Bureau of Underground Land Management or something like that…..

 

My kids are now 12 and almost 10 and old enough to read the complex rules of D & D. Since it was Spring Break they spent some time creating their first characters and today was the “introduction session” I’ve personally been gaming for a few years but do NOT consider myself an expert gamer at all. In fact I’m a very shy gamer normally…. I can’t be shy in this game thus my character is a bureaucrat of the “Underground Land Management Office” and in charge of the miscreants that have to keep me alive so they get their freedom back.

First roll of the game by elder kid

<insert sound of a D20 rolling>

“so what did you get?”

“UMMMMMMM a 1”

“critical fumble you see nothing!”

It was a spot check.

Next roll….. younger kid <insert sound of D20 rolling>

“well, what is it?”

“A 1!”

“really? eeek”

another spot check.

I think my character is in trouble!

Pirates of the Caribbean Monopoly


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A pirate adventure awaits you in this special Pirates of the Caribbean collector’s edition of the Monopoly game featuring prominent locations from the new movie, On Stranger Tides. Do you have what it takes to outwit and outlast the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean as you buy,sell and trade pirates destinations in the movie including El Lagarto Ridge, White Cap Bay, the Blue Cave and the deadly Mermaid Pools? The fate of the high seas lies in your hands as you battle for the ultimate control of the Fountain of Youth.

Monopoly Game: Star Wars 40th Anniversary Special Edition


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It’s the Fast-Dealing Property Trading Game taken to a galaxy far, far away! Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars movie with this special edition of the Monopoly game. Players can relive the story of Star Wars: A New Hope as they travel around the board. Collect memorable scenes and iconic ships inspired by the 1977 movie. Strengthen power and influence over opponents by building Fleets and Bases. Force and Smuggler’s Cargo cards shape players’ destinies in this exciting game. The only player left after everyone else has gone bankrupt wins! The Hasbro Gaming, Parker Brothers, and Monopoly names and logos, the distinctive design of the gameboard, the four corner squares, the Mr. Monopoly name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and game equipment. Star Wars products are produced by Hasbro under license from Lucasfilm Ltd.

Humble Bundle

Mojang the creators of MineCraft occasionally host a Humble Bundle offer where the teams from 3 indie developers take a long weekend and each develop a game with the cost being a donation and the proceeds going to charities. The coolest thing is that they do a LIVE feed of each team AS they are developing each game so you get to see not only the game take shape but even some of the behind the scenes work on the code. Keep an eye on the site for future events. The finished games are pretty cool for short development turn around times!