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WotC Makes Elder Dragon Highlander a Standard Format

WotC has taken Elder Dragon Highlander, or EDH, a popular grass-roots multi-player Magic format, and turned it into an officially sanctioned format. They have renamed it MTG Commander . In this format you have big-ass legend as a commander. You can only play with cards in your deck of the same color as the commander, the commander can be cast as if …

Poo

A sense of humor can be a warning flag in games – scatological humor doubly so. Too often, game designers think just because they have a sense of humor about the theme they can be frivolous about the game design. So it was with trepidation that I approached Poo: The Card Game . The colon is important; after all, you wouldn’t want to mistake the game …

Review – Dust Devils Revenged

Dust Devils is a rules-light storytelling game that focuses on tales of redemption in the Old West. The elegant system both cleaves close to the source material (poker hands for task resolution!) and does a great job generating stories of inner demons and redemption. It takes role-playing in several unusual directions, but it is sufficiently clever that everyone should at least…

Review – Dust Devils Revenged

Dust Devils is a rules-light storytelling game that focuses on tales of redemption in the Old West. The elegant system both cleaves close to the source material (poker hands for task resolution!) and does a great job generating stories of inner demons and redemption. It takes role-playing in several unusual directions, but it is sufficiently clever that everyone should…

Finally a Final Fantasy TCG

Final Fantasy has been a major player in the electronic game market since 1987, but, unlike most other major video game series’, it has yet to see any serious analog analogue. Around 10 years ago they printed a limited run of the in-game mini card game Triple Triad , but it was pretty much only available in Japan for a short time. And Kingdom Hearts, a FF spin-off, had its …

Finally a Final Fantasy TCG

Final Fantasy has been a major player in the electronic game market since 1987, but, unlike most other major video game series’, it has yet to see any serious analog analogue. Around 10 years ago they printed a limited run of the in-game mini card game Triple Triad , but it was pretty much only available in Japan for a short time. And Kingdom…

Vintage Game Cheating Items Auction

Potter and Potter is holding an auction called “Hold on to Your Wallet” containing vintage gambling and gaming related items, including a large lot of items used for cheating at games: dice shaving, remote controlled magnets, marked cards, and so on. The auction will be in Chicago on Jan 29.

Vintage Game Cheating Items Auction

Potter and Potter is holding an auction called “Hold on to Your Wallet” containing vintage gambling and gaming related items, including a large lot of items used for cheating at games: dice shaving, remote controlled magnets, marked cards, and so on. The auction will be in Chicago on Jan 29.

Eleminis

Matthew Laird of sggc Smiley Pop wrote to tell me about his game Eleminis . It’s a draw and play card game. Collect one of each type of card and replace either your own or other players’ cards using RPSLS mechanics. A few other UNO-like cards add spice. It sounds tactical, but not too strategic, and the pictures are cute and it&#…

Eleminis

Matthew Laird of sggc Smiley Pop wrote to tell me about his game Eleminis . It’s a draw and play card game. Collect one of each type of card and replace either your own or other players’ cards using RPSLS mechanics. A few other UNO-like cards add spice. It sounds tactical, but not too strategic, and the pictures are cute and it’s easy …

Why Do We Game?

Image by: Ann Douglas I have been asking myself this question on a not-infrequent basis over the last few weeks. You see, there are these things happening in the American calendar that we like to call Holidays. Largely, they consist of over-indulgences of various kinds and massive schedule interruptions. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen these Holidays spread out …

Troll’s Guide to Gifting Geeks for under $20

I get it.  Like nights in Arabia of old, there are 1001 shopping guides out there this holiday season that focus on squeezing the last dollar bill out of your pocket in the name of saving a buck to purchase that thing you never thought you needed until now.  This list is a little different.  There will be no iPods….

November Board and Card Game Patents

Seek and find game with shifting three-dimensional underlay – By Forrest-Pruzan Creative . A game of searching for items in a box. The box can have variable items. Apparatus for a card game with certain fixed actions – Cantor Fitzgerald. During poker, the computer instructs or forces you to take certain actions, such as raise or draw. Multi-hand electronic blackjack game – Cryptologic . As…

Ask Your Readers: Christmas Gifts for Roleplayers

Tweet Christmas is approaching quite fast and people all around the globe are getting ready to purchase gifts for their loved ones. Roleplayers are usually no exception here and quite a few of them plan to get RPG-related gifts for their friends and family. I am sure we all have some friend or relative who has some interest in RPGs but hasn’t started playing …

The Boardgame Remix Kit

The Boardgame Remix Kit is a guide to extending the life of classic family board games Monopoly , Cluedo ( Clue ), Scrabble , and Trivial Pursuit with optional rules, variants that use the same game pieces, and ways to mix-and-match the four standards to create brand new games. For example, you can combine Cluedo and Scrabble for a word game with a murderous theme. Now an ebook, …

Getting Stronger, NZ Board Game Addressing Vulnerable Children

Skylight is a New Zealand organization that addresses children in stressful circumstances, such as those who have suffered natural disaster, loss of a loved one, domestic violence, bullying, trauma, etc. Their game Getting Stronger is designed to address these topics under the supervision of a professional support or social worker. The base game costs $65 NZ (about $48 US) and each pack of topic cards…

Spot It is a Game of Similarities, Perhaps Too Many

Spot It , published by Asmodee, Blue Orange, and Play Factory, and designed by Denis Blanchot, Guillaume Gille-Naves, and Igor Polouchine, is a card game of 55 round cards with pictures where you have to be the first to spot the only matching items on both cards. Every two cards have exactly one matching item. I’m not exactly sure how they do that. Reinhard Staupe is pretty sure that …

Spot It is a Game of Similarities, Perhaps Too Many

Spot It , published by Asmodee, Blue Orange, and Play Factory, and designed by Denis Blanchot, Guillaume Gille-Naves, and Igor Polouchine, is a card game of 55 round cards with pictures where you have to be the first to spot the only matching items on both cards. Every two cards have exactly one matching item. I’m not exactly sure how they do that…

Game Promotion Roundup

New Games Lawyers Without Borders has launched Record It , a board game designed to influence African women to register the birth of their children in order to obtain the rights available to them. ( source ) Diception is a take on Liar’s Dice . Their press release is (inadvertently) funny. Diception.com is a windfall for all those who are fond …

Game Promotion Roundup

New Games Lawyers Without Borders has launched Record It , a board game designed to influence African women to register the birth of their children in order to obtain the rights available to them. ( source ) Diception is a take on Liar’s Dice . Their press release is (inadvertently) funny. Diception.com is a windfall for all those who are …