• Callisto, Reiner’s Answer to Blokus

    Callisto is a tile-laying game that looks and plays remarkably similar to the hit game Blokus . What’s different? Tiles must touch orthogonally, not diagonally. You have three single piece tiles; place two at the beginning...

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  • Spontuneous

    Given a word, sing a song with that word in it; I play this game all the time at the dinner table. That’s the premise of Spontuneous , self-published by Rob Ridgeway. Add a die to...

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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Games

    Not counting themed versions of Uno and Scrabble , the only currently existing Diary of a Wimpy Kid game is Cheese Touch from Pressman Toy. It’s a “guess who chose which answer to the question” games....

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  • Agricola, all the Goodies

    Agricola: The Goodies combines in one box several of the Agricola expansions: X deck, C deck, A deck, L deck, themed boards, sticker sheets to spruce up your peeples, and a complete set of animeeples, vegimeeples,...

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  • PASH: Another Model for Cheap Board Game Self-Publishing

    PASH stands for Print and Shipped Board Games. Like Cheapass Games, its founder David Bush believes that people should print and scrounge for the easy components of a game, and only have to pay for components...

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  • Gametasia

    Gametasia , designed by Mel Wayne, is from the Freedom Within Foundation. Gametasia is part of a trilogy of works by Mel, which also includes the book Octilogy , the world “Planet Millennium”. All are free...

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  • The Dice Tower Gaming Awards

    There are many awards given out each year for games, and while I don’t take any of them as definitive, I do find that they each have something to offer. The Dice Tower podcast has been...

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  • Game Bandit—Mixed Bag Edition

    First the sales… Geek Chic is running a virtual tent sale for orphaned orders, factory seconds, and show pieces. You can get their amazing furniture at significantly reduced prices. Unfortunately, the company is too busy to...

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  • August Board and Card Game Patents

    As a reminder, I don’t include card shufflers, sorters, dealers, or trackers, nor lotto or gambling machines, nor electronic-only games unless I find something of particular interest. System and method for providing online SMS games –...

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  • Call Me Capable: A Game About Overcoming Disabilities

    Call Me Capable is from the fine line of educational games by Franklin Learning Systems . It was first published in 2002 by Carol Leish, who is no stranger to overcoming disabilities, having suffered speech and...

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