Red Band Trailer Fun


HBO has released their first full trailer for season 6. Jeannie, Rachel, and Nikkie discuss their thoughts over this PACKED Red Band trailer. Won’t you join them?

Math and Dragons


We’re back for our monthly update of the fun things we’ve found! Do you think dragons can count?



Music by Keir Hansen


Logo Art By Sean O’Hara


Hair Watch 2015


Digital downloads early, 8 seasons, prequels, Emmy’s Comic Con, Tourism, The Raven, Hunger Game of Thrones, Jason Momoa, Dead Toys, and of course, the great hair watch of 2015. We’re talking about it all.

iThing of the Week: Deer Hunter 2014


I have killed thousands of digital people while playing various games, but I’ve never really killed many animals. At first, Deer Hunter made me uncomfortable. The game is a hunting simulation. During the first levels the prey stood still, so there wasn’t much of a challenge. However, as the game progressed, it became challenging. Sometimes you have to hit a certain body part like the lungs or the heart, and eventually the animals react to your attack, running towards you or away, making getting the shot more difficult.002

Deer Hunter 2014 has a simple interface. Tap on the crosshairs to look down the scope, and tap on the bullet hole to shoot. There are a variety of guns, and you have to upgrade your weapons as the game gets tougher. The game has six regions; to unlock a region you have to complete the hunting series and the trophy hunt. There are other challenges as well, such as rare hunts, contract hunts, and series requiring a specific weapon.

I have to admit that my uneasiness wore off rather quickly as I kept playing. Just like I don’t have the urge to kill masses of humans, I don’t want to hunt large animals, but video games allow us to do things we know we can’t do in real life, so I ended up letting myself have fun.

The game is free, but you can buy the in-game currency of gold to get special weapons or speed up the importing of upgrades. Deer Hunter 2014 is by Glu Games, Inc., is rated 12+ for violence, can be played on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 5.1.


Chicago Board Game Meet Up for the Philippines


Ryan Numrich and I will be hosting a board game day on Saturday at the Chicagoland Games store and taking cash donations to go to Concern USA’s relief effort after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. If you’re in the area that day please come, even if it is for just one short game and to contribute a few dollars.

What: A Board Game Day for the Phillippine’s Relief Effort

Where: Chicagoland Games: the Dice Dojo at 5550 N. Broadway Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

When: Noon until about 7 PM, on Saturday November 23rd of 2013

Bring: Snacks, friends, an easy to share game, and a few dollars or more to contribute the the relief effort!

Please RSVP on the Facebook page here, Tweet at me, or email me to let me know you are coming!

iThing of the Week: Can You Escape


Can You Escape, by Kaarel Kirsipuu, is a puzzle game. You find yourself in a room. You are not given any clues about how to escape; you must explore the room to find clues and objects that will help you escape.

Tapping is how you will discover the parts of the room you can interact with. Sometimes you have to solve multiple puzzles to find the means of escape. There are hidden objects, combinations to locks to find, and parts to put together. In one room, you find a card that has images you need, but you have to find a camera; one camera is on a desk, but that’s not the right camera, so you have to hunt for the correct one. I had paper and pen handy for jotting down shapes, colors and numbers for the various locks and other puzzles.

can you escape screen

Can You Escape is clever and fun, but the music got annoying, so turned the sound off, which you can do in the settings. Also, there are only 8 rooms with more promised on the way. The game is free, but you can buy a bonus level pack for $0.99, and for another $0.99, you can purchase an advertisement-free version. The game has links to walkthrough videos on YouTube, which are free. I suggest using a second screen like your computer to watch the video because going from YouTube and back to the game can be a hassle.

Can You Escape is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, is rated 4+, and requires iOS 4.3 or later.