Card Dice

My six year old got a deck of cards recently, and has enjoyed playing some of the classics with me (War, Go Fish). He also got his hands on a pair of dice, which he enjoys rolling (half for the sound, I’m sure). Yesterday, he asked me to teach him a new card game. Since he has been working on addition at school, I figured I’d combine the two into a game that would help him memorize some of the addition table. We haven’t come up with a name for it, yet, but after a few iterations, here is the game we came up with. Read more of this post

Game Library

Based on the number of posts I’ve written since I started this blog, one might wonder what kind of gaming experience I have. Quite a lot, it turns out – so much, in fact, that I barely have time to write about the games I’m playing! A quick snapshot of my library includes: Read more of this post

Crash Bandicoot: The Death of Cortex

We moved about a year ago. One of the results of this is that some of the PS2 cables got lost in a box, somewhere. Chris was pretty bummed about not being able to play his games, but the novelty of the new house and town dulled his loss. Never-the-less, every couple of months he would ask me about setting the console back up for him – even after he got an Xbox 360 and access to some new games! A few weeks ago Read more of this post

Some Background

Hello, my name is Tom, and I’m a video gamer. I haven’t played a video game for 16 hours. I started playing games in the early 80’s on the Atari 400 (my high school bought some), and took their BASIC programming class when they first offered it. I then took over the Z80 PC my dad brought home from his office, not only playing, but also writing some games Read more of this post