Friday, November 6, 2009

No such thing as a bad day to hunt!

Now, when your girl friend drags you to meet her family over Thanksgiving, you can STILL play Big Buck Hunter!
See how we care for you?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Big Moose Score in the Big Apple

Andy Lin ( aka the 'Big Buck Ninja') served up a pretty decent score on Moose Adventure.
Think you can top it?
Send us your photo!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Easter Egg (Part XII)

The easter egg parade continues. This time it's stopping at the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
1) Choose the Kudu Adventure
2) On the second trek, go to the 1st site (upper left square)
3) When the scene starts, shoot the small rock at the base of the tree on the left.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Easter Egg (Part XI)

Just when you thought you'd found all the easter eggs, turns out there's more!

1) Choose the Sable Adventure

2) On the third trek, go to the 4th site (left square on the bottom row)

3) When the scene starts, shoot the small rock in front of the funky piece of wood.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Tournament Types! - Cumulative Kills

Rack 'em up!
The more the merrier with Cumulative Kills Tournaments

Maybe you're not a world-class sharpshooter like Big Buck Legends Jerad Berg, Alex Derhohannesian, Steve Guenther or Michael Jastrzembski. Maybe you just love having a pitcher of beer with friends and playin a few rounds of Big Buck with your 5 favorite sexy barmaids hunting party. Well, Cumulative Kills Tournaments are for you!

Cumulative Kills Tournaments keep track of your total cumulative bucks killed over the course of the tournament. You don't need to get a zillion points, just keep racking up kills. Each time you play a cumulative kills tournament game, all your bucks killed are added to your running total. The more you play, the higher your total. Don't worry if you miss a critter or two, just keep rackin' the bucks up!

There's no such thing as a bad day to hunt!
So play more, shoot more & win more with cumulative kills tournaments.

This year the 2009 Big Buck Safari World Championship Qualifying Tournament will be a cumulative kills style tournament. Click here to find out what region you are in, and where to start playing!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Texas partys Big Buck Style

Texas is the next stop for the Big Buck Hunter Party bus!

So for all you Big Buck Texans, time to set aside your 5-star chili and 10-gallon hats, git on your horse and make a b-line to one of our 3 Big Buck Parties in the Lone Star State

The Party Schedule:

Thursday, July 23rd at Coaches in Houston, TX.
Friday, July 24th at Mulligan's in San Antonio, TX.
Saturday, July 25th at Lavaca St. Bar in Austin, TX.

"Git my gun, Ma!"

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Tournament Types! - King of the Hill

Are you tired of competing against the top Big Buck players in the nation?
Do you feel like you have no chance of winning a prize?

If so, then Play Mechanix has introduced the perfect Big Buck tournament for you.
Play Mechanix has created a new style of tournament called 'King of the Hill'.
In a 'King of the Hill' style tournament, you don't compete against every player in the country, you only compete against the other players at your favorite location.

Perhaps you don't feel you stand a chance against some of the crackshots from across the country, but you know you can beat the stiffs at your own watering hole. Well this is the tournament for you. In a 'King of the Hill' tournament, the top score from each location wins a prize.

So if 5 people play a 'King of the Hill' tournament at your bar, the top player on that machine will win a prize.

Now you can't run all over town and get a first place score on every machine, because you can only win at one location (whatever location has your highest place).

Now everyone has a shot at winning a prize!

King of the Hill Tournaments:

Greater Minneapolis / St. Paul Area - Click HERE for locations

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Washington parties Big Buck Style!

Calling all Washingtonians:

Big Buck is coming to the northwest to PARTY!!

So put down your Starbucks, granola and wool socks and get over here.

The Schedj:

Thursday, July 9th at Grand Ave Ale House in Bellingham, WA.

Friday, July 10th at O'Malley's in Tacoma, WA.

Saturday, July 11th at Bleacher's in Seattle, WA.

All parties are 8PM to 11PM

Git my gun, Ma!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009 World Championships - Coming Soon!

