Tag Archives: card games

Verbal Volley, Fast-Paced Antonym/Synonym Party Game

Verbal Volley by sggc Mindfullgames and designed by Kristin Edmonds, is a straightforward language party game. Flip cards, and the first to shout a synonym (round 1) or antonym (round 3) gets the card. Repeat. In rounds 2 and 4, players call synonyms or antonyms for a single card until one person can’t. That player gets some negative points. Player with most cards…

BGG Adds Podcast Directory

BoardGameGeek has, for the first time, acknowledged that other board game sites exist, by adding a beta podcast directory . Each podcast includes a description, link to the feed, and the ability to listen to each episode directly on BGG. Each episode also has its own BGG entry. In other news, BGG has dropped the Geekdo approach (BoardGameGeek is now the official name of …

Board and Card Game News Roundup

I was away from blogging for a week (my father passed away), so I have a backlog of news posts to churn out. Here you go: Chess Bobby Fischer’s body was exhumed from his grave to prove that a 9 year old Philippines girl was not, in fact, his daughter. ( source ) Felony charges against Gregory Alexander, accused of breaking into …

Get Ready to Throw Some S*#t – Poo Reviewed

When I was at Origins a couple of months ago, one of the highlights of the convention was getting to play with Poo . I was hoping that I could come away from that convention with Poo in hand, but sadly, that was not to be. Poo had won the Origins Award for Best Card Game, and Sandstorm, the publishers, had…

Ascension

One of the hottest new games on display at Gen Con was Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer . Gary Games, the publisher, had sold at least 450 copies when I spoke to them on Sunday morning. Ascension falls in that very popular category these days of deck-building games. It has two unique features, though. First, there are no play or buy limits on a turn…

Peter’s Twisted Black Humor Games

Peter Stenberg at Peter’s Comics makes a series of black humor games of questionable taste – the kind I am repelled by, but some of our twisted readers will get a kick out of them. The games include memory games (such as Dictators, as well as a competitor to Busen Memo), and a war game about nuking Norway called Nuke Norway Now .

Star Challengers

In 1986, the families of the astronauts killed aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle founded the Challenger Center for Space Science Education . As part of its mission to engage students in science and math education, the Challenger Center is partnering with Catalyst Game Labs to publish a series of young adult science fiction novels, as well as a cooperative card game. The first book in the Star Challengers series…

What’s Next for BoardGames.com?

$450,000 For boardgames.com; What Now? In May, boardgames.com was sold to an undisclosed purchaser for $450,000. It was not the most ever paid for a board or card related website: poker.org sold for $1 million earlier this year. Casino.com sold for $5.5 million, gambling.com for $19.8 million, and poker.com is rumored to have sold for between $23 and $27 million. Boardgames.com…

Gen Con 2010 Sets Attendance Record

In its 43rd year, Gen Con Indy had its biggest show yet with 30,046 unique attendees. The convention also featured over 8,600 game events, and was really a lot of fun.

House of Spirits

From a company I always thought was a vanilla wargame company, Lock’ n Load Publishing continues to surprise me with their releases. This time it’s House of Spirits , a semi-co-op card game where players are exploring a haunted house. It’s semi-co-op because whoever racks up the most points in the game wins. You can earn points in several ways. You can …

GenCon 2010 – Retrospective

I’ve had at least a full 24 hours to think about my time at GenCon, and I still don’t know if I am able to sort through everything properly. Given the scope of the show, that’s not terribly surprising. GenCon is the biggest gathering of gamer and gamer-related awesomeness that I have ever seen. I guess, for me, the best place to start with with my …

GenCon 2010 – Days 4 & 5: Double-Day Recap

So much of a convention like this just seems to pass in a blur. I know that I’ve talked to a lot of really cool people, but if I had to name them or step knee-deep into a fire-ant hive, I’d have burning welts all over my lower legs. (Did I really just write that? Must have, no one else is…

WBC (and more) Pimping Roundup

Convention Pimping AP pimps WBC. ( source ) ABC News pimps WBC. ( source ) The Indy Star continues to pimp Gen Con, talking about how the community businesses aim to support, and profit from, the con. ( source ) The Appeal Democrat pimps a Bridge sectional. ( source ) DFW.com pimps the National Scrabble Championship . ( source ) Upcoming cons The Mind

GenCon 2010 – Day 2 (What everyone else is calling Day 1)

Yeah,, I guess I started my day count a little early since  technically the convention didn’t start until yesterday. So, if you’re trying to keep score at home, yesterday was the official first day of the convention, but since it was my second day onsite, I’m going to stick with the date that brought me to the dance. So yesterday was my Day 2, and…

Lord of the Rings LCG Coming From Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games has announced an upcoming living card game (like a collectible, but you buy exactly what you want) based on Lord of the Rings with all new art. It’s a cooperative game by Nate French (Call of Cthulhu LCG, Game of Thrones LCG, Warhammer Invasion) for 1-2 players, or 3-4 if you buy two sets. It comes with 216 cards. ( source )

Dominion Prosperity

Now being previewed at Gen Con. You know you want it. Full card list up on BGG . Basically, the card values are between 3 and 7, instead of 2 and 6. There are many new treasures, including a 9 cost 5 coin (Platinum). And an 11 cost 10 VP card.

Petroglyph Releases Heroes and Guardians of Graxia at GenCon

We’ve mentioned Heroes of Graxia and Guardians of Graxia before.  We’ve even had an interview with Mathew over at Petroglyph . Now, Petroglyph has finally released both games! You can buy them at GenCon, or on Petroglyph’s site . The games should hit store shelves soon. Heroes comes in at $34.99, and Guardians will cost $60.o0.

GenCon 2010 – Day 1

Well, I arrived safe and sound in heat wave that is Indianapolis. I found my hotel with no problem, met one of my two roommates, railed in vain against the amount that the hotel charges for parking, and then walked my way over to the Indiana Convention Center to find out what this GenCon thing was all about. So, far, it has been…

Perfect Stride, A Horse Jumping Card Game

Perfect Stride , by Jeff Timothy and Kay Darby of sggc Funleague, is another horse-related card game for girls. This one is about horses jumping, where skills you bring to the event must overcome the challenges and random occurrences that may thwart you. Why do I say it is for girls? Is it the girl jockey prominently featured on the game …

A Roundup of Select Gen Con Goodies

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Z-Man Games will be giving out t-shirts with every games purchase and holding a raffle where the prize is a copy of every one of their in-stock games. Z-Man will also be running a Pandemic LARP ! The MTV television show MADE is holding open casting at Gen Con on both Friday and Saturday at 10:00 AM. …