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December 3rd, 2007

Ten on Tuesday

Though I’m nearly a week late, it’s been a while since I did one of these weekly “Top Tens” and this one made me smile, so here you go:

This Week’s Topic: Ten Best Games

1. TETRIS – Nearly wore out the buttons on my Motorola SLVR because of this game. My high scores would blow your mind. As an unexpected bonus, mad Tetris skillz have a real-life application: You can pack and move all your household belongings into storage in under five hours.

2. KINGDOM OF LOATHING – If you’ve ever played an online text-based RPG you’ll love this game. The NPC concepts and combat messages are hilarious, and some of the quests could drive you to drink, but that’s ok because drinking earns you extra turns each day. Trust me and try it.

3. MONOPOLY – Though most people probably burn out on this one after a few tries, there’s a special breed of people who don’t tire of this classic board game. I’m one of them. These days the game goes much faster thanks to computers taking care of tedious manual tasks.

4. SETTLERS OF CATAN – Not your usual board game, simple to pick up and fun to master, this game puts your mind to work. With a little bit of luck and a decent strategy your colony will claim victory.

5. APPLES TO APPLES – An interactive card game, mostly for kids, which is more about how well you know the people you’re playing with than anything else. This game gave me and the step kids so many laughs.

6. SUPER MARIO BROS – There’s a good reason why this is the best selling video game of all time: It’s fun! My mom withstood my begging and pleading for a video gaming console until the NES came out, but after that I spent a large chunk of my childhood playing this game.

7. CHEZ GEEK – I have to thank PJ for this one. He brought it with him on his visit from Canada and I liked this card game so much that I got my own deck after he left. Now I just need to find a geek to play with.

8. MAJOR MUD – It may not be as widely known as World of Warcraft, but I must pay homage to a precursor to that modern-day classic. Though I’ve made so many good friends playing MajorMUD, please take my advice and never marry anyone you met in an RPG.

9. CAESAR & CLEOPATRA – Not many people know of this card game, but it won awards when it came out in 1998. Game play and strategy are fun and simple, and I like the elegant shape and design of the cards.

10. MINDTRAP – This is another game that most of you probably haven’t heard of, but I really like it. It involves solving logical riddles, and some of them are so difficult, they’ll really get your gears turning.

BONUS: Don’t forget the ARCADE GAMES here at Atomic Bombshell. Choose from Pac Man, Asteroids, Tetris, Space Invaders, Hexxagon, Simon, Snake, and Tic-Tac-Toe. Always here and ready for you to play.

Entry Filed under: Undercover Geek


  • 1. PJ  |  December 3rd, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    A most awesome list. You picked some really good ones. And we’ll hafta have another game of Chez Geek someday. I get to be the drummer! Bonuses to nookie rolls for the win! 😉

  • 2. Jason Rohrblogger  |  December 3rd, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    LOVE the format of this post…

    Jason Rohrblogger’s last blog post – ROHRBLOGGER OUT!

  • 3. Hilly  |  December 4th, 2007 at 11:37 am

    Apples to Apples is my “go-to” drunk game. It always makes me laugh my ass off!

    Hilly’s last blog post – I’m Baaaack And Uh….It’s Baaaaack!

  • 4. Peggy  |  December 4th, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    I love your arcade games 🙂

  • 5. Bonita in Pink  |  December 5th, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    Tic Tac Toe never gets old!

    Bonita in Pink’s last blog post – Sofia?s 1st Christmas Wish

  • 6. Nihility  |  December 5th, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    YES Super Mario is the best arcade game ever!
    I still got my NES tucked away somewhere. 🙂

  • 7. Smizzo  |  December 6th, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Super Mario Bros. and Pac-Man are the best. This post makes me want to play.

    Smizzo’s last blog post..March Will Be Here In a Flash

  • 8. Nanette  |  December 7th, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Great list! I especially love Tetris and Mario Bros!

    Nanette’s last blog post..Work trip highlights

  • 9. Kimberly  |  December 7th, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    Wow…I don’t know many of these. What does that mean? Atari, though – I was all over that. I totally had joystick thumb issues.

    Kimberly’s last blog post… Green and Red and Blue

  • 10. Friglet  |  December 7th, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve never heard of most of those. I guess I’m not much of a playa. haha

    Friglet’s last blog post..Christmas tree shopping

  • 11. piksaltydickmeat  |  December 10th, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    mahe aur^m
    ,nice shoes…wanna?
    gos HIHI dammit
    ,meet at the tower to kill the ice ho

    That was so much fun….

    Of note on the omitted: Robotron, Defender, Stargate

    Werd on the marrying thing

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