Games

September 15

Humble Bundle Freebie: Get Receiver Game for Free TODAY (HOT!)

Posted by on September 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Humble Bundle Freebie: Get Receiver Game for Free TODAY (HOT!)

Humble Bumble has a sweet little freebie for all you gamers out there. Request your free copy of Receiver from Humble Bundle today.

I signed up for the free games just to test it out for you guys. You are emailed a link through which you redeem the code via Steam. Humble Bundle will need to connect to Steam via your browser to redeem the code. This was a real pain for me because it took forever for me to get the darn caption right (I suck at captions). Once you are emailed a link for Receiver, you can then refresh and click the gift checkbox to give a free copy to a friend as well. So not only do you get a free game, you can also give it to a friend as well.

The Steam key you receive must be redeemed before the 29th of September 2014 @ 10AM PT or else it will be lost to Davey Jones’ locker.

As mentioned above, this is a Steam redemption, so you will need the Steam platform to play this game. This game is compatible with Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems. Receiver retails for $4.99 US so you are getting nice value for no cost.

The game is a single player action shooter without turning you into an indestructible here. Here are a couple cool reviews:

Receiver didn’t cast me as some nigh-invincible mass of regenerating muscle. The end result, then, was that I felt exactly how I’d expect Real Me would in a combat situation involving live ammo.
– Rock Paper Shotgun

and:

Successfully reloading a gun for the first time through sheer muscle memory is easily one of the greatest feelings in gaming.
8.5/10 – Destructoid

So pick this game up before your time runs out. As of now, you have just over 18 hours left to request your free copy of Receiver.

(Expiry: 16th September 2014)

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September 14

BigBox Outlet Store: Extra 50% Off All Skylanders – Starting @ $3.30!

Posted by on September 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

BigBox Outlet Store: Extra 50% Off All Skylanders   Starting @ $3.30!

Big Box Outlet Store (currently transitioning from being known as Pricematters) is offering an extra 50% off all Skylander products they have in stock. Most of these are open box items so they have already been discounted from what you would see at a regular store.

Individual characters are just $3.30 each. You can pick up the following individual characters:

There are also four triple packs you can choose from. Each triple pack is only $7.15, which works out to approximately $2.38 per character. Which of these triple packs are you going to get?

All of these are open box and that is why they are so discounted. I tried to price compare with a regular retailer to see how much you are saving. At Best Buy, Skylanders Swap Force Triple Packs retail for $25.99 including the one with Gill Grunt (that I have linked to). Individual characters retail for $9.99 at Best Buy and many other retailers. At the Big Box Outlet store, you are getting them for 1/3rd their retail price.  These prices are really great. Though some people may shy away from open box items, I figure that I am going to open the box anyway so why not save some extra money by buying those items?

I have never played Skylanders, but it sounds like my kind of game. I love all the fun little figurines that are both collectable and that you use to play the game as well. While I am not big on extra game purchases, I could handle paying a few dollars for each new character I wanted.

There are limited quantities available. The Big Box Store offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Underneath that minimum, the cost of shipping depends on where you are shipping. This deal is only available online.

If you want to get started with Skylanders, check out the Starter Kit deal that Ivan posted about here.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 10

Google Play Store Freebies: Get Batman Arkham Origins & Assassin’s Creed Pirates For Free (Reg. $5 Each)

Posted by on September 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Google Play Store Freebies: Get Batman Arkham Origins & Assassins Creed Pirates For Free (Reg. $5 Each)

Looking for fun new games to play on your Android device? Then check out Batman Arkham Origins and Assassin’s Creed Pirates as both of these are free for a limited time on the Google Play Store. They usually cost $4.99 each to download.

