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It’s Another Board Game Jam in Toronto

The next Board Game Jam in Toronto will be on Jan 29-30. Take 48 hours and a team to create a board game from scratch. The event is organized by Adam Clare and David F . I’m curious as to what happened at the previous jams.

Magic: The Manga

Yeah, I know we’ve seen comics, books, etc up the wazoo. But woo hoo for manga. The series is about one of the planeswalkers, Chandra Nalaar. It was previously available only in Japanese , but is currently available online in English , for free.

James Cameron Disses Board Games

James Cameron, director of one big budget sci-fi movie that is a retelling of Pocahontas, and another big budget movie that is a retelling of the story of a famous boat that sank, dissed today’s Hollywood for making too many stories that are based on the retelling of famous stories or that use licensed brands to sell tickets. The dissing occurred the German magazine Spiegel. In particular…

Road Safety and Dance Forms: Two Games From India

Celebrity Indian actor, director, and producer Ajay Devgan was on hand to promote the launch of a new board game from Podar Jumbo Kids about Road Safety (and promote a new film). ( source ) Jayalakshmi Eshwar, a specialist in Bharatanatyam, an Indian dance form, has launched a card game featuring various Indian dance forms. The cards feature the forms, clothes, and instruments involved. (

Wizards of the Coast Ends Miniatures Line

Wizards of the Coast has announced that it will discontinue its semi-random and collectible miniatures line with Lords of Madness being the last of its kind to be released under that distribution model. In the January Ampersand article posted at the Wizards’ website, Bill Slavicsek said that Wizards has decided to ‘depart from prepainted plastic miniatures sets’ but would still continue to produce them for special sets …

Second Look — Forbidden Island

My wife refers to Forbidden Island as stress-in-a-box, and while I tend to agree with her, I still recommend it as a great family game. Forbidden Island manages to incorporate a fair degree of tension without being grim. The game is based on an Indiana Jones-like theme, where the players are an archaeological team, working together to rescue four treasures…

Second Look — Forbidden Island

My wife refers to Forbidden Island as stress-in-a-box, and while I tend to agree with her, I still recommend it as a great family game. Forbidden Island manages to incorporate a fair degree of tension without being grim. The game is based on an Indiana Jones-like theme, where the players are an archaeological team, working together to rescue four…

52 Card Pickup Meets A Streetcar Named Desire

Two years ago we told you about the theater production 52 Card Pickup , where the actors throw a deck of cards up in the air and then act 52 scenes in the order in which they pick them up. EmSpace Dance is mixing up this idea with traditional theater by performing A Streetcar Named Design at Viracocha SF using a similar mechanism. The play is called A Hand in…

52 Card Pickup Meets A Streetcar Named Desire

Two years ago we told you about the theater production 52 Card Pickup , where the actors throw a deck of cards up in the air and then act 52 scenes in the order in which they pick them up. EmSpace Dance is mixing up this idea with traditional theater by performing A Streetcar Named Design at Viracocha SF using a similar mechanism. The play …

Mindflex Duel

It won’t be out until mid-August, but you can already pre-order the next incarnation of Mattels’ hit game Mindflex, Mindflex Duel . Mindflex Duel is for two players battling to control a floating object with their minds. The only directly competitive head-to-head game included is the decade-old game of pushing the ball into the other player’s goal …

Mindflex Duel

It won’t be out until mid-August, but you can already pre-order the next incarnation of Mattels’ hit game Mindflex, Mindflex Duel . Mindflex Duel is for two players battling to control a floating object with their minds. The only directly competitive head-to-head game included is the decade-old game of pushing the ball into the other player’s goal using your mind. The…

P&P Beer Goggles Game for Women From the Riverfront Times

The St Louis Riverfront Times includes a free 11 page PDF with a print & play board game for women called Bad Beer Barron. ( source ) It’s roll and move. The game is humorously illustrated by Denny Helman.

P&P Beer Goggles Game for Women From the Riverfront Times

The St Louis Riverfront Times includes a free 11 page PDF with a print & play board game for women called Bad Beer Barron. ( source ) It’s roll and move. The game is humorously illustrated by Denny Helman.

Second Look—Viking Lords for the iPad

Have you ever played any of the Commands & Colors games, specifically BattleLore ? If so, you’ll feel right at home playing Viking Lords on your iPad. The game play is identical to Richard Borg’s Command and Colors system. You have a left flank, center, and right flank that your units play on. You’ve got 3 classes of units: fast but weak, well balanced, and strong …

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Goodman Games has announced that they will be releasing a Dungeon Crawl Classics Roleplaying Game (DCC RPG) to take players back to the ‘glory days of fantasy’ with modern rules. Designed and written by Joseph Goodman with additional writing by Harley Stroh, DCC RPG will be an OGL game that ‘cross-breeds Appendix N with a streamlined version of 3E’ to create a modern system that is grounded…

High-End Dominion Storage Project

Another alternative for storing Dominion cards is a custom-made wood box, as in this project illustrated by Mark Schermerhorn : By the way, remember that last Dominion storage solution that I pointed out? The materials are good and it works well. However, the cards don’t fit with heavy-duty sleeves. Standard Mayday sleeves work fine.

High-End Dominion Storage Project

Another alternative for storing Dominion cards is a custom-made wood box, as in this project illustrated by Mark Schermerhorn : By the way, remember that last Dominion storage solution that I pointed out? The materials are good and it works well. However, the cards don’t fit with heavy-duty sleeves. Standard Mayday sleeves work fine.

Days of Wonder Announces Cargo Noir

A new big box game from Days of Wonder ? Yes, please! Cargo Noir is a game about smuggling goods set in a 1950′s film noir theme. Each player takes control of a “family” trafficking illegal goods. Ports include: Hong Kong, Bombay, Rotterdam, Panama, Tanger, Rio, Cape Town, New York, and Macao. Players take their ships full of …

Days of Wonder Announces Cargo Noir

A new big box game from Days of Wonder ? Yes, please! Cargo Noir is a game about smuggling goods set in a 1950′s film noir theme. Each player takes control of a “family” trafficking illegal goods. Ports include: Hong Kong, Bombay, Rotterdam, Panama, Tanger, Rio, Cape Town, New York, and Macao. Players take their ships full of gold to various …

Game Bandit—Mystery Edition

Amazon is bundling the base Dominion game with two of the expansions, Alchemy and Prosperity , for $79.76 (a 36% discount). Also included are the two promo card sets, Envoy and Black Market, that were previously BoardGameGeek exclusives. Also at Amazon, Qwirkle is on sale for $16.95 , a 52% discount. Many Osprey military history books are available at 50% off through the …