Games

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.

(Photo credit: Melanie Hayes)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 10

Steam Powered: 75% Off Civilization, DLCs, & Expansions HOT!

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

Steam Powered: 75% Off Civilization, DLCs, & Expansions HOT!

Steam Powered is offering 75% off Sid Meier’s Civilization, all expansions and all downloadable content.

If you love Civilization but your budget doesn’t allow you to buy the newest or every single DLC or expansion they release, then click that button above because you can get 75% off the entire Civ franchise right now. That includes Sid Meier’s Civilization® III Complete  for a mere $1.24 (was $4.99), Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: The Complete Edition for $7.49 (was $29.99) and the entire Civilization V franchise including the last expansion Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World .

I play Civilization V. I played it today. This game is one of my favourites and I cannot recommend it enough. While I do not have all the maps (frankly because I do not play customs maps all that much), I do highly recommend the character packs. You can pick up ANY of the DLC characters like Polynesia or Korea for just $1.24, originally $4.99. All the characters are worth buying even if you don’t ever see playing them yourself. They really add depth the the game and change the way you play depending on which civilizations you are playing against. Polynesia is a real pain on the water because he can go on the ocean right away with his special troop. It really makes you question how important exploration is and how much you want to find all those island ruins. Will you compete, or will you let him have his fun?

Now, you may be totally saying “what about the Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Complete Edition which says 67% off?”  Let me explain something to you: that is the greatest deal of them all. It calculates the “price of individual games” as the price of the games once the 75% off has been taken. Therefore, the beginning price for this bundle is already 75% off. Then, they take an extra 67% off that price and knock the ENTIRE Civ V collection including all DLCs and expansions down to a mere $16.49 USD.

This deal is very HOT and only available for the next 16 HOURS. Seriously folks, if you love a good strategy game or you just like building an empire, pick up Civilization V. You cannot go wrong with the price on the complete edition right now.

For all you Apple lovers out there, Civilization V is now available to play on Mac OS. So you can go ahead and purchase this game as well without any compatibility issues.

(Expiry: 11th June 2014 @ 1PM EST)

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June 5

Humble Bundle: Pay What You Want For Games, Software & Books

Posted by on June 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Humble Bundle: Pay What You Want For Games, Software & Books

Most of you have heard of the Humble Bundle: it is a bundle of games that you “pay what you want” for. Usually the base tier you can throw as little as $1 at and get several games. There is also at-least another tier above that, that gets unlocked when you donate certain amounts of money. Usually the minimums are ridiculously low and you are getting way beyond what you paid for.

What makes the Humble Bundle great beyond a deal-hunter’s perspective is that part of the money goes to the developers and part goes to charity. When you buy your Humble Bundle, you get to choose what the split is. Do you want all your money going to charity? How about a 50/50 split?

Now, you may be saying I totally know all of this already so why are we revisiting this? I am here to tell you that the humble Humble Bundle has expanded. No longer is it just a simple bundle of games you can pick up on the cheap, there is now three separate humble bundles you can acquire at the same time.

The Humble Bundle

This is the original Humble Bundle: a two-tier bundle made up of loosely knit together games. Pay what you want for the first tier of games (minimum $1 if you want to redeem on Steam). You can unlock the second tier by paying over the current average price that people are paying for the bundle. This week you can get Symphony, Draw a Stickman: EPIC, and Galcon: Legends for whatever you want to throw at it. Unlock seven more games when you pay over the average donation amount (currently at $4.91). The total bundle value is $164.

The Humble Weekly Bundle

The Humble Weekly Bundle operates on a three-tier system most the time and is themed by country, title, developer, theme, etc. This week’s theme is German developers. The base tier is pay what you want, the second tier is either pay more than the current average price or can be pay more than a set price. The third tier is always a set price. This week you will get seven games when you pay whatever you want, an extra three games when you pay above the current going rate 9currently $3.65), and the top tier games are unlocked when you pay $9 or more. The total bundle value is $174.

The Humble Book Bundle

The Humble Book Bundle is a new development. It is just like the weekly bundle, just with books. For avid book lovers, this bundle is a god-sent. Currently you can pay what you want for three books, get another eight books when you pay the going rate or higher (currently $9.68) and then you unlock the upper tier two books when you pay $10 or more. I have to say Lovecraft’s Monsters: Anthology looks tempting. The total bundle value is $76.

(Expiry: varies)

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May 31

Best Buy Canada: Grand Theft Auto Trilogy (Mac) $0.97

Posted by on May 31, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Best Buy Canada: Grand Theft Auto Trilogy (Mac) $0.97

So you own a Mac computer and you can’t play all the games your buddies can on their Windows computers. Well never fear, you can get a better deal than they can. Pick up the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy for the Mac for only $0.97.

