Tag Archives: Card

“You are all travelling in a Stagecoach…” Weird West pre-gens

Recently Michael posted about the new game by Robertson Games Weird West . I have never run a western game, and only played on a short (one session) long Boot Hill game that we quickly derailed and ruined in ways that had the GM throwing his hands up and walking away from the table. I’m also not a big fan of Westerns. I loved Western movies as …

Review – Montsegur 1244

Montsegur 1244 is a story-telling roleplaying game inspired by the historical events that surrounded the siege of a castle located in southwestern France. In it, each player adopts the role of one of the castle’s inhabitants, with the group exploring the time period of the siege in a series of acts that span a single session of 3-6 hours. It is a GM-less game and prep-…

Weekly Kickstarter Game Projects Roundup

Click on a header to sort by the column. New: Project Description Required Raised Days Remaining Kamakura Dyad Games Japanese feudal warfare themed combat card game; pretty $2500 $1125 36 Epic Conquest Alexander VanDorpe No information, since author fears his ideas will be stolen $1500 $0 57 Ainerêve Campaign Setting Goodman Games Eldritch RPG campaign setting $3000 $10 25 The World of Mistrunner Glenn Randall …

Review: Dragon Age RPG Set 2 (pdf)

Recently, Green Ronin has released set 2 of their Dragon Age RPG, available for preorder or, if you’re impatient like me, in .pdf format (which, if you pre-order the dead tree version, you can get the .pdf for a nominal additional cost). So, what do you get? Two 80-page books, one of the players and one for the game master, …

Yet Another Election Decided By a Card Game

Date: April 21. Position: City council. Where: North Las Vegas. Game: high card draw. ( source ) Linda Meisenheimer beat Tanya Flanagan, king to five. Previously noted on this blog: July 2010 , Nye County, NV, Republican primary, high card draw. June 2009 , Cave Creek, AZ, city council, high card. March, 2008 , Estancia, NM, town trustee, Texas Hold’em. All sources note numerous previous occurrences.

Scrabble Cooking and Gardening Editions

USAopoly presents Scrabble Cooking and Scrabble Gardening , two themed versions of the classic word game. In each, aside from the pretty pictures and tile bag and slight changes in the board layout, you can use special mission cards to score bonus points, generally by playing words associated with the game’s theme.

Pokemon Black and White

Pokemon Black & White is the latest from the vast media brand thing that is Pokemon. In case you’ve fallen behind, here’s the situation in a nutshell: Pokemon was originally a video game. The original game was “red and green”. Then came blue, yellow, gold, silver, crystal, ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl, and platinum, and now black and white. I’ve …

UNO Reflex

UNO Reflex is the latest UNO branded game from Mattel, designed by the Catapult Concepts design team. It’s not really UNO; it’s a speed game. The electronic doodad displays a color and you have to be the first to play it. There doesn’t appear to be much more to it, but the rules are not available online. I hope that at least, when the doodad breaks…

Dragon Age RPG Set 2 is Out

Green Ronin’s highly anticipated second set of the Dragon Age RPG is now available for pre-order but the PDF is already up for sale at Green Ronin’s online store. The set would follow on where the first set left off and will take players to play from level 6 to 10. The boxed set comes with an 80 page Player’s Guide and an 80 page Game Master&#…

Moshi Monsters Mash-Up Trading Card Game

Moshi Monsters is an online game world for kids aimed at a marginally younger audience than Neopets. Neopets attempted a TCG (published by WotC starting in 2003, discontinued in 2006), so naturally Moshi Monsters is attempting to do the same with a TCG called Moshi Monsters Mash Up , published by Topps. The UK and US decks are slightly different (the US packs have an extra card and …

Blokus Junior

Like me, you may wonder how much more junior Blokus can actually get. Turns out: not very much. Blokus Junior plays exactly like Blokus. However, some of the “more complicated” pieces are removed in favor of a few more straight shapes and singles. In addition, the game comes with a few “Rush Hour” like solo puzzle cards.

Gaming Hoopla Benefit for ACS

The Southern Wisconsin Gaming Hoopla convention starts today. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the Knutson Family & Tastefully Simpletuns Relay for Life Teams. Additional Relay for Life events around the country also feature (or featured) board or cards games, Scrabble, etc.

Gaming Hoopla Benefit for ACS

The Southern Wisconsin Gaming Hoopla convention starts today. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the Knutson Family & Tastefully Simpletuns Relay for Life Teams. Additional Relay for Life events around the country also feature (or featured) board or cards games, Scrabble, etc.

Gaming Hoopla Benefit for ACS

The Southern Wisconsin Gaming Hoopla convention starts today. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the Knutson Family & Tastefully Simpletuns Relay for Life Teams. Additional Relay for Life events around the country also feature (or featured) board or cards games, Scrabble, etc.

Bull’s Eye Word Game

Bull’s Eye is a slightly different take on word games from sggc DNA Family Games. The busy game board contains an identical scoring track from 1 to 100 for each player. Each round, form a word of between 2 and 6 letters, scoring the variable points associated with the letters. Certain scoring spaces provide bonus cards, some of which may be bad. Many painfully clear instruction videos on the site. First …

Bull’s Eye Word Game

Bull’s Eye is a slightly different take on word games from sggc DNA Family Games. The busy game board contains an identical scoring track from 1 to 100 for each player. Each round, form a word of between 2 and 6 letters, scoring the variable points associated with the letters. Certain scoring spaces provide bonus cards, some of which may be bad. Many painfully clear instruction videos on the site. First to…

Bull’s Eye Word Game

Bull’s Eye is a slightly different take on word games from sggc DNA Family Games. The busy game board contains an identical scoring track from 1 to 100 for each player. Each round, form a word of between 2 and 6 letters, scoring the variable points associated with the letters. Certain scoring spaces provide bonus cards, some of which may be bad. Many painfully clear…

Bloodsuckers from Fireside Games

Bloodsuckers is a new vampire-themed combat game coming from the designer Justin De Witt, and (former sggc) publisher Fireside Games, of Castle Panic . Co-design credit goes to Anne-Marie De Witt. The goal is to take over various areas of the board using cards. Most cards can be used for either of two actions, much like Twilight Struggle and related…

Bloodsuckers from Fireside Games

Bloodsuckers is a new vampire-themed combat game coming from the designer Justin De Witt, and (former sggc) publisher Fireside Games, of Castle Panic . Co-design credit goes to Anne-Marie De Witt. The goal is to take over various areas of the board using cards. Most cards can be used for either of two actions, much like Twilight Struggle and related games. 2-4 players, $40. I was sold…

Bloodsuckers from Fireside Games

Bloodsuckers is a new vampire-themed combat game coming from the designer Justin De Witt, and (former sggc) publisher Fireside Games, of Castle Panic . Co-design credit goes to Anne-Marie De Witt. The goal is to take over various areas of the board using cards. Most cards can be used for either of two actions, much like Twilight Struggle and related games. 2-4 players, $40. I was …