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When finances are tight, you are the one called up to raise the money for a family holiday.
This book is not as you may think about people but about places. In fact it is about pubs in London that you might not have heard or seen, this book is full of pictures and it could encourage you to visit while they are still there. It could even suit a Fathers Day gift.
Staring at the beginning there is a Foreword by Suggs. This is followed by the contents 'Hidden Pubs of London' which have been divided into six areas which are City Slickers & Surrounds, Up West, Eastenders, Northern Stars, South of the River and Don't Forget your Travelcard. In total 38 pubs that you may want to visit but by reading about them and looking at the brilliant photos that accompany each pub you will want to visit.

More StarL Game Play

Are you strong minded enough to enter the world of StarL and leave before completing its 130 levels.
Can you infiltrate a criminal gang and bring them to justice?
When under attack from enemies, climbing a tower might not immediately seem the route to go - but you never know.
Following on, well over a year since the previous version, Tower of Wishes 3 arrives with yet another collection of Match 3 game play that takes you on a journey to have your special wish granted.  Developed by Ironcode Gaming, Tower of Wishes 3 switches the location of its focus to that of Japan.  You are cast you in the role of Rya, a skilled ninja, who is currently under threat from advancing hordes.
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Emporia Smart E6

While the vast majority of younger people are perfectly happy with 'bare' Android phones those 'more mature' and those of 'retired' age who may only have used a basic Nokia type phone to make a receive calls. These people still need assistance when doing more online.
This offering from Emporia looks like any standard recent phone, it has great photo and video taking capacity and from a distance no one would know the user is getting more support to do things like getting online and working with the likes of 'What's App' and indeed many other Apps. The measures 16x7.5 x less than 1cm and weights 210grams. The right side on/off button, the base has USB 'C' connector for charging and more. The left side volume up/down rocker and SIM entry point.
Whatever your favourite creature, pets have a special ability to take over your life including that part set aside for gaming.
Once again Pets take centre stage with my gaming review output with this next title from Tiny Little Lion.  Based on Hidden Object game play, with a spattering of mini game puzzles, this title is I Love Finding Cats & Pups.  My review of the title is based on the Collector's Edition version of this product which comes with a number of bonus items that consist of bonus chapters, wallpaper, music facility and details of the developers' cats and pups.
In the form of a digital magazine, this next title could keep you busy for many days ahead.
Are you a puzzle fan addict?  If so then this next title could provide your fix for the next few months.  The offering in question is the Clutter Puzzle Magazine Volume 16 No 2 Collector's Edition version.  Developed by Joe Cassavaugh, this special edition of puzzle challenges consists of 1,800 puzzles to text your ability at dealing with clutter.
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Pixel Art 14 : T1

With a method similar to Painting by Numbers, you can change monochrome pixels into colour.
Now up to version 14, Pixel Art is a title that combines elements of the Paint By Numbers concept with an underlying structure of pixel targeting.  Developed by T1 Games, this title allows different members of the family to create profiles to record their progress and the completed images they produced within a full screen environment.  Adjustments can be made to the volume levels used by background music and sound effects.
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Trust Keyboard/Mouse

