For a younger generation, the box pictured above means absolutely nothing. For the rest of us old folk, its nostalgia is undeniable. Long before the advent of Netflix, we went to video rental stores like Blockbuster to rent movies in VHS format.
When my wife Steff and I first saw this box on the shelf, we immediately did a double take. No, this isn’t a remnant from the past. It’s the box for a new tabletop party game featuring the Blockbuster brand.
Are you smarter than a box of rocks? The answer may surprise you. Box of Rocks is a trivia game in which players work together to compete against…a box of rocks. How hard could it possibly be?
The You Don’t Know Jack series found a second wind with the Jackbox Party Pack. Each pack comes with a handful of party games that players control with their phones. These have worked so well in the past because they have a board game like quality to them, in that there’s no twitch action involved and they’re games that anyone can pick up and play.
Jackbox Party Pack 3 contains four brand new games, along with the sequel to Quiplash. It’s also the first to make it on the Nintendo Switch. Is this going to be the highlight of your next party?
Wits & Wagers Family Edition is a “family friendly” spin-off of the hit trivia game. While I wouldn’t necessarily classify classic Wits & Wagers as being unfriendly to families, there are some changes to the core formula that further widen the game’s appeal. Is this revision worthy of your family’s next game night?