Tag Archives: card games

Penn’s Year of Games

As millions of students eagerly await word on their college applications, those hoping for acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania now have an extra reason for excitement. Penn (my alma mater) has declared the 2011-2012 school year to be the Year of Games: Body and Mind . As part of the Penn Reading Project, all incoming freshmen will be sent a copy of Jane McGonigal’s book, Reality is Broken , and …

Rose’s Memory Games

Rose’s Memory makes two memory games with high contrast black and white cards, in themes of apparel and sports. The site pitches the games at patients with Alzheimer’s or Traumatic Brain Injury and their caregivers. They also make some Bingo games. If your memory is really good, you might also check out this Civil War memory game coming soon from

April Kickstarter Game Projects

Not including those projects which continue from March ( see here ). Project Description Required Raised Ends BattleCON Fighting Card Game Level 99 Games Card combat game with card combination mechanics $6,000 $5,306 20 days Roller Derby: The Boardgame Chaz Hall As titled $4,000 $320 67 days Versatile Dice OdysseyDyse Dice with square pips $2,500 $258 8 days Drag Show the Drinking Game Cheeky Dingo Games Trash talking party game $…

Munchkin LARP

Did you ever play Munchkin and wish it were a LARP? If so, you’re in luck; I know some fine doctors who can help you. While you’re waiting for their call, if you’re in the vicinity of Birmingham at the beginning of June, head on down to the UK Games Expo 2011 and play “ Living Munchkin “. Let us consider, for a moment, the full…

Munchkin, Virtual and Undead

Steve Jackson Games’ two new products in the Munchkin line are Munchkin Zombies and the Munchkin Level Counter for Android devices. With Munchkin Zombies , you get illustrations by John Kovalic and a level-up-take-their-stuff game where you’re the zombies and the monsters are people. The new Munchkin Level Counter is a port from the iPhone edition and has…

New Wizard of Oz Card Games

I’ve been in contact since October with a sggc called Orion’s Bell . They have been working on a CCG based on The Wizard of Oz for over seven years now. They have a ton of great artwork for over 300 cards and a complete set of rules. I don’t know what the heck is taking them so long. …

New From Simba Dickie Group (Zoch, Noris)

The Simba Dickie Group is a toy company with several toy and game properties, including Simba, Dickie, Majorette, Big, Smoby, Eichhorn, Noris, NicoToy, Carson, Schipper, Tamiya, Zoch, Solido, and Schuco; Zoch and Noris are the only ones that focus on games. In 2010, SDG sold over 570 million EUR and had around 3,700 employees worldwide. ( source ) Some new game items from these …

New From Simba Dickie Group (Zoch, Noris)

The Simba Dickie Group is a toy company with several toy and game properties, including Simba, Dickie, Majorette, Big, Smoby, Eichhorn, Noris, NicoToy, Carson, Schipper, Tamiya, Zoch, Solido, and Schuco; Zoch and Noris are the only ones that focus on games. In 2010, SDG sold over 570 million EUR and had around 3,700 employees worldwide. ( source ) Some new game items from …

New From Simba Dickie Group (Zoch, Noris)

The Simba Dickie Group is a toy company with several toy and game properties, including Simba, Dickie, Majorette, Big, Smoby, Eichhorn, Noris, NicoToy, Carson, Schipper, Tamiya, Zoch, Solido, and Schuco; Zoch and Noris are the only ones that focus on games. In 2010, SDG sold over 570 million EUR and had around 3,700 employees worldwide. ( source ) Some new game items from these guys include: Zoch …

March Board and Card Game Patents

Board game – The game “Enlightenment” by Norman Vail. Chakras, deadly sins, and spiritual enlightenment, etc. Funny, but to me the game looks a lot like Hustler’s adult 7 Deadly Sins game, whose object is not enlightenment. Next we have seven design patents for card game tables from Marcus Katz: -1- -2- -3- -4- -5- -6- -7- Yes, 7 complete design patents, thousands of dollars each, for tables that, to the untrained eye, all…

ICv2 2010 Q4 Market Report

ICv2 has reported that there was a 10% growth in the sales of hobby games during the 4th quarter of 2010 with Magic: The Gathering becoming a main contributor. According to the market report found in ICv2′s Internal Correspondence #74, sales were boosted by the holiday seasons, with the collectible games and boardgames registering growths in their respective areas. The report …

Old School Podcast – PAX East with Smirk and Dagger

Welcome to the second of our two Old School Paxcasts!  Podcast interviews recorded at PAX East in March of 2011.  Today’s episode features an interview with Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger games. To read more about PAX East, check out what Tracy had to say and also my review . Smirk & Dagger Games have a wide variety of slightly…

Japon Brand: Japanese Board Game Design Collective

Japon Brand is a diverse collection of designers and self-publishers from Japan. Their gaming portfolio is growing steadily. Their games look intriguing and many bring a unique Japanese perspective to game design. Several have been picked up and republished by international publishers and have received acclaim; recent examples include R-Eco , a game about garbage dumping and recycling, and …

Donkey aka Spoons With Silliness

Donkey from sggc Cleveland Kids is a proprietary version of Spoons. Donkey adds a silliness card that imposes a rule on each round, like “when you pass a card, you must say a word that starts with the letter ‘M’”, etc.

Longest Underwater Card Game

16 divers in turns played Sheepshead underwater for 125.5 hours, at least according to source . I know, incredible, right? You could never get me to play Sheepshead for that long.

Don’t Ask Card Game

The Don’t Ask card game by Beverly Mahone contains questions to ask. If you’re supposed to ask questions, why is it called Don’t Ask? It’s based on Beverly’s book Don’t Ask and I Won’t Have to Lie , which is about the lies women tell, and also about growing older. It’s a “guess what …

Operation Odyssey Dawn

Yesterday, France, the U.K., and the United States attacked Libya to enforce a United Nations-mandated no-fly zone. Today, Dan Verssen Games posted a Libya 2011 Campaign [PDF] scenario for Hornet Leader – Carrier Air Operations . [via ConsimWorld News ]

WIN 420: Info About Dozens of Upcoming Games

February’s English edition of WIN by Spiele Museum is available for free download. The issue contains reviews or first looks at over 50 new games.

New From Winning Moves

I’m not impressed with most of Winning Moves’ lineup of reprints and re-themes to old games. Here are a few possible exceptions: Flip For It : A pattern-matching speed game. Click the pop-o-matic and be the first to grab the matching card. Banana Jump : Some kind of cute wooden animal game with colored dice. Tricky Bid : A trick-taking game. Bid for each…

New From Briarpatch

New from Briarpatch: Dino Duel : Appears to be a Top Trumps clone with a dinosaur theme. Fancy Nancy Fabulous Fashionista : Some kind of set-collection game. Goodnight Moon My World ABC : Letter matching games and puzzles. I Spy Ready to Read : Match pairs to pictures to punch out from, or put into, a frame. Madeline At The White House : She sure gets around. A physical activity…