Kittens in a Blender

Stop the presses! Stop the presses! Kittens in a Blender, the beloved game of kitten catastrophes, is back in stock at Games on The Drive! Get them while they’re uh… hot? Sure.

Pirate’s Cove

Pirate’s Cove is a game of fame, treasure, and a complete lack of honor among thieves. Visit mysterious islands to plunder, fight against other players, or visit the pub for valuable strategic insights.

Rum & Bones

Avast! We continue in our pirate theme with this interesting MOBA-style game where you control teams of legendary pirates with special abilities. The object of the game is to take over your opponent’s ships, using a combination of heroic pirates and AI controlled minions! ARR!

Zombie 15

When everyone above 18 has been turned into a flesh-eating zombie, it’s up to you and your friends to pilot 15 different teenagers through 15 unique scenarios in just 15 minutes! This huge games includes some great plastic zombie miniatures.

Junta

A reprint of the popular 70’s board game, in Junta each player plays the role of a corrupt government official. Each player takes turns electing a new president, assassinating their competition, or declaring a coup.

Machi Koro: Deluxe Edition

More Machi Koro than you can throw a fish at! This special deluxe edition comes in a limited edition collector’s tin and includes both the the Machi Koro expansions as well as special bonus items like custom dice and a Machi Koro tote bag!

 

School has started and most likely you or your kids have already started complaining about homework. Everybody needs a break from there homework, but who’s to say you can’t still be breaking a mental sweat? Here’s a list of games that will de-stress and keep you on your A-game:

Core Courses:

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EnglishTaboo forces you to be vocally efficient and precise. Exercise your vocabulary to get your teammates to guess correctly!

MathematicsYahtzee is a classic game that uses basic mental math. On top of figuring out things like odds when re-rolling dice, some categories require you to add up all the dice to figure out your score for that box, bonuses, etc.

Science – In Evolution, your species must survive in the dynamic ecosystem. Food supply and natural predators are just a few things your species will need to adapt to. “Survival of the fittest” at its best.

Social studies – Another classic game, Risk teaches you about basic geography and in the simplest way what it would take to invade other countries (okay, not really. That’s a stretch, I know).

 

Vocational and Extracurricular Courses:

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Information TechnologyRobo Rally is a game of simple programming commands to get your robot to checkpoints on the board. However, just like in real life, lack of communications between programmers could cause collision and conflicts (literally in this game)!

Statistics – Think your good with probability and odds? Put your (in-game) money where you’re mouth is. Camel Up is pretty much a family-friendly gambling game. Coloured dice move the corresponding camel further up the track. Bet per leg, or secretly for the entire game to reap the best rewards.

ArtDixit features beautifully unique art on each playing card. Just like a good art piece, think of a theme to convey but don’t make it too obvious. Art is still supposed to be subjective and up for interpretation, right?

ArcheryDungeon Fighter is the best example for this. The board is even a bullseye target! Throw/bounce/launch/flick/etc dice onto the board to defeat the dungeon as a team.

Debate – In Apples to Apples,  the round judge must go through each player’s chosen card and pick the most relevant to the round topic. It’s technically optional, but it usually breaks into debate of people defending their answers on why theirs is the best.

DramaSheriff of Nottingham is a game of bluff. Players are merchants bringing in their goods into town, but sneaking in contraband can be quite profitable. Convince the round sheriff there’s no need for your goods to be inspected. You need to be as believable to not be under the sheriff’s suspicion. Bonus drama practice: do the entire game in an Old English accent.

 

Hope this list gives you some creative ways to exercise your brain. There’s no excuse now for you or your kids to not keep practicing for school!