Click here to download Batman Arkham Origins @ Play.Google.com now

Click here to download Assassin’s Creed Pirates @ Play.Google.com now

For all of you iOS users, don’t despair! Although there is no word on how long it has been free, looking around the App Store on my iPhone, I found that both of these are also currently free there as well with loads of reviewers posting how much they love both. In fact, I gave both games a whirl on my iPhone and  I have to say that I was the most impressed with the graphics and smoothness of the Batman game. For some reason, I initially thought that the Batman game would be more like The Simpson’s Tapped Out but it’s actually very different. Instead, you need to complete missions around Gotham City and luckily, there is a handy tutorial to teach you just how to do that. This is definitely the perfect game for any Batman fan and in fact, when I showed my hubby the game, he said: “this is pretty cool!”

It’s cool, indeed, especially since the next Batman game won’t be coming out until 2015, so at least in the meantime, there is something to keep you Batman fans appeased. Google Play Store Freebies: Get Batman Arkham Origins & Assassins Creed Pirates For Free (Reg. $5 Each)

Assassin’s Creed Pirates is slightly different but the concept is similar. It seems to me like although Batman Arkham Origins can easily be played on a phone, especially one as small as the iPhone, Assassin’s Creed, on the other hand, would be better suited on a tablet. When I first launched the game, it seemed very two dimensional but the very first task throws you right in the midst of the ocean and asks you to navigate a ship. The graphics definitely impressed me the most as I certainly didn’t expect as many details as there was in the scenery. One of the biggest differences between the PlayStation 4 and the third console was the level of details, such as random leaves rolling around, more pronounced waves in the ocean and in fact, I noticed the same kind of details when playing this game on my phone.

Both are definitely worth a download, especially since they’re free. Be sure to let us know in the comments section which game is your favourite!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 10

GOG: 6th Birthday Sale – Save Up To 80% On Select PC Games (Expired)

Posted by on September 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM

GOG: 6th Birthday Sale   Save Up To 80% On Select PC Games (Expired)

We love game sales, Bargainmoosers – that’s why we always try to alert you all about the latest and greatest ways for you to save your hard earned cash! For one day only, you can save up to 80% on a decent selection of games at GOG. Though many of these are classic titles, such as Rayman 2 ($1.99 – was $5.99) and Rollercoaster Tycoon Deluxe ($1.99 – was $5.99), it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with them! In fact, I have a friend that still crafts his own roller coasters in Rollercoaster Tycoon – it can be that addicting!

Click here to check out this deal @ GOG now

Feel free to click the link above to see the full selection of games that you can save on at GOG. You simply choose the game(s) that you want, and after confirming your payment option, you’ll download the title(s) directly, so you’ll be able to indulge in some gaming soon afterwards! Some of the games that you can choose from include the following:

You can check out the full selection of games to choose from by clicking here.

There are some very familiar titles in this sale, along with some newer games like Witcher 2. I remember first playing Alone in The Dark on my friend’s computer back in the early nineties (back when only a certain segment of the population owned a computer) – it had 3D characters back when that was a rarity, and it was spooky for its time! Even though the characters look like a bunch of polygonal shapes nowadays, the game still has some charm (especially with its haunting soundtrack).

You can’t go wrong with the early Rayman games, either. They’re exceptionally fun platform games!

You can save a decent amount of money if you pick up certain games during this limited time promotion. Witcher 2 currently sells for $22 on Amazon, and it costs $19.99 on Steam. Listed below is a brief review of Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings from a satisfied Amazon customer:

From ground up this game is unreal. Story is amazing, voice over are very well done and pure eye candy graphics. Much better then Dragon Age 2 for options in the game and overall design. This is a must for a RPG gamer!

