Rise of Tribes

As a board game, Rise of Tribes is one of the most enjoyable games with fair conflict resolution systems. The game gives you the capability to handle conflict resolution and explore the world of civilization through the gathering of resources in the most strategic manner. While it’s fast and straightforward, the game allows you to plan for the outcome by making the right moves.

How to Play

The Rise of Tribes game is a modular board game design aimed at growing, moving, gathering, and leading various tribe members in prehistoric times. The game board comprises of hexes whereby each hex consists of a particular population limit. When playing the Rise of Tribes, you need to select a specific number of people to manage to trigger or avoid conflict.

A player resolves each of the four actions, namely GROW, MOVE, GATHER and LEAD, by rolling a dice. In each turn, an active player achieves victory by building villages or completing goal cards. This is how a player achieves civilization for his/her tribal faction in the final steps of the game board’s turns.

Setup

An active player should shuffle, arrange, and determine the number of game tiles he/she needs to create a playing area. After defining the spatial tile arrangement, each player should then shuffle the Event tiles deck and place them face down into an area above the game board. Each action should be placed with a configuration of three dices, namely sun, moon, and blank.

Next, each player should choose a faction and select the appropriate colors for playing the pieces. The victory point (VP) of each of the players is set to 0, and all Goal cards placed near their tribe members beneath the players’ playing areas. All the other village tiles and resource chits are put to the side.

To start playing, a start player is selected to place his tribe members. Subsequent players will also be prompted to place a higher number of tribe members than what previous players placed.

Dice Placement

Each player is supposed to tactically roll two dice in turn order and assign each die to a specific action. Each of the four actions a player assigns has three spaces that can accommodate three dices.  The die faces that show when you select an action is what determines the efficiency of any action you choose. So, this is the phase for setting up your turns and those of your opponents.

Taking Action

The game provides you with four actions:

  • Grow: Is for adding tribe members to your playing area.
  • Move: Is for moving your members across your playing area to form presence on various tiles.
  • Gather: This is for gaining resources from the tiles where you have formed a presence.
  • Lead: Is for drawing Goal cards from the deck and placing them onto the “In Progress Goals” area.

The success of your actions largely depends on the dice that was present when you took the action. For example, you can only add two tribe members to your playing area when two moons are present, but the number increases to four members if two suns are present.

This is purely a race game that triggers a lot of tension as you try to figure out whether you should constrain your opponents or score points. Focusing on your own game and forgetting to pay attention to limiting your opponents gives the other player an added advantage. So, being able to strike a balance between the two is what makes the game an exciting, enjoyable challenge.

WIN Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Video Game #GiftGuide

 

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Now available, the new Mario and Sonicat the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Here is my son’s review of the game-

Have you ever wanted to see Mario vs. Dr. Eggman? Or Sonic vs. Bowser? As of November 5, you can pit all of Mario’s and Sonic’s iconic characters against each other in the biggest video game mash-up of 2019, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020! Take rivalries to the skate park, diving board, archery range, and more with an incredible suite of 3D and 2D events, imaginative Dream events (who hasn’t wanted to see Sonic on a hoverboard AGAIN?) and an expansive Story Mode.

What you need to know about Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020:

  • Brand New Story: Help Mario & Sonic escape from a 2D-themed console, the “Tokyo ’64,” hatched as part of Dr. Eggman’s and Bowser’s nefarious plans to trap the colorful and capable power pair.
  • A Bountiful Medley of Events: Skateboard, surf, and race your way to the top of the podium! With more than 30 events to master in this fun-filled Olympic Games showdown, there are plenty of ways to prove your skills to your friends in local and online multiplayer.
  • Push the Boundaries: Dream Events deliver a layer of fantastical chaos. Zip through a downhill obstacle course on your hoverboard, throwdown for territorial control with lightning-fast karate action, or smash the most targets inside a traditional Japanese manor!
  • So Many Ways to Play*: Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, determine who the real champion is while using the fun and flexibility of Joy-Con controllers to your advantage.
  • Play with a Cast of Fan-Favorite Characters: The gang’s all here! Play as Mario, Sonic, and a star-studded cast of your favorite SEGA and Nintendo characters!

