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Pigskin

To play this upcoming football board game from R&R Games , the players choose cards from the offense and defense decks, then chooses specific plays from those cards. They cross-reference their choices to set the number and type of dice each one will roll to determine the results of the play. In addition to straight yardage dice, there are penalty dice, turnover dice, and a hail-mary die. Progress up…

March Kickstarter Game Projects

I looked on some other crowdsourcing site and wasn’t impressed. So I’m sticking to Kickstarter only until someone convinces me otherwise. Remember that a “funded” campaign will still give out listed rewards to its contributors. Project Description Required Raised Ends Periodic Table of Elements Dice Andrew Inaba Dice with both numbers and elements $2,000 $1,065 20 days Rolling Freight Board Game APE Games Train game with special …

Lego Carcassonne

If only I had enough block to create this! Cal Henderson has designed a really awesome looking Carcassonne set out of Lego, detailing the process he used. Unfortunately, the set would cost around $2000 if ordered through Lego’s Design-By-Me program. He provides his source files for those who want to look through the tiles, and possibly try to build a set themselves.

Patch Previews

If I counted correctly, Patch Products has nine new games coming out this summer, though some are actually revisions to earlier games. Farkle Frenzy is meant to be a faster version of Farkle. Players all roll their five dice at the same time, and can use the common die in the bubble hub. Each round is a race to the top of the dice tower, but…

Playroom’s Enchanted Games

Following the release this past year of Magic Labyrinth , Playroom Entertainment will be bringing out two more games with similar magnetic play and fantastic themes. In Magician’s Kitchen , the goal is to move marbles representing potions into the cauldrons at the corners of the board. Hidden magnets under the board make it difficult to do so without spilling. After…

Paper Money #45: 2011 Show Guide and PP’s David Miller

(Sorry for the huge delay getting this show out. After 45 episodes it finally happened. We had a recording with bad audio that I couldn’t fix and had to use. Also, I had a fever.) In this show: Some news, David Miller recaps his trip to New York Toy Fair on behalf of the Purple Pawn and Ben and Rett review …

DriveThru RPG Raises Over $45,000 to Aid Christchurch Earthquake Victims

Gamers around the world did their bid for disaster victims when DriveThru RPG announced that it has raised a total of $46,125 (or about $60,000 NZ$) at the end of their New Zealand Red Cross Earthquake Relief fund charity drive . The amount was raised when DriveThru RPG started selling a promotional bundle of e-books worth more than $300 in retail for a promotional price of $20 with …

Biblios

Biblios by Stephen Finn, of the design company Dr. Finn’s Card Company and published by IELLO, is a renaming of the game Scripts and Scribes from 2007. The object of the game is to win in any of 5 categories, whose values go up and down as the game progresses. The game has a Donation stage (acquire cards) and an Auction stage (purchase cards). Reviews on BGG are …

Victory Point Games 3-Game Family Fun Pack

Victory Point Games is releasing a slew of titles in 2011. For those of you who want to catch up with some of their recent family game titles, you can get a triple pack containing Loot and Scoot, Tenka, and The Great Divide for $46.

The Quarks and Leptons Card Game

The Quark Matter Card Game from Judit Csörgő, Csaba Török, and Tamás Csörgő was originally published in Hungarian but is now also available in English. Available at Lulu for $19. The book that comes with the cards actually contains 4 games, including speed and set collection games.

The Making of Geoffrey Parker Luxury Games

Geoffrey Parker makes luxury board games, out of leather and other rich materials. They are among the best known of all luxury game makers in the world; you can find some of their pieces at Zontik Games, such as this $60,000 Jubilee Chess game . Other games are a more reasonable few hundred to few thousand dollars. You can see many pictures detailing…

Chatterback, Backwards Speaking Game

Chatterback , from the eponymous sggc, is a party game of trying to guess what a word or phrase is when spoken backwards. The game comes with a recorder whose entire function is to record something and then play it backwards, which seems to me to have much utility in everyday situations. The game should be available “soon”.

A Night on the Tiles

A Night on the Tiles is a hip-hop theater production involving hip-hop, heist, caper, kung fu, revenge, and Devonshire cream teas, all centered around the unifying theme of Scrabble. By London-based Pen-Ultimate.

Pass It, the Dental Hygienist Study Game

Sggc Polished RDH , which is Karen Isbister and Carrie Clotworthy, created a study/trivia game called Pass It to help you pass the dental hygiene board  exams. The game comes with 1,000 questions, and it took them three years to copyright, trademark, and perfect it. Yours for $120 + $10 shipping. ( source )

Pass It, the Dental Hygienist Study Game

Sggc Polished RDH , which is Karen Isbister and Carrie Clotworthy, created a study/trivia game called Pass It to help you pass the dental hygiene board  exams. The game comes with 1,000 questions, and it took them three years to copyright, trademark, and perfect it. Yours for $120 + $10 shipping. ( source )

A-1 Scrabble, Letter Tiles in Different Typefaces

Andrew Clifford Capener presents A-1 Scrabble , a designer wooden edition where the letters are all uniquely typefaced. The board is also wooden , in six pieces that stay together with magnets and put away into a nice shelf arrangement. You can order a set in the font of your choice, or with a mix, as shown above. As of now, you have to sign up to get notified…

A-1 Scrabble, Letter Tiles in Different Typefaces

Andrew Clifford Capener presents A-1 Scrabble , a designer wooden edition where the letters are all uniquely typefaced. The board is also wooden , in six pieces that stay together with magnets and put away into a nice shelf arrangement. You can order a set in the font of your choice, or with a mix, as shown above. As of now, you have …

Rune Age, Deck-Building Game from FFG

YA deck-building game, Rune Age will be from FFG, designed by Corey Konieczka (designer of tons of games for FFG). The game is set in the same fantasy setting used by many other FFG games, and can be played with four scenarios, some of which involve direct conflict. 2-4 players. It retails for $35. ( source )

Rune Age, Deck-Building Game from FFG

YA deck-building game, Rune Age will be from FFG, designed by Corey Konieczka (designer of tons of games for FFG). The game is set in the same fantasy setting used by many other FFG games, and can be played with four scenarios, some of which involve direct conflict. 2-4 players. It retails for $35. ( source )

Purple Parlay—New or Old?

A quick Parlay poll this week. Do you find yourself spending your time playing new games, or old games? When I game, I tend to play older games, and play them more often, since I don’t have the disposable income to buy new games all the time. While I’d love to be able to put in a new…