Books

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2. Legend foretold it. Prophecies predicted it. Chosen ones chose to believe in it. Now the adventure saga continues in the sequel to one of the most acclaimed fantasy spoof adventure games in the history of fantasy spoof adventure games.

Tortuga 1667 – Pirate Board Game in a Book

Tortuga 1667 – Pirate Board Game in a Book

It’s a storybook of a board game. Tortuga 1667 pits you, a pirate, and 1 to 8 other players, your crewmates, against a Spanish Galleon sailing in the Caribbean. The conflict: they have treasure and you want it. This strategy and social deduction game unfold as you and fellow pirates work together to loot the…

What’s the one book…

What’s the one book…

Hate to beat a dead horse but I’d have to go with Masters of Doom, simply because the events I was familiar with, and remembering small details like the comments in the Wolfenstein3D hint manual.  I’ve read it more than any other book, to the point where my friends at work, during breaks,  have commented…

A ‘Jumanji’ for the video-game generation

A ‘Jumanji’ for the video-game generation

What threatened to be cynical exploitation of an elegant, critically lauded picture book instead proves to be something more palatable in the rollicking, if loosely adapted, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black might not seem the likeliest casting for breathing life into the rich black-and-white pastels of Beverly-based illustrator…

What book should be turned into a video game?

What book should be turned into a video game?

Reading isn’t for losers On the single shelf in my closet that houses all the novels, games, and movies that aren’t currently tucked away in storage boxes is a particularly thick, purple book. It’s H.G. Wells: Seven Novels, one of those big, colorful classics released by Barnes and Nobel a few years back that look…