Keep watching....

The 2009 World Championships are coming up for Big Buck Hunter® Pro and Big Buck Safari®.

The Regional Online Qualifying Tournaments start on August 1st and run through August 29th.

There will be a separate World Championship for each game title and there is a top prize of $10,000 each.

There will be a grand total of over $70,000 given away throughout the tournaments.

The country will be broken down into 8 regions and the tournaments will kickoff on August 1st with Online Regional Qualifying Tournaments.

Stay tuned for more for details!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Nebraska partys Big Buck Style!

The infamous Big Buck Parties are coming! Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, your time has come.

Join us on:
Thursday, June 18th at Delta House in Omaha, NE.
Friday, June 19th at Jack's Bar and Grill in Lincoln, NE.
Saturday, June 20th at Side Pockets in Omaha, NE.
All Parties start at 8PM and last until 11PM.Don't miss out on a great night of Big Buck Hunting!!!

Hunt, Drink and Win with Big Buck Hunter® Pro and the Big Buck Girls. Come out and party with us for a night of FREE Big Buck Hunting, meet the Big Buck Girls, have a chance to win great Big Buck prizes, and find out more on the upcoming Big Buck Hunter® Pro World Championship.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

NYMag Crowns Alex DerHohannesian

In a recent web feature, New York Magazine selected Alex DerHohannesian as 'da Champ' of the New York City Big Buck players (No doubt based on his recent appearance HERE at Porch).

You are definitely the best looking of that crowd.

We are always interested in collecting people's strategies and tips to pass on to other players. Pappy particularly liked your quote:

"It’s all about getting the right buzz, where I’m not that sober but I’m not totally sauced. You’ve got to capture and embrace that perfect four-to-seven-beer level."

- Alex DerHohannesian

We all appreciate the advice, ... although I'm not sure your mom is going to want to cut out that quote and pin it up on the fridge.


Newly-crowned Alex must have found that perfect four-to-seven-beer level last night as he just posted a massive 35,025 pt score on the Big Buck Safari National Trny "Tourney of Doom" to put him atop the leaderboard. His score was high enough and apparently so was he.

Monday, May 18, 2009

World Championship - Promo Video

Check out the Promo Video for the Big Buck Hunter Pro World Championships. It talks about the 2008 Championships and begins to lay the ground for the 2009 World Championships.

Stay tuned for more details!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Michael Jastrzembski breaks the Tie

(Yes, we know these guys aren't as fun to look at as the doublemint twins...)

Michael Jastrzembski has broken the tie with Steven Guenther by surging ahead to 24540 pts and with a (seemingly) comfortable lead of 541 points in this months Big Buck Hunter Pro National Tournament.

He must have been using some of our tournament scoring tips.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Double Header - Double Vision

When you look at the current leaderboard for the Big Buck Hunter Pro Nat'l Tourney 'Double Header' you may think you are seeing double.

The first place and second place players currently have the EXACT same score of 23999. Michael Jastrzembski of Rochester, NY and Steven Guenther of Corpus Christi, TX after shooting 30 deer, 2 bonuses, and multiple critters, both have the identical score, down to the last point!

What happens in the case of an exact tie? In Big Buck tournaments, accuracy is the tie breaker. So in this case Michael's accuracy of 72% puts him above Steven's 59% accuracy.

And so the moral of the story is 'keep up your accuracy!' You never know when it's going to make the difference. In this case, it's the difference between $500 prize and $250 prize.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Calling Australian Citizens

As you may recall, we at Pappy's Porch have always felt that Big Buck Hunter and Big Buck Safari are training people to be better citizens.

This is proven true once again in a small town in the outback of Australia. A recent Times Online article has chronicled how this small town has been invaded by Giant Spiders. The article reports how the desperate town has resorted to expensive methods of pest control to try and deal with the problem.

The more obvious solution would, of course, be to bring bus in the top 10 Australian Big Buck Safari players, equip them with orange and green painted shotguns and turn them loose for a real-life 'Tarantula Bonus'.

