Best Board Games to Play to Win Money

Posted October 4th, 2013 by Miss Mediocre
You can play many board games for money, and although board games such
as snakes and ladders can be significantly spiced up once you start
betting real money on them, as the results depend entirely on chance
your chances of winning are the same as the other players. The best
board games to play to win money are those where you have an edge, in
other words where you have a better chance of winning than your opponent.

Obviously this includes mind games such as chess, where you can always
beat a better player, but it is very difficult to hide the fact that you
are better, and after winning a few games nobody else will want to bet
against you.

However, if you choose a game that most people think is entirely chance,
but you know some special tactics and strategies that give you a
significant advantage, then you are in the driving seat and in the long
run you will always win.

An example of this kind of game is Monopoly. In this game there are some
mathematically proven strategies that will always increase your chances
of winning and that few people know about. For instance, Marlborough
Street, Bow Street and Vine Street are the most visited properties; and
this is where people are most likely to land when they get out of jail.
And Park Lane, a much coveted property, is rarely landed on. These are
just a few examples; there are others if you care to research them.

There are also many online casino games that are based on traditional
board games where you can win a very large amount of money. Play the best 
online casino games in the UK at For instance the afore mentioned snakes
and ladders is used as the theme in various instant win games as well as
some interesting slots. There are also slot versions of monopoly. Other
exciting examples include Cluedo slots, and although there are slots
games based on Draughts (or Checkers if you prefer) we are yet to come
across one based on Chess.

Quintessential Quintet Achieved

Posted October 2nd, 2013 by Miss Mediocre

My free WoW time is up today but I do think I will re-sub! I had a lot of fun just leveling by myself and actually got two different  characters to 90 tonight. I now have a Paladin, Priest, Warlock, Mage and Rogue at 90 and got myself the Quintessential Quintet achievement. I wish there was an achievement for leveling more than 5 characters to 90, but it is cool they added any alt-related achievements at all. When I got every class to 80 before Cata there was no special reward, other than having every class at 80 I guess.

Whenever I actually re-activate my account (potentially later on today), I’ll have to finally go check out the Timeless Isles and other more recently added content! While playing my 7 free days there were lots of things I thought I’d like to do, I was just focused on trying to get at least one more character to 90, so hopefully when I come back I can actually keep busy in game this time!

If anyone has any must-check-out suggestions for me that have been added to WoW anytime in the last 10 months or so, please let me know! I know there’s a lot of new content, it would just be nice to know ahead of time what is the most fun or rewarding!

Leveling and Brewfest and Transmogs!

Posted September 30th, 2013 by Miss Mediocre

It’s kind of funny the things I fall back into when I get a little WoW time. Basically I ran Coren Direbrew until I got the DPS trinket for my main. I leveled my mage from 85 to 89 in one sitting and then ran Direbrew with her for the trinket. I also tried to make some gold on the AH and went back to farming the transmog set I’d been after before I canceled my account. I haven’t even checked out any of the new content at all.

I have been enjoying my WoW time though, so actually re-subbing when my time runs out Wednesday evening is a definite possibility. I’d like to get one of every class to 90 before the next expansion because leveling is still one of my favorite things to do! Plus I actually got the transmog piece I’d been farming for ages last night, so that made me want to keep playing. It’s the [ Cassock of the Loyal ] from Heroic Underbog. Basically it’s the re-colour of the cool Paladin Judgement set skirt. It’s hard to find a plate skirt, which is why I love it so much. I’m not so much into having a complete set though. I more like taking certain pieces from a bunch of different places and making a cool outfit, the skirt was just the foundation. I really like how my paladin ended up looking kind of like a mage, lol. She’s got on Warrior’s Embrace from Sunken Temple and a Purple Martial shirt from the clothier in Dalaran, who I had totally forgotten about! Oh and Mask of Penance, which is the Judgement set re-colour from Steamvaults.

I have managed to step away from WoW for a few minutes here and there to keep working on some of my artwork at least. I finished my painting of my warlock, Elaynna and her imp. I am pretty happy with how it turned out! Now I have started a Halloween themed Night Elf picture. It seems like every painting is just a little bit better than the last, so hopefully my progress continues!

Thanks for Reading!
MM :)

I’m Back! … Again!

