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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 end…

WikiLeaks Illuminati

For the Illuminati card game: [via reddit ]

Fyrdwisa from Lazy Cat Media

When I think of small press, I think of a few musical artists, or short print runs of a few books, or one or two games. Not one of each. Lazy Cat Media, is a couple-run Chesapeake company which has published one album, one series of stories, and one abstract game,  Fyrdwisa . In Fyrdwisa, you get a few …

Game Industry Roundup

Alfred Kahn, CEO of 4Kids Entertainment , announced his retirement. 4Kids took a colossal beating over the last few years, failing to get Chaotic up and running and getting de-listed from NYSE. They, or their properties, are still for sale. ( source ) Bryan Stockton takes over as COO of Mattel . Bob Eckert is still CEO and plans to remain there. Mattel recently announced that it is licensing some of…

Mr Joshua Chao’s Elegant Designs

Mr. Joshua Chao from Taipei is working on some game designs. Here is a touch screen version (from an original wooden model) of a 3D Chess-like game for a multi-touch device: He lists additional games on his site, such as the below Arabibusta , but offers little information on them.

Hitler Plays Pandemic

By Alex Berry (Boardgameblogger).

FFG Hosts Friday Night Magic

Starting this week, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center will begin hosting Magic: The Gathering events every Friday evening . It’s interesting to see the Event Center supporting other companies’ games. I had the opportunity to spend a few evenings at the Event Center this past summer and found it to be a super-nice facility for playing games. Just don’t let Andrew set …

FFG Hosts Friday Night Magic

Starting this week, the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center will begin hosting Magic: The Gathering events every Friday evening . It’s interesting to see the Event Center supporting other companies’ games. I had the opportunity to spend a few evenings at the Event Center this past summer and found it to be a super-nice facility for playing games. Just don’t …

Master Series Paints HD

Reaper Miniatures is expanding its paint offerings with a series of 38 new colors in what the company is calling Master Series Paints HD . Reaper says that compared to its Core Colors, the High Density paints are “excellent for laying down fast base-coats” and “give increased coverage with smooth consistency.” Just a few of the new colors are Burning Orange, Fireball Orange, Turf Green, Meadow …

Master Series Paints HD

Reaper Miniatures is expanding its paint offerings with a series of 38 new colors in what the company is calling Master Series Paints HD . Reaper says that compared to its Core Colors, the High Density paints are “excellent for laying down fast base-coats” and “give increased coverage with smooth consistency.” Just a few of the new colors are Burning Orange, Fireball …

Rory’s Story Cubes

Rory’s Story Cubes from The Creativity Hub is a storytelling activity: 9 dice, 54 pictures of things, just over 10,000,000 possible combination of images. Roll the dice and tell a story using all the images. Since 10 million combinations isn’t enough for some people, there’s already an expansion with 9 more dice depicting actions, Rory’s Story Cubes Actions . It’s designed by …

Stone Walls from Epsilon

Nifty 28mm walls . And, apparently, a dead tree.

Stone Walls from Epsilon

Nifty 28mm walls . And, apparently, a dead tree.

D&D Fortune Cards

Wizards of the Coasts is launching a new set of randomized, collectible cards to give a new edge for your player characters during an encounter. The D&D Fortune Cards: Shadows Over Nentir Vale comes in 8-card booster packs with each card giving a small-time benefit to characters which players draw at the start of an encounter. The cards are also divided based on rarity (common, uncommon and rare) with…

Braggart, The Card Game

Braggart is a light card game by Kyle Daniel, published by Spiral Galaxy Games. It looks like a story-telling party game, but it’s not. You try to collect and meld the parts of a ridiculous story; the most outrageous story wins. You can play Lie cards on each other to swap out big boasts for little one, to reduce a…

Braggart, The Card Game

Braggart is a light card game by Kyle Daniel, published by Spiral Galaxy Games. It looks like a story-telling party game, but it’s not. You try to collect and meld the parts of a ridiculous story; the most outrageous story wins. You can play Lie cards on each other to swap out big boasts for little one, to reduce a story’s total value. I said it’…

Chess Players Launching Hedge Funds

Patrick Wolff left Clarium Capital to found a new hedge fund Grand Master Capital. Wolff is a grandmaster chess player with a 2563 ELO. Now three other guys, two with ELOs of 2423 and 2238 are co-founding yet another hedge fund, Genius . You can trust them: they play Chess. Igor Postelnik tells you why [PDF] Chess players make good hedge fund managers. ( source )

Chess Players Launching Hedge Funds

Patrick Wolff left Clarium Capital to found a new hedge fund Grand Master Capital. Wolff is a grandmaster chess player with a 2563 ELO. Now three other guys, two with ELOs of 2423 and 2238 are co-founding yet another hedge fund, Genius . You can trust them: they play Chess. Igor Postelnik tells you why [PDF] Chess players make good hedge fund managers.

Catan Horror from Nerdaphernalia

Nerdaphernalia writes a blog post with the rules for Catan Horror, essentially Arkham Horror crossed with Cities & Knights of Catan . The game hasn’t been play-tested yet, but it looks like fun (and I don’t even like Arkham Horror). ( source )

Catan Horror from Nerdaphernalia

Nerdaphernalia writes a blog post with the rules for Catan Horror, essentially Arkham Horror crossed with Cities & Knights of Catan . The game hasn’t been play-tested yet, but it looks like fun (and I don’t even like Arkham Horror). ( source )