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Jenga

Jenga is a game that either builds friendships or destroys them. You start with a tower of wooden blocks 18 levels high with 3 blocks in each level. The goal of the game is to remove a block from a lower level and move it to the top of the tower without the whole thing collapsing. The longer the game goes on, the taller the tower gets, and it becomes more and more structurally unsound. Everyone takes turns pulling out a piece until the tower falls over. Then everyone yells out “Jenga!” and shrieks with glee while bystanders look on with disdain. The loser is whoever knocked over the tower. The winner is whoever removed the last piece successfully. Jenga was originally a kid’s game, but then I grew up and now it’s a drinking game. My local dive bar has a few Jenga sets and there’s a custom of writing something on a piece whenever you play. It’s a good way to commemorate a special event or talk shit to a future player. It’s fun to play with blocks. Reconnect with your inner child and play some Jenga.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Tetris

Tetris is just one step in the Soviet Scheme to take over the world. Step 2 is Rocky IV. And step 3 involves vodka and AK-47s. I was pretty bored the other day and decided to buy Tetris for my iPhone. It’s only 99 cents and money grows on trees, so I downloaded it and started playing it. Big mistake. Everyone knows that Tetris is addicting. I just didn’t think that it would take over my life. I play it on the train to work. I play it before I clock in. I play it on my lunch break. I play it on the train ride home. And then I play it some more to relax. I’m not even that good at it. But the OCD side of me wants to keep Tetrising. Those damn falling blocks haunt my dreams and control my life. Games are supposed to be fun, not habit-forming addictions that destroy your life. Oh yeah, in Soviet Russia, game plays you.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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