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BOARD GAMES: Ninja-style

By Jackie Burrell
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 6:25 am in Family Entertainment.

Ninja versus Ninja A ninja board game? With teeny tiny, adorable ninjas sneaking from dojo to dojo? What’s not to like? “Ninja vs. Ninja” ($24.99, a two-player game for ages 8 and up) is a fun, fast strategy game, but it’s for two players only, so it may not be the best thing for a family game night. Still, any ninja fan will be tickled and, as far as we know, there aren’t exactly a lot of board games out there for the ninja demographic. This one’s made by Out of the Box, makers of Apples to Apples. Idea is, you roll a cool die that sends one of your little ninjas into enemy territory, but you only have a few moves in which to get him back. The deeper he advances, the more points you get – but the more difficult it is to retrieve the tiny fighter, and the points don’t count unless he gets back safely. Suffice it to say, I scored zero points and lost my entire dojo’s worth of ninjas, while my kid cackled wildly and swept to victory.

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