• February Board and Card Game Patents

    Game system with robotic game pieces – By Silverbrook Research Pty, a company that appears to have nothing to do with games. Chess with wireless robots directed to move by a central system. Amusement game –...

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  • February Board and Card Game Patents

    Game system with robotic game pieces – By Silverbrook Research Pty, a company that appears to have nothing to do with games. Chess with wireless robots directed to move by a central system. Amusement game –...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Catan GmbH Takes Down Island Settlers Android App

    A guy named Neil has taken down his Android game with the same game play as Settlers of Catan after facing a legal threat from Catan GmbH. ( source ) The legal threat explicitly notes that...

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  • 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 )...

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  • Hasbro’s Motion Vision Play: Monopoly and Battleship Live

    Hasbro will be adding an infrared motion detection and control system (“Motion Vision Play”) to various board games this year, including Monopoly and Battleship. The tower not only tracks player resources, such as money and...

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  • Wireless Dominoes

    Yeah, I thought dominoes were already wireless, but apparently I didn’t realize that Dominoes should a) be of variable value, changeable by shaking them, and b) fall down in numerical sequence, even when they are not...

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  • Rap Battles, the Game

    Rap Battles from Spinning Hat is a game of competitive improvisational rap. The game comes with a faux boombox, some dice to select the beat, some cards whose purpose is indecipherable to me, and some money...

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  • 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 . Summary Of the companies surveyed,...

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  • Guardians of Graxia DLC Now Available

    Of course I’m talking about he PC version of Guardians of Graxia , otherwise I’d be calling it an expansion. For those unfamiliar with the term DLC, it stands for Downloadable Content. Basically a game expansion...

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  • Mattel Games Divisions up 27% in 2010

    Mattel reported an increase in 2010 sales for their games divisions, including Radica electronic games and other games and puzzles. Sales were up 12% worldwide in Q4 2010, and 27% for all of 2010. ( info...

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