Tag Archives: Card

The Con Job – Troll in the Corner Goes to the Conventions

Some of us here at Troll in the Corner are going to be at a few gaming conventions in the near future.  Here’s what’s going on! First, I’ll be at Total Confusion XXV as an industry guest, GM, player and all around gawking tourist come this Friday, February 25th!  Among other things, I’ll be running two Aruneus sessions (PFRPG) and also hosting a massive Talisman…

Griddly Update

Toy Fair previews from Griddly Games included Wise Alec expansions, an update to the Wise Alec base game, and Mosaic 4. Wise Alec is a combination trivia and activity game. The updated base game adds more trivia questions, as well as board spaces where a player’s opponent gets to choose the question card but the player earns double points for a correct answer. …

Gotcha and Phone Frenzy

Two upcoming products from Buffalo Games are Gotcha and Phone Frenzy. Gotcha is a game about following rules and catching other players breaking them. Each turn a player gets to assign a rule from their hand of cards to one or more other players; that is all. The difficulty is that during the game, players must always follow the rules…

Notable Novelists

Notable Novelists of the 20th Century is a Go-Fish-like card game, where players try to collect three-card sets consisting of a portrait card, a biography card, and a library card (list of three published works) for each novelist.

Top Trumps Tournament Sets

Top Trumps Tournament sets come with six card packs, including one not available separately, and a holder-spinner device for playing a new format of the game that accommodates up to six players. The first three sets available will be Star Wars , Harry Potter , and Marvel Universe . In the Star Wars box, the exclusive deck is Top 30 Moments with cards for scenes from the movies…

Gold, and an Updated Airlines, from Abacus Spiele

Gold is a card game by Michael Schacht from Abacus. It’s a filler card game in the Knizia style: cards in six colors are flipped up, and you can use your cards to swap for other cards, trying to gain points in all colors (or the most in as many colors as possible). Also on the horizon (March in Europe, …

Power Grid: The BGG Promo

BGG has its own little store where it sells BGG swag, mostly tees from old BGG.cons. It also has a number of “BGG only” promos. [1] The most well-known are the Dominion promos. However, they’ve also got a BGG-themed promo for Fluxx , as well as promos for 7 Wonders , Ascension , Stronghold , Survive , Masters Of Venice , and Thunderstone . You should soon be able to buy…

Karnival Decks of Cards

Karnival Inc , sister company of Big Blind Media , commissions decks of cards from Bicycle that are macabre enough for the likes of you. These are sample pics from their deck Karnival Dead Eyes .

Karnival Decks of Cards

Karnival Inc , sister company of Big Blind Media , commissions decks of cards from Bicycle that are macabre enough for the likes of you. These are sample pics from their deck Karnival Dead Eyes .

First Look at Battleship Galaxies

Those of you who’ve been reading Purple Pawn for a while may remember when I first broke the story in August 2009 about a new Battleship game . At that time, however, I knew little more that the game would have a science fiction theme and include 3D spaceship models. Well, at Toy Fair I finally got a chance to look at Battleship Galaxies and I’m…

First Look at Battleship Galaxies

Those of you who’ve been reading Purple Pawn for a while may remember when I first broke the story in August 2009 about a new Battleship game . At that time, however, I knew little more that the game would have a science fiction theme and include 3D spaceship models. Well, at Toy Fair I finally got a chance to look at Battleship Galaxies and I’m even…

Solitaire Chess and Other Thinkfun Puzzle Board Games

The puzzle board game genre is defined by Thinkfun ‘s game Rush Hour : a board, a few simple geometric pieces, 40 or 50 cards indicating the starting positions for one puzzle, and the object is to move the pieces around in order to accomplish the goal, generally to un-obstruct one piece or one section of the board. We’ve covered …

Solitaire Chess and Other Thinkfun Puzzle Board Games

The puzzle board game genre is defined by Thinkfun ‘s game Rush Hour : a board, a few simple geometric pieces, 40 or 50 cards indicating the starting positions for one puzzle, and the object is to move the pieces around in order to accomplish the goal, generally to un-obstruct one piece or one section of the board. We’ve covered some of …

Dresden Files RPG: Stress Track Sheets

I made these Stress Track sheets for our Dresden Files RPG games to save wear & tear on the character sheets and thought I’d share them with anyone else who’s interested. They are designed to be printed on A4 card stock & then cut in half to give you two A5 sheets to use. Since I hate to waste paper, I added a back …

Dresden Files RPG: Stress Track Sheets

I made these Stress Track sheets for our Dresden Files RPG games to save wear & tear on the character sheets and thought I’d share them with anyone else who’s interested. They are designed to be printed on A4 card stock & then cut in half to give you two A5 sheets to use. Since I hate to …

The World of Aruneus – Contagion Infected Zombies 2.0! The new PDF is here!

Fresh off the layout artist’s computer, the newest and last iteration of the Contagion Infected Zombies for the World of Aruneus have arrived ! More streamlined, easier to run, more effective against races other than human and more bits falling off in gory and dramatic ways. This new supplement contains everything you will need to insert Contagion Infected Human Zombies into …

Purple Parlay—Game Inserts

This week’s parlay is one that deals with a curiosity of mine. What do you do with the cardboard inserts that come in your game boxes? Do you leave them in? Throw them out? Store them someplace else? What about the cardboard templates you punch your chits/counters out of? Do you save them too? I used to save everything that came in the box. Eventually I…

Review: Soldiers of Fortune by Matt James

Yesterday, February 14 th was Valentine’s Day, and what would Valentine’s Day be with out some love for D&D 4e by 3 rd Party Publisher Open Design .  Today, I’m here to give my 2 cents about the new supplement for D&D 4e, Soldiers of Fortune by Mr. Matt James.  Dungeons and Dragons has always been role playing game which focuses on fantasy, magic, dungeon…

Game Bandit—David’s at the NY Toy Fair Edition

While David’s away at the NY Toy Fair gathering several thousand future posts, I think I’ll co-opt his feature title. Days of Wonder will award $10,000 to someone who draws them a map. ( source ) Bandai will award some collectible Naruto cards to a few entrants who answer five trivia questions. ( source ) TOG Entertainment will…

Mi Gato se Incendia physical prototype arrives! Also, the first review!

I just got home and found a surprise package sitting in my drive way. Mi Gato se Incendia! has arrived!  The physical prototype, created by The Game Crafters is here, and it looks amazing!  I’ll be bringing this with me to Total Confusion XXV and Pax EAST to run a few games.  I cannot wait to try this game out with a harder, larger…