Tag Archives: modern board games

Identity Pursuit

Identity Pursuit is a game and “intuitive tool” for self-discovery. It’s designed to help players discover the patterns of personality in themselves and others—what author Caroline Myss refers to in her book Sacred Contracts as “archetypes.” Gameplay involves discussing questions found on archetype cards and choosing the answer that best fits the drawing player.

Identity Pursuit

Identity Pursuit is a game and “intuitive tool” for self-discovery. It’s designed to help players discover the patterns of personality in themselves and others—what author Caroline Myss refers to in her book Sacred Contracts as “archetypes.” Gameplay involves discussing questions found on archetype cards and choosing the answer that best fits the drawing player.

Identity Pursuit

Identity Pursuit is a game and “intuitive tool” for self-discovery. It’s designed to help players discover the patterns of personality in themselves and others—what author Caroline Myss refers to in her book Sacred Contracts as “archetypes.” Gameplay involves discussing questions found on archetype cards and choosing the answer that best fits the drawing player.

The Decision Game, Designed by Your Friendly Bobby

Tendring PCSO and school liaison Paul Davids has designed a board game that aims to teach children how to make the right decisions. The game is called The Decision Game , and it includes such challenging decisions as whether to take a shortcut across a railroad track, cut school, or join in underage drinking games. Source indicates that Mr. Davids developed the game because …

The WordPress Board Game

The WordPress board game was designed by Eko Nugroho and the Kummara game cafe. It was introduced at Wordcamp Indonesia, a conference devoted to WordPress. The game is for 2 to 4 players. Each player gets a mock-up iPad player board, with a central WordPress engine and spaces for plugins. I’m guessing (nothing is in English) that your task is to acquire the …

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 …

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 to keep score. You have twenty seconds to rap to the beat, after which you are judged by your fellow players and/or the judge. ( source )

Area Code 718, The Game

Area Code 718 , The Game, designed and self-published by graphic designer JP Styles, is a surprisingly fascinating little abstract game. The rules are simple: the game comes with button-like metal disks, each displaying a 7, 1, or 8 in orange, red, or blue. A few disks contain all three numbers and colors. On your turn, pick a disk and place it orthogonally on the …

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 for digital titles. The Elves & Dwarves expansion sells for $5.99 on Steam , a popular content delivery service for computer games, and contains 2 new guardians, 14 new units, and 6 new maps. Of …

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 )

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Board Game

An art exhibit in Santa Monica will pay tribute to the late director John Hughes. Among the pieces is this retro board game homage to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, by Maxim Dalton. The exhibit will run Feb 11 to Mar 4 at Gallery 1988. ( source )

Second Look: 1955: The War of Espionage

I received a prototype review copy of 1955: The War of Espionage , which was designed by Kevin Nunn, from Nicholas Vitek at Living World Games. 1995 underwent a successful funding campaign on KickStarter. Living World Games is also an advertiser on Purple Pawn. 1955 is a two-player tactics card game. The board consists of six tracks representing countries. The allegiance marker on each country’s track indicates its …

January Board and Card Game Patents

A light month; I skipped a few computer and slot related gambling games. Card game enabling separate evaluations for multiple game outcome combinations – This is – what – the five thousandth patent for poker where you choose a line of cards from a 3 x 3 grid? Addition and subtraction dice game – A dice and peg game, where you remove pegs by adding or subtracting dice. Simulated football …

January Board and Card Game Patents

A light month; I skipped a few computer and slot related gambling games. Card game enabling separate evaluations for multiple game outcome combinations – This is – what – the five thousandth patent for poker where you choose a line of cards from a 3 x 3 grid? Addition and subtraction dice game – A dice and peg game, where you remove pegs by adding or…

Experience the Definition of Board Game

Qwiki is a new service that draws on a variety of internet sources to provide what it calls an “information experience.” This is how it defines “ board game .”

Board Game News Reborn, Board Game Info Expands

Board Game News has undergone parthenogenesis: Eric (and possibly others) is now blogging at BoardGameGeek , while many of the other contributors have founded The Opinionated Gamers . Meanwhile, you can feed Board Game Info news , which includes our feed, as well as articles from Scott Nicholson and Shannon Appelcline (also a former BGN contributor), feed from GameSalute, Tom Vasel reviews, and other content.

Íslenskuspilið

I seem to be fascinated with Icelandic board games, so here is Íslenskuspilið from Þekkingarnet Þingeyinga (aka the Húsavík Academic Center), a roll and move trivia game with 864 word questions to help you learn Icelandic. The game is by Selma Kristjánsdóttir, who is a teacher or an author or a singer or a politician or something (my Icelandic isn’t very good). ( image )

Quarriors, a Dice Pool Building Game

I guess it was only a matter of time. This summer WizKids will publish Quarriors , a dice game where you build up an army of dice in much the same way that a deck-building game lets you build a deck. The game comes with 130 custom dice and cards that represent creatures you need to beat and spells you can cast; no shuffling required.

Scrumbrawl

Scrumbrawl , coming soon from sggc VicTim Games (two guys named Vic and Tim), is a fantasy arena combat/rugby game. Your object is to move the magical orbs onto the magical portals while fighting the other magical beasties. There are dice involved. as well as cards, a board, and various tokens. I don’t have the rules, but it looks decidedly chaotic. You can pre-order a boxed set for…

Tilt

Tilt is a Rush Hour-like puzzle game with sliding pieces. Unlike Rush Hour where you slide the pieces by hand, in Tilt you tilt the board so that all the pieces slide as far as they can to the other side of the board. Your job is to get the green disks through the center hole in the board, without letting any of the