Mario and Sonic Are Back in the Perfect Party Game on November 5.

Enjoy all the different classic 2D events, perfect for friends and family:

  • 100m
  • 10m Platform (Diving)
  • 400m Hurdles
  • Gymnastics – Vault
  • Judo
  • Kayak Single (K-1) 1000m
  • Long Jump
  • Marathon
  • Shooting – Trap
  • Volleyball

You will also dash, climb, jump, surf and more in these fast-paced 3D events:

  • 100m
  • 110m Hurdles
  • 4 x 100m Relay
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Boxing
  • Canoe Double (C-2) 1000m
  • Discus Throw
  • Equestrian – Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Gymnastics – Floor Exercise
  • Javelin Throw
  • Karate – Kumite
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Skateboarding – Park
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing – Shortboard
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle
  • Table Tennis
  • Triple Jump

The fun even goes beyond the limits of reality with all-new Dream Events:

  • Dream Karate
  • Dream Racing
  • Dream Shooting

Release Date

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take to the starting blocks exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on November 5 in the Americas for $59.99 USD and November 8 in Europe with commensurate pricing. For more information, including where ordering the game, be sure to visit the official website, and watch our latest trailer.

*Joy-Con functionality does not extend to all events.

**Internet connection required during online play. To use online services, you must create a Nintendo Account and accept the related agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online membership.

One of you can win a video game of your own as well. Please feel free to enter to win using the RC code below. Good luck! Ends Dec. 4, 2019.

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 by Nintendo #GiftGuide

Looking for a fun game to get for the kids this holiday season? Nintendo has just come out with the 3rd in a their series, Luigi’s Mansion 3, just in time for this gift giving season. Luigi just wanted to get away, a little vacation- but that just never seems to work out for him, does it?

My son’s review of Luigi’s Mansion;

Poor Luigi. He has a knack for stumbling into the most precarious predicaments. His biggest adventure yet, Luigi’s Mansion 3¸ arrives on Nintendo Switch. When Luigi shows up at the Last Resort hotel, he discovers the entire building is teeming with ghosts. You’ll need your trusty Poltergust G-00, the help of Gooigi and all your wits to survive. Visit This Site for even more fun family activities. You’ll find instructions for making your own Gooigi mask, as well as special ghost-o’-lantern stencils for carving pumpkins with friendly phantoms from Luigi’s Mansion 3, including Polterpup! Don’t forget to print out a Boo-themed paper chain garland to haunt your home with aplomb.

This hotel is equipped with some of the finest and most diverse amenities across our multiple floors. While other hotels only provide a simple continental breakfast, we offer a disco, a greenhouse, a giant pyramid and even a massive pirate ship! You will never leave! Er… I mean, you will never want to leave. You will be having too much fun!

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While the hotel is vast, you will never feel lonely. Gooigi is never far away if you need his help… and you can even play with a friend to have Gooigi by your side at all times. For more multiplayer fun, you can race the timer to clear objectives with up to seven other guests in ScareScraper mode*, or try your luck at a variety of mini-games in ScreamPark mode. Be sure to try them both when you have a chance.

*Nintendo Switch Online subscription required to play ScareScraper mode online.

What Is the Possible Future Of Gaming?

The Following is a Guest Post. All opinions and the writing is that of the author. 

It is sometimes impossible to believe the pace at which technology evolves and advances. An example of this can be seen in the video gaming sector, where the most complicated and immersive games are being rendered at frame rates that would have been just about impossible a few short years ago.

Given advancements recorded so far, most industry watchers are prepared to swear that nothing is impossible where the future is concerned. That well might be so.

Read on for details of the tech that will have a leading role to play in the gaming industry of the future.

The game, Set And Match!

