Back to the Future: Dice Through Time board game

While a fourth Back To The Future movie remains very unlikely, there continue to be licensed franchise products like this board game: Back to the Future: Dice Through Time.

Designed for two to four players, Back to the Future: Dice Through Time’s board has four horizontal time streams – 1885, 1955, 1985, and 2015. Every item Biff has stolen will be spread between them, but iconic events from the movie (such as Marty and Biff’s skateboard chase) must be cleared before you can collect each one. You do this by matching dice rolls to the symbols for each event. So far, so simple. 

Back to the Future: Dice Through Time review | GamesRadar+

$29.99 USD, for 2-4 players. We don’t play many board games these days, but this one looks like fun and sports a play time that doesn’t exceed an hour, which is just about right. I like Monopoly but man, some of those games can go painfully long. Also like Trivia Pursuit.

Looked online and saw this at Target. Not sure if they have this one inside the actual stores or it’s an online only option. Any board game fans reading? What sort of movie-related board or card games can you recommend?

“Pity the fools” that don’t bring back the 2009 World of Warcraft Mr. T Night Elf Mohawk Grenade

Always loved Mr. T. From the moment I saw him as the fearsome Clubber Lang in Rocky III, to his five season run on The A-Team, to his ridiculous amount of (very) heavy gold chains.

And that signature mohawk. Oh, yeah.

What I somehow missed was the presence of the mohawk grenade in the MMORPG game World of Warcraft that was part of a five year anniversary event for the Night Mohawk Elves.

Luckily, this is the internet where everything can die quickly and yet live forever in the archives. Engadget has the goods from an article in 2009.

There is a 50 minute buff called “Mohawked” with the flavor text of “You pity the fool” that gets placed on you when you wear the mask. You can right click the debuff to remove it.

Night Elf Mohawk grenade now active in WoW | Engadget

But my favorite part is the commercial Mr. T cut for the mohawke grenade.

Just caught this commercial today and laughed. Got me thinking fondly about everything I’ve seen Mr. T do. He’s such a fun, entertaining guy — and apparently a very nice man as well, despite his often on screen toughness.

He had a cartoon series too, once upon a time called Mister T (3 seasons). Where can that be seen these days streaming? Nowhere, unless you want to buy it (Amazon, Google Play, etc). Same goes for The A-Team (why isn’t somebody streaming that right now?!?!?). IMDB TV does offer Mr. T’s 2011 show World’s Craziest Fools (Season 1, all 20 episodes available). As for Rocky III? That isn’t streaming anywhere at the moment either. It wasn’t too long ago that you could always find the Rocky films streaming somewhere. They must have taken them out of circulation for awhile. They’ll be back.

As for the game World of Warcraft? Been several years since I’ve played that. Played WoW when it first came out on and off for a year or so. Have gone back to it a few times over the years, but MMOs are just so time consuming and grindy that I can never seem to stay that long with them.

Do you like Mr. T? Would you like to see him in a new movie or TV series? If so, would you like to see him play a non-BA (Bad Attitude) type character or the same? He’s typecast, sure, but he’s entertaining typecast at least.

Star Wars Pinball for Nintendo Switch

Star Wars Pinball on the Nintendo Switch ($29.99 as of 10/3/2019)

When it comes to games, pinball is our favorite together. Whenever we go to the arcade we usually play pinball. As far as video pinball goes, Zen Studios makes some of the most entertaining pinball games. We’ve played across multiple platforms, but I was delighted to learn recently that the Star Wars pinball games have become available to play on the Nintendo Switch. For whatever, reason they were part of the Pinball FX2 tables offered.

There are 19 different Star Wars themed pinball tables to choose from as well as the option to choose from playing the Light or Dark side (most seem to choose the Light side):

Which side would you choose: Light or Dark?

The tables look great and are fun to play. Tons of easy lanes to hit through and some challenging spots to reach and trigger many, many bonus rounds.

Return of the Jedi themed table. Ewoks!!!

One bonus game is like Galaga.

Watch out for for asteroids, shoot the enemy TIE fighters

And then there are more tables …

Go get ’em, Darth Vader!

This game is going to provide many hours of fun when not watching movies! Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker hits theaters December 20, 2019