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Super Heat, Skateboard TCG

Super Heat is a skateboarding TCG from sggc Super Heat Games, which is a division of Ahead of the Game, Inc. (actually, AotG doesn’t seem to exist, just yet). The game is played in two heats, each of which requires you to play the most points by matching lines on the cards. You can play danger cards on your opponent. I can’t tell you much more, …

Game Bandit—Loot Edition

A new daily-deal website, Gamerati Loot , offers 45-75% off games (both board game and RPG products), 5 days a week. Spin Master is inviting fans to design their own Mechtogans for Bakugan’s Mechtanium Surge Dream Team Contest . The top prize award will include a custom, one-of-a-kind Mechtogan Activator Card, as well as one Mechtogan T.itan, two Mechtogans, two Bakusolo, one BakuTrinity, a Mechtogan …

ICv2 2010 Q4 Market Report

ICv2 has reported that there was a 10% growth in the sales of hobby games during the 4th quarter of 2010 with Magic: The Gathering becoming a main contributor. According to the market report found in ICv2′s Internal Correspondence #74, sales were boosted by the holiday seasons, with the collectible games and boardgames registering growths in their respective areas. The report …

Heat Scramble: Transformers Card Game System

Seeing as the Transformers Battling Card Game wasn’t enough for y’all, get ready for Heat Scramble , a “Card Game System” featuring Transformers. Supposedly available from Takara Tomy by mid-May. That’s all I got. If you read Japanese, fill us in with the details. ( source )

What is Cryptozoic Planning?

Last year Cryptozoic was formed to carry on production of the World of Warcraft TCG. Which they’re doing, apparently just fine. But they’re also planning to branch out. Here are some planned releases from their site: The Lookouts board game , a hybrid RPG and board game based on their comic series. The Penny Arcade deck building game , based on the comic series. Food Fight card game , not much…

Superhuman Games to Release Villains & Vigilantes Card Game

With the return of the Villains and Vigilantes RPG to store shelves , comes another licensed product for the superhero franchise. Monkey House Games has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Superhuman Games to release a card game that is set in the V&V universe. The card game, created by Superhuman Games’ Ben Swainbank, will feature characters from the official V&V universe and will continue to evolve as Monkey House Games…

March Kickstarter Game Projects

I looked on some other crowdsourcing site and wasn’t impressed. So I’m sticking to Kickstarter only until someone convinces me otherwise. Remember that a “funded” campaign will still give out listed rewards to its contributors. Project Description Required Raised Ends Periodic Table of Elements Dice Andrew Inaba Dice with both numbers and elements $2,000 $1,065 20 days Rolling Freight Board Game APE Games Train game with special …

Redakai: New CCG from Spin Master

Spin Master is launching a new collectible card game for children with some exciting features that we haven’t seen before in products of this type. Most significantly, the cards are not paper but plastic, and quite thick too. This not only makes them more durable, it also allows Spin Master to incorporate holograms on the cards. Some will feature three-dimensional artwork…

Sky Raiders Flying Bakugan

First, though, let’s catch up with the current releases… For season four, Mechtanium Surge Bakugan are made from die cast metal. Core Bakugan in this series include new Dragonoid, Ingram, Elfin, and Percival figures. Mobile Assault Mechtanium Surge Bakugan include Axellor , which stands tall on tank-like tracks, Hurrix , which spins at an amazing speed, and the circle-shaped Raytheus . Debuting with this group are Mechtogan Bakugan …

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…

Gamer Community Auction Following the Loss of Jack Vasel

There is about a day and a half left to bid on items offered up by gamers for an auction in support of Tom and Laura Vasel following the loss of their two-month old baby Jack. Tom Vasel is well known in the gamer community for his hundreds of game reviews and for his podcast The Dice Tower . Tom is …

Purple Pawn’s 2010 Game Industry Survey

Purple Pawn has conducted a survey of over 7,000 companies around the world who made money from analog, tabletop games. You can download the 14 page report for free here [PDF]. Summary Of the companies surveyed, those that did not close reported good results, with 85% reporting that they had done at least as well or better in 2010 than they had done in 2009. Single-game game companies (sggc’s) make …

Weekly Game Promotion Roundup

The Chicago Courier-News promotes local Magic players. ( source ) The Chicago Daily Herald promotes local game stores. ( source ) The SC Island Packet promotes a Bridge program for kids. ( source ) The New Brunswick Daily Cleaner promotes local game store Geek Chic Boutique. ( source ) The Wichita Family Eagle promotes a community center organized game night. ( source ) The UK Guardian promotes several …

Magic: The Manga

Yeah, I know we’ve seen comics, books, etc up the wazoo. But woo hoo for manga. The series is about one of the planeswalkers, Chandra Nalaar. It was previously available only in Japanese , but is currently available online in English , for free.

WikiLeaks Illuminati

For the Illuminati card game: [via reddit ]

FFG Hosts Friday Night Magic

Starting this week, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center will begin hosting Magic: The Gathering events every Friday evening . It’s interesting to see the Event Center supporting other companies’ games. I had the opportunity to spend a few evenings at the Event Center this past summer and found it to be a super-nice facility for playing games. Just don’t let Andrew set …

FFG Hosts Friday Night Magic

Starting this week, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center will begin hosting Magic: The Gathering events every Friday evening . It’s interesting to see the Event Center supporting other companies’ games. I had the opportunity to spend a few evenings at the Event Center this past summer and found it to be a super-nice facility for playing games. Just don’t …

Mark Rosewater On the Design of Several Magic Sets

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Mark Rosewater On the Design of Several Magic Sets

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$1,000 Game Design Prize

Daniel Solis, someone we’ve mentioned here before for his story-telling game, Happy Birthday Robot , can’t seem to get game design off his mind. In his own words: I love designing all sorts of games, from storytelling games to abstract strategy board games to physical playground games. I do it because I like the process of getting inspired, experimenting, testing and revising. I like…