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March Board and Card Game Patents

Board game – The game “Enlightenment” by Norman Vail. Chakras, deadly sins, and spiritual enlightenment, etc. Funny, but to me the game looks a lot like Hustler’s adult 7 Deadly Sins game, whose object is not enlightenment. Next we have seven design patents for card game tables from Marcus Katz: -1- -2- -3- -4- -5- -6- -7- Yes, 7 complete design patents, thousands of dollars each, for tables that, to the untrained eye, all…

Clark Peterson Returns and is Going to Pathfinder

Necromancer Games co-founder Clark Peterson is returning to publishing again, after an indefinite hiatus, and he has decided to make products for Pathfinder. In a post at the Paizo boards , surrounding rumors that Necromancer Games would be entering into the Pathfinder fold, Peterson confirmed that he would be supporting Pathfinder but not under the banner of Necromancer Games, which he founded with partner Bill Webb who…

Clark Peterson Returns and is Going to Pathfinder

Necromancer Games co-founder Clark Peterson is returning to publishing again, after an indefinite hiatus, and he has decided to make products for Pathfinder. In a post at the Paizo boards , surrounding rumors that Necromancer Games would be entering into the Pathfinder fold, Peterson confirmed that he would be supporting Pathfinder but not under the banner of Necromancer Games, which he founded with partner…

Paper Money #47: Opening a Game Store Followup

Slow news week this week, despite GAMA Trade Show! That’s ok though as it gives our feckless heroes a chance to revisit the topic of opening your own game store and hit a few points they couldn’t manage to get in last week. All that, plus…well, just that really. Show Links: The Purple Pawn – www.purplepawn.com Next Show: April 10th – Ben attempts to …

Game Bandit—Loot Edition

A new daily-deal website, Gamerati Loot , offers 45-75% off games (both board game and RPG products), 5 days a week. Spin Master is inviting fans to design their own Mechtogans for Bakugan’s Mechtanium Surge Dream Team Contest . The top prize award will include a custom, one-of-a-kind Mechtogan Activator Card, as well as one Mechtogan T.itan, two Mechtogans, two Bakusolo, one BakuTrinity, a Mechtogan …

ICv2 2010 Q4 Market Report

ICv2 has reported that there was a 10% growth in the sales of hobby games during the 4th quarter of 2010 with Magic: The Gathering becoming a main contributor. According to the market report found in ICv2′s Internal Correspondence #74, sales were boosted by the holiday seasons, with the collectible games and boardgames registering growths in their respective areas. The report …

Misfit Studios signs printing deal with Cubicle 7

Misfit Studios owner, Steven Trustrum, announced that it has signed a printing partnership with Cubicle 7. Through this partnership, Cubicle 7 will be distributing selected Misfit Studios third-party products to retailers in print form. This will start off with Misfit Studios’ DOOM for the ICONS rules system by Adamant Entertainment, which is slated to be printed in July 2011 and is already available for pre-order at the Cubicle 7 website . Trustrum…

1980s Board Game Featured on The Office

In episode 19 of season 7 of The Office (Garage Sale), Daryl, Andy, and Kevin find an old copy of a Dallas board game and proceed to play it. Unfortunately, they don’t have the rules, so the play is a chaotic and comedic farce of making up the rules as they play. Too bad they didn’t hop over to BGG where they could download the rules (yes…

Rules First, Board Game for American Football Referees

Sggc Learn by Interaction has published Rules First, a game that is undoubtedly the first board game designed exclusively for American football referees. Oddly enough, it appears to have been developed by someone from Denmark, Sanni Grych . The game contains 400 trivia questions.

Where Has My Monkey Wood Perigon?

Sggc Claredon Games will release Perigon in July. Perigon is an abstract game of 90 degree movement. You flip your pieces in 90 arcs, trying to flip the flag onto your opponent’s goalpost. But never mind that; the game is made from monkey wood. Monkey wood! What the heck is monkey wood? This ?

LARP in the Park

My daughter alerted me today to the latest episode of the Disney Channel show, Good Luck Charlie , in which the older sister goes on a LARP-date. It doesn’t end well. For a more complimentary introduction to LARPing for children, check out Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman (aimed at younger kids).

Arduino Nim Game By Mike Cook

Here’s another Arduino Maker project: a NIM game where the allowable moves are set and restricted by rotating a die. Dice Game from Mike Cook on Vimeo . ( source , via , via )

UK’s The Sun Cancels Plans for Page 3 Board Game

The Sun newspaper, infamous for it’s nekkid girls on Page 3, reneged on its plans to develop a board game called Page 3 Idol. The game had already been developed and marketed by famed adult board game company Double G Industries, makers of Nookii. The Sun’s excuse for cancelling the project was over a complaint that the “game is bordering on the pornographic”, despite there being …

Big Grips: A Child’s iPad Frame

Big Grips is a $35 thick rubber frame for your iPad, so you can hand it over to your kids when they want to play board games. Stand sold separately.

Google Tech Talk: Peter Struijf (Krakow 1325) on Game Design

Here’s an hour-long 2009 talk from Peter Struijf on the design of his game Krakow 1325 .

Japon Brand: Japanese Board Game Design Collective

Japon Brand is a diverse collection of designers and self-publishers from Japan. Their gaming portfolio is growing steadily. Their games look intriguing and many bring a unique Japanese perspective to game design. Several have been picked up and republished by international publishers and have received acclaim; recent examples include R-Eco , a game about garbage dumping and recycling, and …

Donkey aka Spoons With Silliness

Donkey from sggc Cleveland Kids is a proprietary version of Spoons. Donkey adds a silliness card that imposes a rule on each round, like “when you pass a card, you must say a word that starts with the letter ‘M’”, etc.

Longest Underwater Card Game

16 divers in turns played Sheepshead underwater for 125.5 hours, at least according to source . I know, incredible, right? You could never get me to play Sheepshead for that long.

The Art of Service: The Game

The Art of Service , designed by Fred Sirieix and published by Northgate Training Games, is a pricey board game tool to teach service principles to restaurant wait staff. The box includes two games. The first is a Memory game, where the matching cards are questions about service goals. The second is a roll and move game where you pick cards containing situations that …

Go-Themed Tea Set

By (Arthur) Se Xin . ( via )