How do the makers of Big Buck select what bonuses they are going to create for Big Buck games? It's obvious that they simply ask "what shooting skills would best benefit humanity", and let that be their guide.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Double Crown Winner

For the first time the same player has won the Big Buck Hunter Pro National Tourney AND the Big Buck Safari National Tourney in the same month!

Steven Guenther of San Antonio, TX won both National Tournaments last month.

Steven, that's $1000 of prize money headed your way, congratulations and Good Luck!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hunting Party Spotlight - On the Rocs

We hear from folks all the time that say they are hardcore Safari players, however there is a group of people in Robinsonville, MS that are truly dedicated to Big Buck Safari. The "On the Rocs" Hunting Party (Hunting Party is a feature in Trophy Club, which is exclusive to online machines) brought down the most amount of bucks last month (over 12,000) and they have already shattered that number in the month of April. These 7 individuals play at the "On the Rocs" in Robinsonville, MS and the core of the group has been Christer Anderson, Chris Hight and Chris Wellen. They were hardcore before, but Big Buck Safari helped them recruit more players because the trio asked them to "Try it once".

These folks put up ridiculous numbers and in the last Safari Tournament 5 of them were in the Top 10. The "On the Rocs" crew is competitive with each other but they would love to play against other Hunting Parties. Since many of them work in the Casinos around Tunica, they can help you find accommodations. They have the days and nights planned out for their Big Buck guests and they want to everyone saying "Really?" by the end of the trip.

Does your Hunting Party deserve the spotlight, write to us and let us know.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Big Buck - the Miracle Drug

I know it seems that after playing Big Buck for several hours, things seem to get fuzzier and fuzzier. ...That might have something to do with all those beer rounds between sites. Because according to a recent research article from the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Dept at University of Rochester, playing Video Games can actually IMPROVE your vision. Hey, I didn't make this up, some brainiacs in a lab room proved it. Face it, your mom was wrong... staring at a monitor can improve your vision.

So, next time you've stayed out too late, and had too many... and that girl or guy is starting to look better and better thru your beer goggles... you'd better play a little more Big Buck so you can see for realz.

This will be particularly helpful in finding our Hidden Easter Eggs in this months Big Buck Safari National Tournament.

Just 4 Days Left!

Get Hunting!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tenth Easter Egg Revealed - Get Huntin!

Yesterday we posted the 10th Easter Egg location in Big Buck Safari.

As you may recall the current Big Buck Safari National Tournament (aptly called The Great Easter Egg Hunt) has an Easter Egg at every site (In the video game universe, Easter Eggs mean secret or hidden bonuses). Yesterday we revealed the location of the 10th and final Easter Egg. Of course, finding these Easter Eggs increases your tournament score, so the more you find, the higher your score.

Now all the hiding places have been revealed.

What are you waitin' fer? Git out there and hunt!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Easter Egg (Part X)

1) Choose the Gemsbok Adventure.

2) On the second trek, go to the 5th site (that's the one in the lower right).

3) When the scene starts, shoot the lower right corner of the large rock in the back left.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Player Accounts for Dummies

In order to use any of the online features of Big Buck Hunter or Big Buck Safari, you must first log-in to your Player Account. Whether you want to compete in a tournament, track your stats, challenge your friends or join a hunting party... you must first have a Player Account. Here are some simple steps to understanding Player Accounts.

1) Find an Online game
You can create a Player Account at your favorite Big Buck Hunter or Big Buck Safari game, as long as the game is an online game that is currently connected to the CoinUp Network. The simple way to tell if it's connected is to look for the CoinUp logo in the lower left hand corner of the screen. The color of the logo and the number of bars beneath it give you information about the connection (details HERE).

