Tic-Tac-Toe is a classic game enjoyed by many people. Unfortunately the game is not very strategic and has actually been solved where if neither player makes a mistake the game will always end in a tie. Tic-Tac Two tries to fix the problems with Tic-Tac-Toe by allowing players to move around the grid that the game is played on. While it is better that Tic-Tac-Toe, Tic-Tac Two has plenty of its’ own issues.
Being on the air since 2001, The Amazing Race has become a staple in some families television schedules for a long time. Being a fan of the show myself, I wanted the Amazing Race game to be good. Unfortunately but not surprisingly, the Amazing Race Board Game is not very good.
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.
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.
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.
“The Singing Bone” is an awful roll-and-move game that lacks any unique mechanics or strategy and was designed lazily by Hasbro.
“Boundary Waters Canoe Trip” could have been a good game but a lack of game mechanics and a complicated map keep this canoeing board game from reaching its destination (of being an actual good game).
In 1978 Ideal decided to make a game based on the sinking of the Titanic, appropriately named The Sinking of the Titanic Game. Over the years the game has had some controversy surrounding and it was actually pulled from store shelves at one point. While the title and theme are in poor taste, The Sinking of the Titanic game is actually not that bad.