Gruß vom Krampus 2017

December 1st is here, and even the grinchiest of scrooges can’t bah humbug away the timing for people to celebrate the winter holiday of their choice. In fact, celebrate them all! Have an eggnog latte and watch the yearly furor over Starbucks cups. Discuss the merits and problems with the figure of Zwarte Piet. Put on horns and run through the streets on Krampusnacht. Declare your correctly made lunch order to be a Festivus miracle. Greet people with whatever saying you want, respond in kind, and just don’t be a dick about it.

Anyhow, I’ve decided to make this the first annual holiday greeting from myself, and all my incoming staff, at The Rat Hole. It was no coincidence that The Rat Hole’s official opening was Thanksgiving in America, or as the rest of the world calls it: Thursday. It’s generally considered an “acceptable” start date for the North American holiday season. So each week until Christmas The Rat Hole is going to put up a holiday game review.
Secret Santa, Superfight’s Naughty & Nice deck, and The Christmas Trivia Game, are all live for your reading pleasure, with another three weeks coming.

I know that only a single holiday post a week is just not enough, so here are some fun things from around the interwebz:

The AMAZING folks at Cheapass Games are showing off their latest release, Doctor Lucky’s Mansion That Is Haunted, with a daily contest! Check out Doctor Lucky’s Haunted Advent Calander each day for a new contest, with a new cool prize. (You don’t need to be an American to win, but you DO need an American shipping address.)

Exploding Kittens has a Holiday Name Generator up on their website, if you want something silly to do.

While I was writing next weeks holiday review, I came across this horribly wonderful 8-bit game of Krampus (You can just close the registration popup and still play for free)

Here’s a review of T’was The Night Before Krampus that I wrote over at Geek-o-Rama. I started my journey as a reviewer with them, and I will be eternally grateful to Katrina, and everyone there.

Speaking of comics this is a thing:

I’ll close out this missive with a live performance from the incredibly talented Bryce Kulak. You should check out his website and tell him to record this thing properly!

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!