2) Create a Player Account
Once you have found an online game, you are ready to create a Player Account. Start the game as you normally would, however, after selecting whether you want to play a single trek or whole adventure, you will be given an option to play a 'Trophy Club' game. Shoot the 'Trophy Club' button. This means that your stats will be recorded and forever attached to your Player Account. Once you have paid, the game will ask you if you currently have a Player Account. Assuming this is your first time, you would select 'No' , after which the game will ask you to create a Player Account. In order to create a Player Account, you need to enter a 10-digit number that you can always remember, and the month and date of your birth. If you are a security freak, you can enter whatever fake-o numbers you like, you just have to always remember them. I suggest you enter your actual cell phone number and your actual birthday. That way, even if you've had a few brewskis, you can still remember it, or call up your mum and ask her. Besides, what are you afraid of? Are you afraid Pappy's going to call you up and wish you a happy birthday? Once you enter your 10-digit code, and your birthdate, the game will check and make sure it's unique (do you have a twin with the same birthday and phone number?). If it is unique, it will ask you for your first and last name. This name will show up now every time you log in. It might seem really funny to call yourself 'Hugh Janus', but you have to use your legal name in order to claim any prizes. Once you have completed this, the game will create your account. Congratulations! You now have a Player Account. Every time you play a Trophy Club or Tournament game, if you log-in with those same numbers, the game will show you your stats (Averages, Personal Bests, etc.). You can play both Big Buck Hunter and Big Buck Safari with the same Player Account. All your scores are attached to your one account, so when you play BBH you see your BBH stats, and when you play BBS you see your BBS stats.

Tired of entering your 10-digit number & birthdate each time? Get a Player Card. If you purchase a Player Card, you just have to swipe the card to log-in. It saves you from having to shoot in your 10-digit code & birthdate every time. It costs around $3 but is totally worth it. You can purchase it at the game by shooting the picture of the card in the lower right hand corner of the 'Welcome to Trophy Club' screen (after logging-in).

3) Viewing your Player Account on the Web
Once you've created a Player Account at the game, you can continue to play Trophy Club games and Tournament games to your hearts content. However, there's even more functionality and features you can unlock thru the Web. You don't have to, but assuming you are reading this on the Web, I'm going to guess that you probably would want to.
In order to view your Player Account on the Web you need to create a Web Login for your Player Account. This is called registering your Player Account. You can register a Player Account at either or Both sites will work off the same Player Account. In order to register your Player Account (you only have to do this once) just click on the small button that says 'register' in the upper right hand corner of the web page. That will bring you to a registration page. Here you will enter 1) your 10-digit number that you enter at the game 2) the birthdate you enter at the game 3) an email address to use for your Web log-in and 4) a password to use for your Web log-in. Now again you can use fake email here, but there is a notice that goes out from Play Mechanix once a month that tells you about tournaments, promotions and other opportunities coming up. The once a month email is definitely worth giving up a real email address. After you've registered your Player Account on the Web, you can now log-in any time. You can see your Personal Bests and Lifetime Totals for all adventures and sites, you can compare your scores against National Bests and National Averages. You can follow how you're doing in Local and National Tournaments, you can FIND Local and National Tournaments near you (with maps). And you can Join Hunting Parties. More on Hunting Parties HERE.

4) Put up a cool picture
Once you log-in to the Web, click on the 'My Profile' tab. Then click on the 'Edit My Account' link right below your name. This lets you change any typos you might have made, maybe you mispelled your name in a drunken stupor at your favorite bar. This is the place to fix it. Also, this is a spot to upload a picture of you. Most of the time your name is mentioned on the web, it will show your picture next to your name. It's nice to see the faces next to all the names on the leaderboard. Don't upload a picture of your butt, because that's just rude. Besides, the people at Play Mechanix will filter it out anyway.

5) Create a Hunting Party
If you have a group of friends you always play Big Buck with, you should form a Hunting Party. Once you form a Hunting Party with your friends, everytime you play a Trophy Club or Tournament game, you can see your friends scores at every site. This way you can compete with your friends to have the best score at each site. Also, the word is that coming soon from Play Mechanix, you will be able to issue challenges to other people in your Hunting Party, (think Hunting Party Tournaments).