Posted September 28th, 2013 by Miss Mediocre

It always hits around the first day of Fall. It’s like the changing of the leaves triggers something in my brain. Unlike other mammals whose instincts tell them to collect food and hibernate, cooler temperatures always send me into virtual worlds. I haven’t touched a video game in 6 months but now I’m back into SimCity, adding another 30 hours to my total play time in the past week. There are still a lot of irritating bugs, but I managed to get up to 80 million dollars in my city, which is a new personal best. Blizzard, those sweet marketing geniuses, obviously read my mind and sent me 7 days of free play time too, which I foolishly activated before installing the game. Now I’m trying to play while the background downloader is running and it keeps crashing my game, but it’s still so nice to be back!

I guess gaming is like my form of hibernation! Thankfully I still have this lovely pink blog on which to share my gaming adventures. For some reason if I write about it, it doesn’t feel like gaming is so much of a bad thing to spend my time at! Plus I have been toiling away trying to improve my drawing/painting, hoping someone someday will buy something I’ve done and I’ve already started working on a few of my own characters. Yaay for gaming inspiration!

I’m not sure if anyone still reads this thing or not, but either way I will likely be posting more as the nasty cold season approaches!

Bates Motel… Sim Style!

Posted April 28th, 2013 by Miss Mediocre

I’ve been getting into the new series Bates Motel and I’ve also been playing SO MUCH SIMS. So naturally, I created Bates Motel for the Sims3! I thought it would be fun to move in my own little family of psychos, rent out the motel rooms to some unsuspecting tenants and just see what happens, lol. I also wanted to share it on here since I searched for one in the exchange before building this and couldn’t find one!

I made it as close to the television house as I could, I even followed their floor plan. Hopefully someone else out there is a fan of both Bates Motel and the Sims and can get a kick out of this.

Here’s my link to it on the Exchange :

Ground Floor

Second Floor

Hotel Rooms

Happy Noblegarden

Posted April 6th, 2013 by Miss Mediocre

I haven’t been playing much in the last couple of weeks but I logged onto WoW quickly tonight to check out the changes they made to the Noblegarden event. I noticed they added a new mount, the Swift Springstrider for 500 eggs and two new colours of bunny ears, pink and black, each for 50 eggs. I wasn’t sure I was up to farming 500 eggs for the mount, but figured I’d give it a shot. It actually only took me an hour and a half to get 500 eggs in Azure Watch. I got enough for 2 mounts, a Polymorph Rabbit Tome, and a pair of the black ears before I got bored of it. I found an extra mount in one of the eggs as well as about 10 of the Spring Rabbit pets. I’m attempting to sell the extra mounts for 2700g, which is less than anyone else on my server right now. Hopefully they sell and if so the mount I kept and the gold definitely make all my egg grinding worth it!

Anyway I just thought I’d post quickly about it in case anyone was thinking they maybe wanted the mount but thought it would take too long to farm for. The eggs respawn super fast and the chance of one dropping from an egg helps to keep it interesting. Best of luck and Happy Noblegarden!


SimCity Review (Final)

Posted March 18th, 2013 by Miss Mediocre

Alright so after 117 hours, I’m pretty much done with the game. I guess that’s a pretty good hours of enjoyment vs game price ratio! I just feel like I’ve done everything I wanted to do. I got almost all the achievements and the final straw was two more of my biggest cites “stopped functioning properly” and the roll back option that says it should take a few minutes, has been processing for days. I think it’s still worth the initial $70 to check out and play for 100 hours or so, but if you get frustrated easily, I’d still give it some time before jumping in!

Now I’m headed back to Azeroth, where I have (yep it’s disgusting) over a year of play time, and yet there’s still new things to do!

SimCity Review Take 2

Posted March 14th, 2013 by Miss Mediocre

SimCity is finally up and running after one of the worst releases of all time. Now that it is, I hate it even more than when it wasn’t working because now I can’t stop playing!!! It’s so much fun! I have a region I’m playing with my two little brothers and we each have a few cities. I find it really fun trying out different cities with different specializations. My main one is a mining city that turns the alloy and recycled plastic into processors which I sell for big bucks on the “global market”, lol. I made it up to 10million simoleans and a 200k population in that city. I managed to build the solar farm Great Works with that city too by setting the trade port to “use locally” for all the different components (alloy, plastic and processors). It took me ages to figure that out and then it takes ages for your city to produce and ship everything to the Great Works site. It was definitely worth it though with the Solar Farm because it makes it so all the cities in your region that are connected to the site don’t need to create any kind of power and can just buy it for cheap from the farm. Now I’m working on the Archology site and trying to make a tourism specialized city.

