Awesome Pack #6
My latest Awesome Pack arrived the day before yesterday, but I haven't had time to do more than glance at the box, still sitting by our door where my husband left it. But I've got a little bit of time to stop and breathe, so let's see what we got this month.
BOSS MONSTER 2: THE NEXT LEVEL
Dark Heroes and Hybrid Heroes raise the stakes, while Epic Spells and "cycling" rooms give players more options and flexibility. Boss Monster 2 features everything that made the best-selling original a hit with players of all skill levels, with fresh new mechanisms and exciting new options.
With more Bosses, more unique cards, and more ways to slay hapless adventurers, Boss Monster 2 will take your dungeon to The Next Level!
Game's retail price: $24.95
This looks like a fun game to play with Seanie. It looks like a sequel, but the game claims it can be enjoyed without the original so we'll give it a try and see. We do love video game tropes.
As I stare at the tin containing one set of 28 double six color dot dominoes it occurs to me that I have no idea how to place this classic game. When I was growing up, dominoes were for lining up in long chains on the floor and knocking down. I guess it's high time I learn how to play!
UBONGO Teaser Game
Game's retail price: ??
The description above is for the full-sized version of this game. The little teaser included in the Awesome Pack is just a sample. It has a half-dozen puzzle board challenges for the player to try, but that's it. No gems. I'm not even sure this is even available for retail sale; it just looks like a sample the company gave to reps to help them sell games to their accounts. It looks fun, but I feel like it doesn't contribute much value to the Pack.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES KEYCHAIN
Retail price: $5.95
I was a little annoyed to see this in the box, because I've consistently requested NO TOYS in my Awesome Packs. I don't want more adorable little dust-catchers in the house. However, if I had to get a toy anwyay, I'm glad I got the Shredder - of all the TMNT characters available in this keychain series, he is the best. I haven't decided if I'll keep him or re-gift him.
This was not a good Awesome Pack. In fact, it's far and away the worst one I've received. I'm quite unhappy with it. The games are cheap and despite the fact that every month I request no toys or pop culture collectibles, they threw one in. I'm hoping this is an outlier, but if the quality of Awesome Packs has taken a nose dive than I won't be keeping a subscription much longer.