The following tech is by popular consensus pivotal to future gaming trends:

  • Living The VR Life– VR is actually decades old, rather than the newfangled invention that most think it to be. However, it failed to catch on due to cost and some technical complications. It is, however, experiencing the second coming of sorts, with technology enabling the launch of VR devices that are smaller, easier to use and much more capable than their forebears. These devices help make games much more immersive than they would otherwise be and make possible a user experience that is so thrilling it should be illegal! As technology advances, we could see the launch of VR gaming devices that puts the player right in the game they are playing as nothing else has ever done. That would be all shades of magnificent.

 

  •  That Sweet Handsy Feeling!- After falling out of favor over the last decade, handheld consoles appear to be making a comeback. The primary example of this is the Nintendo Switch, which apart from reviving the flagging fortunes of Nintendo proved beyond doubt that there still exists a largely unexplored market for handheld gaming devices other than tablets and mobile phones. Handheld gaming consoles have a decided appeal in that they make it easy to play games without being distracted by calls and texts, as is applicable to smartphone gaming. These consoles are also good for a solid dose of nostalgia, as they tend to recreate the good times of yore for a section of the gaming populace.

 

  • Nothing Secondary At All!- Makers of gaming devices, smartphones and related peripherals are always willing to introduce products that will shake up the market. This can be done by introducing a new feature, or by crafting a gaming app that is miles ahead of the competition. Well, one trend that is gaining increasing cachet is the provision of secondary screens to laptops, smartphones, gaming computers and gaming devices. These secondary screens apart from looking really cool serve an array of purposes. In gaming, they give access to free bonus with no deposit which can easily enhance the overall gaming experience. Expect to see more of this in future.

 

  • A Cloudy Day For A Good Deed! – Should cloud gaming live up to even half of the bombast of its proponents, it could easily change the world as we know it. Cloud gaming is currently achievable due to the increasing speed and reliability of mobile connections and will make it possible for folks to play the most graphically demanding games on middling hardware. With cloud gaming, downloading games and updates would become a thing of the past and games are bound to be far cheaper and more accessible. This will have a profound impact on the future of gaming.

 

  •  Get Open To The Source! – Open-source gaming is yet another developing trend that could easily be pivotal to the future of gaming. It makes it possible for just about anyone to cheaply develop games and release them. These games can, in turn, be improved or otherwise modified by others. This can in the future lead to a gaming environment that is not dominated by big-name gaming studios and is for the good.

 

Tech Your Kids Will Really Fall For

 

Now that school is (finally!) back in session, you might be looking for fun ways to keep the kids stimulated and learning but still having fun while at home. We like board games and hiking as much as anybody, but sometimes a little hands-on building and creating goes a long way towards getting your child(ren) interested in something new, or perhaps just learning a little more about their favorite activities and what makes them “go”.

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If your kids like computers, video games, robots, or construction, Botzees might be the tech for you. This smart toy brings together virtual and hands on play in a way that is both fun and educational. Kids will enjoy playing, and won’t feel like they are having more “ugh, learning” heaped on them.  Botzees, the newest toy from Pai Technology, is a new robotics kit that is meant for kids ages 4 and up. This is a great way to sit with your kids and learn together- I have to admit this is an area my son is far and away better then I typically. It’s fun to learn together, and he loves when he can show me things. With this kit, you and your kid(s) can build, program, and code. There are six pre-designed robots, or you can go all out and create your own.

Once you build your Botzee, it can “be taught to move, drum, dance, make sounds and light up using the free Botzees app. Additionally, the 30 interactive Augmented Reality puzzles will teach even more coding concepts with visual cues.” (as per Pai Technology) It is available for $100 at https://www.pai.technology/botzees and Amazon.

