Modern Games With An Overly Enthusiastic Cover
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I find that most of the games I see in stores are very enthusiastic and promise much. Fun is not only guaranteed, but lives will be changed. Everyone will have a good time, thus pegging the bar for entertainment quite high. They often include simple instructions on what the entirety of play will require.


Ex 1: Balloon Purgatory


Veknal Het Niet! Veknal Het Niet!

I am instructed to "Not Pop It" (repeated on front and back).

I can handle this - just ROLL! and Click! (Reminder: Don't Pop It!)


Or SEE! FEEL! STEAL!
Wait, what?


"I forgot to feeeeeeeel."

But this is not new information. Looking back, many games I saw as a kid were downright boastful in the fun contained within its cardboard frame.





Yeah, I am grateful for the sleep, but I hope I don't wake up like this.


Why is this commercial burned in my brain decades later?




Actually as advertised...


So I took a few moments and knitted together some enthusiastic covers to some modern games. Hey, I think some euro games could do with some lofty goals.
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