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GoShop, Competitive Shopping Dice Game

From GoZone Games , the makers of several popular competitive sports dice games – GoLo , GoHoops , … – comes a competitive shopping dice game called GoShop . All of GoZone’s games are published by Zobmondo . Like the other games, this is a push your luck dice game. However, one die is your credit card, which might get maxed out or declined, or you…

Paper Money #51: Retailer Unfriendly Packaging

Ben and Rett talk about Hasbro layoffs and HQ move, make a laconic attempt to cover other game news and finally, tear into some seriously crazed packaging problems on two new games that have just hit the market – from what is a bad package to why you shouldn’t be creative. Also, we learn that Rett’s prefered podcast beverage is…water. Next Show: Summer Releases – are they…

Silver Fox Crosses Minis with Settlers of Catan

Silver Fox Productions’ subsidiary RAFM presents officially licensed miniatures to replace your wooden bits for Settlers of Catan. Unless I’m mistaken, pictured is a few settlements and cities, roads, and a robber. Minis come in Vikings, Chinese, Egyptian, or Bavarian flavors (tasty [1]). [1] Yeah, you probably shouldn’t eat them.

G.G.’s Red/Blue Electoral College Game

G.G.’s Red/Blue Electoral College Game is a one off game by great-grandmother Dorothy Schabeck. Having realized that, after 84 years, she didn’t understand America’s electoral college system, she decided that there was a pressing need for a board game to explain it. Imagine: a game about the US elections! The game has 100 questions. Spin the spinner, land …

Weekly Game Kickstarter Projects

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Ticket to Ride iPad Review

On May 19th, 2011 Days of Wonder released Ticket to Ride for the iPad. As a longtime Ticket to Ride fan I have been using it for nearly a month and have been generally pleased with my purchase. First, the App is a recommended buy. I love Ticket to Ride and enjoy playing it on the iPad. Unfortunately, you have to either play Solo or…

Scrabble Switch-Up

Scrabble Switch-Up is another attempt by Hasbro to boost their Scrabble line with a bucket-load of variants. It’s 50% off on Amazon right now (follow the link). You can play regular Scrabble, or you can use any of the six themed board overlays, rearranged special scoring spaces, special blocking and blank tiles, or special action cards. You…

Clearing Out the Browser Tabs Roundup

RIP Ned Strongin, creator of Connect Four. ( source ) ICv2 covers the Q1 game industry. ( source ) Techcrunch calls Zynga’s new Facebook game Empires and Allies a cross between Settlers of Catan meets Risk meets the ‘ville franchise. ( source ) This guy painted Scrabble tile graffiti as a proposal to his girlfriend. ( source )

Wure, Were, Werle: The 3W Safe Motherhood Game

PLAN International Senegal teaches maternal wellness using a board game called Wure, Were, Werle, aka The 3W Safe Motherhood Game. The game teaches various lessons in taking care of yourself during pregnancy and birth, as well as potential factors that could cause harm or death. The initial plan and a description of the board game can be found in this 2001 Global Health…

Kinematic’s “Noetic” Games

Kinematic is a company run by Dr. Leigh Kibby, a self-proclaimed “Noetic” psychologist and coach. His theories are somewhat derived from logotherapy and the search for meaning, ethics, spirituality, etc. To this end, he provides a number of free downloadable games , most of which appear to be instructions for Chess variants. Not only do the rules provide for different piece movements (with unequal forces), they also include…

Crossroads, A Co-op Christian Strategy Game

Crossroads is a cooperative strategy battle tile game (played on a grid) from sggc Crossroad Games , designed by Michael Brown ( Anachronism ). Coming soon. Roll the dice, lay tiles, move your disk. Face the challenge card with your stats, resources, prayers, and more dice. While purportedly promoting the Christian narrative, I’m wondering how they handle, say, Deborah and Barak losing…

Crossroads, A Co-op Christian Strategy Game

Crossroads is a cooperative strategy battle tile game (played on a grid) from sggc Crossroad Games , designed by Michael Brown ( Anachronism ). Coming soon. Roll the dice, lay tiles, move your disk. Face the challenge card with your stats, resources, prayers, and more dice. While purportedly promoting the Christian narrative, I’m wondering how they handle, say, Deborah and Barak losing after…

6 Other Interesting Games or Items on Etsy

Handmade card holders , one of several designs. Epicycle Designs makes these deluxe Agricola pieces as well as deluxe pieces for Settlers and other Eurogames. This set, which is the most expensive, costs $300. And you can buy these colored vials (from someone else) to spruce up your Pandemic (or On the Brink) game. These cards have the usual numbers in one corner and Chinese in the …

6 Other Interesting Games or Items on Etsy

Handmade card holders , one of several designs. Epicycle Designs makes these deluxe Agricola pieces as well as deluxe pieces for Settlers and other Eurogames. This set, which is the most expensive, costs $300. And you can buy these colored vials (from someone else) to spruce up your Pandemic (or On the Brink) game. These cards have the usual numbers in one corner and …

Hipster Bingo

The rules to Hipster Bingo speak for themselves: LOCATE HIPSTERS. Take out Bingo card. Use found items like change or bottle caps for game pieces. If hipsters are nearby this means you will be able to find plenty of pennies, guitar picks, cigarette butts, mustache combs… PLAY hipster bingo! $8 on Etsy.

Hipster Bingo

The rules to Hipster Bingo speak for themselves: LOCATE HIPSTERS. Take out Bingo card. Use found items like change or bottle caps for game pieces. If hipsters are nearby this means you will be able to find plenty of pennies, guitar picks, cigarette butts, mustache combs… PLAY hipster bingo! $8 on Etsy.

Doll Hunt

An original board game from Christine Cegavske called Doll Hunt . Note the scissors spinner. As near as I can tell, you actually sew (and cut the threads of) the dolls during play. Christine is making 100 limited and numbered editions, and she’s up to number 13. $415.

Doll Hunt

An original board game from Christine Cegavske called Doll Hunt . Note the scissors spinner. As near as I can tell, you actually sew (and cut the threads of) the dolls during play. Christine is making 100 limited and numbered editions, and she’s up to number 13. $415.

Mansions of Madness

Mansions of Madness is yet another Corey Konieczka/ Fantasy Flight Games title, a combination that has produced at least a half a dozen other highly esteemed game titles. MoM is a Cthulhu-themed dungeon crawl pitting a Keeper (like a GM) against the other players who cooperate as investigators wielding items, skills, and spells. In addition to these usual elements, another mechanic features actual in-game puzzles…

Mansions of Madness

Mansions of Madness is yet another Corey Konieczka/ Fantasy Flight Games title, a combination that has produced at least a half a dozen other highly esteemed game titles. MoM is a Cthulhu-themed dungeon crawl pitting a Keeper (like a GM) against the other players who cooperate as investigators wielding items, skills, and spells. In addition to these usual elements, another mechanic…