That's it! Play Mechanix has lots of cool Web & Game features currently in the works. Look for them to hit soon.


Sunday, April 5, 2009 gets a face-lift

Starting today, the player site at has been completely overhauled to match the look and features of it's sister site, From the looks of it, many new features will be coming soon, including 'Hunting Party Challenges' and others... Woot! Woot!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The stuff of Legends

Everyone has a Big Buck story.

Now, your Big Buck story might just make you a legend.

Play Mechanix has announced a 'Big Buck Legends' contest. Players are asked to submit their Big Buck story in the form of a short video uploaded to YouTube.

Maybe you named your firstborn 'Boy Howdy'. Maybe you re-wrote your wedding vows to include the phrase: 'No such thing as a bad day to hunt'. Whatever your story, write it up, get your video camera out, record it, put it up on YouTube, and send the link to The Grand Prize winner will of course receive a befitting trophy, but more importantly you will be bestowed the title 'Big Buck Legend' with all the fame, glory & privileges therein.

Flee mediocrity, seize your potential. Become enshrined as a Big Buck Legend.
Send in your story today! Play Mechanix has agreed to allow us here at Pappy's Porch to post a number of the top entries. So even if you don't win the Grand Prize, you may still be able to make a stop in to the porch, and have a sip of Pappy's Moonshine.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Triple the Bling!

Due to extreme amounts of Big Buck Safari tournament play across America, Play Mechanix has announced that they've TRIPLED the prize pool for the next National Tournament!

That means between the Big Buck Pro and Big Buck Safari National Tournaments, there's well over $5,000 available in cold, hard caaaaash.

Not to mention the many local tournaments currently running, offering even more cash and prizes.

Now don't forget that there are 10 Easter Eggs hidden in this months Big Buck Safari National Tournament.

Triple the prizes with 10 hidden secrets... that is one pimped out tournament.

Trip, Trip, Trip-le the Bling!

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Great Easter Egg Hunt

Looks like we're going to have some fun with this month's Big Buck Safari National Tournament. This month's tournament, The Great Easter Egg Hunt, features one Hidden Easter Egg at every site!

Now before you start looking for brightly colored eggs under every tree, remember that in video games, an Easter Egg refers to a hidden secret. So were not looking for those striped eggs you used to make with your mum, were looking for Hidden Secrets.

Now it just so happens, that we here at the porch have been faithfully and dutifully recording hidden secrets (i.e. Easter Eggs) in Big Buck Safari and Big Buck Hunter Pro. If you look at the sidebar of this blog, up near the top, you can see a list of the Easter Eggs that we've already identified for you.

So write them down, go out to your favorite Big Buck Safari (online) location, and play the national tournament (starts April 1st), and find all the hidden easter eggs.
Oh and don't write them on your hand, because it's hard to shoot one-handed.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Big Buck Legends: Viva Lost Vegans

The legend of Big Buck Hunter continues to reach out to all corners of the earth and across all divisions of mankind. The lure and addiction of Big Buck crosses all ages, creeds, nations and culinary preferences.

None can resist the lure of the orange and green guns.

Andy Lin, of New York, NY, tells how the craze has even found fertile ground in the vegan movement.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hunt for BUCK$

In these difficult economic times, there's more good news coming out of Play Mechanix. There are a number of new tournaments running in Minnesota and Oregon.
Now you can earn cash monies while you play your favorite game!

Luck of the Buck Tournament
(Multiple Locations across Minnesota)
Big Buck Hunter Pro
Runs Thru April 12th
Top Prize: iPod Touch 8GB

Safari Madness Tournament
(Multiple Locations across Minnesota)
Big Buck Safari
Runs Thru April 26th
Top Prize: 32" LCD TV

Jackalope Adventure Tournament
(Multiple Locations in Portland, OR)
Big Buck Hunter Pro
Runs Thru May 15th
Top Prize $100

Deer Nuts or Beer Nuts Tournament
(Multiple Locations in Portland, OR)
Big Buck Safari
Runs Thru May 15th
Top Prize $100

In addition, the Big Buck Hunter Pro National Tournament & Big Buck Safari National Tournament continues to run at ALL online locations across America.

