Sunday, March 18, 2018

SculptaPalooza... Reviewed!

Before I get started with this review... I just want to give the developers a thumbs up for the card.

Think quick... the clock is ticking, its time to get creative in this arts & crafts party game!

SculptaPalooza is the first board game we've ever reviewed... which is awesome. This is sort of left field, but its still in the same realm of gaming, just not a video game. I thought this would be cool to review because while some of us are board game veterans, some of you have never (ever... ever... ever) played a board game. You may ask "Why would I?", and I'd say "Variety"... which is something promoted here in general regarding gaming genres. You can have fun in more ways than one, that said... here are some images as I dive into the review.

I wanted to see how the game would be received by new school gamers and boardgame veterans, so... I crashed a house party (!woot-woot!).

Playing SculptaPalooza, I was like hmmm... "Where do I get started?", my biggest hump was the instructions as I figured out how to begin. On the outside looking in... I know you have to make things against the clock using Playfoam, but you play SculptaPalooza specifically like this:

You divide into two teams... place the Playfoam on the sculpting mat... the first team rolls the die... and based on what the die lands on, they have to go with a specific sculpting category. From there, the timer starts and the first sculptor from that team form's whatever is listed on the card (based on the way they're required to sculpt). If they're team guesses correctly before the time is up, they win a point... and you basically continue that process, alternating between teams and sculptors until one team reaches 20 points. There are some other rules in there that boosts the competition... you get the idea.

Trying to figure out how to play via the instructions in the box set me back a few minutes but after that, it was on. Everyone lit up before the first point was gained. That's the first thing that stood out to me because the clock was ticking, the sculptor from the other team had to sculpt a prop and act it out. I knew exactly what it was... and they finally figured it out with 17 seconds left, which resulted in loud cheering, laughter and plenty of high fives for our team to witness.

They kept getting a certain roll of the die that allowed them to choose whatever category they wanted, which really got them up in scoring. I did what I could to make a comeback with my team, but a certain category is really difficult (we landed on that multiple times... and they never landed on it)... so needless to say we took the L. Regardless of losing though, it was enjoyable, and I could see the fun factor and replay value. It's definitely one of those games where its the more the merrier.
Visually the game is vibrant, and the contents are made sturdy... which makes sense for all the hands-on interaction. 

Price wise it retails at $19.99, which I think is a spot on price. You also get a Playful Promise 365 Day Risk-Free Guarantee, which allows you to return it within a year with no questions asked if you don't love it. Another place where I see the value is the ability to play it regardless of having electricity or not. As you know... things happen, and at times the power goes out for a number of reasons... so having boardgames like SculptaPalooza comes in handy for times like that also.

One con I do have is the difficulty level of certain things. I just see many people figuring out specific answers, not because our team didn't win... but because I don't see them being figured out. They do have blank cards for you to do your own thing... so that's a plus, but if they do a revision, I'd recommend that. One thing I'd recommend to the team... is to create an online "How To Play" video tutorial. It would be another route to learn how to play the game almost immediately... for those who choose to use it.

Overall, SculptaPalooza is a fun party game that even got the audience involved, and it gets you together under one roof (or sky) to utilize teamwork and social skills in a creative way.

Fun factor: 4

Visually: 5

Replay value: 5

Price: 5

"4.75 / 5 Cool Points"

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This product was provided to SDGT Entertainment by Educational Insights for review.

Thursday, March 15, 2018


Lara Croft is back at it... and that's awesome. As long as the franchise has the right pace the adventures will be welcomed again and again and again (for me). One thing I keep going back to is the fact that they aren't sleeping on... depth. It will likely get more and more challenging to make the story as interesting as the prior installments, but... as long as they give themselves time they have room to make things up (even if it means the next installment will take longer to come out)... so just like the prior installment, let's see where this one goes. I'm game, are you? - Blu

They gave us some different areas to play in, but I want to go from country to country. I think that would be a bad ass adventure. - Luis D. Lucha

It would, but... I don't see that happening because those locations could be used for different games. - Blu

Pretty sure this one is going to be in Egypt. - Yang

Maybe, it might be in a South American setting. I'd like to see one in the USA too. - RkRk

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 15, 2018) Square Enix® today announced Shadow of the Tomb Raider™will be available in six months for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC/Steam®. All platforms will launch simultaneously on Sept 14, 2018. Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be unveiled on April 27, 2018. Fans around the world can visit for a chance to play the game and meet the developers at one of three exclusive reveal events.

