Tag Archives: card games

South Carolina One Step Closer to Legalizing Card Games

In South Carolina, it is still illegal to play any game with cards or other gambling devices, whether in private or public, for money or for fun. Unless you’re the state, or a church, or one of a few other exceptions. Various ridiculous, high media profiled arrests have highlighted this problem over the last few years, and a few cases…

Battle Bands: Silly Bandz Meets Boys

Battle Bands from Scenario is an extensible combat game intended to capitalize on the Silly Bandz phenomenon: rubber bracelets that return to some shape off of your wrist. The bands are more masculine (such as sharks and dragons) and each comes with a card (like a CCG card). The basic game comes with a battle mat. Throw the band onto the mat…

Extreme Makeover: Gnome Games Edition

Gnome Games took advantage of an opportunity to take part in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (see their credits under furniture & accessories), and also got their friends at Mayfair Games, Sandstorm Games, Out of the Box Publishing, Alliance/Days of Wonder, Winning Moves Games, Fantasy Flight Games, ACD, and Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast on board. Together, they tucked 180 games…

TactDecks Goes PnP

TactDecks is a game combining the feel of a CCG with a miniatures game. Everything you need to play is in the cards. Up until now, the base set of the game was $22. Now you can print the base set of the game for free to make sure it’s your cup of tea. You can snag the PDF file off the games’ BoardGameGeek page , …

Tic Attack Toe

Wringing a new game experience out of the familiar yet tired Tic Tac Toe, Tic Attack Toe by Nathan Jones, published by PB&J Toy Company , is a card game where the first to get three-in-a-row five times wins. Each card has a number, and higher numbered cards can be played over lower numbered cards. This is the first game published by the company…

Dora the Explorer Games

Dora and Diego are popular characters in two animated shows; Diego is a spin-off from Dora. Note that certain Dora and Diego toys were part of a Mattel product recall for lead paint, but none of the games were affected. Dora the Explorer Memory . Another version . And another . Dora the Explorer Bean Toss Dora the Explorer ABC Game : Match letters to objects to earn…

FaceEaters, Post-Apocalyptic Rummy

FaceEaters is a dedicated deck rummy game from sggc Variant Media. The game comes with an equivalent of four decks of cards, many of which are power cards with special abilities (your opp gains/loses points, yadda yadda). It also comes with lots of gruesome graphics. You can decide if it’s worth the $25 + $5 shipping.

September Board and Card Game Patents

Proposition wagering card game – A design patent: Electronic table top board game – From Pierre Jolicoeur. Some kind of unicycle-rider tabletop dexterity game. Board game – By Adrian Moore. Actually a toy, you tilt the board until the ball rolls out of the center and then use the front or rear guards and a flipping motion to return the ball to the center. Supposedly you should …

SplashJack, or Slap Jack in a Pool

Splash Jack from MilliWik is basically Slap Jack, only it comes with waterproof floating cards. I’m guessing that slapping the cards is only half the fun here.

New from FoxMind

Octi , a reprint of this ten year old game. ( info ) Smartrix, a numerical pattern tile-laying game, something like Ingenious. ( info ) Trixo , reprint of an abstract game with similarities to Tic Tac Toe. ( info ) Dig It , a Rush Hour-like puzzle game. ( info ) Linja , Reach your opponent’s home abstract game, with some smooth abstract theme. (

Les Mess, Encouraging Your Children/Spouse to do Chores

Les Mess from sggc Les is More is a deck of cards with chores printed on them. Have your child pick a card, do the activity within the given time frame, and then give an appropriate reward. The second version is for couples, but the ad copy (I don’t know why) assumes that it will be the husband picking a chore and the…

Game News and Pimping Roundup

Mattel is hit with another toy recall affecting over 11 millions of toys. ( info , source ) Hasbro pimped family game night last night to little media coverage. Hasbro partners with Fox Look to distribute some of its new game shows. ( source ) Hideyuki Sakai pulls off an upset victory to win the prestigious Gosei tournament (one of the top seven Japanese tournaments for the game of Go). …

Game Projects on Kickstarter

See last episode for details and for more projects. Project Description Company $ Needed $ Pledged Days left Reign of Ardwin RPG: Reign Tabletop fantasy setting PDF Greg Stolze 2500 725 22 Destiny of the Force Virtual Set Cards for the Star Wars mini game dropped by WotC SWM Gamers 1800 1250 62 Powerchords RPG sourcebook of magic, music, and urban fantasy Silver Satyr Studio 4200 4275 22 hrs Scoops Children’s card …

Infinite Power ECG

That’s Extendible Card Game. Too late to add the term to this week’s Parlay ? Probably. Bonzai entertainment released Infinite Power on RPGNow , and is a card game based in their Infinite Power Universe. You basically get to play a superhero and beat up on the other player’s super hero. While I’m sure there’s plenty like it, this is the first time…

Purple Parlay—Card Games

When it comes to card games, are you a traditional player? CCG player? LCG player? Maybe you like non-collectible card games. I used to be a huge Magic player back in middle school. I played until a bit after the release of Ice Age. Now I mostly enjoy non-collectible card games because they’re much easier on the wallet. As …

Third Look—Heroes of Graxia

OK, OK. I know we’ve already posted a Second Look of Heroes of Graxia , but Petroglyph was nice enough to send me a review copy, so I thought I’d  post some additional thoughts on the game. So you know  Heroes of Graxia is one of the newer games that follows the trend of deck building games. I’ve never played …

Munchkin Cthulhu 4: Crazed Caverns

Munchkin Cthulhu 4: Crazed Caverns , an expansion to an expansion. I dare you to map all the Munchkin games without going insane.

Vote For Game Inventor of the Year

The Toy and Game Inventor Awards were launched 2 years ago to publicly celebrate previously little-recognized creators in this entertainment category. The awards will be given out at a dinner November 19th in Chicago, but you can help choose the winners by going now to the website to nominate your favorite: Game Inventor of the Year Toy Inventor of the…

Deathwatch and Death Angel

Fantasy Flight continues its strong release schedule of Warhammer 40,000 games with two new in the last week. Space Hulk: Death Angel is a cooperative card game—well, there’s no board, but it does also have tokens and custom dice. In it, each player controls a pair of Blood Angel Space Marines and must choose the best action cards for fighting the Genestealer infestation…

Paradice Lost and Returned

See Through Games is a defunct company by John O’Neill that created Paradice, a gorgeous-looking game with an intriguing philosophy coupled with tepid game play. O’Neil received at least two patents, both after the company had already folded. Paradice has now risen from the dead, apparently, in the form of gameWhys , Games of Conscious Living. They offer both the regular and deluxe …