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Gallop! The Scanimation Board Game

Rufus Butler Seder’s hit “scanimation” book Gallop! will be turned into a children’s board game ages 3+ from Discovery Bay Games. The game will also include scanimation; open the door to see which animal wins the race. ( info )

Rummikub WordMagic

India’s Funskool publishes Rummikub WordMagic, an English letters edition of the popular number game. The game came out around 2003. It’s an anagramming game of some kind, which means I’d love it; not sure I want to order it all the way from India, though.

Knizia Co-op Star Trek Game from WizKids

Star Trek Expeditions will be a new cooperative game by Reiner Knizia forthcoming from WizKids. The game is based on the series’ restart movie. Includes Star Trek Heroclix (natch), and is for 1-4 players. Due mid-June. Details . ( source )

Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros One Page Dungeon Contest

Malcontent Games is hosting a one-page dungeon competition for their RPG, Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros . Submissions are due April 15th, and the winner will receive a printed copy of Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros or Seven Leagues (Winnters choice) . For those unfamiliar with Rêve, it’s a French RPG where players are part of dragons’ ellaborate dreams.  Written by Denis Gerfaud…

April Kickstarter Game Projects

Not including those projects which continue from March ( see here ). Project Description Required Raised Ends BattleCON Fighting Card Game Level 99 Games Card combat game with card combination mechanics $6,000 $5,306 20 days Roller Derby: The Boardgame Chaz Hall As titled $4,000 $320 67 days Versatile Dice OdysseyDyse Dice with square pips $2,500 $258 8 days Drag Show the Drinking Game Cheeky Dingo Games Trash talking party game $…

LPJ Design Apologizes for April Fool’s Joke

Louis Porter Jr. from LPJ Design has apologized for his April Fool’s joke which had seemed to be taken less humorously than intended by the customers of Sinister Adventures who had pre-ordered a product that has not seen the light of day for 3 years. It started when LPJ Design posted up an announcement on their website on Wednesday (March 30), stating that LPJ Design would …

Bankruptcies and Lawsuits Roundup

4Kids Entertainment has lost the Yu-Gi-Oh animation franchise and is being sued by the series’ creators for alleged secret deals to defraud them of profits to the tune of over $4 million. ( source ) 4Kids reported 2010 annual results on March 31: revenues were $14.5 million compared to $34.2 million in 2009; net losses were $27.2 million compared to $42.1 million in 2009. If the lawsuit is not successfully defended, they…

Paizo Japan Relief Auction

Paizo Publishing is having a major auction to aid relief efforts in Japan. They are auctioning off the original artwork of their iconic samurai, Nakayama Hayato, by Wayne Reynolds and special edition copies of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and the Pathfinder RPG Bestiary, autographed by the entire staff of Paizo. They are also selling autographed first print copies of the…

Battleship Reinvention

Not to be confused with the new, upcoming Battleship electronic tower game, Battleship Reinvention is a revision of the classic game. The board is hex, it stands between the players, and the ships have funky shapes. It appears to only be available outside the US (you can find it at Chapters in Canada, Hamleys in the UK, Big W in Australia).

Munchkin LARP

Did you ever play Munchkin and wish it were a LARP? If so, you’re in luck; I know some fine doctors who can help you. While you’re waiting for their call, if you’re in the vicinity of Birmingham at the beginning of June, head on down to the UK Games Expo 2011 and play “ Living Munchkin “. Let us consider, for a moment, the full…

Munchkin, Virtual and Undead

Steve Jackson Games’ two new products in the Munchkin line are Munchkin Zombies and the Munchkin Level Counter for Android devices. With Munchkin Zombies , you get illustrations by John Kovalic and a level-up-take-their-stuff game where you’re the zombies and the monsters are people. The new Munchkin Level Counter is a port from the iPhone edition and has…

New Wizard of Oz Card Games

I’ve been in contact since October with a sggc called Orion’s Bell . They have been working on a CCG based on The Wizard of Oz for over seven years now. They have a ton of great artwork for over 300 cards and a complete set of rules. I don’t know what the heck is taking them so long. …

Charity Auction for Jolly and Barb Blackburn

Picture credit to Erik Bouchard Knights of the Dinner Table creator and writer, Jolly Blackburn, and his wife, Barb Blackburn, had unexpectedly lost their daughter, Amber, at 5.30pm CST on Tuesday (March 28). RPG Geek is organizing a charity auction for anyone to post whatever gaming items they would like to auction off so that the proceeds would be given to the Blackburns to cover any expenses…

New From Simba Dickie Group (Zoch, Noris)

The Simba Dickie Group is a toy company with several toy and game properties, including Simba, Dickie, Majorette, Big, Smoby, Eichhorn, Noris, NicoToy, Carson, Schipper, Tamiya, Zoch, Solido, and Schuco; Zoch and Noris are the only ones that focus on games. In 2010, SDG sold over 570 million EUR and had around 3,700 employees worldwide. ( source ) Some new game items from these …

New From Simba Dickie Group (Zoch, Noris)

The Simba Dickie Group is a toy company with several toy and game properties, including Simba, Dickie, Majorette, Big, Smoby, Eichhorn, Noris, NicoToy, Carson, Schipper, Tamiya, Zoch, Solido, and Schuco; Zoch and Noris are the only ones that focus on games. In 2010, SDG sold over 570 million EUR and had around 3,700 employees worldwide. ( source ) Some new game items from …

New From Simba Dickie Group (Zoch, Noris)

The Simba Dickie Group is a toy company with several toy and game properties, including Simba, Dickie, Majorette, Big, Smoby, Eichhorn, Noris, NicoToy, Carson, Schipper, Tamiya, Zoch, Solido, and Schuco; Zoch and Noris are the only ones that focus on games. In 2010, SDG sold over 570 million EUR and had around 3,700 employees worldwide. ( source ) Some new game items from these guys include: Zoch …

Super Heat, Skateboard TCG

Super Heat is a skateboarding TCG from sggc Super Heat Games, which is a division of Ahead of the Game, Inc. (actually, AotG doesn’t seem to exist, just yet). The game is played in two heats, each of which requires you to play the most points by matching lines on the cards. You can play danger cards on your opponent. I …

Super Heat, Skateboard TCG

Super Heat is a skateboarding TCG from sggc Super Heat Games, which is a division of Ahead of the Game, Inc. (actually, AotG doesn’t seem to exist, just yet). The game is played in two heats, each of which requires you to play the most points by matching lines on the cards. You can play danger cards on your opponent. I can’t tell you much more, because…

Super Heat, Skateboard TCG

Super Heat is a skateboarding TCG from sggc Super Heat Games, which is a division of Ahead of the Game, Inc. (actually, AotG doesn’t seem to exist, just yet). The game is played in two heats, each of which requires you to play the most points by matching lines on the cards. You can play danger cards on your opponent. I can’t tell you much more, …

Purple Parlay—Monopoly and House Rules

I know we’ve had a parlay about house rules already, but this time I’m most specifically interested in Monopoly . My wife and I were having a conversation about this the other day. A conversation which came up because of a $40 copy of Monopoly we saw in a store. One thing led to another, and I stated that I …