For more information, addresses or Google Maps, check out and

Monday, March 9, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Easter Egg (Part IX)

1) Choose the African Buffalo Adventure
2) On the third trek, go to the 1st site (top row - left)
3) When the scene starts, shoot the small stubby branch at the base of the tree.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

That's a heckuva shot!

We at Pappy's Porch would like to send out our congratulations to Alex Derhohannesian of New York, New York for taking 1st Place in Jungle Jam, the Big Buck Safari National Tournament. His score of 36323 pts, and perfect streak of 10 were very impressive, but even more impressive was his eye-popping 76% accuracy!

To better understand that feat, consider that there are 9 targets at each site (3 deer, 1 trophy animal & 5 critters). To obtain a 76% accuracy across 10 sites, you'd have to bring down all 9 targets in each site with less than 12 shots fired per site! Yikes!

Alex, we salute your high accuracy. Pappy says he thinks you got to be a crack shot from having to shoot all those letters in your last name when you login (he can be a bit surly sometimes).

We at the porch hope that for all you Big Buck players out there, that this brief story would serve as an inspiration to continue to aim high and to continue to improve your aiming skills.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Back in Black

The 'Black on the Rocks' Hunting Party (based at Sin Bin Bar & Bleecker St Bar in New York, New York) has risen to the top Hunting Party spot this month.

In the month of February, the 11 Black on the Rock Hunting Party members have shot a total of 4805 bucks. With 2 days left to go in February, they may hit the 5000 bucks mark. They are followed by the 'We Buck for Fun' Hunting Party of Lakemoor, IL with 3291 bucks, and the 'Bad Decision Brigade' Hunting Party of Minneapolis, MN with 3077 bucks.

You can find out more about top Hunting Parties by going to and logging in to your player account, then clicking on the Hunting Party button.
'Black on the Rocks' members..., Pappy salutes you! Although he says, based on your picture, you seem kind of short.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Easter Egg (Part VIII)

1) Choose the Wildebeest Adventure
2) On the third trek, go to the 4th site (bottom row - left)
3) When the scene starts, shoot the small rock next to the tree (near the vine).

Friday, February 20, 2009

Big Buck Legends: How Thor got his groove back

Herman Hochegger and the Institute of Anthropological Research published the results of a 30-year study, titled "Hunting Rituals in Congolese Tradition, Vol 1". In the book he describes a number of complex hunting rituals, including rubbing lime on your forehead, asking a virgin to spit on your gun, and sacrificing a white hen for for any lapses in your pre-hunt abstinence.

While these rituals may or may not improve your Big Buck hunting scores, some Big Buck players have developed some hunting rituals of their own.

Recently, Thor Fox, of St. Louis Missouri discovered an online Big Buck Hunter Pro at his local Cabela's. However, he noticed that he could never play as well at the online game (at Cabela's) as he could at the offline game at his local bar. Try as he might, he remained in a funk. Finally it dawned on him that he needed to follow the same hunting rituals at the Cabela's as he did at his local bar. So finally, to get out of his funk, and get his groove back, he had to bring a six-pack with him to Cabela's, set up shop, and suck down the beers while he played. And Voila! instant hunter hero. At one point his scores began to lag... so...(like popeye) he had to go out and get more spinach beer, to get his groove back.

Thor, we have to respect a man who is so in tune with his inner hunter hero. We salute you. We are sending you your own 'Big Buck Hunter' beer sleeve, to keep those beers cold to keep your scores up.

