THIS TIME, THE CAKE IS NO LIE

Before Chell made her way through Aperture Science Laboratories in Portal and Portal 2, there were legions of Test Subjects who tried (and failed… a lot) to pass through those very same test chambers. Lured to their demise by the same thing that lures us most of the parties and company meetings we attend: the promise of delicious Cake!

Okay, so we don’t know for sure if they all died for Cake. They definitely died, though. Horribly. For SCIENCE! And now Aperture has resumed testing, with a fresh batch of faceless Test Subjects for you to maneuver to a cakey victory – or let fall to their deaths. Why fall? Oh, that’s just because the Lab is made up of modular Test Chamber panels and at the end of every player’s turn, one of the Chambers gives way, plunging all Test Subjects and Cake Slices to oblivion. For SCIENCE! This nifty board game, designed by the Valve staff (you know, the wonderful minds behind the original Portal video games), brings back all your favorite elements, from the Companion Cube to GLaDOS herself. There are even Portals to navigate through the chambers. But the big takeaway here is that the Cake is NOT a lie, and you’re gonna need to amass as much of it as you can in order to win the day – while not dying. Try not to die. Honestly, it’s just like most parties we attend.

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Super Mario Chess Game Collector’s Edition

The 1st-ever Nintendo-authorized chess game… starring the most popular Super Mario characters! Packaged in a cool collector’s tin, this super-special set features 32 colorfully detailed pieces, including Mario (king), Luigi (queen), Princess Peach (bishop), Princess Daisy (bishop), Yoshi (knight), Toad (rook), Coin (pawn), Bowser (king), Bowser Jr. (queen), Magikoopa (bishop), Birdo (knight), Goomba (rook), and Koopa Shell (pawn). Unbelievable! Measures 3-inches tall x 11-inches wide x 11-inches long.

Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart

We all know the classic game of Monopoly, and we all know the iconic game of Mario Kart. We figured combining two things that we like couldn’t be a terrible idea. Except for the fact that friendships have certainly been ended by both of these games on a fairly grand scale. Hopefully you and your buddies can come to an agreement that whatever happens in Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart, stays in Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart.

Zombie Road Trip Board Game

Get ready for game night! Add the Zombie Road Trip Board Game to your line-up. 2-4 players, Ages 12 and up.