We did as well! We decided to play and compare two classic board games. First, we played Apples to Apples the board game, then the video game. We wanted the traditional feel to distinguish the difference between the two mediums. The second set we tried was Battleship. Like Apples to Apples, We played Battleship the board game first, followed by the video game.
Apples to Apples- Board Game
This board game is for 4-10 players and takes less than 30 minutes to play. Inside the box are the red cards, green cards, and the rule sheet. These rules aren’t very complicated which makes this game a lot of fun to play. To start the game, give each player seven red cards. When each player has seven cards, you will need to choose someone to start being the judge. This judge will change from round to round so everyone will get a turn.
You can now start the game by flipping over the first green card. Each player will place a red card, anonymously, except for the judge. The goal is to have your red card get picked by the judge so you can tailor which cards you play to the personality of the judge.
This game is fun to play and usually ends with a ton of laughs. Whoever wins the green card, will then be the judge. This game continues until one player earns the agreed upon limit of green cards.
Apples to Apples- Video Game
In the video game, it starts by giving you a tutorial on how to play and use the controller. Similar to the board game, you choose which red card is most like the green card, and if the judge selects the same one, you win!
You are given 32 seconds for each level and your time limit rolls over from round to round. It may not seem like enough time but don’t worry; you can gain extra time by winning. On the other hand, if the judge does not pick your card and you lose, time will be deducted from your already depleting time limit
Battleship- Board Game
In this board game, players get to place their ships on a grid-like ocean. These ship pieces are small so be careful not to lose them! Place your opponent in front of you so they cannot see your laptop like battle station. After placing your ships, you can start the game.
Call out where you want your ship to fire by saying positions like “D6” or “A4”, and if your opponent has a boat there, they must tell you that you’ve hit their ship and put a placeholder of where the vessel was hit. This game can be very frustrating but is a ton of fun!
Battleship- Video Game
They added awesome features to the video game that the board game did not. You can play online with other people, so you never have to worry about finding someone to play with you. First thing first, place where you want your ships located.
After placing your ships, you can start to fire upon the enemy ships, one square at a time. This game has some simple, but pretty cool graphics. Keep in mind; each fleet does something different, so strategy is a big part of this game.
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With winter break fast approaching and the constant possibility of being snowed in looming… Here are the best video games that are sure to keep you busy during the winter break.
Our great team at GameTruck Cherry Hill strive to host the most exciting parties for video game lovers, and genuine fun havers alike. Whatever the weather, a Gametruck party is sure to excite your loved ones as well as their friends this winter break.
If you love playing video games, or you know someone who knows their way around a controller, here are some of the latest and greatest video games that anyone could lose themselves in for hours at a time:
Need for Speed Payback
Available on both PS4, and Xbox one. Starting at $59.99
This classic titles returns once again with its newest addition to the racing franchise. In this latest installment of NFS, you follow a former street racer, by the name of Tyler Morgan, as he seeks payback for those who double crossed him.
With an extensive car list and 5 different race modes, Tyler and you will attempt to take on the criminal cartel known as, “The House” as you rebuild Tyler’s once great crew, and take back Fortune Valley.
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Pokemon Ultra Moon
Available on Nintendo 3DS. Starting at $39.99
Pokemon Ultra Sun & Pokemon Ultra Moon start off exactly where you left off in both Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon. The story is sed to unfold on a grand scale, with three new legendary pokemon at the center of it all.
Ominous clouds have begun to spread across the region, along with new buildings and landscapes previously unseen in the previous iterations of the franchise. This innovative and exciting next chapter of the Sun and Moon chapter are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout winter break.
Star Wars: BattleFront II
Available on both PS4, and Xbox One. Starting at $59.99
Star Wars BattleFront II takes the original game play style and expands the story, the multiplayer experience, the roster of playable characters, and many more features giving you more of what you already love.
This new iteration allows you to play as characters from prequels, the original trilogy, and the modern era. With these new additions as well as keeping with traditional play style, this game will be easy to fall in love with this winter break.
Forza Motorsport 7
Available on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Starting at $59.99
This full 4K experience puts you in the driver’s seat of many of the world’s most exotics vehicles, on some of the most prestigious race tracks all around the world. With dynamic weather conditions and an action packed engaging environment, Forza Motorsport 7 allows you to experience the thrill of motorsport from the comfort of your home.
What makes this game so unique, is the E-sports capabilities, as well as supporting all fan requested external wheel controls on the market. Having the ability to control the game through a steering wheel rather than a joystick, allows you to immerse yourself in the game even more.
Available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch. Starting at $59.99
Soccer, Futbol, or Football. No matter how you say it, they all share the love of soccer with them, and Fifa 18 is sure to get anyone excited to play. With a new updated game engine, Fifa 18 delivers more powerful graphics bringing you even closer to your favourite teams, venues, and players. The latest installment of this classic franchise, is using the latest technologies to bring a new level of player responsiveness, and personality. This game is sure to keep you occupied this winter break.
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Today we are going to explore the Super Smash Brothers Series!
Before we jump into how far Nintendo has come, we want to make sure you are up to date on these games. So far, Nintendo has released:
I. Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64
II. Super Smash Bros. Melee GameCube
III. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
IV. Super Smash Bros. 4 (3DS)
V. Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)
The argument on which Super Smash Bros. is one of the longest standing arguments since the release of video games and with good reason. Each of these games has their strong suits and their flaws. For this article, we will be focusing on the Nintendo 64 and GameCube.
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64
If you don’t know about this game, chances are you grew up on an island cut off from the outside world, much like the character from Arrow, Oliver Queen. This game was released in 1999 and sold millions of copies. You can buy the game on Ebay or on Amazon.
Super Smash N64 was one of the first of its kind. Although it had limited characters and old-school graphics, it’s still a bucket of fun when throwing a video game party. This game has eight playable characters and four unlockable characters. The stages include obstacles to make the game even harder and even more fun!
It also makes for a great video game birthday party and can even be considered for school fundraising ideas. There are some schools that are already doing this by setting up the system along with Melee and Brawl to raise money by having students pay to enter the competition.
Super Smash Bros. Melee GameCube
In 2001, Nintendo released their second game on the GameCube console. This is by far our favorite from the Super Smash Bros. series. Melee boasts 15 starting characters and 11 unlockable characters. It also has 29 stages, which is a vast improvement over the previous game which only had 9 stages. It also introduced new minigames and trophies.This game is still being sold at GameStop, Amazon, and Ebay.
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