Tag Archives: card games

Superhero Tarot Cards

Some people have speculated on the idea of a superhero tarot deck (for example here , here , and here ), but iHero Entertainment actually created one. It’s called the The Fradella Adventure Tarot , by Frank Fradella , drawn by JP Dupras, and published by US Games Systems .

The 2010 Origins Awards

And the winners are: Wings of War – Best historical miniature figure or line Flames of War: North Africa – Best miniature games rules or supplement Wings of War: WW2 Deluxe – Best miniature game rules of the year Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel – Best historical board game Battletech 25 Years of Art & Fiction – Best game related book Knights of the Dinner Table …

Disaster Preparedness Board Games

Disaster Game is a new activity tool intended to generate discussions about coping with various disasters. It comes in two versions, a company and a family version, and either set contains two 52 card decks (with standard playing card suits and ranks), some dice to generate a random day and time, and a small booklet. The company version costs $300, and …

Secure Poker Chips

Shuffle Master acquired a few patents for RFID poker chips in 2005. Before and since, casinos and chip manufacturers have put into play various security measures on their chips to prevent the use of counterfeit chips and to track their movement. Unlike counterfeiting measures used in currency, used only to prevent their illegal manufacture and distribution, counterfeiting and tracking technology in poker chips are…

Secure Poker Chips

Shuffle Master acquired a few patents for RFID poker chips in 2005. Before and since, casinos and chip manufacturers have put into play various security measures on their chips to prevent the use of counterfeit chips and to track their movement. Unlike counterfeiting measures used in currency, used only to prevent their illegal manufacture and distribution, counterfeiting and tracking technology in poker chips are used…

What’s Next with Looney Labs

Looney Labs is a really interesting company. I don’t know many board game companies that can be said to have “fans.” I mean, sure, we all like Z-Man and Rio Grande and Fantasy Flight, but would you really call yourself a fan? Andy’s Loonies are fans. Total and complete. I’m pretty sure I was the only member of the press at…

Autism Games Redux

After covering some free autism games and some handmade autism games , here’s a brief look at three companies that sell games for as therapy products for autistic people. Children Succeed : Four games and some toys created by school psychologist Joan Nash. These look like simple and straightforward card games, and the site is well-designed and informative. Autism Coach : The …

Games Seeds, Card Game Brainstorm Tool for Video Game Design

Game Seeds is a brainstorming tool for designing video games in the form of a card game. Players booster draft six cards, and then use the symbols on the cards for which they have a plurality as the basis for a hero for their game. Then they switch heroes and create a sidekick. Then, if playing with teams, they pitch a game based on …

Spearpoint 1943

Collins Epic Wargames is shipping Frontline General: Spearpoint 1943 , a World War II tactical combat game that uses cards to represent infantry squads and individual tanks, artillery, and aircraft. There are rules for a Standard Game, as well as for specific Situations (i.e., scenarios).

Booray

Bourré is a traditional poker-like trick taking game played in New Orleans, and Booray is Winning Moves’ new proprietary version of the game. It’s hard to see what value they add with a custom set of playing cards and rules, but you may like the pictures of New Orleans on the cards. Play it online .

Reaction, Card Game for Chemistry Geeks

Reaction is a card game from The Idea Corps whose copy speaks for itself: Players take turns drawing cards until they can create molecules from the element cards in hand. When a player can build a molecule, they lay it out in front of them on the table. Opponents can add onto the molecule to turn it into a different molecule, or they …

Chess and Games Pimping Roundup

The World Chess Hall of Fame, currently languishing in obscurity and facing eviction, is moving to the new and pretty Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St Louis . Read about its history at source. ( source ) Kirsan Ilyzumzhinov, president of the World Chess Federation who is hoping to be re-elected, is spending $1,000,000 on a series of Chess tournaments to honor his late predecessor…

Posthuman and WildFire Land at Sandstorm

WildFire (CthulhuTech, Poo) and Posthuman Studios (Eclipse Phase, Paparazzi), which were recently separated from Catalyst Game Labs , have both found a new home with Sandstorm Productions . The arrangement should feel familiar to the two design studios. Sandstorm, which will focus on the production side of the game business, is a new company formed by Catalyst veterans David Stansel-Garner and Jennifer Harding.

Weekly Game Criminal Roundup

Chicago, IL: One woman shoots and kills another woman over a card game. ( source ) Also, one man shot to death at a dice game. ( source ) Towanda, PA: Two inmates get into a fight over a card game. ( source ) Sweden: Tournament poker player jailed for drug crimes. ( source )…

Heroes of Graxia, YA Deck-Building Game

Daniel Kroegel and Garry Cox’s Heroes of Graxia , from new-to-the-world-of-analog-games Petroglyph Games, is another deck-building game in the spirit of Dominion and Thunderstone. Heroes is set in the same world as their board game Guardians of Graxia . 2-6 players, $35. Deck-building is now…