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Win a KNEX Plants vs. Zombies Wild West Skirmish Set (Ends 6/23)

I honestly can't get enough of Plants vs. Zombies. Not just the game, but the entire franchise. Yes, franchise. Once you have collectible figures and T-shirts featuring your characters, you know you've made it. That's why I did a full-on Happy Dance (no, there isn't any video, sorry. But trust me, my dancing is not pretty) when I learned that K'NEX now has a whole line of Plants vs. Zombies building sets! They sent me the Plants vs. Zombies Wild West Skirmish Building Set. I love shooting galleries and in this case, you get to shoot peas instead of bullets! I had to fight Jason to see who'd get to put it together. ...

Games for Girls

The following post is brought to you by Edward Simpson. Who says girls can’t play video games, not us! So with that in mind, here’s a selection of our Top Games for Girls. World of Warcraft It’s a rather imposing MMO that has claimed the social life of many a poor gamer. It’s a game that’s not dominated by only men as thousands of women also admit to being proud WoW users. With many even using male characters to cross the plains of Azeroth of the dark Lich infested dungeons. Developed by Blizzard and launched in 2005, World of Warcraft has dominated the MMO market for years, picking lesser MMO’s out from between its teeth. World of Warcraft ...

Not Your Typical Poker Night With the Guys

I can remember playing Poker at a semi early age. No, I never played for money. Most likely M&Ms or some other easily countable (and delicious!) prize. I just love games, card games especially. My dad and I used to play Blackjack all the time during the summers we'd spend at the town pool as we soaked up the rays. As I got older, my friends and I would start playing more serious Poker games. The games grew to more than just 5 Card Stud and the candy-coated antes were soon replaced witht good ol' fashioned quarters! Nowadays, I hit a monthly Poker Night with "the guys." Unlike what you see on TV, however, we're ...

Win Classic Scrabble With Power Tiles (Ends 3/17)

It's funny, I was never a big Scrabble player when I was younger. Even though I was an English Major in college, the game just didn't do it for me. But in recent years, I've really gotten into it. Allie and I play all the time and even my kids get into a bit now. Hasbro's got a new twist on the classic Scrabble game, so I was real eager to check it out! The game plays just like it always has, with a new colorful twist: Power Tiles! Each player picks a color and gets two star tiles and one blank tile in their color. Think of it as three bonuses. The ...

Win YAHTZEE: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Edition (Ends 1/22)

I'm happy to say that after a long hiatus (like 3+ years), Allie and I have jumped back into the new Doctor Who series. We had been watching up until the Matt Smith Doctor just began but then just stopped for one reason or another. We've now caught up as much as we can on Netflix and apparently we're just one season behind. Hopefully that one will show up soon so we can be 100% caught up. There's just something tragically awesome about the whole series. It's magical. It's confusing, as time travel always is. It's full of thick British accents. And, well, there's just so much awesomeness and... well, pure ...

Win a Super Mario Chess Set (Ends 12/30)

I've always loved playing chess. My dad taught me at a young age and I loved playing with him regularly using an old, beat-up plastic chess set. We even had a family friend Larry out in Long Island who'd play with me every time we visited. There's just something about the game, you know? Maybe it's the planning six moves ahead part that I really like. I actually remember going with my dad to Manhattan when I was a kid. He took me to see his office and then a variety of other fun shops in the area, including a gaming store, a magic shop and yes, a chess shop! It ...