Do you have a Big Buck Legend of your own? email it to

Monday, February 16, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Easter Egg (Part VII)

1) Choose the Kudu Adventure

2) On the third trek, go to the 2nd site (middle of the top row)

3) When the scene starts, shoot the branch furthest to the right, on the tree on the right.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Need Money for Valentines Day?

Does your girl demand the best?

Are you wondering how you're going to come up with the scratch for Valentine's Day?

If you're looking to come up big this Valentine's Day, but are a little light on cash... have no fear!
Not only will we help you with free dating advice... but now we also help you put some wonk in your wallet.

There are 9 separate Big Buck Hunter Pro or Big Buck Safari Tournaments currently running, with almost $7000 available in cash and prizes. Now you can really turn her head with all your Big Buck Bling. That's right, ...goodbye loser...hello lover.

Here are some tournaments currently running:

SuperBuxx Tournament(Big Buck Hunter Pro - National Tournament)
[Now running on every online Big Buck Hunter Pro game (excl. North Dakota)]

Caribou Challenge Tournament (Big Buck Hunter Pro)

Billy's - St. Paul, MN
Buffalo Bar & Grill, Buffalo, MN
Carbone's Pizza & Pub - Rosemount, MN
Decoy's Grill & Bar - Hopkins, MN
Decoy's Grill & Bar - White Bear Lake, MN
Firehouse Lounge - Circle Pines, MN
Flaherty's - Arden Hills, MN
Goby's - St Paul, MN
Groveland Tap - St Paul, MN
Grumpy's Bar & Grill - Roseville, MN
Grumpy's - Roseville, MN
Mad Jack's Sports Cafe - Vadnais Hts, MN
Major's Sports Cafe - Blaine, MN
Major's Sports Cafe - Bloomington, MN
Major's Sports Cafe - Golden Valley, MN
Major's Sports Cafe - Inver Grove Hts, MN
McCann's - St. Cloud, MN
McHughs - Savage, MN
Moe's - Coon Rapids, MN
Outpost Bar & Grille - Ramsey, MN
Panino Bros - Apple Valley, MN
Spectator's - Ham Lake, MN
The Nook - St. Paul, MN
Throwbacks Grille & Bar - Woodbury, MN
Ugly Mug - Minneapolis, MN
Clicks Oltorf - Austin, TX
Circle B Recreation - Cedarburg, WI
Pastyme - Oshkosh, WI
Joe's Sample House - Oshkosh, WI
King Pin Bowl & Ale - West Bend, WI
King Pin Lanes - Campbellsport, WI
Thirsty Marlin's - Waupun, WI
KC's Cabin - Spring Grove, IL
Merkles - Chicago, IL
Rand Roadhouse - Des Plaines, IL
Sideouts - Island Lake, IL
Wings Etc - Crystal Lake, IL
Wool Street - Cary, IL

Best Shot Wins Tournament (Big Buck Hunter Pro)
Al's Cafe - Bethel Park, PA
Elrama Tavern - Elrama, PA
Bullpen Bar & Grill - Avella, PA
Keystone Clubhouse - New Alexandria, PA
Trio Lounge - Washington, PA
Cains - Dormont, PA

CJ'2 2nd Big Buck Tournament (Big Buck Hunter Pro)
O Callaghans - Rochester, NY
Boulevard - Rochester, NY
Woody's II - Rochester, NY
Tipsy McStaggers - Rochester, NY
JW Prepp's - Rochester, NY

Jungle Jam Tournament (Big Buck Safari - National Tournament)

[Now running on every online Big Buck Safari game (excl. North Dakota) ]

Buckin' Safari-Style Tournament (Big Buck Safari)

Mackenzies - Minneapolis, MN
Majors Sports Cafe - Albertville, MN
Throwbacks Grille & Bar - Woodbury, MN
Moe's - Mounds View, MN
Grumpys Bar - Minneapolis, MN
Sneaky Pete's Bar & Grill - Minneapolis, MN
Mayslacks Music Lounge - Minneapolis, MN
Panino Brothers - Apple Valley, MN

Mighty Cow Slayer Tournament (Big Buck Safari)
Bog - Portland, OR
Hungry Tiger 2 - Portland, OR
Rialto - Portland, OR
Rialto - Tigard, OR
Shanghai Tunnel - Portland, OR

Ice House Safari Challenge (Big Buck Safari)
Ice House Sports Bar - Omaha, NE

Philly Safari Challenge (Big Buck Safari)
Philly - La Vista, NE
Dude...the money's practically yours.