This Keyboard and Mouse set from Trust is sold as 'silent'. Like almost all keyboard/mouse sets these days they are 'wireless' so you have a far greater area available available to use them.
The keyboard is 44x13x1cm you can raise the back from 2cm to 3.5cm with the provided lift out step. The keyboard has 107 keys with the top line the function keys having a further 13 actions via a two button action. It is powered by two 'AAA' batteries already inserted and waiting to be activated by pulling out a short paper lead. There is an on/off switch just above the numeric keypad and to the left of the three LED's.
With various puzzles, different locations, pets that hide and tasks to complete, this next title lets you furnish a room.
Sweet Home - Look and Find is a Hidden Object game developed by AVI Games.  I have been looking at the Collector's Edition version of the product.  This offering comes with a variety of bonus items to add extra appeal to the gaming experience as numerous tasks are completed. The game mixes together a series of mini game puzzles situated in different locations that feature Hidden Object action based on the content found within the scene.
The Universe requires your assistance to correct damage caused by outside influences.
Are you ready for a new challenge?  This is the task facing you with the next episode of LGT SIA series of Spellarium Match 3 titles.  Now up to number 10, this challenge  will involve you in the cultivation of elemental crystals and secure suitable storage.  In order to carry out this task, it will require working through over 100 Match 3 levels of grid action while tackling various mini game puzzles.
You never know what you might find under a stone until you lift the stone.
When I first saw the title of this next offering from Seven Sails, I thought it was another example of the popular Paint by Numbers concept.  While, in a way, I was partially correct, my initial thoughts were a little wide of the mark.
Freshly ground coffee then gives your coffee machine machine the best chance to give you that excellent feeling normally only achievable from a first rate coffee shop. While it is advantageous to have freshly cooked beans, it is more important to have freshly ground beans, hence the coffee shop grinds while you wait.
This is a small machine at 19x9x8cm and it weighs 894 grams. There is a 44 page operating instruction guide which is in 12 languages. The mains lead is to my mind a little short at 50cm long and the only other item in the box is a 12cm long brush to clean out the inside of the machine.
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Antiquarium : Seven Sails

An Antiquarium is a location storing a collection of antiquities.
In its original conception, an Antiquarium could hold any manner of ancient item that would be of interest to a relevant party.  However, in this case, an Antiquarium is also the title of a Hidden Object game produced by Seven Sails.  Rather than items of a certain age from a distant past, this Seven Sails Antiquarium has a more wider collection of content that is presented in a format suitable for different types of Hidden Object game play.
While searching for Mr. Jordan, you need to be aware that criminal gangs might be involved.
Hidden Object Secrets – Family Revenge is a title from the catalogue of offerings from Domini Games.  Available in Collector’s Edition format, this product offers the usual array of adjustments that I have come used to with Domini Games.
With areas of "The Land of the Free" as its source, Boom Zap brings together a mixture of Hidden Object searching and puzzle solving.
Boom Zap is continuing its campaign to provide the computer gaming community with interesting facts regarding areas of America.  This campaign started with the Pacific Northwest of America before moving on to the West of America.  Now the focus is on the New England area of America as part of Boom Zap’s Finding America series.  Like the earlier offerings, this New England title is available in Collector’s Edition format which adds extra content to the main game.
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Trust AYDA Headset

This Trust Headset is designed for those who work 'connected' as unlike most recent offerings it is not Wi-Fi but USB. The whole unit is quite small with as little as 15cm from the base of the earbud to the centre of the padded headband.
As stated the measures only 15cm from the base of the earbuds to the padded headband this can be increased by 2.5cm with the side expansion but some with larger heads might find them a little small. They are an on ear headset as the distance across the oval buds is 5cm side to side and 6cm top to bottom not enough to totally cover an adult ear. I do not have a particularly large head but needed the full 2.5cm expansion for them to sit over the top of my ears.
The popular podcast concept is used as the driving centre for this murder investigation.
Opening with a warning regarding its content having graphic depictions of violence, Elephant Game's title of It Happened Here - Streaming Lives places you in a city that is being plagued by grisly murders.  You are cast in the role of a mature journalist, called Emily Smith, who still bears the scars from the death of her husband after 25 years of marriage.
If you follow the instructions, will this turn you into an artist?
A few months ago I reviewed a title from T1 called Modern Art 13.  This product had transferred the concept popular with a previous generation, involving the production of paintings created by applying numbered paints to the same numbered areas of the canvas, to a digital based platform.  Maybe some of you might remember using the original Paint by Number kits from this time.
With this next title, you can join tourists visiting Los Angeles but do not expect an abundance of background information.
For the next episode of its Amazing Vacation series of titles, Lazy Turtle Games has decided to take us on a tour of the City of Angels.  Classified as a Hidden Object title, Amazing Vacation – Los Angeles spreads its field of operation over 20 locations covering different aspects of the host city.
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Anger Smash

