Tag Archives: modern board games

Second Look — Forbidden Island

My wife refers to Forbidden Island as stress-in-a-box, and while I tend to agree with her, I still recommend it as a great family game. Forbidden Island manages to incorporate a fair degree of tension without being grim. The game is based on an Indiana Jones-like theme, where the players are an archaeological team, working together to rescue four treasures…

Mindflex Duel

It won’t be out until mid-August, but you can already pre-order the next incarnation of Mattels’ hit game Mindflex, Mindflex Duel . Mindflex Duel is for two players battling to control a floating object with their minds. The only directly competitive head-to-head game included is the decade-old game of pushing the ball into the other player’s goal …

Mindflex Duel

It won’t be out until mid-August, but you can already pre-order the next incarnation of Mattels’ hit game Mindflex, Mindflex Duel . Mindflex Duel is for two players battling to control a floating object with their minds. The only directly competitive head-to-head game included is the decade-old game of pushing the ball into the other player’s goal using your mind. The…

P&P Beer Goggles Game for Women From the Riverfront Times

The St Louis Riverfront Times includes a free 11 page PDF with a print & play board game for women called Bad Beer Barron. ( source ) It’s roll and move. The game is humorously illustrated by Denny Helman.

P&P Beer Goggles Game for Women From the Riverfront Times

The St Louis Riverfront Times includes a free 11 page PDF with a print & play board game for women called Bad Beer Barron. ( source ) It’s roll and move. The game is humorously illustrated by Denny Helman.

High-End Dominion Storage Project

Another alternative for storing Dominion cards is a custom-made wood box, as in this project illustrated by Mark Schermerhorn : By the way, remember that last Dominion storage solution that I pointed out? The materials are good and it works well. However, the cards don’t fit with heavy-duty sleeves. Standard Mayday sleeves work fine.

High-End Dominion Storage Project

Another alternative for storing Dominion cards is a custom-made wood box, as in this project illustrated by Mark Schermerhorn : By the way, remember that last Dominion storage solution that I pointed out? The materials are good and it works well. However, the cards don’t fit with heavy-duty sleeves. Standard Mayday sleeves work fine.

Days of Wonder Announces Cargo Noir

A new big box game from Days of Wonder ? Yes, please! Cargo Noir is a game about smuggling goods set in a 1950′s film noir theme. Each player takes control of a “family” trafficking illegal goods. Ports include: Hong Kong, Bombay, Rotterdam, Panama, Tanger, Rio, Cape Town, New York, and Macao. Players take their ships full of …

Days of Wonder Announces Cargo Noir

A new big box game from Days of Wonder ? Yes, please! Cargo Noir is a game about smuggling goods set in a 1950′s film noir theme. Each player takes control of a “family” trafficking illegal goods. Ports include: Hong Kong, Bombay, Rotterdam, Panama, Tanger, Rio, Cape Town, New York, and Macao. Players take their ships full of gold to various …

Game Bandit—Mystery Edition

Amazon is bundling the base Dominion game with two of the expansions, Alchemy and Prosperity , for $79.76 (a 36% discount). Also included are the two promo card sets, Envoy and Black Market, that were previously BoardGameGeek exclusives. Also at Amazon, Qwirkle is on sale for $16.95 , a 52% discount. Many Osprey military history books are available at 50% off through the …

Game Bandit—Mystery Edition

Amazon is bundling the base Dominion game with two of the expansions, Alchemy and Prosperity , for $79.76 (a 36% discount). Also included are the two promo card sets, Envoy and Black Market, that were previously BoardGameGeek exclusives. Also at Amazon, Qwirkle is on sale for $16.95 , a 52% discount. Many Osprey military history books are available at 50% off through the end…

Game Industry Roundup

Alfred Kahn, CEO of 4Kids Entertainment , announced his retirement. 4Kids took a colossal beating over the last few years, failing to get Chaotic up and running and getting de-listed from NYSE. They, or their properties, are still for sale. ( source ) Bryan Stockton takes over as COO of Mattel . Bob Eckert is still CEO and plans to remain there. Mattel recently announced that it is licensing some of…

Mr Joshua Chao’s Elegant Designs

Mr. Joshua Chao from Taipei is working on some game designs. Here is a touch screen version (from an original wooden model) of a 3D Chess-like game for a multi-touch device: He lists additional games on his site, such as the below Arabibusta , but offers little information on them.

Hitler Plays Pandemic

By Alex Berry (Boardgameblogger).

Rory’s Story Cubes

Rory’s Story Cubes from The Creativity Hub is a storytelling activity: 9 dice, 54 pictures of things, just over 10,000,000 possible combination of images. Roll the dice and tell a story using all the images. Since 10 million combinations isn’t enough for some people, there’s already an expansion with 9 more dice depicting actions, Rory’s Story Cubes Actions . It’s designed by …

Catan Horror from Nerdaphernalia

Nerdaphernalia writes a blog post with the rules for Catan Horror, essentially Arkham Horror crossed with Cities & Knights of Catan . The game hasn’t been play-tested yet, but it looks like fun (and I don’t even like Arkham Horror). ( source )

Catan Horror from Nerdaphernalia

Nerdaphernalia writes a blog post with the rules for Catan Horror, essentially Arkham Horror crossed with Cities & Knights of Catan . The game hasn’t been play-tested yet, but it looks like fun (and I don’t even like Arkham Horror). ( source )

Free Small World Scenario Available from Days of Wonder

Days of Wonder is offering Necromancer Island free to all US customers. This is a limited-edition scenario that in the past has been available through retailers only or in conjunction with a Small World purchase over the web. Now, while supplies last, US customers can receive the scenario for free, but must pay shipping and handling. This is a limited time…

Angry Birds, the Board Game

Angry Birds is a ridiculous and ridiculously popular video game (over 12 million purchases from Apple’s app store, and it’s available on other platforms too), soon to be a real-world physical game from Mattel. There was a first look at the game at CES. The object of the game is to build walls with pig on them and then catapult the bird

Angry Birds, the Board Game

Angry Birds is a ridiculous and ridiculously popular video game (over 12 million purchases from Apple’s app store, and it’s available on other platforms too), soon to be a real-world physical game from Mattel. There was a first look at the game at CES. The object of the game is to build walls with pig on them and then catapult the