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Posted 2005-09-09 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
Which do you think is the easiest and most enjoyable way to play classic card games: With a deck of cards? Or with your Game Boy Advance?

Majesco Entertainment Company has just announced the availability of its budgetware Game Boy Advance title "Majesco's Kids Kards," which features time-tested card games such as Go Fish, War, Crazy Eights, Old Maid and Slap Jack. So, instead of handling an easy-to-manage deck of cards, you can squint at the GBA screen and poke tiny buttons. I can understand bringing board games to a portable format, but cards are already palm-sized. Besides which, a deck of cards never runs out of batteries. Oh, and you can buy a deck of cards for about a twentieth of the price of "Majesco's Kids Kards." Someone over at Majesco needs a good sacking.
 
     
 
   
 
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