This trilogy includes

  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

To get three games for under a $1 is a seriously rocking deal for any Apple owners. Let me do a little price comparing for you to get across just how incredible this little offer is. Amazon.ca is selling the GTA Trilogy for the Mac for $19.99 on sale (their original list price was $39.99).

Now if this deal sells out at Best Buy, Future Shop (the sister store of BB) has the same offer on so be sure to check it out there. I have never played any of these games but I mentioned this deal to my friend Lee who said he had many good memories playing them.

Now, you cannot reserve this in store: it is online only and final sale. Shipping is free at $20 or else you have to pay shipping. I highly recommend you go through your wish list and pick something else up to hit the free shipping minimum.

(Expiry: unknown)

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May 30

Steam Powered: 75% Off RPG Maker VX Ace – Now $17.50

Posted by on May 30, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Steam Powered: 75% Off RPG Maker VX Ace   Now $17.50

If you love RPGs and have always wanted to build your own game (no programming required) then this deal is for you. Pick up RPG Maker VX Ace for an incredible 75% off this weekend only at Steam Powered. Originally, $69.99 USD, it is now on sale for just $17.50 USD.

The only place you can really price compare with is the manufacturer, and they sell their own product for $69.99. Therefore, Steam is really giving you an amazing deal. Not only that, this weekend is a ‘free play weekend’ where you can try out the product for free before purchasing to see if it is the right thing for you. Just click here to start your free play.

Now, not only do you get 75% off the game, you also get 75% off all downloadable content (excluding RPG Maker: Royal Tiles Resource Pack which was just released) this weekend. And may I say, there are a LOT of DLCs for this game. They have everything from music, to resources, to different types of tiles. So if you have just been itching to get this game, or maybe you already own it and want some funky new stuff to play with, then check out the DLCs you can get for 75% off. You are saving bucket-loads of money on this stuff.

As a gamer, this stuff appeals to me. Not just for the usual “I love playing games reason” but rather because I was playing text-based online RPGs since I was 16 and while I was still a teenager I owned my own text-based RPG which I managed and hired coders for. It was a rush and a huge learning curve. I have always been into games, not just as a gamer but also as a manager. I like to give people a good game that they can really get into and enjoy. Thus, this software is totally calling my name.

(Expiry: 2nd June 2014)

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May 17

Humble Daily Bundle: Pay What You Want For 14 Days of Bundles

Posted by on May 17, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Humble Daily Bundle: Pay What You Want For 14 Days of Bundles

Humble Bundle is running a special promotion called the Humble Daily Bundle with 14 days of bundles. We are currently on day five of this two week extravaganza.

So here is the low-down on how the Humble Daily Bundle works. First off, you can pay ANY amount (like 1 cent) and get five games each day for that amount. Today’s five games are:

  • Superfrog HD
  • Worms Blast
  • Worms Crazy Golf
  • Worms Pinball
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem

If you pay more than $6, you will also unlock:

  • Worms Armageddon

If you pay more than $10, you will also unlock:

  • Worms Clan Wars
  • Worms Revolution Gold
  • Alien Breed: Impact
  • Alien Breed 2: Assault
  • Alien Breed 3: Descent

All of the games in this daily bundle are available on Steam for Windows, with select titles available for Mac and Linux. Now, ALL these games will change over at 2PM EST tomorrow. Then a brand new batch of games will be available. This will keep happening until the 26th of May. So if you don’t like these games, just wait till tomorrow and check out the new games.

Humble Bundle raises money for the American Red Cross and Children’s Play charity. As a contributor, you can say how much of your money goes to charity and how much goes to the guys who make these games.

(Expiry: As above)

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May 9

Steam Powered (US): 75% Off Dragon Age Origins

Posted by on May 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Steam Powered (US): 75% Off Dragon Age Origins

Steam is the greatest thing since sliced bread and toasters came together to produce toast and Nutella was invented to make love to it. This weekend on Steam get 75% off Dragon Age: Origins regular edition and ultimate edition.

If you have liked Bioware’s previous offerings like Mass Effect and Baldur’s Gate, then you are going to love this game. The game has earned a metascore of 91/100. You get to play the Grey Warden, guardian, who has to kick ass, reunite the lands, and kill the big bad: an archdemon.

Now, the regular edition costs $19.99 USD on any average day, but this weekend you can pick it up for just $4.99 USD. If you want to get everything in one shot, then pick up the ultimate edition which includes Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening, and all nine content packs for just $7.49 USD (was $29.99).

I am totally telling my roommate as she is probably gonna drool. She is a big time gamer, which I found out after spotting a PS3 in her room and hearing her reference her computer as a ‘gaming laptop’. She adores Steam (who doesn’t) and has a wishlist a mile long. I wonder if this is on it.