This deal expires on September 11th, so take advantage of these discounts while they’re still available. Happy gaming, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 11th September)

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September 9

Humble Bundle: The Lego Movie Videogame PC Was $30 | Now $7.49 (HOT!) (Expired)

Posted by on September 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Humble Bundle: The Lego Movie Videogame PC Was $30 | Now $7.49 (HOT!) (Expired)

Have you seen the Lego Movie that was released at the beginning of the year? Well… are you a fan of the Lego video games? These games are wildly popular, and have been so for a number of years. Licensed with recognizable characters such as Batman and Indiana Jones, the Lego video games are a blast to play. The Lego Movie Videogame is no exception! Now, you can take advantage of a great limited time offer from Humble Bundle, where you can download The Lego Movie Videogame for the PC for just $7.49 – it usually costs $29.99!

If you ask several people what they thought of the Lego Movie, chances are you’ll hear some mixed reviews. One thing to remember is that the film was geared towards children, and many of them seemed to love it. Merchandise flew off the shelves before the movie even came out, and at this time, you can get the Blu Ray or DVD of The Lego Movie to watch in the comfort of your own home.

In regards to the Lego Movie Videogame, casual and expert gamers should be able to enjoy this adaptation of the film. I just started playing the Lego video game series last year when I tried out Lego Marvel Superheroes for the Nintendo 3DS, and I was hooked! Since then, I’ve had some good times playing Lego Batman 2, Lego Indiana Jones, and even Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean.

The PC version of this game currently costs $29.99 on Steam, and $28.99 at Costco (you’d also need to have a Costco membership). Critics have also shared some good reviews for The Lego Movie Videogame. Listed below is a review from GRYOnline.pl:

The mechanics are well-known, there’s lots of things to do and find, but you’ll find almost no novelties – if you’ve given up on the series, you won’t come back. If you simply can’t get enough of LEGOs, then buy it. But watch the movie first – you’ll avoid spoilers.

If you want to have some fun on your computer for fewer than ten bucks, then The Lego Movie Videogame should keep you satisfied. This deal expires on September 10, so get this while it’s still available. Happy gaming, Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: 10th September 2014)

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September 8

Steam Powered: Up to 90% Off Games

Posted by on September 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Steam Powered: Up to 90% Off Games

I am very impressed with Steam’s Weeklong Deals sale this week. With up to 90% off games, you really have no reason to feel bored or be looking for something to do. Because darling, we have it all right here for you at prices that will make your heart skip a beat.

A little reminder folks: all prices quoted are in USD. All games are Steam downloads so nary a word about shipping is needed.

I like lists, so let us do this simply. Here are the games in the top discount tier on Steam this week:

Get 90% Off:

This is just the games on sale for 90% off; there is a plethora of games for 80% off, 75% off, as well as 50% and other discounts. It is a massive sale for game lovers and you must check it out.

Personally, I am most interested in the two Book of Unwritten Tales games. They combine adventure RPGs with puzzle games, which happen to be two of my favourite things. The first game has over 150 puzzles to solve and over 300 items you can find and use throughout the game. There is also humorous dialog and fun characters. One gaming website reviewed the game saying:

Never in the past decade we’ve seen such a well-built comedy/ fantasy adventure game, filled to the brim with great narration, sense of purpose and feelings of joy and despair. An absolute must have for every “adventurer”. 9.5/10 – GameOver

Watching the videos for this and The Critter Chronicles is just hilarious. The one where the critter gets the penguin drunk so it aggravates the one guard so he falls in the hole in the ice so that the critter’s friend/master can join the army is pretty awesome. Seriously, all that happened in like one minute. These are pretty awesome point and click RPGs that you just need to pick up for only a couple dollars each.

At only 50% off, I ran across BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger now $4.99 (was $9.99). I have a different BlazBlue for the PS3 and watching the trailer for this one totally made me want to play it again. Anyone else play this game?

(Expiry: 15th September 2014)

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August 27

Toys R Us Canada: 40% Of All $24.99 Hasbro Board Games

Posted by on August 27, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Toys R Us Canada:  40% Of All $24.99 Hasbro Board Games

Toys R Us Canada has a great deal on right now that is perfect for the cooler nights and weekends we will be having in the fall.  Save 40% on Hasbro board games that are $24.99 or more for a limited time only.

