We received a copy of Bonk from the makers of Klask. they liked what we did with that first game and wanted us to check out this new one. Opinions are our own.
Last night Andrew wanted to play a game before bed. He wanted to play Candyland and I just wasn’t up for doing that at all. I have been looking for some time together to play a new game called Bonk. This is a wooden game with the main objective to knock a single wooden ball with multiple steel balls rolled down chutes into your opponent’s goal. It is pretty straightforward and can get frantically fun. The wooden ball starts in the middle of the game board. In all four corners there are wooden chutes that can be moved from side to side in order to aim the steel balls at the wooden ball. Each player starts with three steel balls that they can use to hit the wooden ball into the goal of the opposing team or if they are quick enough or skilled enough they can prevent the wooden ball from falling to their goal. Each time a player gets a point the game resets. The wooden ball goes back into the middle and players share a simultaneous group High five and play starts again. I suspect that the high five is meant to give everyone a fighting chance at the game. It resets the players and the action and at the same time it makes it a fair start to the round. Once the high five happens play resumes and it is crazy.
We played tonight right before the kids went to bed and they got so riled up at how fast and silly the gameplay is. Something so incredibly simple had them in giggle fits. You can pick the game up at Target exclusively and it is a fun one for family get-togethers and parties and more. A great way for everyone to “slow down” and play something unplugged. Expect to get excited when you play, though. Here is a video that better explains the gameplay.
I picked up Andrew after school today and we headed over to my parents house. He now enjoys climbing ladders as you can see. I also had no fear at 5 years old. But back to the reason I was at my parent’s house in the first place. I was going there to help out with their new Comcast X1 Xfinity boxes and router and more. I set up a couple of their TVs and also the Router. The downstairs TV took some doing because it was just old enough that it doesn’t have a dedicated HDMI plug. It did have a DVI plug and so yesterday I went and got a DVI to HDMI adapter and thought I was all set but was wrong. The DVI to HDMI plug only does video and not audio. Getting Audio and video was through some old AV plugs and the picture was not good. So I saw the optical audio plugs and thought that a wire for that would work. Unfortunately, both the DVR and TV had outputs. Eventually I got HD video and sound by playing around with the plugs and trial and error. That is usually how I fix things.
Tonight I went to my buddy Brian’s house to record SteamDads. We tried an experiment and it did not work. So we did a couple of other things instead. They ended up working out pretty cool but our video is going to be an interesting one and we are staying away from chemicals for a while.
I made today’s video late at night before bed. I’ve got a ton of toy reviews to finish up before Christmas. I’m just getting many thing sent to me, which is not a bad thing. However, I’ve gotten a bit behind. All the toys in the video will need reviews by the end of next week. That way people have enough time to go and buy the ones that they like the most.
I’m also doing a giveaway of the Gremlins Team Pack. Here is how to enter.
***Gremlins Team Pack Giveaway Info: ***
1. Go to the video. – Click it below to watch on YouTube.
2.Subscribe to my Channel.
3.Leave me a comment on this video telling me what Lego Dimensions set you want for Christmas and I will choose one winner. I’ll choose a winner 12/15/16
***Open only to US Residents.***
*** This will NOT arrive before Christmas ***
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