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Leslie Scott's JENGA is a true classic - an iconic party game that's legendary status was achieved in relatively short order. Providing families with nearly four decades of fun, the point of the game has always been to go bigger - and while the towers may have been limited only by the 54 stacking blocks in each set, nothing has stopped various licensees from keeping that spirit of "bigger" alive... by making the blocks bigger. JENGA GIANT is one of the latest incarnations of the classic game, with the JENGA GIANT Genuine Hardwood Edition being the tallest authentic wood JENGA game available. The GIANT blocks included with each set are eight times bigger than the original, making this a ton of fun for kids and grownups alike! JENGA GIANT is a featured pick in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide here at THE ROCK FATHER Magazine.

Wednesday, September 23 2015 16:55

BLIND GUARDIAN Has Aligned with THE DWARVES...

German metal band BLIND GUARDIAN has forged an alliance with THE DWARVES. No, not the long running punk rock band - but a new RPG from KING Art Games, one that's currently on Kickstarter with $208K of $260K in the can with 15 days to go. Members of BLIND GUARDIAN are working on the original soundtrack for the game, and THE DWARVES will also include a quest that somehow directly involves BLIND GUARDIAN. Check out the announcement video below...

Sunday, July 26 2015 18:18

App Review: MARS POP Bubble Shooter

When it comes to casual gaming, I'm still old-school enough that I prefer things on a console - but I do have some apps in rotation on the multitude of devices available here at Rock Father HQ. We've got Windows, iOS and Android at our disposal, but I tend to think that the games usually run smoother on iOS (despite my overall lack of fondness for Apple). Outfit7's new MARS POP Bubble Shooter is a true cross-platformer - available for just about any device. Reviewed from my iPad Mini, Mars Pop is unique in that its a real-time bubble shooter in which players can take on a live opponent. Players are teamed randomly, or from Facebook friends, and the battle is on. Check out the gameplay video below...

Published in Tech

PEANUTS Brand Ambassador"Spring is here again..." Those words, from NIRVANA's "In Bloom" are the perfect stage-setters for this week, as we close the books on Easter and welcome to start of Major League Baseball season here in the U.S. The tulips are finally starting to emerge... the kids are playing outside... it's a great time all around. To celebrate the season, I've teamed with my friends at PEANUTS Worldwide as part of my gig as a PEANUTS Brand Ambassador, to bring all of you a chance to score a fantastic Spring Prize Pack from Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang!

After making their debut in Canada last month, Spin Master Toys' SICK BRICKS have officially launched in the United States, putting a new and unique spin on the toy/game crossovers we've been seeing of late. Those familiar with SKYLANDERS and DISNEY INFINITY will know the basic gist - physical toys and figures somehow make the jump into the digital realm as playable characters in a video game. For Sick Bricks, it's 3D Optical Beaming Technology that takes the real-world collectible figures and places them firmly into a wacky, digital world rooted solely in Mobile Gaming for Android (Google Play) and iOS (App Store). "Get Sucked Into the Game!" is the Sick Bricks mantra, and it's completely valid. What's interesting here is that these "figures" are actually mix-and-match pieces that are compatible with "major brands" of building bricks. That means that while there's individual characters and playsets available from Spin Master, your Sick Bricks will have no problem infiltrating your LEGO, Mega Bloks or KRE-O worlds.

A noble effort presented with flawed execution, UNPLUG & PLAY! 50 GAMES THAT DON'T NEED CHARGING is author Brad Berger's attempt at bringing friends and family together for some old-fashioned fun that's devoid of "screens." Released last year by Keller International Publishing (of which Berger is President), we've had a review copy floating around here for months, and my hesitation to write about it can be pointed toward the fact that it's just not that exciting or fun.

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