I’ve had the game for a total of 144 hours… I’ve worked for 15… I’m now at 91 hours played! I don’t think I even played WoW that much when I first got it! Though that was probably only because I had a life back then, lol… I’d write way more about the game… but instead I’m going to go play it!

Thanks for reading!
MM <3

Sim City Sucks…

Posted March 8th, 2013 by Miss Mediocre

I was having a hard time deciding if I should get the new Sims University expansion or the new Sim City. After much deliberation I decided on Sim City because I hadn’t played a Sim City game since I was a kid and The Sims 3 expansions I have so far have all been buggy and frustrating to play on my computer. So I purchased, downloaded and updated Sim City (about an hour long process) and then started my city in a region with my little brother. It was pretty easy to get the hang of and before long I was really enjoying the game.

Then after a couple hours all the servers crashed and were unable to connect. I couldn’t get my city to load and neither could my brother so we quit for the night. Then when the servers finally did get working again the next day, every single American and European one had a que time of at least 20 minutes. I waited then selected my game, but it wouldn’t load so I had to wait in que for another 20 minutes. Finally I got back into my city and worked away for about an hour. I noticed that the Community College I’d placed the night before when the serves were going wonky wasn’t there, so I tried to put down a new one. An alert came up and said my town wasn’t functioning properly so did I want to abandon it or roll it back to a time when it was working? I chose to roll it back, since obviously I didn’t want to abandon my sweet city!

So it rolled my city back to when it was “functioning”… To when it had 0 simoleans and a population of 0… I thought that couldn’t be right and tried to take a closer look at my city, but it didn’t work and I had to restart the game and am now in another 20 minute que. So as far as I can tell I have 8 hours played and absolutely nothing accomplished. This all brings to mind the experience I had with The Sims Medieval. Another game from Maxis/EA that would glitch out and make a 20+hour campaign suddenly corrupted and unplayable. I get that launches can be a tricky thing with any online game but this is just ridiculous…

If you’re considering buying Sim City, it’s probably awesome but you won’t be able to play it. Don’t waste your money, save it and buy the game in a month, or two months, or spend it on another game! Like World of Warcraft! Which I have been playing a lot, decided to take a break from to check out Sim City, and am now thankfully able to retreat to!

Terrific Trio

Posted February 24th, 2013 by Miss Mediocre

I really wanted the Love Rocket from this year’s Love Is In the Air festival thingy so I rushed my Warlock and Priest to 89 so they’d be able to que for the daily dungeon event. I wasn’t lucky enough to get it but I did end up with 3 level 90 characters, so it wasn’t a totally wasted week in WoW! My ret paladin was the first character I got to 90 as I mentioned in my last post. Next I leveled my destruction warlock, which was the most fun I’ve had leveling a character in a long time! She was a beast! Next I leveled up my shadow priest, who was fun and pretty beastly herself, but just couldn’t compare to my lock! I’m worried I should have saved the warlock for last and now everything I level will feel just not quite as fun, but oh well!

My lovely lock

Now I’m leveling my fire mage who is named Missmediocre that I made a while ago! She was only level 66 but I got her to 73 in only 2 days! Leveling is super fast now with heirlooms, guild perks and randoms! I haven’t even been minding the LFG experience this time around, there are still a lot of assholes, but some people aren’t too bad and you don’t have to deal with them for very long if they are really annoying.

I’m thinking it would be cool to have one of every class at level 90… I made it to one of every class to level 80 before Cataclysm hit and I think it was the coolest thing I’d achieved in WoW (imo anyway). There’s only one more achievement for having multiple 90s right now, Quintessential Quintet (for 4) but I think I’d still like to try it! Plus they might add more achievements for alt-o-holics like me in the future!

Pandaria is turning out to be a pretty decent expansion! And to think, I almost didn’t even bother buying it!

Thanks for Reading!
<3 MM

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