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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #570 on: July 08, 2020, 04:49:26 PM »
Even at $1 a pop, I wouldn't mind picking up a few stacks. My g/f has brought out the Feud card game for a few game nights, and they're always a lot of fun.
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« Reply #571 on: July 08, 2020, 06:55:43 PM »
Aldi is selling a 6-pack of wooden lawn dice for $12.99.  Each die is 3.5" (roughly High Rollers size) and has some heft to it.  These might be fun project dice, filling in the pips with wood putty, then customizing them.

Note these aren't at all Aldis.  The store a mile away didn't have them, but a location 15 minutes away had about 8 sets.

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« Reply #572 on: July 09, 2020, 11:49:32 AM »
Aldi is selling a 6-pack of wooden lawn dice for $12.99.  Each die is 3.5" (roughly High Rollers size) and has some heft to it.  These might be fun project dice, filling in the pips with wood putty, then customizing them.

Note these aren't at all Aldis.  The store a mile away didn't have them, but a location 15 minutes away had about 8 sets.
I have seen something like this at Kohl's on the seasonal summer displays, but haven't taken a close-enough look to see size, materials, etc. I saw that the box said LAWN DICE.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #573 on: July 11, 2020, 07:33:28 PM »
At the entrance to my local Target, in the "spot" area where they have dollar items, I found a handful of buzzers. They are being marketed as a tool for teachers. There were all white buzzers, as well as familiar red buzzers with a black base. I bought one for fun ($3). They make a low buzz sound and that's it. A nice prop if you need a few cheap buzzers for a game. I cannot find them on the Target website.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #574 on: July 11, 2020, 10:29:14 PM »
At the entrance to my local Target, in the "spot" area where they have dollar items, I found a handful of buzzers. They are being marketed as a tool for teachers. There were all white buzzers, as well as familiar red buzzers with a black base. I bought one for fun ($3). They make a low buzz sound and that's it. A nice prop if you need a few cheap buzzers for a game. I cannot find them on the Target website.
The “Family Feud” card game has become very popular during my game nights. I’ll have to hit up Target this week. Thanks!
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« Reply #575 on: July 18, 2020, 10:32:53 PM »
If you're in the market for an original Now You See It home game, here's one that's never been opened for, uh, 90 bucks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283879653567

I've always wondered why MB printed photos of game contents on the bottom of the boxes on only a few particular games and not others...

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« Reply #576 on: July 20, 2020, 01:07:31 PM »
I've always wondered why MB printed photos of game contents on the bottom of the boxes on only a few particular games and not others...

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« Reply #577 on: July 20, 2020, 06:46:04 PM »
Buffalo Games now has a page dedicated to their Plinko game, "coming soon."

https://buffalogames.com/plinko/

You can also download the instructions to the game!

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« Reply #578 on: July 20, 2020, 07:09:39 PM »
You can also download the instructions to the game!
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« Reply #579 on: July 20, 2020, 09:49:46 PM »
The qualifying game they include is incredibly slight and low on content, but OMG WHO CARES GIMME THAT BOARD.
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« Reply #580 on: July 21, 2020, 09:14:32 PM »
Low on content? With four players and even if the cards are double sided, that's a whopping 5 games worth of content.

That said, they know the target audience doesn't care, so I can't blame them for not putting in the work.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #581 on: July 22, 2020, 08:53:18 PM »
Aldi is selling a 6-pack of wooden lawn dice for $12.99.  Each die is 3.5" (roughly High Rollers size) and has some heft to it.  These might be fun project dice, filling in the pips with wood putty, then customizing them.

Note these aren't at all Aldis.  The store a mile away didn't have them, but a location 15 minutes away had about 8 sets.
FWIW, if you can't find the dice at Aldi and you're in the greater Midwest (like myself), Menards has similar/the same dice on sale for $14.99 (despite my local store having a shelf tag of $17.99), plus the 11% rebate through the end of this week, bringing the price to just 35 cents more than Aldi's.

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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #582 on: July 22, 2020, 10:03:52 PM »
Aldi is selling a 6-pack of wooden lawn dice for $12.99.  Each die is 3.5" (roughly High Rollers size) and has some heft to it.  These might be fun project dice, filling in the pips with wood putty, then customizing them.

Note these aren't at all Aldis.  The store a mile away didn't have them, but a location 15 minutes away had about 8 sets.
FWIW, if you can't find the dice at Aldi and you're in the greater Midwest (like myself), Menards has similar/the same dice on sale for $14.99 (despite my local store having a shelf tag of $17.99), plus the 11% rebate through the end of this week, bringing the price to just 35 cents more than Aldi's.

Just an observation- do giant dice come up in this thread more than any other item? I'm thinking they do, with Family Feud variants a close second.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #583 on: July 22, 2020, 10:52:32 PM »
Dice are fun. @ me.
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Re: Game Show Home Games/Video Games Thread
« Reply #584 on: July 23, 2020, 10:07:03 AM »
Low on content? With four players and even if the cards are double sided, that's a whopping 5 games worth of content.

That said, they know the target audience doesn't care, so I can't blame them for not putting in the work.
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