Tag Archives: modern board games

Gaming Hoopla Benefit for ACS

The Southern Wisconsin Gaming Hoopla convention starts today. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the Knutson Family & Tastefully Simpletuns Relay for Life Teams. Additional Relay for Life events around the country also feature (or featured) board or cards games, Scrabble, etc.

Gaming Hoopla Benefit for ACS

The Southern Wisconsin Gaming Hoopla convention starts today. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the Knutson Family & Tastefully Simpletuns Relay for Life Teams. Additional Relay for Life events around the country also feature (or featured) board or cards games, Scrabble, etc.

Gaming Hoopla Benefit for ACS

The Southern Wisconsin Gaming Hoopla convention starts today. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the Knutson Family & Tastefully Simpletuns Relay for Life Teams. Additional Relay for Life events around the country also feature (or featured) board or cards games, Scrabble, etc.

Bull’s Eye Word Game

Bull’s Eye is a slightly different take on word games from sggc DNA Family Games. The busy game board contains an identical scoring track from 1 to 100 for each player. Each round, form a word of between 2 and 6 letters, scoring the variable points associated with the letters. Certain scoring spaces provide bonus cards, some of which may be bad. Many painfully clear instruction videos on the site. First …

Bull’s Eye Word Game

Bull’s Eye is a slightly different take on word games from sggc DNA Family Games. The busy game board contains an identical scoring track from 1 to 100 for each player. Each round, form a word of between 2 and 6 letters, scoring the variable points associated with the letters. Certain scoring spaces provide bonus cards, some of which may be bad. Many painfully clear…

Bull’s Eye Word Game

Bull’s Eye is a slightly different take on word games from sggc DNA Family Games. The busy game board contains an identical scoring track from 1 to 100 for each player. Each round, form a word of between 2 and 6 letters, scoring the variable points associated with the letters. Certain scoring spaces provide bonus cards, some of which may be bad. Many painfully clear instruction videos on the site. First to…

Bloodsuckers from Fireside Games

Bloodsuckers is a new vampire-themed combat game coming from the designer Justin De Witt, and (former sggc) publisher Fireside Games, of Castle Panic . Co-design credit goes to Anne-Marie De Witt. The goal is to take over various areas of the board using cards. Most cards can be used for either of two actions, much like Twilight Struggle and related…

Bloodsuckers from Fireside Games

Bloodsuckers is a new vampire-themed combat game coming from the designer Justin De Witt, and (former sggc) publisher Fireside Games, of Castle Panic . Co-design credit goes to Anne-Marie De Witt. The goal is to take over various areas of the board using cards. Most cards can be used for either of two actions, much like Twilight Struggle and related games. 2-4 players, $40. I was sold…

Bloodsuckers from Fireside Games

Bloodsuckers is a new vampire-themed combat game coming from the designer Justin De Witt, and (former sggc) publisher Fireside Games, of Castle Panic . Co-design credit goes to Anne-Marie De Witt. The goal is to take over various areas of the board using cards. Most cards can be used for either of two actions, much like Twilight Struggle and related games. 2-4 players, $40. I was …

April Board and Card Game Patents

I’m surprised to see that there are only three patents this month, not including card shufflers and readers, and not including video game only patents. Conditional application of hit card – A blackjack variant, where you are dealt an optional card which you can exchange, along with a variable payout table if you do so. 21 to the river – A blackjack/poker…

Small World Underground

Standalone game (can also be combined, natch), new races, new maps, a new mechanic (relics), and “some additional features that will make it even more tactical” according to DoW PR. The rule book is not yet available, so I can’t tell you more. Teasers .

The Settlers of Catan Song

I’m starting a contest for the best Settler of Catan song, starting right ….. now. OK, contest is over. There is one submission: It comes in second place. Lyrics at source .

Bistourisq: Board Game of Cosmetic Surgery

Bistourisq from French sggc Derideo editions is a board game celebrating cosmetic surgery and the search for the perfect body. Each player plays patient and doctor. Assemble body parts into a “horrible” body and then run around trying to get random parts altered to be “perfect”. Watch out! A surgical mistake could leave you looking even worse than you did before. The winner is the…

And the 2011 MENSA Select Games Are …

InStructures (by sggc Jane’s Games): One player sees an object and instructs the other players how to build the object. Pastiche (by FRED Distribution’s Gryphon Games): An interesting looking game of mixing colors to produce the pallets used to create famous watercolor paintings. Pirate Versus Pirate (by Out of the Box): The sequel to Ninja vs Ninja. Stomple (by GaZima Games / Spin Master): Covered here . Uncle Chestnut&#…

Game Giveaways from Board Game Info

Board Game Info [1] will be giving away several games over the near future. First up is Those Pesky Humans from Minion Games [2]. Just leave a comment to be entered into the drawing. [1] A partner site of Purple Pawn. [2] Owned by James Mathe, who also operates BGI. [3] There is no [3].

Weekly Kickstarter Game Projects

I don’t know that this will be a weekly post; maybe as long as there are five or more new projects. We’ll see how it develops. Some major players again this week. I’m wondering if Hasbro, etc will ever take a yen to Kickstarter. Project Description Required Raised Ends The Road to Canterbury FRED Distribution A Euro-style game about …

It’s Passover and I’m Clearing Out My Browser Tabs Roundup

NECA has bought Icarus Studios , which is designing an online version of HeroClix. ( source ) The long-running Scrabble News abandoned its print and paper offering and is now online-only. ( source ) Game Briefs Commander-in-Chief from X Plus Products is a Chess variant. $40. Coffee Talk from Pressman Toys is a game of generating associated ideas based on a single idea. Scoring like…

Casting Call For Season 2 of Family Game Night

You missed the casting call for Hasbro’s Family Game Night on The Hub in Los Angeles, which was yesterday. You can still make it to the one in Irvine in two weeks. There will be another chance in LA (in Hollywood) and in San Dimas. If you make it on the show, your family gets to play life-size TV-like games of Cranium, Sorry Sliders, Connect…

Hasbro and Mattel Report Drops in Q1 Profits

Hasbro’s profits dropped 71% in Q1 2011 against Q1 2010 ($58.9 million to $17.2 million; source ). However, revenues were about the same for both quarters, which means that they took in the same amount of money but spent a lot investing in their new projects, such as The Hub. Beyblade was a big seller, but games and puzzles overall fell 12%. Still, profits were…

Studio 360: Help Design a Better Monopoly

Studio 360 talks with famed game designer Brenda Brathwaite about Monopoly , old and new. Together, they invite listeners to submit ideas by May 1 on how to make the game into something playable. Brenda will take the best ideas and make a new unofficial game out of them, and Studio 360 will revisit the topic in a few weeks. Another podcast, This American Life, uses card games as a metaphor this…