X-Men Alert board game rules

The Uncanny X-men Alert Adventure Game!

Though I don’t have the sales numbers in front of me, I think it’s pretty safe to say that board game sales just aren’t what they used to be and really, why should they be? Considering how powerful video game consoles are, board games have become antiquated, cute, and perhaps collectable, but they are no longer relevant. The Wii has effectively come along with its accessability to young and old alike and destroyed the last advantage that board games held over video games.

Before the Wii, video games were viewed as kids stuff only; video games were marketed towards kids and there was a stigma attached to them that made video games seem far too complicated for adults (let alone the elderly). Then, the Wii came along with a marketing campaign that wasn’t exclusive to one age demographic and suddenly everyone wanted the system and family gatherings haven’t been the same since.

Pre-Wii years are an almost distant memory now, but I can remember getting together with my family during holidays and playing Yahtzee, Monopoly, or Nuts (which is a game that has a dozen different names and everyone has played whether they realize it or not – it’s essentially four person solitaire, but it moves really fast). Yahtzee has always been my least favorite because there isn’t any skill involved, but considering that there is no upper limit for how many can play, it’s a game for everyone. Monopoly wasn’t as common because everyone would get frustrated (at least I would). Nuts was a game I hated as a kid, but now that I am older and faster, I like playing it. My grandma is really competitive and she sometimes punches her partner, so that’s always fun to watch.


Pressman The Uncanny X-Men Alert! Adventure Game Features 18 Collectible X-Men Figures
Toy (Pressman)
  • Features 18 Collectible X-Men Figures!
  • 4 Team Experience Movers, 3 Strength Indicators, Instructions Booklet
  • Gameboard, 18 X-Men Power Stat Cards, 36 X-Men Alert Cards
  • 27 Training & Luck Cards, 9 Special Game Dice, 40 Hit! Chips
  • For 2 to 4 Players

Looking for people interested in BOARD gaming

by clhon

Either Wednesdays and/or weekends, preferably Saturday. And board games include non CCGs.
Wednesdays there's about three of us who meet at Coffee Talk in Kaimuki. This is irregular, however, because if one of us can't make it any particular week, another bows out. If you have the time though, swing in about 6:30-7:00. We usually don't go much past 8:00/8:30, so they're usually shorter games.
Weekends either Kailua or town side. There's 2 of us looking to get in longer games when we can, so at least a third person is needed.
Either time, between the various people involved, we have a number of games already, including, in no particular order:
Citadels, Starfarers of Catan, Settlers of Catan, Succession, Terra Nova, Tigris and Euphrates, Civilization & Advanced...

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