Big Buck Safari Girls - Meet Anette

Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'8"
Dimensions: 36-24-33

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Deluxe Version

In these days of dwindling economy, it's nice to know that with some things it's THE BIGGER THE BETTER!

...Oh come on now.. get your mind out of the gutter. This is a Family blog.

(...OK, maybe not that last one.)

Anyhow, it's nice to know that the Folks at Play Mechanix understand that when it comes to Big Buck Safari game cabinets - Bigger is Better!

Raw Thrills / Play Mechanix has release a new deluxe-sized version of Big Buck Safari. This king-sized cabinet features a 42" high-res LCD monitor.

You can almost feel the wind in your face as you hunt across the African Savannah.

They are starting to pop-up at various fine establishments around the world.

....Now that's Kubwa-Saana!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sneak Peak - BBH Upgrade (Part II)

Austin Rock Guitarist Lance Keltner recently stopped in at What The Hale Music Studios in Chicago to lay down some new tracks for the Big Buck Hunter Pro Upgrade (coming later this year).

Lance and Ken Hale collaborated on the music for the original Big Buck Hunter Pro, and now met up again for 10 new tracks for the Upgrade coming this year.

Lance can be seen playing a single cone National guitar with an Ed Reynolds custom pickup, and a Hen Bev Guitars model S1 guitar.

Lance has recored albums with East/West Atlantic Records, Provogue Records, Ulftone/Edel Records, and most recently Textone Records. Lance is currently writing, recording and touring throughout Europe with SIMRANKING.

Find out more about Lance Keltner HERE and HERE.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Easter Egg (Part VI)

1) Choose the Sable Adventure.

2) On the second trek, go to the 3rd site (that's the one in the upper right).

3) When the scene starts, shoot the small rock poking out of the shrubbery

4) Yell: "We are the knights who say 'Ni', bring us a shrubbery!"

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wanna Party?

No, this is not a message that you find in your junk folder. I am looking for some hearty BBH Pro folks that want to join my Hunting Party. Give me a shout at and give me your Pro info so we can get to the shootin'.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Easter Egg (Part V)

1) Choose the Kudu Adventure.

2) On the first trek, go to the 5th site (that's the one in the lower right).

3) When the scene starts, shoot the smaller tree on the left, just below the branches.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Big Buck Safari - Google Gadget

Now you can track the Big Buck Safari National Tournament easily from your computer. Simply add this iGoogle Gadget to your iGoogle page.

The hard part is, once you see some doe-killin' noob has passed your score... It's obvious you need to drop what you're doing, get down to your favorite waterin' hole, take a couple of practice beer rounds, then put up a couple of sweet tournament scores - in order to restore order to the Big Buck Universe.

But what excuse do you give to your boss as you run out of your office, lucky rabbit foot in hand?

If you've got any can't miss excuses, put them in the comments, for all to see.

Here's the link to the Big Buck Safari National Tournament iGoogle Gadget:


Here's a link to the Big Buck Hunter Pro National Tournament iGoogle Gadget:


Here's a link to the Pappy's Porch iGoogle Gadget:

CLICK HERE for Pappy's Porch Gadget

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sneak Peak - BBH Upgrade (Part I)

Pappy's Porch has obtained a screen shot from the upcoming, much-anticipated upgrade to Big Buck Hunter Pro. The upgrade is set for release in the coming months. Look for more information here in the coming weeks.

Ask for it at your favorite Big Buck Hunter watering hole.

Thursday, January 8, 2009