Tag Archives: card games

52 Card Pickup Meets A Streetcar Named Desire

Two years ago we told you about the theater production 52 Card Pickup , where the actors throw a deck of cards up in the air and then act 52 scenes in the order in which they pick them up. EmSpace Dance is mixing up this idea with traditional theater by performing A Streetcar Named Design at Viracocha SF using a similar mechanism. The play …

High-End Dominion Storage Project

Another alternative for storing Dominion cards is a custom-made wood box, as in this project illustrated by Mark Schermerhorn : By the way, remember that last Dominion storage solution that I pointed out? The materials are good and it works well. However, the cards don’t fit with heavy-duty sleeves. Standard Mayday sleeves work fine.

High-End Dominion Storage Project

Another alternative for storing Dominion cards is a custom-made wood box, as in this project illustrated by Mark Schermerhorn : By the way, remember that last Dominion storage solution that I pointed out? The materials are good and it works well. However, the cards don’t fit with heavy-duty sleeves. Standard Mayday sleeves work fine.

Game Bandit—Mystery Edition

Amazon is bundling the base Dominion game with two of the expansions, Alchemy and Prosperity , for $79.76 (a 36% discount). Also included are the two promo card sets, Envoy and Black Market, that were previously BoardGameGeek exclusives. Also at Amazon, Qwirkle is on sale for $16.95 , a 52% discount. Many Osprey military history books are available at 50% off through the …

Game Bandit—Mystery Edition

Amazon is bundling the base Dominion game with two of the expansions, Alchemy and Prosperity , for $79.76 (a 36% discount). Also included are the two promo card sets, Envoy and Black Market, that were previously BoardGameGeek exclusives. Also at Amazon, Qwirkle is on sale for $16.95 , a 52% discount. Many Osprey military history books are available at 50% off through the end…

WikiLeaks Illuminati

For the Illuminati card game: [via reddit ]

Game Industry Roundup

Alfred Kahn, CEO of 4Kids Entertainment , announced his retirement. 4Kids took a colossal beating over the last few years, failing to get Chaotic up and running and getting de-listed from NYSE. They, or their properties, are still for sale. ( source ) Bryan Stockton takes over as COO of Mattel . Bob Eckert is still CEO and plans to remain there. Mattel recently announced that it is licensing some of…

Braggart, The Card Game

Braggart is a light card game by Kyle Daniel, published by Spiral Galaxy Games. It looks like a story-telling party game, but it’s not. You try to collect and meld the parts of a ridiculous story; the most outrageous story wins. You can play Lie cards on each other to swap out big boasts for little one, to reduce a…

Braggart, The Card Game

Braggart is a light card game by Kyle Daniel, published by Spiral Galaxy Games. It looks like a story-telling party game, but it’s not. You try to collect and meld the parts of a ridiculous story; the most outrageous story wins. You can play Lie cards on each other to swap out big boasts for little one, to reduce a story’s total value. I said it’…

UNO’s 40th Anniversary

Every year we get a few anniversaries for some iconic brands. Last year we had Monopoly’s 75th (with Hasbro), and we recently had Scrabble’s 60th and a few others. This year UNO turns 40. UNO will have a float in the Rose Bowl parade. You will be able to buy UNO for $1 on January 11 (1/11/11). And a new version of UNO will introduce the UNO Roboto, some…

UNO’s 40th Anniversary

Every year we get a few anniversaries for some iconic brands. Last year we had Monopoly’s 75th (with Hasbro), and we recently had Scrabble’s 60th and a few others. This year UNO turns 40. UNO will have a float in the Rose Bowl parade. You will be able to buy UNO for $1 on January 11 (1/11/11). And a new version of UNO will introduce the …

Stomple from Spin Master

Stomple from Spin Master is a combinatorial abstract game (not really, since it’s for more than two players) for 2-6 players. Each player gets a tower, and the board gets a random distribution of marbles. On your turn, you a) move to an adjacent space and take out the marble, continuing to take out additional adjacent marbles of the same color, or b)…

Grok, the Game

Grok from Communicate for Life is a spiritual touchy-feely (non-violent communication) game about feelings, perhaps appropriately named after the Robert Heinlein word that means to merge with another’s reality. The product comes with 54 feeling cards, 54 need cards, and instructions for 15 games, such as “NVC Poker”, which doesn’t actually play like any type of poker you may be

$1,000 Game Design Prize

Daniel Solis, someone we’ve mentioned here before for his story-telling game, Happy Birthday Robot , can’t seem to get game design off his mind. In his own words: I love designing all sorts of games, from storytelling games to abstract strategy board games to physical playground games. I do it because I like the process of getting inspired, experimenting, testing and revising. I like…

December Board and Card Game Patents

Dear Patent Office: It’s 2011. Why don’t you accept videos in your submissions, in addition to the wholly inadequate pictures? It would make the patents a lot easier to understand. Team matching – From Microsoft. Using the ELO system to form teams. The abstract, and in fact the entire patent, doesn’t actually say that the patent actually does anything, only that the patent MAY do something; MAY…

Nightfall

AEG will be launching this spring Nightfall , a game of horror, with cards representing vampires, werewolves, ghouls, and other creatures of the night. Yes, it’s another deck-building game, but one with several interesting twists. In addition to those cards placed in the common area at the start of the game, each player drafts two sets of cards for a personal cache. Play…

BoardGameInfo.com, New Board Game Megasite

A few days before BoardGameGeek, currently the Internet’s only comprehensive source for information about board and card games, announced its first month with over 2,000,000 unique visitors , a new competitor with muscle announced that it is open for beta: James Mathe ‘s BoardGameInfo.com . BGI builds on the already existing and comprehensive framework used for James’ RPGhost network of sites, which already has a sizable…

Game Criminal Statistics 2010

Our game criminal roundups are mostly a result of Google News alerts. It’s fair to say that a great majority of game related violence is not reported (assaults, petty robberies, and so on), or not noted as game related (not noting that a robbery was of a card game), or simply not carried on Google News. What do we learn from a year of game related…

It’s Christmas So You’re Not Reading this Post Roundup

Chess Male chess players adopt riskier strategies when playing against more attractive women. ( source ) India sets world record in number of simultaneous Chess players in one location: 22,480. ( source ) Obset: The Chess 1812 ( source ): Several sources also covered news of various young Chess prodigies, which I’m skipping. Old Games 5,000 year old dice pits found in Mexico. ( source ) Handmade …

Dominion Storage

By now, with the base game, four expansions, and various promotional decks, you’ll have five boxes and about 1,800 cards of Dominion . That’s a lot to manage, particularly if you’re carrying it away from home. Also, if you’re like me and got the heavy-duty card sleeves then the cards don’t fit back in the plastic slots (fits fine, though, with the regular …