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Board Game Rentals

BoardGameExchange made a splash a year ago as a “new way” to enjoy board games without having to buy them: rent them. There are other places to rent games: Board Games Rental appears to have come first BoardGameRentals NZ is the New Zealand equivalent Many brick and mortar stores, such as Phoenix Games in WA, Gameology in CA, Board Game Revolution in UT,  and others. …

Board Game Rentals

BoardGameExchange made a splash a year ago as a “new way” to enjoy board games without having to buy them: rent them. There are other places to rent games: Board Games Rental appears to have come first BoardGameRentals NZ is the New Zealand equivalent Many brick and mortar stores, such as Phoenix Games in WA, Gameology in CA, Board …

Alien Frontiers

Alien Frontiers from Tory Niemann and Clever Mojo Games [1] is a space-themed area control/placement/resource management game (if that makes you think Euro game, you’re spot on). Your ships are actually dice that you first roll and then assign to collect or utilize different resources each turn. The game takes about an hour and is for 2-4 players, though 3 or 4 are recommended. AF was…

Alien Frontiers

Alien Frontiers from Tory Niemann and Clever Mojo Games [1] is a space-themed area control/placement/resource management game (if that makes you think Euro game, you’re spot on). Your ships are actually dice that you first roll and then assign to collect or utilize different resources each turn. The game takes about an hour and is for 2-4 players, though 3 or…

GW Restricts European Retailers; Hasbro Moves Jobs Out of MA

Games Workshop is raising prices (again) by as much as 20-25% on 270 products. They have also ordered that retailers in Europe may not sell products to customers outside of Europe, in order (they say) to boost the revenues of local stores that provide free services. ( source ) Not everyone is happy . GW’s profits, revenues, and shares are all …

The Pitch: Graphic Designers Board Game

The Pitch is a game by a graphic designer Fatimah Kabba , for graphic designers. And it is, no surprise, a beautiful physical design. See the first link for more pictures. The Pitch is a “one person judges” game. Each player participates on every round, with a short time to both create a graphic design idea based on a product and pitch it to the judge. Rules available on the…

Game Bandit—Story for a Tablet Edition

Tell DriveThruRPG about your character . Prizes for the best stories include an Android tablet computer and gift certificates of $25-$100. Through the end of May, you can get a free NASA add-on deck with the purchase of You’ve been Sentenced from McNeill Designs. Use coupon code “NASA”. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the ebook release of The Book…

Huquuqi, the UAE Human Rights Board Game

Huquuqi, or “My Rights”, is an Arabic-language board game from the Emirates Association for Human Rights , an organization that doesn’t appear to have an English website, and Falconcity of Wonders , a 40 million sq foot Dubai construction project that was halted in 2009. The game is supposed to teach children about their basic rights under UAE law. It appears to be some kind of roll and…

Peaceable Games Coop Games For Wee Folks

Peaceable Games presents five new cooperative games for kids age 3+. Count Your Chickens : Pure spin and move game to rescue the chickens before the fix gets them Hoot Owl Hoot : Strategy card game of moving the owl home before the sun rises Stone Soup : A cooperative Memory game of finding matches before the fire burns Lost Puppies : Card flipping game of finding the puppies…

New Video/Board Game Announcements Roundup

Announced over three years ago , the Gears of War board game comes closer. Ticket to Ride for the iPad . Puerto Rico for the iPad . And a list of nearly every other top game on BGG for the iPad. The Walking Dead [1] board game from Z-Man Games. ( source ) [1] Ok, this was a comic/TV series, not a video game. But the …

The, Uh, “The Best Party Game”

“The Best Party Game” (that’s its title) from sggc Serengeti Systems is an icebreaker game with 20 cards. The questions are mainly about your sex life, and the activities are the usual silliness. $20. Twenty cards. There are 3 questions on each pink, purple, green and orange card, 2 activities on each yellow card, and 1 activity on the blue cards. I don’t know the exact…

Boom, An Unofficial Tech-Themed Monopoly Redesign

Podcast Studio 360 challenged their listeners to send ideas for a redesign of Monopoly to make it relevant for today’s economy. They passed these ideas to famed designers Brenda Braithwaite and Ian Schreiber . The result is Boom . Boom’s companies range from the cheap “sin” properties on up to Apple and Google on the top spots. More important is the incorporation of Euro-design …

Win a Copy of Say Anything Family Edition

Purple Pawn will run an online game next week. The winner gets a copy of the new Say Anything Family Edition from multiple award winning publisher North Star Games. To play, or for information about the game, hop over to Purple Pawn’s Play page . If you’d like to sponsor a game giveaway on our site, contact me to work it out.

Ohio Society of CPAs: The F.E.T.C.H. Game

The Ohio Society of CPAs developed the game Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits to teach kids financial literacy. The board game has some kind of dog theme. In November, 1,200 volunteers ran session for over 10,000 children in elementary schools across Ohio. Source has a promo video as well as a twenty minute facilitator instruction video, with annoying background music looped over the whole thing.

Baila, the Estonian Drinking Card Game

Baila is a popular Estonian drinking card game. There’s not much to the game, really: pick a card and do what it says – drink, make someone else drink, kiss someone, speak in rhymes, steal someone’s shirt, etc. Last year it was a top seller – at least it was for Fortuna Games , an Estonian game shop. Baila has a new game, this time a board game, called…

Game Bandit — Fat Edition

For 20% off a single order of Fat Dragon Games’ products at DriveThruRPG , use coupon code “FatMayJune11″. Mona Saves blog is giving away two copies of ThinkFun’s Snack Attack! Typical like/follow/tweet/comment rules to enter. Follow and retweet Eagle Games for a chance to win Railways of the World: The Card Game . Dice Hate Me is celebrating an anniversary …

Patch Reaches In To Stores With QR Codes

Patch Products has announced that it will begin placing QR codes on game packaging as a way to deliver product information, demonstration videos, and current promotions to customers while they shop. QR codes are those two-dimensional patterns that can be read by most smartphones and are used to deliver web links or other information. With the code on the box, a customer strolling …

Periodic Quest

Periodic Quest is a game for teaching chemistry and about the periodic table of elements. Actually, though, it’s a box with more than eight different games that can be played with the included board and cards. Y’know, just in case you didn’t get it the first time.

Bowel Bingo and Other Games from NHS Bolton

If you regularly check for cancer, then you’re not the target audience of the games from NHS Services in Bolton and Bolton CVS. The games, which have won various health awards, include Bowel Bingo , The Road to Cervical Screening , and Open Wide (yuck, I know, but it’s just an anti-smoking game). ( source )

Game Bandit — Confused About the World Ending Edition

Stronghold Games is giving away a copy of Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War on Board Game Info. Time to Play runs what they call a virtual game show every Wednesday on Twitter. Use the hashtag #TimetoPlayLive and answer toy and children’s entertainment questions to win toy and game prizes . The Fantasy Flight Games Event Center is running a sale on select games…