Get Irradiated With Game-a Rays
I suggest a new strategy: Let the Hulk win
Playing board games with my kid sister Maureen is such a drag. Whether it’s Backgammon, SORRY!, RISK, CANDYLAND or FURY OF DRACULA, it always ends the same: Maureen eventually falls behind, so she gets frustrated. Frustration leads to anger. And you wouldn’t like playing games with her when she’s angry.
I’ve gotten so I can tell when it’s going to happen. First she gets this little tic near her eye. Then her nostrils flare and she starts to hyperventilate. Finally she collapses to the floor, doubled over and groaning and gritting her teeth. There’s no turning back from this point. We’re going to have an episode. When she stands up, she’s like a different person.
“GRAAAAH,” she yells, batting the pieces off the board with a sweep of the backhand. “MAUREEN HATE THIS STUPID GAME!” Then she grabs the box top and tries to wallop me over the head with it. (That’s why Dad won’t let us get those fancy heirloom editions of SCRABBLE. He’s afraid I’ll get brained.)
“WHY PUNY DICE NEVER ROLL HIGH NUMBERS FOR MAUREEN? DICE TRY TO TRICK MAUREEN? MAUREEN SHOW DICE WHO BOSS!” And she chucks them as hard as she can. We lose more dice that way.
“RAAARRR,” she goes, as she pounds the board with her tiny fist. Well—not so “tiny” if you’re the little MONOPOLY Scottie dog! That pooch gave her a pretty good gash on the hand, though. Of course, it only made her madder. And the madder Maureen gets, the stronger she gets. It’s… well, it’s incredible. “MAUREEN IS STRONGEST ONE THERE IS,” she always tells me at some point during her freakout, and I’m inclined to believe it.
Fortunately, we recently got this Incredible Hulk SMASH! game, in which destructive rampages are an integral part of game play. Everyone makes his own clay vehicles with the included Hulk Fist mold case, and when you draw the right cards, you get to crush your opponents’ cars flat with the “Smasher.”
It’s a pretty good deal for the family all around. Maureen gets to blow off some steam without derailing the whole game, I get to play a board game through to the end with my sister—and with the money they might otherwise have spent replacing another couple board games every week, my parents are saving up to enroll Maureen in anger management therapy!
Warranty: 90 Day Woot Limited Warranty
Recommended Ages: 6 Years +
- Make your own clay vehicles with the Hulk Fist mold case, then roll the dice to race them along the path
- Stop your opponents by drawing cards that let you smash their vehicles flat with the Hulk Smasher
- Keep making `em, racing `em and smashing `em until somebody makes it out of the city to win!
- For 2 to 4 Players
- Gameboard: 20" x 20" (L x W)
- Weight: 2.6 lbs
- Incredible Hulk Smash Board Game
- Instruction Sheet, Cards and Dice
- Hulk Smasher and Hulk Fist Mold Case
In the box:
- Hulk Fist Mold Case
- Hulk Smasher
- 9 Cardboard Buildings
- 12 Smash’ em Cards
- 4 Two-Oz. Containers of Modeling Compound
- Rules/Instruction Sheet
- 2 Dice
Notice to Consumer: Modeling Compound Contains Wheat. Non-toxic. Conforms to ASTM D-4236