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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…

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

Extreme Makeover: Gnome Games Edition

Gnome Games took advantage of an opportunity to take part in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (see their credits under furniture & accessories), and also got their friends at Mayfair Games, Sandstorm Games, Out of the Box Publishing, Alliance/Days of Wonder, Winning Moves Games, Fantasy Flight Games, ACD, and Hasbro/Wizards of the Coast on board. Together, they tucked 180 games…

Upper Deck Bought … by Upper Deck CEO

A majority stake in embattled Upper Deck International has been acquired by Upper Deck’s CEO Nico Blauw. Or rather by Nico’s company Blue Ocean, which is the accessories division of Koch Media. Blauw is considering changing the company’s name and is reorganizing the management staff. ( source ) With regards to counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh cards (of which…

Upper Deck Bought … by Upper Deck CEO

A majority stake in embattled Upper Deck International has been acquired by Upper Deck’s CEO Nico Blauw. Or rather by Nico’s company Blue Ocean, which is the accessories division of Koch Media. Blauw is considering changing the company’s name and is reorganizing the management staff. ( source ) With regards to counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh cards (of which co-founder and owner Richard McWilliams…

Topps and Jakks Join Forces on Monsuno

Topps will create trading card games, etc for the upcoming animation project Monsuno, a joint project of Jakks Pacific and Dentsu Entertainment (under the name Pacific Animation Partners) and FremantleMedia Enterprises . Topps and Jakks have previously partnered over WWE, UFC, and other fighting properties.

September Board and Card Game Patents

Proposition wagering card game – A design patent: Electronic table top board game – From Pierre Jolicoeur. Some kind of unicycle-rider tabletop dexterity game. Board game – By Adrian Moore. Actually a toy, you tilt the board until the ball rolls out of the center and then use the front or rear guards and a flipping motion to return the ball to the center. Supposedly you should …

Purple Parlay—Card Games

When it comes to card games, are you a traditional player? CCG player? LCG player? Maybe you like non-collectible card games. I used to be a huge Magic player back in middle school. I played until a bit after the release of Ice Age. Now I mostly enjoy non-collectible card games because they’re much easier on the wallet. As …

Zoobles: Bakugan For Girls?

Maybe not. I see no game mechanics. Zoobles are cute collectible toys with the same magnetic pop-up system as Bakugan. But another hot holiday seller for Spin Master? Probably.

Pokemon Fan Film

A trailer for a gritty, live-action, Pokemon fan-film, Pokémon Apokélypse :

Game Bandit—Pirate Edition

The online Bakugan Dimensions game is running an open tournament where the top prize will be a Dragonoid Colossus Bakugan , as well as a Clear Chance Dragonoid in-game. Pelgrane Press PDFs at Paizo are 15% off. Osprey , publisher of military history books beloved by wargamers, is having a 50% off summer sale. For the next 5 weeks, Wendy’s is including a …

Winx Club Magical Fairy Cooperative CCG

Upper Deck’s Winx Club Magical Fairy Game is a cooperative CCG based on the popular Italian animated series aimed at girls between the ages of five and thirteen. The cartoon follows cute girl fairies who discover their unique magical powers as they come of age. Two players battle evil witches, each playing one of the major characters from the series, surrounded by…

Vampire: Not Eternal

White Wolf has announced that it will cease producing the Vampire: The Eternal Struggle CCG . The company will support tournaments for another year, including the North American Championship at The Grand Masquerade and the European Championship in Paris, but there will be no further expansions or reprints.

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…

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 . …

Snakes and Lattes, Board Game Cafe Canada-style

Snakes and Lattes is a new board game cafe in Toronto. Source has a shot of part of their 1500 board game collection, so we’re talking real games. ( source ) It’s tempting to think of it as Canada’s first board game cafe, but Vancouver has or had one called Wow Wow , though it doesn’t have a

Miscellaneous Game News Roundup

According to some sources, miners trapped in Chile are not allowed competitive board games, for fear of raising tensions in their cramped conditions. ( source ) According to other sources, the government is planning to send them Dominoes and card games, which of course never raise tensions. ( source ) A Hong Kong furniture salesman has won the World Series of Mahjong . …

TactDecks, Card-based Skirmish War Game

TactDecks , self-published by Eric Etkin, is a skirmish based war game, using cards in place of miniatures. The cards come in collectible packs of known cards, so it is also a LCG. One pack is enough for a mini-version of a two-player game, but each player should preferably own their own pack. $22, plus $5 per booster.