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Posts By Adam Roffel

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It’s 2021, and Hot Wheels are Still Great Gifts

Everyone loves Hot Wheels. How can you not? Not only are they excellently made, but building tracks and buying accessories and playsets for your tracks has been something boys and girls have been doing for well over a decade. Despite making my way through my 30s, I still love pulling out all our cars and tracks and playing with the boys. Our good friends at Mattel sent over two of their hottest sets right now, both of which will make great gifts this holiday ...

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Halo Infinite (Campaign)

It's been a long time since I really enjoyed a Halo Campaign - likely Halo 4 - so I was equal parts excited and skeptical about what 343 would have for us when the new campaign for Halo Infinite launches this week. I've been playing the campaign for a week now, and after about 30 hours covering the Zeta Halo ring, it's probably my second favourite Halo campaign of all time.

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Old Games, New Twists – Marvel Splendor and Star Wars Unlocked!

If you've ever travelled down to my basement you'll see shelves and shelves of board and card games. At this present, we are not quite sure how many games we own, but that number is easily above 150. Sometimes, games get played a lot and then are shoved back onto the shelves to collect dust for a while. Other experiences - legacy games for examples - are one and done experiences. Splendor, a fantastic title that we really enjoyed for months on end, is one of ...

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Slapping Fun? Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!

How bad - or good for that matter - can a game about slapping Romans be? Well, if you decide to play Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All! today you will be pleasantly surprised. While simple on the surface, the game brings along tons of humor, some decent depth in the combat, and a ton of levels to enjoy. 

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Playmobil 1.2.3 Aqua the Perfect Gift for those Young Kids

Playmobil has always been a popular toy in the Roffel household, and my kids have gone through phases. There was the city phase, where they couldn't get enough of firefighters, doctors, construction workers and more. Then they moved onto the pirate phase, and I was constantly tiptoeing around pirate swords and treasure chests littered across my basement floor. With all of these toys, however, there has been on disconnect - my three year old. While the figures ...

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Roomba Gets Holiday Updates

Earlier this fall, we took at look at the iRobot Roomba j7+, and despite a few small quirks, really liked the way the robot easily made itself a part of our daily habits around the house. And it's still going strong just a few weeks later, and shocker - we have little to complain about.

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Great Farming / Craft Simulation Games this Holiday Season

There have been a number of fantastic farming simulation and crafting games published this year across all consoles, and we've rounded up a few of our favourites! Check out our top picks for this holiday season for games that will have you farming, crafting, and even defeating enemies on the open field!

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Legend of Zelda Game and Watch Review

When the Super Mario 35th Anniversary Game and Watch released last year, you can add my name to the group of folks who said, “Why do I need a Game and Watch?” And while I understand that these items should be looked at as more a collectors item than actual game machine, I could help but want both. So I passed. This year, to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Legend of Zelda, Nintendo of Canada was nice enough to…

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Classic Board Games for Kids – Carcassonne and Catan

When we talk about board games, for years people would assume you were getting friends together to play Monopoly, Scrabble, The Game of Life, or something like that. Two games came onto the marketplace that have now entered that conversation, those being Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne. Both games have their intended audiences, and unfortunately that isn't children. It wasn't until development teams familiar with both titles decided to put together kids ...

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Can Grow: Song of the Evertree Overcome a Slow Start – Yes it Can

With limited time to play and review games, there are a number of things that can make me put down a review build of a title and walk away. One of those things is when a game just cannot seem to get out of it's own way and let players...play! And that was almost the case with Grow: Song of the Evertree, and if it wasn't for my love of these style of games - Hello Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons! - I probably would have quit within the first 2 hours. ...

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