Basically, any Hasbro board game that is priced $24.99 or more will get discounted 40% off at the checkout. Almost all the the games in this section are $24.99, so the prices of them will all drop to just $14.97.

They have a pretty good variety with over 20 games available for this deal. This is the perfect sale for a family games night. They have classics like Monopoly, Risk, Operation, Life, Jenga and many more, along with some great new ones. The age range is from toddlers all the way up to adults, so there is something for everyone.

You do have the chance to save even more money if you buy a few different games. I did a screen shot for you below with my order.

Toys R Us Canada:  40% Of All $24.99 Hasbro Board Games

The games are already 40% off, but if you add three games to your cart, you will save an additional 20% on the them. They also have a deal on right now that will get you free shipping when you spend $25 or more on select items (which include all of these games). That means, you will save 40%, then an additional 20%, and get free shipping! My total for three games was just $35.94 when the regular price for all three should have been $86.17 with the cost of shipping. Those are some pretty incredible savings!

Like I mentioned above, for a limited time only, you can get free shipping on most orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Limited time offers)

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August 8

Newegg.ca: Free Games & Software With Processor Purchase ($99 Value)

Posted by on August 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Newegg.ca: Free Games & Software With Processor Purchase ($99 Value)

Newegg Canada is offering a bundle of software and games free when you purchase select fourth generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors.

No coupon code is necessary; the bundle is included with your purchase as shown.

Your bundle full of freebies includes the following:

  • Grid Autosport
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Star Chart
  • McAfee LiveSafe

All of the above games/software are digital downloads from my understanding. You will be given redemption codes to download all the above games and software.

I wasn’t so sure about the value attributed to this bundle so I did some snooping around. The easiest place to start was with the McAfee LiveSafe software. McAfee themselves sells this for $79.99 and I found it as cheap as $64.55 at Amazon.ca. As for the games, here is what I found:

Even with Star Chart being a free app for Windows 8 (not sure why it is included in this bundle), this bundle still calculates in at well over the $99 declared value. I think that Star Chart may only be available on Windows 8 (not Windows 7 if you are planning to run it). However, it is compatible with iOS and Android systems. The redemption code might cover them, I do not know.

So what is your best deal? The cheaper the processor, then the better the freebie value against the original product. Thus, I would suggest looking at the Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell Quad-Core 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54430 for $189.99.

Now, I was thinking that this processor is a great deal already because you are receiving approximately $130 worth of games and software on top of it, the way I calculate things. However, I also did some price comparing just to make sure they had not inflated the price of the processor to compensate. The BX80646I54430 processor at NCIX costs $199.99 + shipping and at Direct Canada, it costs $201.82 + shipping. Therefore, you are not only receiving an awesome bundle of freebies, you are also receiving a good deal on the initial product.

Shipping for this bundle should be just $4.99. There are also many other processors to choose from if you need something a bit more powerful. There are a couple others coming in under $200 if you are under a budget, and they go up to much higher prices for the more advanced models.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 7

iTunes Store: Order & Chaos Online Now Free (Was $6.99)

Posted by on August 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM

iTunes Store: Order & Chaos Online Now Free (Was $6.99)

There was just a price drop from $6.99 down to free on the popular MMORPG Order & Chaos Online.

I have no idea how long this deal is going to last, so if it dies before you get it: sorry. However, the price drop only happened around midnight so I assume that it will at least be a 24-hour deal. You should be good until Thursday night (we can hope).

So what is this game? It is a well loved and high rated MMORPG you can play on your iPhone or iPad. It features advanced character creation so you can design your own hero and enter into a huge fantasy world with people around the world. The game has:

  • 5 races: Elves, Humans, Orcs, Undead, and Mendels
  • Over 2,500 skills
  • Over 5,000 pieces of equipment to discover
  • Over 1,200 quests

You can create up to four different characters to play. Pretty much this game is so awesome it will rock your socks off. While the newest version has not had any reviews, across all versions there have been over 3,000 reviews. Here is what some of the players have said:

This game is worth 60$ let alone 6.99, keep the epic updates!