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Lesquin, March 15, 2018 - Neocore and Bigben Interactive are proud to reveal that Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr will be available May 8, 2018 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStationรข 4 in North America, and May 11 in Europe.
Neocore Games is a game studio based in Budapest whose expertise in Action-RPGs has previously been demonstrated, both on PC and consoles, in "The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing". The team has been working on Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr for three years. It's the very first Action-RPG set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
In Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr, players control an Inquisitor in the Caligari Sector, a region infested with heretics, mutants, and Chaos Daemons. The game, playable in both solo and online cooperative mode with up to 4 players, lets players progress through a persistent universe via numerous missions with varied objectives. The player embodies one of three classes with complementary abilities, each one offering specific skills and varied customizable options. They'll fight across destructible environments which use a cover system that is unique in this type of game and must survive battles that are both tactical and brutal.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

QUBE 2 is available... now!

Qube is back with a new installment for all the puzzle-loving first-person gamers out there!

Q.U.B.E. 2 is the sequel to the hit first-person puzzle game Q.U.B.E. You are Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awoken among the sand-swept ruins of an ancient alien landscape. Together with the distant help of another survivor, Commander Emma Sutcliffe, you must traverse and manipulate the structure of this forgotten world to find a way back home. Waking up wearing a strange suit with attached gloves, you have no prior knowledge of how you came to be in this environment. 

Awaiting you is a maze-like monolith, a structure that you must navigate, solving mind-bending puzzles. Use your manipulation gloves to change and adapt the architectural structure in your search to rendezvous with another survivor, finding a way off the planet. As you explore and solve puzzles to progress, thought-provoking questions about your true purpose and the origins of the structure you are navigating will need to be considered, forcing you to come to terms with a devastating truth that will shake your world.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Unboxing and using... DRYEL for the 1st time!

Time for another unboxing... that sort of reveals itself before I even open the package, but... let's dive in any way.

You may have noticed the recent addition to the site representing us as an official ambassador for Dryel... so it only makes sense to tell you what Dryel is.

Dryel is a product line that allows you to dry clean from home using the products in combination with your dryer. As an ambassador, we were able to get the hook up on a year's supply of Dryel... which consists of 3 starter kits and 1 refill (seen here).

By the way, I think it was a pretty cool design decision to make the boxes look like dryers.

The STARTER kit contains:

4 dryer activated cleaning cloths

A reusable fabric protection bag (patented to harness steam)

A stain pen (Safe for your dry clean only clothes)

and an Odor & Wrinkle Releaser (which speaks for itself)

While the REFILL kit contains:

8 of the dryer activated cleaning cloths

A stain pen

and an Odor & Wrinkle Releaser

By the way... for those of you who care, this product is environmentally friendly... containing no phosphate, perc or trichloroethylene (try saying that 3 times fast).

Also, for those of you wondering if it's complicated to use, here's a video to show you that it's quite easy to use, works with all sorts of material (excluding leather, velvet, fur, silk or rayon) and you're saving some serious money. You don't have to be the person with 100 suits in their closet to find worth in this product because it works and maintains the quality of your favorite tees, jeans, and so forth without the need of running to the dry cleaners or doing a full wash. That's the major plus to me because I don't want to go anywhere I don't have to go or don't wish to go and... I don't like being in those situations with clothing that requires dry cleaning and my fingers are crossed hoping that it will survive in the wash. I liked the way my clothing smelled afterward too and since tomorrow's going to be a busy one with no time to wash tonight... my jeans are getting the Dryel treatment (just because).

Indie clothing brands can also benefit from a product like this to keep items fresh without risking the quality of the limited quantity tees taking a hit. I speak a few words in this video, but its mainly so that you can see for yourself how simple it is to use and that it worked for me.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy MAR10 Day!

Saturday (March 10) is National Mario Day—Celebrating the biggest game series of all time, Super Mario Bros. Mario is the most beloved video game character has appeared in games for over 30 years. In the past, fans have celebrated the day by playing some of Mario's classics from Donkey Kong to Dr. Mario to Super Mario 64

For the first time ever, fans can now celebrate National Mario Day by going into the game themselves through LIKE APP to have their very own #MarioAdventure. Check out some fan videos below and some screenshots of the Mario experience on LIKE APP.

Fun fact: The date for National Mario Day was chosen because written out abbreviated (Mar. 10) looks like Mario!. - Brenna

Super Fans' #MarioAdventure videos:

Could you imagine what National Mario Day is going to be like at the Super Mario World Parks?!

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