Labo

If you have a child that is into video gaming, there is a new construction toy available that enhances gameplay. Nintendo recently released Nintendo Labo, which is one part game and one part construction toy. According to  Nintendo, they “designed Labo as a way to teach principles of engineering, physics, and basic programming”. You and your child build the kit out of sheets of pre-cut cardboard (thick stuff, not the weak stuff that instantly falls apart on you) and other parts. These you then use with your Nintendo Switch and it’s joy cons, and the creation is what Nintendo is calling a “Toy Con”. You use your “toy con” to interact with software and games.  With the basic Starter Kit, you can build VR Goggles and a Labo Blaster to take on aliens (not my favorite aspect, honestly).  The Blaster Labo Toy-Con can be played with either one or two players. Everything is in VR.  Starter set is $39.99 at https://labo.nintendo.com/kits/

kirby's extra epic yarn

If you are looking for a fun and non-violent game to play with the kids, check out Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn. Rated “E” for everyone, it’s the latest in the Kirby series.  In this game, Kirby was banished by a baddie into a world where he is made of yarn. While that may seem like a problem, the plus side is that Kirby can transform himself into all sorts of awesome like tanks, UFOs, a dolphin, and more. He gets “power ups” that give him advantages like getting a sword or becoming a tornado. Of course, he still has his classic copying abilities. Collect treasure as you move along the game, and show them off with the “Street Pass” feature, or switch out of story mode into “Devilish Mode” to try to earn even more. There are also two minigames that feature Meta Knight and King Dedede.  Available for $39.99 at https://www.nintendo.com

 

The Future of Online Games and the Recent Trends

Online games have progressed, thanks to the technological advances the world today is seeing. Nowadays, more people across the globe are choosing online games as their favorite pastimes. Apart from tech-savvy youngsters, baby boomers to have taken up online games as their favorite pastime after retirement.  For example, the future of online games in New Zealand has become an extremely profitable business. Nowadays, all the games that you play come with advanced features so that you get a wonderful gaming experience. So how does the future of online gaming look in the gambling space?

The gambling industry has increased manifold after online gaming

Like all other countries across the globe, online games in New Zealand reached a new height after the inception of the internet. With the popularity of online casinos, the gambling industry across the world has enjoyed a tenfold increase in profits compared to the 1980s and 1990s. If you browse an online gaming site, you will come across different varieties of games listed under various categories. The games have excellent features, such as facial and voice recognition, superb high definition displays and so on.

One of the main advantages of online games is that they can be played 24/7, even without having to go to a gambling center. And it has become even easier with the inception of mobile casino. Even if you are going somewhere, you can play your favorite games on your mobile. All games are compatible with the latest mobile platforms. Mobile platforms have also led to the growth of social gambling where players can collaborate or compete in the virtual space. Most casino sites dealing with online games have their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for better promotion. You can also join live casino events in social gambling platforms.

Online games have evolved to a great degree

Like all other forms of entertainment, online games are also evolving. To cater to the audience, developers are coming up with superb themes and innovations. The graphics are simple awesome and come with the latest APIs and software. Advanced element, such as artificial intelligence, facial and voice recognition and similar features are being introduced in the games. The objective is to provide a real-life experience to the players. Cloud gaming is the new trend nowadays. It is now possible to play games on the virtual cloud space without even having to download them.

Virtual reality is playing a huge role in online gaming. The main objective is to offer a real-life gaming feeling to the customers. So, you can get games with advanced features that are also user-friendly. By use of virtual reality-based technology, games have better audio, designs, gaming options and interface elements. For example, virtual reality has added a new dimension to modern slots like Pokémon Go.

Since its inception, online gambling has taken the sports-loving audience by storm. People irrespective of age or gender are increasingly participating in online games. The prize money has increased subsequently, and so have the standard of the games. Most of the online casino host live casino contests where players can compete against each other for whopping reward. Overall, the scenario looks bright and the gambling industry is slated to prosper.

How to Install Addons Manually in Classic WoW

World of Warcraft Classic is finally here and many of you are probably wondering how to install addons onto your game. Addons have been a huge part of the game since its inception, and you’d be hard pressed to find gamers who aren’t using them in retail WoW. Addons can bring quality of life modifications to the game, making it easier to level up, perform your class to the best of your abilities, and make World of Warcraft Classic Gold. 

This desire for addons hasn’t gone anywhere with the launch of Classic WoW, but many players are confused about how to install them. Many of the same popular addons that exist for retail WoW, such as Deadly Boss Mods, AtlasLoot, and Details! Damage Meter, also exist for Classic. However, if you’re thinking that you can just install the same version of the addon to both of your games, you’d be wrong, and that’s where much of the confusion is coming from. There are two ways to install WoW Classic Addons, through the Twitch client, or manually. In this article, we’ll look at how to install the addons manually, so that you have full control of our suite. 

