Name a color that starts with the letter Z. Be quick on your feet in order to grab the card before one of your competitors. This is a gist of what you can expect from the 2009 University Games game ASAP. ASAP is a quick to learn and play game that packs some fun into an all too familiar package.
Ready! Set! Spaghetti! In this 1989 Milton Bradley game you try to roll up your spaghetti before your competitors. While Ready! Set! Spaghetti should appeal to children, the game relies too heavily on luck to be very entertaining for adults.
“Hippie Daniel Boone secretly poisoned the office fatty.” This is just one of the wacky sentences created during the game of You’ve Been Sentenced that I recently played. You’ve Been Sentenced is not what you would call a serious word game. While it is not fantastic, You’ve Been Sentenced is probably one of the better word games that I have played.
In 1985 Tabby Toys created the roll and move game Hostage The Board Game. Hostage has players try to rescue a hostage and return him to their base before any of the other players are able to. Hostage has some interesting ideas for a roll and move game but unfortunately suffers from stalling which could lead to a game that could theoretically never end.
In 1970 Parker Brothers tried to create their own version of air hockey with the game Buckshot. Buckshot is billed as the “world’s fastest indoor game.” Unfortunately the game is slower than advertised and is just plain boring.
The board game Public Assistance is regularly regarded as one of the more politically incorrect board games of all time. As a matter of fact the game was pulled from store shelves due to its’ political incorrectness. Public Assistance is a board game centered around making fun of people on the welfare system as well as many other groups of people. I wasn’t expecting much from the game and I was surprised that the game was even worse than I was expecting.
Scrabble Upwords (or Upwords as it was originally called) is a game where you try to build words with tiles. Unlike Scrabble though you are able to build words by stacking tiles on top of tiles already on the board. While Scrabble Upwords is not a fantastic game, I think it is a very solid word game.
Are you sick of the traditional roll and move games? In 1989 Milton Bradley tried to revolutionize the roll and move genre with This Game is Bonkers. In This Game is Bonkers players play cards on the board which alter how players move around the gameboard. This Game is Bonkers tried to be innovative, but its’ new ideas for the most part fall flat.