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What is the Game of Life


Remember to shout this games name when you have one card left. If someone calls you out for not declaring it, draw four more cards.

What is UNO


This game helped start the video game industry, being the first "commercially successful video game". It is a two dimensional recreation of table tennis.

What is Pong


"It may be the best FPS ever created. Yet from my personal standpoint, it is one the greatest games ever created. Ever." 99/100

'What are you people thinking. Really. This game is terrible. There are about 4 types of guns and about 3 different types of enemies " 0/10

What is Halo


These are likely the oldest gaming tools known to man. During an excavation in Southeastern Iran, archeologists discovered a 3,000-year-old set of these.

What are dice


It must have been Colonel Mustard with the lead pipe in the library. 

What is Clue


known as Battle in the United Kingdom, this card game sees two players playing a card and the higher card gets both. If two cards of the same value are played, the game's namesake happens.

What is War


Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka designed this character and his taller greener brother.

Who is Mario


"Its entertaining single-player content helps keep the game rich with interesting things to do, as well as bolstering its spirit of loving homage to the games that have graced Nintendo consoles. " 99/100

"This game's name should be changed to Fire Emblem Bros because that's all we get anymore" 0/10

What is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 


Early versions of this game have their roots in India around the 6th century AD. A computer first beat a world champion, Garry Kasparov, at this game in 1997.

What is Chess


In this game, a map of the world is spread out on the game board, and all of the continents are broken up into territories. The end goal is for one player to conquer all 42 territories and eliminate the other players along the way.

What is Risk


This "party game for horrible people" bought land on the American Mexican border to stop President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall across said border.

What is Cards Against Humanity 


This recurring location in the Sonic the Hedgehog series also marked the location of the character's first outing. 

What is Green Hill Zone


"Gritty characters with a rare touch of humanity, intense combat that will leave you breathless, and some great multiplayer modes are sure to keep you hooked." 100/100

"My problem with this series is that it's a basic mod for Unreal Tournament 2004 " 4/10

What is Gears of War


Card games are a more modern invention relatively speaking. Gaining popularity in the fifteenth century, these card decks would not use 52 card decks like we know today, but rather this 78 card deck with cards such as the Ace of cups, Queen of coins and the Knight of staves. 

What is a Tarot Card deck


Daily Double

Baby zebras are born without stripes. True or false? Put your knowledge to the test with the classic game, with more than 2,000 questions covering sports & leisure, science & nature, art & culture, geography, entertainment, and history.

What is Trivial Pursuit 


Released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast has approximately thirty-five million players as of December 2018. Each game represents a battle between wizards who cast spells, use artifacts, and summon creatures to defeat their opponents. 

What is Magic the Gathering


Inky, Pinky, Blinky and this fourth ghost make up the antagonistic force chasing Pac-Man around the map.

Who is Clyde 


"About as atmospheric game as they come. The cities of the Holy Land are rendered so beautifully that simply exploring your surroundings feels exciting." 92/100

"This game is a con. I've never known such a repetitive game, its just the same pointless little missions over and over again. YAWN" 3/10

What is Assassin's Creed


Mahjong, currently the most  popular game in the world, utilizes these in its play. Western cultures started using them in 18th century, but they date back to roughly 1000 B.C.E. China

What are Dominos/Tiles


First published in 1995, Players in this game build and develop holdings while trading and acquiring sheep, wheat, wood, clay, and ore.

What is Settlers of Catan


Seven days after opening on Kickstarter, this game passed 103,000 backers setting the record for the most backers in Kickstarter history. The "party pack" is an update to the original game, exchanging the attack card mechanic for the mobile version's slap mechanic.

What is Exploding Kittens


This 1981 arcade shooter tasks players with destroying alien forces each stage while avoiding enemies and projectiles. It had a less successful sequel released in 1984, Galpus.

What is Galaga 


"Sure, it lacks goals and can be beaten very quickly. But the ultra-responsive technology and high multiplayer replay value are far greater than any other game" 85/100

"This isn't a bad game, in fact I like a lot of the aspects, the design and the interface, but what ultimately killed this game for me was that it was apparently clear it wasn't fully developed." 4/10

What is Wii Sports


This two-player turn-based strategy board game is played with small stones, beans, or seeds and rows of holes or pits in the earth. While versions of the game date back to Ancient Egypt, it is still widely played throughout Africa today.

What is Mancala

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