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Using your BlackBerry PlayBook for family game night

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BlackBerry PlayBook Monopoly

I use my BlackBerry PlayBook for all kinds of things. I browse the web from the couch, view my recipes in Evernote in the kitchen and even take video of my kids galavanting around the house. One of my favorite things however is using my PlayBook for family game night. The Zeis family are a competitive bunch, so we like to rock out a game night at least once a week. Although the PlayBook is a great work tool, there are also some great games available that make it fun for the whole family. The games are just one part of the equation though -- keep reading to see how I use my BlackBerry PlayBook to have an awesome family game night.

Gameloft launches $0.99 BlackBerry PlayBook game sale, including Modern Combat 2

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Gameloft BlackBerry PlayBook sales 

Coinciding with an iOS Chinese New Year promotion, Gameloft now has a bunch of their excellent BlackBerry PlayBook games on sale for $0.99 a pop. These include Asphalt 6, UNOStar Front: Collision, Modern Combat 2, and Eternal Legacy

Gameloft started pumping out a bunch of PlayBook titles this fall, and the quality is second only to EA's titles. Even then, sometimes Gameloft is much more open about doing "homages" to other popular games than EA. Asphalt 6 is a good pick if you've already played the preloaded Need for Speed to death. The familiarity of UNO will be a welcome sight for those looking for something a little more casual. I've put some time into Star Front: Collision, and as a guy who had spent a healthy chunk of high school playing StarCraft, it was a great addition to my PlayBook.

UNO HD for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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UNO is not just any other game. It's more like an institution. How many of you out there played this game in one form or another growing up? I know I can't remember a time I wasn't UNO'ing with my parents on the kitchen table. Yes, we did in fact make up a word to describe our addiction. While you can't jump up and slam down a card while screaming UNO, all the classic elements are there at your disposal, including some new rules, all thanks to Gameloft. The version on the BlackBerry PlayBook is similar to ones released on iOS and Android and I'm thrilled it's finally come to the PlayBook.