This one of the most awesomest games I ever played… It is awesome that u can play a real MORPG on a such small device… This game is the best…

By far the best RPG game I’ve ever played.

So many people love this game. Now, there is in game content that you can buy but you do not have to buy it to play the game. I have not played this game myself, but from the reviews it seems to be a pretty big hit. Even if this is not your typical game style, for free you really cannot go wrong. I think the graphics are also good and the addition of mounts really piques my interest.

The new version released on the 6th includes these sweet updates and more:

  • PvP mode where teamwork far outweighs individual strength.
  • Capture the opposing team’s flag and bring it back to your base to score.
  • Take on 2v2 or 4v4 challenges.
  • Join a league of legendary warriors and earn Honor Points based on your team performance.

Get in on all this gaming action for free!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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August 4

Google Play Store: Up to 85% Off Android Games

Posted by on August 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Google Play Store: Up to 85% Off Android Games

Google Play Store is hosting their summer sale currently with up to 85% off games for your android device. The list of games just refreshed on the weekend, so enjoy an entire new list of games if you looked at the sale earlier this summer.

There are 22 games on sale, but rather than give you a list that you can easily see for yourself by clicking through the above link, I will talk about some of the games I have played and some I want to play. Unfortunately, Google does not mention the original prices of these games.

The Game of Life$0.50

I grew up with the board game version of this and I loved it. When no one would play with me, I would even play it by myself. Sometimes I had so many kids I had to ‘adopt’ an extra vehicle to tow them all around. I also have the iPhone version of this game, which is a lot of fun. It can be a bit repetitive, but I still do not think I have landed on all the squares. I really like the storybook of your life at the end.

Where’s My Water?$0.99

This game is nuts in a good way. I love how it combines puzzles, coordination, and a need for speed on some levels as well. It is a great game for adults and good for older kids as well. I especially like the hidden duck feature, as you want to spend more time on each level or revisit levels you have already completed just to find them all.

Final Fantasy V$7.99 (50% off)

This game makes me want to steal my husband’s Dell Venue 8 just so I can play it. The graphics look great and I just love Final Fantasy story lines. The game has nearly 6,500 5/5 star ratings alone! If there is one game in this sale that I want, it is most certainly this one.

Duck Duck Moose Reading$1.07

I could not help but mention this game because of the super cute name! It is a phonics reading adventure game for your children with a wonderful zoo theme. It looks like a fun game to help children master reading.

Pick up these games and more in the Google Play Store sale. If you have any game recommendations from the sale list, then please comment!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 25

Well.ca: Settlers Of Catan Only $28

Posted by on July 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Well.ca: Settlers Of Catan Only $28

If you love board games, there is one you definitely must try. Get the Settlers of Catan game at Well.ca for only $27.89, with a regular price of $30.99. While it says the regular price is only $31, take a look at the price comparisons below to see this is not the case everywhere and this is a hot deal. It will also ship for free because it is over the $25 free shipping threshold.

I actually bought this game at Christmas for $40 and am sad to say I haven’t yet tried it. It looked a little complex to learn at first, so we put it away and didn’t take it back out. I’m going to have to change this starting today. We need some board games to play at the cottage on our back deck and this seems like the perfect one for those long summer nights where you want to kick back and just have some fun.

This game comes highly recommended by 110 customer reviewers on Amazon with comments like:

 What I love about this game is that it’s engaging all the time. not your typical roll the dice move the mice game. you have to pay attention every time the die is rolled to it’s intellectually stimulating and requires strategy.

and

Very fun game. Your game changes with every play if you want it to. It can be a little long but you don’t notice the time flying because it’s a great game.

