Day 13-8-Ball Pool by Miniclip

Lucky for all you who love the games out there, I decided to do one more! Heheh. For those of you who love action with a competitive edge, today’s game is 8-Ball Pool by Miniclip.

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I decided to save space and put the pics together, it’s pretty self explanatory if you’re a pool player. I like this game because it’s very realistic and does not take long for you to build your skill levels and rank up. Second, I like that you can choose to play against either a random player, one of your friends, or in a tournament setting.

Through the game, there are bonuses too, like your pool cue auto-charging, and there a shop where you can use your coins earned to buy new pool cues, convo-packs (so you can talk to each other) or the hourly bonus earnings you can pick up.

Theres also the Vip club for players who have leveled up or purchased coins. This membership earns you more free coins on your bonuses plus more advantages.

This is a great app for those who enjoy a skill game such as pool, bowling, ski-ball and the like. I’ve played all those but stuck with this pool game because I like the challenge and all the options. Short post tonight being it was a late one getting to bed last night and this girl’s tired. I hope you’ve all enjoyed game week and also watching the Olympics. Jeez, I’m so tired, I forgot what next week’s theme was going to be. I should really utilize that calendar huh? Tune in anyway, maybe we’ll all get a surprise, lol. Nite all! ūüí§

Day 12-Dice With Buddies

Howdy folks and welcome to another installment of Games Week, my way of honoring the Olympics. These aren’t athletic games, unless you count your brain as a muscle and you’re looking for a good workout! I have one more game to highlight tonite, unless i go for the gold and post a final favorite tomorrow. You’ll just have to come and see!

Tonight’s game is the one i have been playing the longest, even if i don’t play daily. I have been playing this one at least six years, cause I remember sitting on the front porch of my rent house in Groves playing it with my hubby (who was in the house, lol) and that was over five years ago.

image This is the front screen

imageMy stats page and how to find me as a player

If you like Yahtzee, this is very similar, however, there is a classic Yahtzee game as well, I just don’t have it. I rather like this game because I’m used to it. Basic and easy, but it still features challenges and tournaments and opportunities to get cool, fun dice in different colors and designs.

imageThis is one of the spots you can enter a tournament from

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imageAn example of a full house, bottom board (from your phone)

You get three rolls to make your best choice of a play, with all the regular moves you find in Yahtzee.

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I used to play on my iPad, but took it off and now only play on my phone. ¬†I also¬†used to play a bunch of folks, now I’m down to three. What can I say, the other games just take up all my time, this one is great when I’m stuck in a dr’s office or “somewhere” and need to catch up with my friend’s match. I still like it, or I would have deleted it long ago.

So there you have it, tell me your favs and join in the fun. Find me and give me a new challenge, a reason to keep it around. Also, tell me what you think about my idea for vacation week-Aug 22-28, to keep up with my blog during that week, I thought I’d post photos and if time permits, little sub stories about them, like what we do at the beach, shopping trips, deep sea fishing-whatever. I haven’t decided what next week’s theme will be yet, you can help me with that as well if anyone has a good idea. Until tomorrow’s game (maybe?) have a fabulous Friday and see ya on the patio!

Day 11-Candy Crush Soda Saga

Here we are close to the end of Game Week and today, I’ve chosen Candy Crush Soda Saga. ¬†This is different from the Candy Crush I began playing a few years ago. I quit that one when I became stuck on a level and could not get past it. Not exactly sure how long I’ve been playing this one, but here I am at level 162.


This one is pretty challenging and has many Hard levels, one of which this one is. I have not been playing this level but a few days though, I’ll get past it I’m sure. I love this game, next to Papa Pear, it is my favorite. I like the challenges, the bright colors, and when I have the sound on, they’re pretty funny too. I hardly have sound playing in any of my games because I don’t want to bother other people.

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The pics above show the game’s progression, game board for this level, and proof that this level is deemed Hard. You also play this one alone, but can send help and lives to your friends, it is an app but is played through Facebook, if you want to play with friends. It also has worlds to conquer and once you do, you need help or money to advance. Luckily, I have nice friends that give me lives and so I always return the favor.

There is also challenges separate from the main game that you can switch over to for extra points and goodies, the current one is called Bubblegum Hill and you have to complete five hard levels to get the bubblegum troll’s crown. ¬†I’ve tried, but never succeeded, I normally just play the main game unless I’m in the mood for a challenge.