(Expiry: 12th May 2014)

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April 20

iTunes: Ascendancy iOS Universal App FREE (Save $6.99)

Posted by on April 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM

iTunes: Ascendancy iOS Universal App FREE (Save $6.99)

I don’t often blog about app deals on iTunes but I felt this one had a lot of merit. Pick up the App Ascendancy for iOS Universal for absolutely free at iTunes right now. Usually it costs $6.99 so you will want to jump on this sweet freebie while it lasts.

I have not played this game so a lot of what I am going to be telling you is what I have gleaned from reviews and what other websites have written about this game. It is a space colonization game where you can play one of 21 alien races out there colonizing the universe, taking over planets, and battling ships. Pretty awesome right? Here is a rundown:

Create and control a space colonizing civilization. Manage your planets, research new technologies, design ships, explore small, medium, or massive galaxies, engage in combat, conduct detailed and nuanced diplomacy, and discover the cosmos. Once your people venture to the stars, they will encounter exotic spacefaring life forms.

It is averaging a four star rating both on the current version and across all versions of the game which is pretty great. Reviews for the most part have all been positive and people are really pleased with the game. In case you are unfamiliar with the ‘iOS universal’ term, it means that the game is designed for both iPhone and iPad.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 19

Sony Entertainment Network: 99 Cent Game Flash Sale

Posted by on April 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Sony Entertainment Network: 99 Cent Game Flash Sale

The Sony Entertainment Network has a sweet flash sale with games for the PS2 Classic, PS3, PSP, and PS Vita for only 99 cents!

There are 34 games currently to choose from. I’m not going to give you an exhaustive list of the games as you can just click through that yummy link above and check them out yourself. Here are my picks of the sale:

Back to the Future: The Game – Full Series: with the sheer number of Back to the Future fans there are out there, this pick was a no brainer. Besides, you get the full series for only $0.99 for the Ps3. In fact, my husband is one of said fans and I think he could be convinced to risk a loonie on possible hours of fun.

For me, I would totally be picking up Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season. If you ever wanted to be in Jurassic Park, this game looks pretty awesome – be sure to watch the video. Run from dinosaurs, fight with dinosaurs, drive away at high speed from dinosaurs, just don’t make a pit stop to use the toilet. Only $0.99.

Another fantastic looking game is Gotham City Impostors which looks just hilarious. It also have over 6500 reviews for a 5/5 rating. For $0.99, I would say it is a must buy.

Check out these and other games at the Sony Entertainment Network. All prices most likely in USD.

(Expiry: 20th April 2014)

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April 12

Steam Powered: 20% Off Finn & Jake’s Epic Quest

Posted by on April 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Steam Powered: 20% Off Finn & Jakes Epic Quest

Do we have any Adventure Time fans in the crowd? I thought so! Pick up the brand new Finn and Jake’s Epic Quest that was just released yesterday at Steam Powered for 20% off! The game is going to be $9.99 USD, but you can pick it up for only $7.99 USD.

This show has a massive cult following! I should know, not because I am a member of said following but because I was just at the Seattle Emerald City Comic Convention where I saw a ton of people dressed up as Finn and various other characters from the show. I have watched several episodes and I have to say, it is addicting. Well now you can fight your way through the land of Ooo in this fun new game.

The plot: BMO has been captured and you must make your way through the Witch’s garden, Ice Kingdom, Fire Kingdom, and the Land of the Dead to rescue poor BMO and uncover the evil mastermind who has kidnapped your poor friend. Sounds like fun? People who have been playing it say it is. This is my favourite review as it offers some good advice too:

Extremely good, for the price. Reminds me a bit of Toejam and Earl, with some Diablo/Skylanders/Torchlight thrown in. The retro-style music is incredible, and having the original VAs was an outstanding idea as it definitely feels like Adventure Time. Make sure when you’re attacking to slowly press the key in time with the attacks, rather than mashing; it gives you a brief moment to realign your attack if the enemy’s hitbox is out of your range.

With all that being said, what are you waiting for? The weekend is here and the land of Ooo awaits! Go be a hero.

(Expiry: 18th April 2014)

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April 6

GuildWars2.com: 50% Off Digital Heroic & Digital Deluxe Editions

Posted by on April 6, 2014 at 4:30 PM

 

GuildWars2.com: 50% Off Digital Heroic & Digital Deluxe Editions

Guild Wars 2 may have been out for almost two years now (it was released in August 2012) but it’s still as fun as ever, if not better considering the frequent updates it receives, and for a limited time only, you can save 50% on the purchase of either the digital Heroic edition or the digital Deluxe edition.

For any of you moosers who have played or still play World of Warcraft, then Guild Wars 2 will definitely be right up your alley with its MMORPG style.