Reviewers also recommend adding the expansion pack so more players could play, and this is also on sale at Amazon, now only $17.68 with a regular price of $21.46.

As for pricing at other stores, it is $49.95 at Chapters, $36.78 at Amazon, $49.99 at Mastermind Toys and $29.99 at Game Shack.

I really enjoy playing board games with my kids, my husband and my friends. I know once I get the box back out Settlers will be an obsession for a while, as many other games have been for us including Qwirkle, Sequence and Risk. My family seems to latch on to a board game and play it obsessively every night until we find a new obsession. Bargainmoosers, what board game are you obssesed with right now?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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July 6

Humble Bundle Store: Up To 80% Off Games

Posted by on July 6, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Humble Bundle Store: Up To 80% Off Games

You have heard of the Humble Bundle, but have you heard of the Humble Bundle Store? Yes, now you can purchase individual games at great prices from Humble Bundle with part of the proceeds going to charity.

Every day they will have different daily deals to save you huge amounts of money off some fun games that you need to add to your collection. The new daily deals refreshes at 1PM EST each day, so you have mornings devoted to one set of bundles and afternoons devoted to a new set of bundles.

Here are some of the bundles that just started today:

  • Rising Storm Was $19.99 | Now $4.99
  • Rogue Legacy Was $14.99 | Now $3.74
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall Was $14.99 | Now $5.99 (Requires the base game Shadowrun Returns in order to play)
  • Game Dev Tycoon Was $9.99 | Now $3.99

You can also pre-order certain games at a discount like Gods Will Be Watching, which will be priced at $9.99 and is now on pre-order for $8.99. There are also some games that you get early access to through Humble Bundle.

Make good use of the panel to your left hand side to sort games by platform and DRM. Choose between Windows, Linux, Apple and Android compatible games. You can play your games through Steam, Uplay, or receive many games DRM-free for those against the organized system.

I like the Humble Bundle store for just this reason: buying games cheaper than they are on the Uplay or Steam store and then redeeming them on those stores. For example: Steam is selling Rising Storm for $19.99, but you can buy it at Humble for 75% off and just redeem it at Steam. It is the same with Rogue Legacy, Steam currently has the game for full price, so just buy it at Humble Bundle and redeem it on Steam if you use it as your game engine. Rogue Legacy is also available on Windows, Linux, Apple, and can come DRM free.

If you are into gaming, I suggest bookmarking the Humble Bundle store along with Steam and your other favourite websites to get the best deals. Always cross-compare any game you are buying to make sure it is not cheaper at the other site. All prices are in USD.

As a final note, the Humble Bundle store is different from Steam, Uplay, etc in a big way. For every game purchased, 10% goes to charity, 75% goes to the creator and 15% goes to Humble Bundle.

(Expiry: varies)

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June 29

Amazon.ca: Knack for the PlayStation 4 Now $28.23 (Orig. $60)

Posted by on June 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Amazon.ca: Knack for the PlayStation 4 Now $28.23 (Orig. $60)

Amazon Canada has a great deal on the game Knack for the Playstation 4. Originally $59.99, the game is now on sale for $28.23 and will receive free shipping as it costs over $25.

Now for a little price comparing. Knack for the PS4 costs $39.99 @ Future Shop, Best Buy and at EB Games and $59.98 @ Walmart.ca. You can buy the pre-owned versions at EB Games and Future Shop, but you are only saving another $5: the pre-owned versions cost $34.99. Amazon trumps all these companies with their new copies only $28.23 with free shipping.

So the reviews on this game are pretty mixed. If you are a hard-core gamer, then you might want to pass on this offering as the game controls are simple and it is not exactly the most challenging game out there. However, if you like a mix of old school gaming with modern graphics, if you like beating goblins to smithereens, and if you enjoy more simplistic controls, you might want to try this game. This game is mostly combat: Knack may be a pint-sized little thing but he can use his “powers to transform into a powerful brute or gigantic wrecking machine to defeat the onslaught of a goblin invasion.”

