When I lived in Gahanna, Ohio, back in the day, I had my very first taste of a Dairy Queen strawberry sundae, and even though I don’t indulge in DQ all that much any, due to the fact that the closest DQ is now 20 miles away, I really enjoyed this game, and seeing all the new stuff DQ has to offer that I was not aware of. In this time management game, we play as Emily, a young lady that loves DQ that ran across a chance to manage an old-style, pass-thru window DQ store that only offers the frozen treats, like shakes, sundaes, Dilly Bars, and the classic soft serve cones. Read more...(259 words, 31 images, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)
Alawar Games and Melesta love taking their basic time management games and rolling them through hundreds of variations on a theme, and Spooky Mall is following this formula. We have a fresh college grad, ready to work, not getting much success in finding work, much like many college grads in real life, then she gets a call. A mysterious person wants her to manage a mall, and her shifts start at midnight. So, this is not an ordinary mall.
After seeing the set up of the mall, it somewhat reminded me of old The French Market that used to be in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, with its varying food outlets under one big roof. We start in the regular grocery, and then it becomes a typical supermarket run, fill the stock, clean up after rude customers, check out people… wet, lather, rinse, repeat, much like Supermarket Management. The thing is, in Spooky Mall, the reason the stores are only open at night is because the customers are ghosts, wraiths, spirits, and other kinds of benign undead. About the creepiest thing I saw was a clown that looked like an undead Ronald McDonald (*shudder*)! As if live clowns aren’t creepy enough! Read more...(308 words, 31 images, estimated 1:14 mins reading time)
BANECTOMY (bah nek’ to mee) n. The removal of bruises on a banana.
We all love the flavour of tropical fruits, and the one that is most common to us and the one kids love the best has to be the banana. In fact, when I grew up in Gahanna, Ohio, as kids, we’d say stuff like, “I’m tellin’ on you!” “Why?” “‘Cause you threw a banana and blew up Gahanna!” Silly kids games aside, most of us will at some time have to perform a banectomy. Get your paring knife good and sharp, and work those bruises off, because that mushy stuff is not going to taste all that well in a banana daquiri. If you are baking banana bread or muffins, let it get a few more bruises. If that banana has many outside bruises, a banana split might be out of the question, unless it’s these Banana Splits. Read more...(212 words, 4 images, estimated 51 secs reading time)