Usually priced as high as $49.99, the heroic edition of the game can be had for just $24.99 and also includes the following bonuses: Suit of Legacy armor, Mithril box to make your inventory bigger and 10 experience boosters, which increase XP from kills by 50% for an hour.

For $10 more, you can get the digital deluxe edition instead at just $34.99 (reg. $69.99) and on top of including everything heroic edition offers, it will also give you perks like a temporary pet (Mistfire Wolf), a minituare Rytlock, your very own golem banker to summon anywhere you want, a Chalice of Glocy for extra Rank points and a Tome of Influence to be used for your guild.

Admittedly, I have never played Guild Wars but I have, however, played WoW and this game definitely sounds very similar to it, especially since you progress by killing mobs, earning achievements, etc. On the plus side, there is also no monthly subscription fee to pay, which means that you only have to buy the game once and then you can enjoy it nearly forever (or for as long as updates are being rolled out).

Prices are in USD but from my experience in purchasing games in US currency, the charge on your credit card will automatically be converted into Canadian dollars depending on the value of the dollar.

Have you ever played Guild Wars or have you been wanting to?

(Expiry: 13th April 2014)

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April 5

Steam Powered: Save 75% on Weekend Gaming Deals

Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Steam Powered: Save 75% on Weekend Gaming Deals

Steam has two great weekend gaming deals on right now with 75% off Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (Advanced Addition).

First of all, Monaco. This is a double deal because Steam is offering Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine as a free play this weekend until Sunday at 1PM PST. If you already have Steam installed on your computer then all you need to do is just click here to install the game. This link won’t work if you don’t have Steam installed. If you like the game then you can buy it for 75% off the regular price. Originally $14.99, it is now on sale for $3.74 USD until Monday.

While there is no free play weekend for Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, you can see from the previews that this is going to be a pretty awesome game if you like airplanes and shooting stuff. Just watch the videos on Steam or look at the pictures they include and you can see how wicked this game is going to be. Originally $29.99, it is now on sale for $7.49 USD.

Steam is one of my favourite places to go for new games. With their great sale prices I can always try something new without worrying whether it is worth the $4 I just paid for it. For the several hours entertainment a new game is sure to provide, it is most certainly worth it.

(Expiry: 7th March 2014 @ 10AM PST)

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March 15

OnePlay Coupon Code: 20% Off Batman: Arkham Knight Pre-Order

Posted by on March 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM

OnePlay Coupon Code: 20% Off Batman: Arkham Knight Pre Order

Are you ready to take on the role of the silent guardian once more? If your fingers have been itching to play Batman, then you will be delighted to know that you can now pre-order Batman: Arkham Knight, set to be released on October 14th 2014. Even better is that you can use the code below to save 20% off a PC download of the game at OnePlay and get it for just $39.99 instead of its original price of $49.99.

Pre-order Batman: Arkham Knight for PC @ OnePlay.com now

  • Coupon Code: CJKNIGHT
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

This latest game is actually the last instalment in a series that debuted in 2009. Unlike the previous one, Batman: Arkham Origins, which was a prequel to the series, this newest game will be set one year after the events that perspired in Batman: Arkham City and will bring together Gotham best villains: Penguin, Two-Face, Harley Quinn and a couple of others all united by Scarecrow with the sole goal of getting rid of the Batman.

Basically, the previous games came out in the following order: Arkham Asylum (2009), Arkham City (2011) and Arkham Origins (2013).

For an overview of the new game’s design, be sure to check out the Batman: Arkham Knight trailer, which was officially released at the beginning of this month.

As always, don’t forget to also keep an eye on the Bargainmoose forums for more OnePlay coupons as these are immediately updated with all of their latest promotions.

(Image Credit: Rodrigo Bastos)

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March 6

Mastermind Toys: Free Spot It Game with $20 Game Purchase

Posted by on March 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Mastermind Toys: Free Spot It Game with $20 Game Purchase

Mastermind Toys has a great free gift with purchase offer that is perfect for this time of year.  Get a free Spot It game with the purchase of $20 or more in Blue Orange games from Mastermind Toys.

There is nothing scarier for a stay at home parent then having bad or cold weather during Spring Break! My son’s Spring break is in three weeks and with the very cold weather we have been having, playing outside is out of the question for us.  I have been racking my brain for indoor play ideas and when I saw this sale a light bulb went off in my head.  Games day inside!

Basically the way this deal works is you will get a free Spot It game when you spend $20 or more on Blue Orange games.  It is regularly priced at $13.99 so this is a great freebie to get. There are a variety of Blue Orange games to choose from. In fact, there are 15 different full filled games for kids that would be perfect for indoor fun during Spring Break.

You will be able to get free shipping for orders of $60 or more.

(Expiry: 18th March 2014)

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