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Potato Pirates

Potato Pirates 2: Enter the Spudnet. It's a game that uses potatos (that are pirates) in order to help teach cybersecurity and computer networking.

Because that's the world we live in these days.

By the way, I'm not saying that there's a thing wrong with that. I find it absolutely amazing. Some people don't get concepts right away. If you can find a good metaphor that gives you the information in a new and creative way that does jive with your learning style, bring it on. This new standalone game does just that and it's up on Kickstarter now.

To me, computers are magical machines filled with gnomes and sprites. I know basically nothing about how they work or how the program that I'm typing to you now actually operates. And, frankly, the world of programming and coding terrifies me. But that's the way the world is headed. Thankfully, there's games like Potato Pirates to help teach basics of programming in a fun, easy-to-use way. They had a very successful Kickstarter campaign, and now you can pick up a copy for yourself.
It's Saturday. Usually, that would mean gaming. But Friday meant gaming for me, as a friend came over after work and we played some Guild Ball, Bunny Kingdom, and Apotheca. Great way to spend a Friday. So, what am I up to Saturday? Well, I'm in the CMON Offices, helping pack orders for the holiday sale. Yeah, seems people loved those deep cuts. And since I feel partially responsible (as the one they tasked with actually changing the prices on all those things), I felt it only right to help pack everything up. But while I get orders together, I know you're here for a heaping helping of reviews. Heaping helping because we didn't have a Roundup last week, due to the holiday.

So, this week we've got: Near and Far, Queendomino, The Oregon Trail: Hunt for Food, Dog Might Games Traveler Dice Tower, Campy Creatures, Camel Up, A Game of Thrones Card Game, Colt Express, Truth Bombs, Ex Libris, Star Trek: 5-Year Mission, Slide Blast, Happy Salmon, DownForce, Smash Up iOS, Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, Ink Monsters, The Quest for El Dorado, Reef Route, Crabs, Werewords, Fog of Love, Museum Heist, Crosstalk, Potato Pirates, Tulip bubble, The Chameleon, Ulm, Asset Drop Subscription Box, Tortuga 1667, Dwar7s Fall, The Expanse, Tokyo Highway, and Ulock!

When it comes to computers, I pretty much have the intelligence of a potato. To me, they are magic boxes filled with gnomes and sprites. They work most of the time, but occasionally the Lilliputian workers go on a coffee break and things don't work. Well, Potato Pirates, a new card game that's up on Kickstarter, aims to teach you about coding (which I hear is a computer-thing) via a game where you mash, whip, roast, and fry your opponents.