If you are looking for an item suitable for Fathers Day (16-6-24) then this game could will fit the bill. Another feature in favour is that unlike a lot of other games the playing time is only 15 to 30 minutes.
Its solid box contains two packs of cards which come in a solid box 12x10x3.5cm that should keep the cards safe between games. There is a 12 page rule book the same size as the box so it can sit safely on top of the packs of cards. Each pack of cards are two different types so in fact there are really four packs, two packs of 48, one of 14 and the other just 10.
Rather than give you a view of the outside world, a window can depict a scene from a story.
With its title giving a strong clue as to its form of game play, Stories in Glass sets you the challenge of solving puzzles based on the concept of building up stained glass windows.  Developed by Tiny Little Lion and subtitled Winter, this puzzle game brings together a variety of picturesque scenes formed from glass elements and with a Winter based theme.  You just need to correctly position the coloured glass elements in various shapes to produce completed scenic images.
Jigsaw fans have another sources of puzzles to keep them busy with this next title.
Those with a very long memory may recollect a song by the Searchers entitled “Sweets for my Sweet”.  I was reminded of this popular song from over 50 ears ago when taking a look at this next offering from Denda Games.  This was due mainly to the product’s subtitle.
Take the opportunity to discover more about the history and civilisations of various countries with this next title.
World Wonders – Hidden Histories is a Hidden Object / Mini Game Puzzle offering from the 8 Floor Game team.  Available in Collector’s Edition format, this title invites you to visit a number of countries and discover more about their past history and the civilisations they represent.  The schedule on offer with this title takes in Cambodia, Jordan, Egypt, China, Greece, Thailand and Mexico plus the additional CE bonus of a visit to India.
It is time to test your nanogram skills as you travel around Africa.
Following on from taking a Winter Holiday excursion, as part of its Adventure Mosaic series, DIGIMIGHT spreads its scope even further and offers to take you on a Moto-Trip to Africa.  This journey will encompass stop-overs in Egypt, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Madagascar.  Each of these locations features 30 levels of nanogram game play that is mounted against localised landscapes of the visited area.
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Magnetic Power Banks : UGREEN

With power in your pocket, you can travel freely without worrying about loosing contact with everybody.
If you have power then you should be ready to go but, unfortunately, power is not always readily available at your fingertips when you need it.  News has just reached me that UGREEN, a company established to provide revolution hardware and digital solutions, have come up with a couple of devices that could help ease maters when power if not immediately available.  This solution from UGREEN comes in the form of two devices offering magnetic power bank facilities of different capacities.
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Sony Xperia I V

Joining the ever-increasing ranks of smartphone models is the Sony Xperia I V handset which has been keeping out reviewer company.
I must admit to a certain element of surprise when offered the opportunity to review a particular Sony smartphone.  The model in question was the Sony Xperia 1 V whose launch has been announced nine months ago, which some might regard as a hefty chunk of some phone models life span.  But once the initial burst of surprise departed I was ready to take on the task of checking the capabilities of the Sony Xperia 1 V product when put to the test.
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Skullcandy Ecobuds

This is possibly the easiest set of Ear Buds I have reviewed to link to a phone or other such device. However there is another side as Skullcandy do seem to be taking the environment seriously as there was not a single piece of plastic anywhere in the box there was only paper and card both of which are recyclable.
The whole box is only 10x6x2.5cm but everything you need including the recharge unit are included, even two extra sets of buds. The charge unit is only 5x3x2cm with a short 3cm long USB 'C' lead that wraps around the side to live in the base of the unit. The buds are stored in there when not in use and you remove them to link to your device. The total weight of the charge unit with the buds is only 21grams.
Match 3 game play provides the platform to return a relic to its normal resting place.
e-Funsoft has added to its extensive collection of Match 3 titles that challenge players.  This latest addition comes as part of the Gaslamp Cases series of Victorian melodramas.  Now up to number eight in this particular series, the Gaslamp Cases 8 offering is entitled Quest for the Relic and features the combined investigative talents of Morgan, Jack and Tensin as you are led through a story line that many, including myself, will find quiet forgettable.
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