One reviewer said:

This game is fun, whimsical and pleasant. I find this relaxing and quite enjoyable. Most of all, I can play it! This is not the tough game that it is made out to be. As a series of challenges sometimes I succeed and other times I fail; When I fail I just try and try again until I get it right. After 3 hours and one major boss fight I haven’t yet hit a wall. It’s classic gaming but with modern visuals, audio and controls. Accept the game on its own terms. I think that it’s a proper game that is disarmingly innocent. And if kids can play a Mario game then Knack should be easy.

I think this would be a great game for kids or amateur gamers (like me) who do not need excess complexity to have fun. In fact, I vastly prefer a game with a smaller learning curve so I can just get in and have fun without getting my butt kicked too many times first.

For $11 cheaper than anyone else is selling the game for, I think Knack is a good buy from Amazon Canada right now.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 25

Toys R Us Canada: Monopoly Only $12

Posted by on June 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Toys R Us Canada: Monopoly Only $12

If you are looking for the perfect board game for rainy days in, long nights at the cottage or in your trailer, look no further than Monopoly. Toys R Us has a great deal on it right now, for only $11.97, with a regular price of $19.99.

Monopoly is the classic game that lives on and on. I played it as a child and my kids now play it. I really don’t go for all the deluxe versions of Monopoly as I think the classic game is perfect and why change something? It says you can play it from age 8 and up, but my younger sons have played it, they just get a little bit of help.

Just to give you a sense of the cost of this game at other stores, Chapters Indigo is having a sale on board games right now, but their sale price of $15.96 doesn’t cut it. Other than that, I’m not seeing it many other places, only the themed versions, which none are less than $12.

If you did want something more deluxe, the electronic banking version is also on sale for $14.97, with a regular price of $24.99.

Toys R Us has a ton of other board games that will keep your kids and your whole family busy when you need them to be. I recently bought my kids the game Perfection, which is the perfect one or two player game that keeps on going, and they don’t need your help to play it. It is a steal at only $5.97 with a regular price of $9.99, but they are out of stock. The cool thing is that you can get them to email you when it is available.

Shipping is free on a $25 spend, so you might want to take a look at the other board games, now 40% off to get your shipping fees waived.

Photo credit: jDevaun

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 14

Toys R Us Canada: Risk Board Game Only $17.47

Posted by on June 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Toys R Us Canada: Risk Board Game Only $17.47

Get the game of Risk for your cottage, camper or for rainy days spent inside this summer. Toys R Us has the game on sale for 30% off, now only $17.47 with a regular price of $24.99.

Why You Need This Game

Risk is a game I’ve been playing since early childhood. Some of my best (and worst) memories surround playing the game of Risk with my family and friends. I say worst because some people just don’t seem to be able to handle losing this game. Fist fights ensue and then the game is over. Okay, I wouldn’t go that far, but I’ve had people storm out of our house after feeling “attacked”, which really is the name of the game. Until recently I had the original version of this game from 1975, that was my dad’s, but my dog who was mad that I was away at work a little too long, took it upon herself to destroy it. I did recently buy a new version, but too bad I didn’t wait and get it for less than $20.

Why you need the game is simple: it is a fun and strategic game that the whole family can play. I’ve played this with my six-year-old and he actually won. It has simple instructions, but that doesn’t mean it is easy and boring. You need to have a mind for where to attack and when to let go.

Like I said, this is the perfect game for lazy nights at the cottage, at home on rainy days and more. Keep those kids (and yourself) busy!

Price comparison

Of course I checked the prices at other Canadian stores and found them all at around $25. Amazon sells this for $24.93, which is one cent cheaper than their original price. Walmart, which is notorious for good-priced board games, sells it for the same price as Amazon.

Shipping

Toys R Us offers free shipping on orders over $25, so to get you past that amount, you could take a look at other board game deals on now there.

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