12)" or  this "Awesome Prize, 4/16".

Under Your URL: copy and paste a direct link to your giveaway, not to the main page of your blog.

If you're looking for more places to list your giveaways   
check out our lists: Giant Linky List, and Giveaway Listings.

And finally... if you link up, please help spread the word about the Gamer Girl Giveaway Link-Up. Grab our button or send out a quick tweet. The more folks that know, the more exposure your giveaway will receive!

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Mario Kart 8 Downloadable Content Review

In The Knit Wit house, we are big fans of Mario Kart, so we are always interested in reading reviews, or checking out products that are related to the franchise.

We do not currently only a WiiU, although I really do want one.  However, The Downshifting Pro family has one, and they have Mario Kart 8 too!  She has posted before about the game, and decided to share her son's thoughts on the Downloadable Content for Mario Kart 8.

Good grief, it’s been a while.
After a long hiatus, I am back to give you a first for this blog: a review that’s NOT of a full game. Instead, as the title clearly indicates, I’ll be revisiting Mario Kart 8 for my thoughts on the available DLC (DownLoadable Content), as well as other features that were brought in for the 4.0 and 4.1 updates. But first, I’d like to correct some mistakes I made in the original review. Without further ado, let’s cut to the chase!

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Monday, 27 July 2015

Bingo Monopoly

I recently discovered the Monopoly Bingo app.  This is a Storm8 created app, and must be connected to the internet to work.  It is a free game, with in app purchases, but NO gambling involved.  All "money" is pretend except if you want to buy more diamonds to spend on dice or other resources you ran out of.

Monopoly Bingo is just that. A Bingo game base on the classic board game monopoly.  As with every bingo game, the numbers are called and you daub your numbers.  Although with this game, you can earn boosts that are similar to cards, and awards in Monopoly. This will help you earn more: dice, money, and other bonuses.

When you open the game, you will have 3 options of ways to play: Classic, Special and Tournament.



In the Tournament, you have 3 rounds to play.  The goal is to get as many points as possible during the bingo round.  You can buy as many cards as you have money to play and want to play. The more points you wrack up the higher you will be in the global ranking and more rewards you will receive.  

There are different properties that you will unlock and each has it's own rewards to earn.


This is your classic Bingo game, and you will earn items so you can play another round.  You will win collectibles, which then go on to your collectors card, and you will get bonuses on your Bingo card there when you get a line. 



For this type of play, you pick your property to visit, and this determines the pattern you will need to achieve to get bingo.  The rest of the game play is the same. 


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Slingo Adventure

I used to play a game called Slingo Adventure on my computer when I lived by myself.  Since I have been married and living with my hubby the last 12 years, it's been a while.  I recently discovered that they now have a Slingo Adventure app! You can still get it for your computer, but I personally find it easier to play most games on my phone now as I can take them with me wherever I go!

Since this is a game I use to play a lot, I knew I would like it.  If you aren't into gambling, but like playing slot style games, then Slingo Adventure is a game that you will probably like.

Slingo Adventure is a cross between a slot machine style game play, and Bingo.  You will be spinning  the play board, and then you match the numbers that come up across the bottom of the play area.  Mark off your numbers, and spin again.

Of course, there are power ups to help you get rows finished.  Plus there are mini games, coin flips and "betting" your coins for different reasons.  You want to get the highest score possible of course.

I really like this game.  It's mindless fun, but you have to pay attention or you will miss a number and not get a slingo! Heaven forbid!

Overall this is a fun, simple to learn game.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

App Of The Week: Uno With Friends

This week I am telling you about Uno & Friends

Uno & Friends is a social app of the card game Uno. 

For this app, you have to  enter your age to be able to play the game; I believe it is because it is online and you can encounter adults and possibly inappropriate content.  There is also inapp purchases, while the app itself is free, so if you are letting someone who is younger play, you should be aware of that and safe guard your payment information.

This app has some serious potential, but I find to just get to the game itself there is a lot of preliminary things, like pop up scratchers, approving this and that before you can get to anything.  It gets frustrating after a while.  I am the type who likes to open an app for a couple of minutes at a time sometimes, so pop in and play then pop out so I can do other things. If I am waiting for something I will play a game whether it be 5 minutes for 35 minutes etc.

The other thing that can be good or bad about this game is you have to have an internet connection, and you have to play with other people live online.  You have to complete an game.  There is no pop in and play for a few minutes, and come back later.  So for me it's not really a good fit.

However, it might be worth a try for you, if you like to play a full round at a time, and you like playing in real time.  I am more of a turn based, play when you got a moment type of girl.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Playing Dark Parables with @inkscrblr

We love sharing about new games we have tried, old ones we love, and posts that others have written.  Today we are sharing Paula's post from Thrifty Mommy's Tips!  She checked out the Dark Parables Computer Game and posted about it on her post.

I spent a large part of last weekend trapped on an island in Crete investigating the mysterious appearance of an underwater castle. Well, at least it seemed that way since I was completely absorbed in Big Fish games latest computer game Dark Parables: The Little Mermaid and the Purple Tide.

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