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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could've been so much more, January 31, 2013
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If you are LOTR and/or LEGO fan, you're already getting this set to complete your fellowship of the 9 anyway. The set also features some good playable features,such as a trapdoor, and a set that opens and closes. There are also nice little details such as small statues, as well as the campfire scene. Also, for some reason, there are flick fire missiles.

However, this set still feels a bit "empty" at times and for its MSRP, not that great of a value. A decent entry, but not amazing by any means.


Elder Sign
Elder Sign
5 used & new from $64.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only way to defeat the Ancient Ones... is with dice!, November 4, 2011
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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Introduced to my friends as Cthulhu Yahtzee, the name stuck. I was looking for a game within the Lovecraft universe, but that was also easy to introduce to people new to board gaming. This eliminated Arkham Horror, but I found out about Elder Sign and couldn't be happier with my purchase.

Players choose an Ancient One to battle, choose an investigator (that each have their own talents), and then lay out adventures to accomplish. Players must then roll dice to accomplish tasks on those adventure cards. Win, and they get items, spells, and elder signs (a certain number must be collected to win). Lose, and they lose health, sanity, and march inevitably towards doom and the awakening of the Ancient One.

The game is a cooperative game, so it's actually quite easy to introduce other people to it. Only one player needs to know the rules, and can guide by hand the newer players: "This adventure is too risky, so you should go for that easier one to build up some items and clues!" The game manages to be just atmospheric enough to capture that eerie feel, as you fill up the doom track and face terror effects during adventures. At the same time, the fun boils down to rolling dice, which I think all mortals have an inclination to love.

I think Elder Sign is a great gateway board game, and could even be fun for the whole family, if you don't mind introducing your children to insanity inducing aliens from other worlds!


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, Magic and Fun Abound!, November 4, 2011
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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The latest iteration of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts castle is a fun one! The building are modular, in that they can be connected in different ways, and can even be combined with LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts 4867, though you'll need an extra connecting module or two.

The set itself is full of fun little details, from Sirius Black's face in the fireplace, to a forbidden section in the library that can be opened with a turn of the key. Every inch of space is jam packed with little details, and is a great set for collectors. There's not much room for actual play inside the rooms, but it's a tremendous display piece. The set also comes loaded with mini-figures, along with a nice-looking cloak of invisibility.

Instructions are clear and bags are labeled, so the construction of this set took an adult less than two hours.

If you're a fan of Harry Potter, this set is a must have!


Just Cause 2  [Download]
Just Cause 2 [Download]
Price: $14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spoilers: Everything Explodes, June 29, 2011
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Just Cause 2 is an underrated modern classic. Whereas most games are pitting you in miscellaneous US wars and rushing you through 7 hours of explosions and bloody screens, Just Cause 2 gives you an entire island as a playground.

The voice acting is laughable and the main story is pretty much non-existent, but who cares when your mission is to fly a jet fighter, grapple to a missile in mid air, and destroy it? Tons of wacky stuff like this happens all the time, all set in one of the best looking environments in modern gaming. The view distance in this game is incredible, too. A lot of times, you'll be flying a helicopter to your next mission, and you'll want to pause and admire the sun reflecting off of the water in this tropical paradise (that you will blow up).

The game also has tons of things to find and collect for those who are OCD about it.

All in all, a great game. Worth it at retail price on release, and definitely worth it at its current price.


Premium Rubberized Crystal Snap-on Case Cover for Samsung© Fascinate - Black
Premium Rubberized Crystal Snap-on Case Cover for Samsung© Fascinate - Black
Offered by CellJoy USA
Price: $2.02
2 used & new from $2.02

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality for the price you pay, April 26, 2011
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Let's be honest, you can't expect a $2 case to make your phone bulletproof.

But as a case, it does the things I want it to do correctly:
1) Protect from scratches incurred during drops
2) Not add too much weight and bulk to my phone
3) Have a good "feel" so it doesn't slip out of my hand

It does all of these.


Wacom Cross Executive Pen - Capless (UPCROSS2)
Wacom Cross Executive Pen - Capless (UPCROSS2)

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best device of its kind, October 13, 2005
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The cross pen is without a doubt one of the best penabled pens available on the market, which is not surprising since the market is cluttered with manufacture pens.

It is a properly weighted and slick piece, and is my main pain for tablet use. Those who are afraid of heavy pens need not apply, as it is much heftier than pens of the Bic variety. But for those raised on comfort grips and the like, this pen is perfect.

Response and writing feel are on par, if not better than any manufacture pens I've ever tried (this includes fujitsu and toshiba ones).


Arco Everything You Need to Score High on Sat II Writing
Arco Everything You Need to Score High on Sat II Writing
by Leo Lieberman
Edition: Paperback
19 used & new from $0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, April 22, 2001
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Outlines all the basic stuff you need to know to score high on the test. Correct grammar, correct writing style, and many other things are discussed. After giving it a cursory glance, I learned a few new things I hadn't known before. My score of 660 will most likely go up to at least 750 after using this book. Still, the book could be better. Like most other books, it is boring, and it does not present the information in a way that will stick with you forever.


Gruber's Complete Preparation for the New SAT 8E (Gruber's Complete Preparation for the Sat)
Gruber's Complete Preparation for the New SAT 8E (Gruber's Complete Preparation for the Sat)
by Gary Gruber
Edition: Paperback
45 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book if you have time, April 12, 2001
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This is simply a great book. It is organized into clear, concise strategies. After reading this book, I can safely say that I am confident in my math abilities. I have yet to finish the reading/writing section yet, but I am sure that it will also be good. If you don't understand it, you're probably just skimming through it. Don't do that. Absorb it all, because each and every word is important.


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