5 Easy Pieces – Strange, Yet Amazing Board Games Edition

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The perfect winter pastime. BOARD GAMES! Woo! Photo: Restaurantlaughs.com

The perfect winter pastime. BOARD GAMES! Woo! Photo: Restaurantlaughs.com

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. Stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

Do the Urkel

Do the Urkel! Photo: Cgi.ebay.com

Do the Urkel! Photo: Cgi.ebay.com

How could you pass up reliving the ’90s with one of the most iconic television characters on one of the best sitcoms ever? Plus, it’s cold outside and what better way to combat winter then staying inside with hot chocolate and, of course, cheese. There’s a special place in all our hearts for that strange, yet lovable nerdiest of nerds. With pants pulled up high and bow tie snuggly in place, grab a bunch of your Urkel-obsessed friends and get into this board game where the object is to collect the most ties with a roll of the dice. However, in order for you to keep the cards you will have to embody Urkel so yank up your waist-line dangerously high or DO THE URKEL! Classic.

To get your Urkel on, visit NostalgiaMama on etsy.

The Myst

Better known as a computer game The Myst will have you puzzled! Photo: Wisecapades.blogspot.com

Better known as a computer game The Myst will have you puzzled! Photo: Wisecapades.blogspot.com

Though better known as a computer game, The Myst is also a board game! The object? Piece together the landscape of Myst Island and discover more about the island by matching artifact cards found in various locations. Explore an island in the comfort of your home. Pleasant.

For a chance to unveil the mystery of The Myst, visit Amazon.com.

An Evening of Murder: Last Kiss

Get cozy for an Evening of Murder... Photo: Magisterrex.com

Get cozy for an Evening of Murder... Photo: Magisterrex.com

This game is no joke. Sure, it’s a bit of a Clue rip-off but there is much more than cards and cardboard. An Evening of Murder is a game you get dressed up to play and it really will take you an evening to figure out who killed that popular cheerleader. There are seventeen different EM games, all involving different scenarios. In this mystery there are seven high school suspects from “the brain” to “the homecoming queen” and they all pretty much have the most amazing descriptions of characters we’ve ever seen. Our favorite description is of Dean Hudson, “The black-leathered ‘leader of the pack’. Obsessed with motorcycles and blonde cheerleaders…was he heading for a ‘wipeout’?” Now you can find out!

For more info on filling your evening with murder mystery, visit Aneveningofmurder.com.

The Freddy Game

Nightmares + Board Games = Nightmare on Elm Street Board Game! Photo: Cgi.ebay.com

Nightmares + Board Games = Nightmare on Elm Street Board Game! Photo: Cgi.ebay.com

The Nightmare On Elm St. movies are amazing, and the game is pretty fantastic as well. With a group of three or more players your goal is to find Freddy before he finds you. Making your way through the “house,” which has foldable walls and about nine rooms, you collect cards, roll dice, and hope you don’t get caught by Freddy. The twist? One of your friends is Freddy Kreuger! Eep!

To dive into The Nightmare, visit Bonanza.com.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Your mission is to save Sunnydale from an onslaught of evil! Photo: Funagain.com

Your mission is to save Sunnydale from an onslaught of evil! Photo: Funagain.com

Kicking vamp behind but still making it to fifth period on time is what Buffy is all about. Now you can get in the mix and defeat some demons yourself with your own group of friends, all from the comfort of your home. With four different story lines to follow, this game cannot get boring. Did we mention it’s a Buffy board game? Oh yeah, we did didn’t we.

To team up with Giles and the gang go to Mistystar.com/.

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  • Australia is a good continent to control at the beginning of the game, since it’s easy to hold it only has one point of attack from outside the continent and get the continent bonus. South America, with only two points of attack, is almost as good.