As long as I’ve been playing all these games, I’m sure I don’t know everything they do or how to achieve certain goals, I just accidentally figure most stuff out as I go. Like, how do I earn gold bars, for example. I get points but I don’t know how to get gold bars. No matter, I just keep on trucking.

I also play another version of this game called Candy Crush Jelly Saga, however, I’m only on level 52 and for whatever reason, I don’t care for it as much as this one. Sorry King. (They make both games)

Tonight, the Olympics features my favs again, swimming and gymnastics. I’ll be watching, will you? That’s great! Let’s cheer on our teams and watch them take some more gold together. And when you’re done with that, or maybe while you’re watching, play some games yourself! I’ll see you on a board somewhere hopefully! Find me through Facebook or the Game Center, my name is still phleb 50. My name is just my name on Facebook, ¬†Kimberly Smyth (although I go by Kim regularly). Have fun tonight everyone, see you tomorrow¬†on the patio!




Day 9-Game Week-Papa Pear Saga

Before I continue on with my next game review, I have to share some great news-I got a clean report and a gold star from my wonderful kidney doctor today! I don’t have to return for another six months, a sure sign that my disease has not progressed, and for that I am blessed. I believe a large part of that is due to my proactive attitude and behavior, however, I love my doctor as well for being so thorough as well as personable! He’s a charmer that Dr. Epstein, but serious as heart attack about being on top of my care. He is extremely accommodating and helpful as well, sharing whatever info I need to get the job done.

Ok, back to game week, a less serious subject and my contribution to the spirit of the games of the Olympiad. When I was considering themes for this week, I wanted to talk about something relevant, however, I’m no athlete so…..this is what you get, lol!


One of the games I’ve played the longest is this one from King called Papa Pear Saga. If you like pinball, you will like this game. There are many levels and worlds to conquer. Your goal is different for every level but in all games you start with your shooting ball (papa pear) which you ping off of different objects to either score points, light up buckets, or collect booster “balls” which can be several different things. There are peas, onions, cauliflower, fire pins, pears that grow larger and star pins for extra points. It’s a blast, each level gets more difficult and once you finish a “world” you must ask friends for help to unlock the next one, or if you are impatient, you can buy your way in (I never have).

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It would take all night to explain all this game can do, you just have to try it yourself!

Although it’s played through Facebook, mainly to help other friends get unstuck or move to a new level, you play this one alone. It’s great to improve one’s manual dexterity, besides being just plain fun. I regularly at least check in on all my games daily, it only takes a few minutes, but this game I love to play a few rounds a night.

In fact, I’m off to see what’s up in Papa Pear world right now, so join me again tomorrow night when I review my next favorite game. One can’t work all the time and this is what I do to relax when not writing, reading or otherwise working. I can play while watching tv, pausing when the action gets really good (like gymnastics at the Olympics right now)! Join me, or play some games of your own, everyone needs a little down time, and like I said, they keep you sharp and build some skills as well. Besides, my dogs are jealous of me writing and need some attention!

Share your favorites in the comments below or find me on Facebook and join in the fun! See you on the patio tomorrow!

Day 8-Games Week-Trivia Crack

In the spirit of the games of the Olympics, I’ll be talking about games this week, but not those games however. Psyche! It’s kind of silly, but I want to talk about the games I like to play on my iPad, and iPhone. Some are kind of like team sports in a way, since you play with friends or some random person and some are to be enjoyed alone.


Unlike being ranked first like the US was today in volleyball, I do get a weekly ranking in some games. Why, today I was ranked 3rd for the week on one of my favorite games, Trivia Crack, in which you answer questions from several different categories like sports, history, arts, geography, entertainment and science, but my ranking was only because I’m only playing one other person right now. My worst category is history, so I’m trying to improve that (see, it’s educational) and my best categories are science and the arts.

I don’t feel bad about playing these games because in their own way they are helpful, whether just giving me something to do when experiencing down time (like while I’m watching the Olympics) or making me use the ole noggin, like this game which makes me remember facts.

image¬†First person spins and gets a category in which they have a multiple image image imagechoice answer. You get to spin and guess your answers until you miss one, then it’s the other person’s turn. As you move through, you get chances to get each of the 6 characters that represent each category. First one to get all 6 wins.

Who wants to play next? My user name is kimberlysmyth. ¬†What games (if any) do you like to play? Let me know in the comments and I’ll see you tomorrow where I’ll discuss another of my favorite games.