Tag Archives: modern board games

BroadwaySpace’s Be a Broadway Star Game

Be A Broadway Star is a board game by Ken Davenport and launched by his BroadwaySpace theater social network. Ken is a star Broadway musical producer. It’s a roll and move game with the occasional requirement to (what else?) perform. They must have a big advertising budget, because I’ve seen ads for it all over the internet. The game costs $35 and is …

BroadwaySpace’s Be a Broadway Star Game

Be A Broadway Star is a board game by Ken Davenport and launched by his BroadwaySpace theater social network. Ken is a star Broadway musical producer. It’s a roll and move game with the occasional requirement to (what else?) perform. They must have a big advertising budget, because I’ve seen ads for it all over the internet. The game costs …

Around the World With Pope John Paul

Marek Oczkowski of Polskie Gry Planszowe has published a roll and move game about Pope John Paul’s travels. I don’t know who the designer is. This is one of several games released by this publisher in recent years. ( source )

Heroscape: Moltenclaw’s Invasion

The third wave of Dungeons & Dragons Heroscape is out but unfortunately it will be the last . Four sets are available, including Advocates of Annihilation , Icewind Scourge , Heroes of Fallcrest , and Valkrill’s Legion . Each package includes 3-6 figures and a glyph.

Heroscape: Moltenclaw’s Invasion

The third wave of Dungeons & Dragons Heroscape is out but unfortunately it will be the last . Four sets are available, including Advocates of Annihilation , Icewind Scourge , Heroes of Fallcrest , and Valkrill’s Legion . Each package includes 3-6 figures and a glyph.

Kings & Things

Kings & Things started out as one of those wonderful Tom Wham games published in Dragon Magazine, King of the Tabletop (1983). Its latest incarnation is being republished by Z-Man Games. Players are the aspiring kings. The things that can be recruited in to a player’s army include elves, goblins, dwarves, dragons, flying squirrels, dinosaurs, killer penguins, flying buffalo, climbing twines, skeletons, cyclops, knights …

Crowdfunding Roundup: Kickstarter, etc.

Here’s a roundup of projects up for crowdsourcing on various sites. Projects that are over-funded still get you a copy of the game and usually some other benefits. Kickstarter Company Project Description Goal Raised Days to Go Tasty Minstrel Games Eminent Domain Deck building game 20,000 34,557 7 Gaming Paper Gaming Paper Adventures Mapping paper for RPGs 3,500 6,873 16 Living Worlds Games 1955: The War of…

Game Bandit—ChiTAG Edition

A coupon for $2 off admission to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair is available at The Game Aisle. Free shipping on the C-4 Corner Cutter through Thanksgiving. Everyone who donates this week to RPG Blog II will get a copy of Horrors of the GOW (PDF Pathfinder supplement) and entered for a chance to win a copy of The Traveller Book (1981). Palladium Books is offering…

Digit Dice

Fantastic Diversions has released Digit Dice , printable dice meant to be used to track life, gold, etc… in your games. You can download the templates here . Just print them on sticker paper and apply to 5/8″ dice. Dice A has 0 through 5 on it, while Dice B has 7, 8, 9 and 1, 2, 3 again. The 9 can also be used as the 6. While it’s nothing…

Board Game Promotional Roundup

KURL promotes Spontuneous. ( source ) The Herald Scotsman promotes the 1745 Trading Company, creators of various UK “quest” games. ( source ) In a Psychology Today blog, Ryan G. Van Cleave disses video games played on National Gaming Day at the libraries, because video games lead to addiction. Addiction leads to hate. Hate leads to SUFFFERRRING. Instead, people who go to the libraries should play the…

USAopoly Shares Its Vision

With a slick presentation video about the company today.

Handcrafted Wooden Arimaa Set

New Forest will be auctioning off a number of handcrafted wooden Arimaa sets in the near future. Watch the video to see them making the board.

Coerceo

Coerceo is an abstract from a new Netherlands-based company. The object is pretty standard: each piece plays on its own color, and you have to surround your opponent’s pieces. Only, whenever one of the hexes has no pieces on it, the hex is removed from the board. The game is not available yet. When it is available, it will be available in Europe only (not Italy) …

Your Next Board Game May Be Made From Elephant Poop

Not much more to add to the title, really.

Tundra the Board Game, from Claymore the RPG Company

Tundra is a roll-and-move board game from Claymore Entertainment , up until now an RPG company. The game is themed on the Alaska-based Tundra comic panels from Chad Carpenter. Each card contains one of his comics. The game costs $30.

Sun: UK Prisoners Paid to Play Scrabble

The Scottish Sun reports that some prisoners are “paid to play” Scrabble, which hash infuriated the public. The public has been infuriated several times in recent history over reports of game consoles, televisions, and other such amenities in UK jails, whether paid for by taxes or by the prisoners and their families. In this case, the Scrabble games are allegedly part of an education program, for which prisoners…

Tomorrow is National Gaming Day at Your Library

Over 1,800 libraries participating. See here for details . Better go now, while libraries are still legal.

Dust Tactics

Dust Tactics, which like City of Thieves moved from AEG to FFG , is now at retailers too. Dust Tactics is set in an alternate-reality 1940s, resulting in a game combining World War II and battle-mechs. Actually less a board game than a boxed miniatures game, expect to see a series of expansions close on the heel of the

November Conventions and Happenings

A few events in November. I’d do this more often if I had a few more editors (hint, hint). Oct 31 – Nov 1 Lucca Comics and Games Lucca, Italy, 4 – 7 KC Game Fair , Kansas City, MO 4 – 7 ShaunCon , Kansas City, MO 4 – 7 NeonCon , Las Vegas, NV 4 – 7 IndieCon , Dorset, UK 5 – 7 PentaCon , Fort Wayne, IN 5 – 7 Anime Nebraska , Omaha, NE 5 – 7 Carnage , Fairlee, VT 5 – 7 Mechanicon , West…

The Table of Catan: Officially Licensed Game Table

The Catan Table is designed to hold your Settlers of Catan game in place (it doesn’t contain an inlaid game, such as a Chess table might). The table comes in oak or birch. Distribution is initially limited to the US. I’m supposed to get the price list tomorrow.