Tag Archives: card games

What is Cryptozoic Planning?

Last year Cryptozoic was formed to carry on production of the World of Warcraft TCG. Which they’re doing, apparently just fine. But they’re also planning to branch out. Here are some planned releases from their site: The Lookouts board game , a hybrid RPG and board game based on their comic series. The Penny Arcade deck building game , based on the comic series. Food Fight card game , not much…

MayDay Games Slammed Over Handling of Crokinole Board Problems

Pete at Superfly Circus relates a troubling story about quality and service from Seth Hiatt at MayDay Games . MayDay Games sells popular card sleeves, animeeples, a few original games, and a cheapish (still over $100) Crokinole board. It is problems with a Crokinole board that begin Pete’s story. The summary: Pete received a bad board (bumps, protruding screws, bad lacquer, etc). He asked for a refund but…

Munchkin Axe Cop

Axe Cop is a webcomic written by a creative 5 year old (now 7 year old) and illustrated by his 29 year old brother. It is panel after panel of ridiculous deux-ex-machina, as one would expect from the fresh perspective of a 5 year old (“And then he pulls out a magic unicorn baby and chops their heads off!”); it’s also pretty funny. If that description also …

Inappropriate Sexual Content in Games Roundup

Folks were bullish over Mattel’s acquisition of the Monster High license , but their line of dolls aimed at girls has caused some ire. The dolls’ figures appear to out-Barbie Barbie, and the dolls’ descriptions indicate that the dolls spend their time trying to look pretty by waxing, shaving, and plucking. ( source ) Ok, that’s not really about games. Here you …

Choices Education Boards

Choices , chaired by Jocelyn Duncan, makes a number of different board/card game/activities intended for group discussion and education. Topics include bipolar depression, self-harm, overdose, sleep, hepatitis c, self-injecting, marijuana, alcohol, smoking, and anxiety. Each board/card set costs £12 and comes with instructions and an information pack. ( source )

March Kickstarter Game Projects

I looked on some other crowdsourcing site and wasn’t impressed. So I’m sticking to Kickstarter only until someone convinces me otherwise. Remember that a “funded” campaign will still give out listed rewards to its contributors. Project Description Required Raised Ends Periodic Table of Elements Dice Andrew Inaba Dice with both numbers and elements $2,000 $1,065 20 days Rolling Freight Board Game APE Games Train game with special …

Biblios

Biblios by Stephen Finn, of the design company Dr. Finn’s Card Company and published by IELLO, is a renaming of the game Scripts and Scribes from 2007. The object of the game is to win in any of 5 categories, whose values go up and down as the game progresses. The game has a Donation stage (acquire cards) and an Auction stage (purchase cards). Reviews on BGG are …

The Quarks and Leptons Card Game

The Quark Matter Card Game from Judit Csörgő, Csaba Török, and Tamás Csörgő was originally published in Hungarian but is now also available in English. Available at Lulu for $19. The book that comes with the cards actually contains 4 games, including speed and set collection games.

The Making of Geoffrey Parker Luxury Games

Geoffrey Parker makes luxury board games, out of leather and other rich materials. They are among the best known of all luxury game makers in the world; you can find some of their pieces at Zontik Games, such as this $60,000 Jubilee Chess game . Other games are a more reasonable few hundred to few thousand dollars. You can see many pictures detailing…

Rune Age, Deck-Building Game from FFG

YA deck-building game, Rune Age will be from FFG, designed by Corey Konieczka (designer of tons of games for FFG). The game is set in the same fantasy setting used by many other FFG games, and can be played with four scenarios, some of which involve direct conflict. 2-4 players. It retails for $35. ( source )

Rune Age, Deck-Building Game from FFG

YA deck-building game, Rune Age will be from FFG, designed by Corey Konieczka (designer of tons of games for FFG). The game is set in the same fantasy setting used by many other FFG games, and can be played with four scenarios, some of which involve direct conflict. 2-4 players. It retails for $35. ( source )

Total Confusion XXV in Review – A Wicked Awesome Convention

I was fortunate enough to be invited as a guest to Total Confusion XXV in Mansfield, MA.  Not only was I there to participate on a panel and do a podcast, I was also running a few games and (the most fun for me) playing as well!  It was an amazing time at a friendly, accessible and most importantly, fun convention. See the end of the article…

Board Game “Addiction” Article in China Daily

Writing for the China Daily, Zhou Wenting becomes the first journalist that I know of to claim a surge in board game “addiction” among children. Yeeha, board gamers have finally joined a club whose membership previously only included collectible card gamers and video gamers. Ok, seriously. Let’s take a look at source : The title is “Concerns surge as children become hooked on games&#…

Notable Novelists

Notable Novelists of the 20th Century is a Go-Fish-like card game, where players try to collect three-card sets consisting of a portrait card, a biography card, and a library card (list of three published works) for each novelist.

Top Trumps Tournament Sets

Top Trumps Tournament sets come with six card packs, including one not available separately, and a holder-spinner device for playing a new format of the game that accommodates up to six players. The first three sets available will be Star Wars , Harry Potter , and Marvel Universe . In the Star Wars box, the exclusive deck is Top 30 Moments with cards for scenes from the movies…

Gold, and an Updated Airlines, from Abacus Spiele

Gold is a card game by Michael Schacht from Abacus. It’s a filler card game in the Knizia style: cards in six colors are flipped up, and you can use your cards to swap for other cards, trying to gain points in all colors (or the most in as many colors as possible). Also on the horizon (March in Europe, …

Karnival Decks of Cards

Karnival Inc , sister company of Big Blind Media , commissions decks of cards from Bicycle that are macabre enough for the likes of you. These are sample pics from their deck Karnival Dead Eyes .

Karnival Decks of Cards

Karnival Inc , sister company of Big Blind Media , commissions decks of cards from Bicycle that are macabre enough for the likes of you. These are sample pics from their deck Karnival Dead Eyes .

WIN 419 Nuremberg Summary: 653 New Games

The Spiele Museum presents WIN 419 , a free summary of what was new in games at the recent Nuremberg Toy Fair, with information about 653 new games from 241 designers and 145 publishers. Available in English and in German .

Game Bandit—David’s at the NY Toy Fair Edition

While David’s away at the NY Toy Fair gathering several thousand future posts, I think I’ll co-opt his feature title. Days of Wonder will award $10,000 to someone who draws them a map. ( source ) Bandai will award some collectible Naruto cards to a few entrants who answer five trivia questions. ( source ) TOG Entertainment will…