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Back to the Future: The Card Game

Back to the Future: The Card Game is a new release from Looney Labs. Back to the Future features a rule set based on Looney Labs’ best-selling card game, Chrononauts , and a theme licensed from the classic movie series. In the game, players take on the role of descendents of characters from the movies. Each player is looking to lock their…

Upper Deck Launches Hello Kitty Game

Gameplay for Hello Kitty World Adventures involves filling a passport with stickers representing the United States, Italy, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, Holland, India, Scotland and Russia. Each Hello Kitty World Adventures Collectipak includes one foil card, one token card, four sticker cards, one passport, and one rules sheet ($1.99). For a dollar more, expanded Collectipaks include a Hello Kitty miniature.

Game Bandit—Difficult to Pronounce Edition

Zobmondo is giving away an iPad and copies of their game, Would You Rather…? . Follow on Facebook or tweet on Twitter, but only posting a video on YouTube will get you a chance at the iPad. For advice on the company’s fantasy steampunk setting, Loaerth & Feywyrd, Nevermet Press is giving away a $30 Amazon gift card and PDFs …

Video: Packing Playing Cards in China

Here’s how fast you have to work if you want to pack playing cards in a Chinese playing card factory ( source ): (source)

Headbanz, aka Twenty Questions Meets Blind Man’s Bluff

Hedbanz has been around for twenty years as a published game, but a recent edition was published by Spin Master. Like Blind Man’s Bluff (aka Indian Poker), each player sticks a card on their forehead so that everyone – except the player themselves – can see what they have. In BMB, you then bet on who has the highest card. In Headbanz, a player…

Sorry Spin

Sorry gets yet another twist, this time an actual , physical twist. Sorry Spin plays like Sorry, of course, but each player’s home track lies on a flat horizontal gear abutting the flat horizontal gear of the main board. Land on a certain space and the gears turn, changing the relative positions of the pieces on the board. All of the cards give options, such …

AKB48 Donjara

Japanese singing and theater teen-girl group sensation AKB48 will soon have their own themed version of Donjara published by Bandai. Donjara is Bandai’s band name version of the public game Ponjan, a children’s version of Mahjong. ( source ) Apparently there is already a trading card game for AKB48, but I was only able to find trading cards (i.e. collectible cards…

glee games

Cardinal Games presents two games, a board game and a card game , to free your glee. Gleek out. The board game comes with a CD, and is a performance game. The card games is 150 cards with questions about the show.

The Walking Dead in review -or- it’s raining zombies (hallelujah)

***SPOILER WARNING*** This review is somewhat spoiler free. I do talk about a few scenes in a vague sort of way, and of course, the episode as a whole, as well as AMC’s treatment of the whole subject matter. Over the past 10 months, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at, thinking about and generally trying to get…

Fall Bakugan Update

The big news in Bakugan this fall is the premier of two huge new figures, Dragonoid Colossus and Dharak Colossus. Dragonoid Colussus is constructed by attaching four Battle Gear to the transformation hub and then dropping in Battalix Dragonoid . Wow, watch that thing pop! Dharak Colossus is Dragonoid Colossus’ rival and is assembled with two Battle Gear, Smashtor and Riptor , and activated with the Brawlacus Dharak core Bakugan. Bakugan …

October Board and Card Game Patents

I’m skipping the electronic poker tables, slot machines, and a cup designed to hold poker chips. System and method for playing a team gaming tournament – Team poker, with a method for calculating a total score based on how many players are on the team and when they were eliminated. Board game with tower and collapsing stairs – Hasbro’s Indiana Jones Akator Temple Race Game . …

Altered Magic Cards

Over on Altered Magic Cards , JP takes actual Magic cards and paints or draws over them to varying effect. Sometimes he extends the art to remove the border, sometimes he removes the words and leave only the picture, and sometimes four or more cards will be used to create a mural effect. Results vary from average to lovely, and prices vary as

Games done right: Lessons from Force Unleashed

For starters, let me clarify that this blog post is about the original Force Unleashed, not the newly-released sequel. If it seems weird that I’m talking about a game that has been on the market for two years, you must be new to the blog. I never played Guitar Hero in any incarnation until about nine months ago . I’m still occasionally working on unlocking everything in the 2006 …

The dice are falling!

Tweet RANT WARNING! The following post contains hyperbole, conjecture and unfounded opinions. Read at your own peril. These days there is a lot of speculation about the death of the pen and paper RPG industry. Those who see the glass half empty make some excellent points about units sold and speculate whether RPGs remain a viable business. Those who see the glass…

A brief report from Spiele 2010

I only was able to go on one day this year to Spiel and for the first time took my eight-year-old son. As a result my pace was somewhat slower – some might say “relaxed” – and I also didn’t have the chance to explore every nook and cranny of all of the halls. However, I…

Gaming in the Classroom – an interview with Pete Figtree, teacher, gamer, innovator.

Pete Figtree is a teacher with a mission.  He is bringing gaming in to the classroom in a way that will positively influence his present and future students.  He is doing something real and important with real students.  I get a neat, shiny and warm feeling whenever I think of this.  Pete has designed coursework to encourage creative thinking, which moves beyond …

WizKids Relaunches Mage Knights

The Mage Knight property, the original Clix game with pre-painted minis, is being relaunched by the new WizKids (aka NECA). First up is a planned board game, designed by Vlaada Chvátil, designer of Dungeon Lords , Through the Ages , and Galaxy Trucker . Additional items in the works are a deck-building card game and an RPG. ( source )

Aruneus – Where it’s at and what’s coming – or – zombies, goblins, haunted mines and two new classes

A lot has happened since my last official update in late July , so lets dig right in and see what’s new! Last December I sat down with a good friend and we talked a bit about what a standard high fantasy world would be like if a worldwide zombie apocalypse were to happen to it.  What would happen to the various …

BattleLore Update

Ever since Fantasy Flight Games acquired the BattleLore line from Days of Wonder, we’ve been a little uncertain about the game’s future. The first few expansions— Heroes , Dragons , and Creatures —seemed to take the game in an RPG-like or adventure-game direction (admittedly, those were inherited from DoW). More recent expansions appear to be returning the game …

How to make a kick ass D&D 4e Character card deck, Magic the Gathering style

Ben from Ben’s RPG Pile has a fantastic idea.  Create a character deck in the style of M:tG for players to quickly reference their character, powers, items and whatnot.  Here Ben shows how to make a Dungeons and Dragons character deck (Magic style). See how he assembles the cards and all the different kinds that make a typical deck. Technorati Tags: D&D , rpg…