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Doctor Who RPG – Aliens and Creatures Review

Analysis of Cubicle 7’s Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Space continues with the first supplement released in PDF format and soon to be in print, Aliens and Creatures .  The first review can be seen by clicking HERE , I recommend it as a start to get a baseline of how I feel about the system before you dig into this…

Ask The GMs: How to set up a fun fishing mini game

Campaign Mastery reader Andy S. asks, “I want to set up a fishing mini game, and I have all the fish and weight/length charts. I just want a better challenge then a STR vs. STR(strength) one for them to haul the fish in. Any suggestions on how to do it?” Johnn’s answer: Andy, I have just spent…

Aarklash Warpack

Rackham Entertainment has announced a new, fantasy-based skirmish game called Aarklash Warpack . You don’t play with dice or rulers. All you need are the minis and cards to play. The rules are supposedly easy, and there’s very little setup to the game. Sounds like my kind of minis game! It’s always tough for me to find the time to play a full…

Review – Vexing Sands Printable Tiles

Vexing Sands is a 16-page pdf that provides printable tiles with a desert theme. Note, however, that there are really only three independent pages of tiles: the rest is cover/credits/table of contents/ads (5 pages), an alternate set of tiles without grid lines (3 pages), suggestions on how to use the tiles (3 pages), and seven scenario suggestions using them…

Like Zombies? Heard about Aruneus? The official Aruneus shop is open with T-shirts and a $5 off coupon

Zombies rise. Heroes die. You are what remains. The world was a large place. The four races, Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs coexisted with an uneasy peace, but at the least, they were able to share the land and survive. Empires were formed, lives created and destroyed, magic flourished and for a brief time, Humanity strove to master the globe. Then the undead scourge broke the world…

CrystalicuM 2nd Edition

Polish publisher, Wolf Fang , has just announced that a 2nd version of their card game, CrystalicuM, will be released September 14th. Unfortunately, the game will be in Polish only. Wold Fang doesn’t want you to cry though, as a board game version will be hitting Poland, the US, and Germany later this year. You remember Wolf Fang from when we reported…

Fantasy Flight’s Talisman 4th Edition Massive Review – Base Game, Reaper, Frostmarch, Dungeon, and the Highland

What started in 1983 as an interesting idea in board games has become one of my all time favorite games to play in that or this century.  I love Talisman (well, all but the 3rd edition).   I’ve played the 1st edition once or twice, owned everything for the 2nd edition and logged hours upon hours of play, but passed on the 3rd edition to keep…

Scattergories Categories

Scattergories Categories is a new variant on the Scattergories word game. Published by Winning Moves , the game challenges players to find words that begin with the letters making up the category name. So for example, when the category is “road trip,” players need to come up with words beginning with R-O-A-D-T-R-I-P. …

Incremental Game Changes Through Brand Leveraging

What’s considered safe in the board game industry by Hasbro? Releasing a game that plays nearly identically to a previously popular game, and using the popularity of the previous game to sell the new one. The thing is, the games often have new mechanics, some of which actually improve the game. It’s just nice to have a well known brand name …

BakuMorph and More Bakugan

Spin Master keeps putting out crazy new types of Bakugan. The transformations of BakuMorph Bakugan aren’t finished when sprung by a gate card. The legs, wings, and tails of these figures extend even further to create Bakugan that tower over their opponents. In September and October, other radical Bakugan being released include: Two core Bakugan that split when landing on a gate card— Sky and Gaia , which…

Pride and Prejudice the Trivia Game

If the Pride and Prejudice Board Game is not to your taste, mayhaps you’ll enjoy the Pride And Prejudice Trivia Game . Published by Alauna through Marina Games .  Contains 300 cards, and costs $15. Contains a die, for some reason. ( source )

PASH: Another Model for Cheap Board Game Self-Publishing

PASH stands for Print and Shipped Board Games. Like Cheapass Games, its founder David Bush believes that people should print and scrounge for the easy components of a game, and only have to pay for components that are unique. He’s looking for a half-dozen designers to try out his publishing system. His first game effort is the game …

Pentology Cards

Pentology by Trevor Cram is a 60 card deck system of fantasy symbols. Trevor supplies a number of games to start with, but are hoping for more contributions. Games range from 1 to 3 players. The deck lends itself to storytelling games, as well as a small amount of combat mechanics (RPS). I think it’s still undergoing beta testing; anyway, there’s not way to buy a deck, just yet…

Gametasia

Gametasia , designed by Mel Wayne, is from the Freedom Within Foundation. Gametasia is part of a trilogy of works by Mel, which also includes the book Octilogy , the world “Planet Millennium”. All are free to print and play. The game requires you to scrounge up some additional pieces, such as Chess pieces and tokens. The game site, rules, board, and cards are all part of the same mythological…

Cleaning My Web Browser Tab Bar Roundup

Force Attax. It’s a CC-barely-a-G, of the Top Trumps variety. Welcome to yet another series of cards based on the Star Wars franchise. ( source ) Thwart Poker . Flip cards face up, each player secretly selects which cards to play with. Any cards chosen by more than one player become worthless. Highest poker hand wins. The Hunger Games: Training Days . …

Game Bandit—Mixed Bag Edition

First the sales… Geek Chic is running a virtual tent sale for orphaned orders, factory seconds, and show pieces. You can get their amazing furniture at significantly reduced prices. Unfortunately, the company is too busy to post the list of available pieces on the web site and I don’t have room for it here. If you’re interested, I…

Reminder! Enter the international Savage Worlds give away by tomorrow!

To celebrate another wonderful game system, Savage Worlds, we’ve gotten together with the fine folks at Pinnacle Entertainment Group to give away a few Savage Worlds books. Since the PEG folks graciously provided the Savage Worlds Explorer’s Edition and the Deadlands Player’s Guide, I’ll be happy to ship them off to one lucky winner anywhere I…

August Board and Card Game Patents

As a reminder, I don’t include card shufflers, sorters, dealers, or trackers, nor lotto or gambling machines, nor electronic-only games unless I find something of particular interest. System and method for providing online SMS games – Gaming by SMS, including presenting a list of games. Method for controlling an intensity of an infrared source used to detect objects adjacent to an…

Call Me Capable: A Game About Overcoming Disabilities

Call Me Capable is from the fine line of educational games by Franklin Learning Systems . It was first published in 2002 by Carol Leish, who is no stranger to overcoming disabilities, having suffered speech and vision problems since a car crash (hit by a drunk driver) when she was a young child. It’s in the genre of “pick a card and discuss your feelings”. Carol has developed motivational presentations…

MOBopoly

No, it’s not exactly another version of Monopoly (like the new The Rolling Stones edition), and it’s not related to a Mobopoly released in 2005. The board is a city map with subways and places of business, and you control a mob boss and any number of thugs. MOBopoly , by sggc Creative Strategic Games, is a roll-and-move and …