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Game Review: Playin’ Possum

Playin PossumWe received a free review copy of Playin’ Possum from Amigo Games to play with and review. Opinions are our own.Simple games are fun for quick play. When I was at Toy Fair I learned how to play Playing Possum and it was a quick and simple game. Essentially you are playing a Rock, Paper Scissors type of game but you are also trying to fake out the people that you ae paying with and trying to grab as much trash as you can. You can play this with up to 10 people and so it is good for social interaction. You can also play the game with two people, there are many possibilities.

Playing Possum

The entire game arrives in a little plastic trash bin with working rolling wheels. I think that that is what attracted me immediately to the game, the unique way in which it was packaged. It was so different. Then I played and really enjoyed it. I played with Andy and Eva a couple of times at home and the kids liked it, too. You can learn more about the game on the Amigo Games website. You can also order teh game through our Amazon.com affiliate link below.

Create Your Own Video Games Using BLOXELS

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Bloxels sent us a free review unit of their Game Studio Kit. Opinions Are Our Own.

Back when I was 10 years old I had a T! 994A computer which was basically a keyboard that I attached to a TV and used a tape recorder to save anything I created. It took thousands of lines of code to make an 8 pixel X 8 Pixel character dance. I would have lost my mind if I had access to Bloxels as a kid. If I was able to use this I would have been creating all sorts of video games! Now I have the chance to do this with my son, Andy.

With Bloxels you have access to creating characters, game levels, storylines, backgrounds and more. It all depends upon your imagination and how long you want to put in the work. For a kid who enjoys making things on games like Minecraft they will easily pick up how to create games and levels with Bloxels. With the Game Studio Kit you get a Bloxels account so that you can build your own video games, save them and share them so that other people can play them. The Kit comes with a gameboard and 400 blocks so that you can physically create characters and levels. Then you can photograph them using the bloxels app and edit them further within the app. You can see more about how the game works in our video below.

For creative video game oriented kids this will be an incredible christmas gift. If you are so inclined please consider picking up the game through our Amazon.com affiliate link below.

You can also buy an account to create bloxels games at https://build.bloxels.co/ for $19.99. You can also learn more about the game on the Bloxels YouTube channel. This is a fantastic resource for learning all about game creation.