Install Classic WoW Addons Manually 

Installing addons manually is a little trickier, but it does mean that you can access any addon you want which is great for addons that are not yet on Twitch, or if you simply don’t want to use the Twitch client. Let’s say you want to download the Auctioneer addon. The Auctioneer Suite helps you with anything to do with the auction house, for example, posting, making difficult decisions, remembering your bid/buyout prices for items you frequently buy, and more. Auction House addons have been popular for a long time because of how crucial currency is in the game. Players are faced with the choice of playing the Auction House, farming for WoWC Gold, or they can buy WoW Classic Gold

If you want to install the Auctioneer addon, or any addon, first you need to find your game files. Your World of Warcraft Classic game is installed on your computer’s C drive by default, but you may have installed it somewhere else. Once you locate your game files, you want to find a folder called Interface. When you click on the Interface folder, there should be another folder located inside called “AddOns”. Simple, right?

Ok, so you’ve found the AddOns folder, now you just need to find the addons to put in it. You can find addons easily online. Sometimes addon developers have their own website where you can download the file, and other times they are uploaded to developer websites like GitHub. Once you find the addon you want, download it and extract the zipped addon. Once the files have been extracted, simply move them across to your addons folder. All you have to do after this is launch the game and check your addon is working. Just bear in mind that if you manually install your addons, you’ll be in charge of updating them too!

How to Have a Healthy Vacation

Having holidays is a very important phase in one’s life. This could be in form of travelling or any other place where you get the chance to rejuvenate, unwind, and experience new places and new activities. If you’re not careful though on your feeding habits while on holiday, you may not enjoy your vacation as you should.

The following are ways through which you can strike a balance between having an enjoyable vacation while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Cooking Healthy Meals at a Vacation Rental

While making plans for going on holiday, also have plans for booking a nearby vacation home rental so that you can comfortably cook for yourselves after the day’s activities. In so doing, you will enjoy healthy meals in your distant home and avoid indulging in junk foods offered to tourists in hotels and consequently save costs too.

Taking a Hike to Burn Calories

Engaging in a sporting activity like hiking is the only sure way of relieving yourself after taking snacks or meals. This will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle while on holiday and lose unwanted calories in the body. Better still, as you engage in hiking or any other fun activity, you’ll get to explore other activities going on in the area and this will be another great achievement too. If you feel you are too tired after a busy day, you can indulge in mobile gaming casino in UK to relax a bit.

Eating Unhealthy Foods in Moderation

While on holiday, you will obviously be tempted to sample sugary items such as ice cream, and cakes in confectionaries. The only caution is to do so in moderation as they are also helpful to the body in one way. This will only save you money for losing weight once the holiday is over.

Take Plenty of Water to Avoid Dehydration

If you are planning for a visit to tropical areas, expect to encounter high dehydration levels during your travel. Taking plenty of water is the only way to counter such situations. Further, drinking plenty of water will also play a vital role in flushing toxins from your body while aiding you cut weight too. The need for water cannot be overemphasized in maintaining a fit and healthy body while on holiday.

Making Healthier Food Choices

If you have to entirely eat at restaurants while on vacation, getting the best hotels with the best menus is something worth considering. This will help a great deal in reducing calories. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t visit your favorite eat out as this will again deprive you of your funmoods, but consider consuming foods that are helpful and won’t lead to unnecessary weight additions.   

This could be through swapping foods with high sugar content with those that have less like baked potatoes.

Abide by Your Five a Day

Adhering to all the points stated above is all good but lacks completeness still. You cannot maintain a healthy holiday without having at least five servings of vegetable and fruits each day. We all know how important fruits are to the body. Needless to say, they boost our immune system thereby preventing us from falling ill while on vacation.  

In addition, they complement any meal and are an alternative to unhealthy snacks.