Friday, 5 February 2016

Vintage Rummikub

This is one of those games I have seen around but never really played. I have seen a bunch of different renditions of it, over the decades. This looks really old and vintage doesn't it? They really don't make games or toys to look so rustic anymore.

It's all plastic, and super bright coloured these days.



Rummikub is an easy to learn and fast moving game.  Part of the fun is it's different every time you play, so you won't get bored.  it combines luck and strategy, and it changes quickly so every player has a chance to win until the very end.

Basically, the players take turns placing numbered tiles in runs (consecutive numbers of the same color, like 2, 3, 4 in red) and groups (three or more of the same number in different colors, like a red 9, a blue 9, and a black 9), rummy style.

Since the "board" changes all the time as players adjust the tiles on the table, it can be tricky to keep up, and figure out your next move ahead of time. The Joker tiles add to the fun; they can be any color or number. The object is to be the first player to play every tile on your rack.

The player who wins the most rounds wins the game.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Gamer Girls Giveaway


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Friday, 29 January 2016

1970s Perfection #FBF

I am officially in my 40s now, and I generally don't feel that old. I feel like I should be in my 20s somewhere. But certain things bring me right back to reality. Like the time I fell down the stairs, and didn't bounce back for over a week. Or when I see board games and I think that doesn't look right. So I look it up and I see the "classic" or "vintage" version, and think Oh lordy be, I am vintage!

When did that happen? I remember this version of Perfection, and then the 80s version very well.... after that, I don't really know what they look like. I am sure eventually I will learn what the latest version looks like, since my boys love games.  That's what generally happens. I remember the 70s, and 80s versions, then I see the ones out currently and think what happened to it? 

Apparently the classics aren't "hip" now as those kids say ;) LOL


Perfection is a dexterity and shape recognition game.  It forces players to be the quickest to fit all the shapes into the matching holes in the tray that pops up.

The board for the "full size" game is a 5x5 grid with 25 shapes. There is a "travel edition" which has a 4x4 grid and only 16 shapes.

This was a fun and stressful game!

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Gamer Girl Giveaways


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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Why Do Macs SUCK for Gaming?

I love my Mac, I really really do.  I also love gaming. 

Since I switched to a Macbook Pro my productivity on my 3 blogs has went ups significantly. The durability of the machine has saved us money, and me tons of frustration.  However, I use to play a lot of games on my computers, and well... now I find they start over heating, or are really slow for games.

While I do play more online games now, I would rather play a game on my iPhone vs my Mac because it's just not that great for gaming. 

So when I was doing my Youtube search for a great video about gaming, and I saw this video, I thought hmmmm let me watch. 

I gotta say I usually struggle to watch videos through to the end.  If they are over 5 minutes you can probably guess I didn't watch the whole thing. But this one I found very interesting and watched the whole thing!

So check it out:


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