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Menstruation Board Games

I’ve been on the lookout for a board game about this topic for some years now . Turns out there are – possibly – two. Manchester Public Health Development Service lists a game “Time of the Month” (South Base catalog number G.29.01). The game is described as a “Game about the menstrual cycle designed for use with groups of young women who…

Savage Space 1889

Space 1889 , the steampunk space opera game, is now available in a Savage Worlds edition. Space 1889 Red Sands presents the British Empire after its expansion to Mars, Venus, and Mercury; provides combat and construction rules for ether vessels and aerial flyers; and details a system for Inventions, an Adventure Generator, and a Plot Point campaign. The game is already shipping, but through Tuesday you can still take advantage of the preorder…

From Here to There

From Here to There is a Goodman Games anthology of nine mini-adventures for Dungeons & Dragons. At a range of levels (2-13), the common theme among them is travel. Each presents a unique obstacle to place in front  of your players while they’re on the move.

Getting Stronger, NZ Board Game Addressing Vulnerable Children

Skylight is a New Zealand organization that addresses children in stressful circumstances, such as those who have suffered natural disaster, loss of a loved one, domestic violence, bullying, trauma, etc. Their game Getting Stronger is designed to address these topics under the supervision of a professional support or social worker. The base game costs $65 NZ (about $48 US) and each pack of topic cards…

Game for Fame

Another in a long line of performance games, Game for Fame is from UK sggc Giggly Games Ltd (not the US educational games co). Do stupid things to win. If you do them on YouTube, they might give you £100. That would be enough to cover two games shipped to the US (the game is £23.50, shipping is £25.50).

Game Bandit—Special Black Friday Edition

Amazon’s Black Friday Deal Week includes 20% off the purchase of two or more Name Your Link

Civilization: The Board Game

Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game is the latest in a long line of games to share the name Civilization but is unrelated to any of those others, other than by theme. This one, inspired by the Civ V computer game, is the first from Fantasy Flight Games, features six civilizations, and offers four ways to win: by amassing the greatest wealth, being the first…

Castle Winterhawk Base Set

Fat Dragon Games’ second release in the Castle Winterhawk series is the Castle Base Set and includes everything needed to build a complete fortress, towers, wall sections in four sizes, interior buildings, and a working gatehouse. Castle Winterhawk also makes use of Fat Dragon’s new E-Z LOCK system for piecing together the various sections and securely stacking multiple

Estonian Ministry of Agriculture Buys 500 Copies of Agricola at Retail

If you have a bad financial year, you might look for games at a discount. But you’re not the Estonian Ministry of Agriculture. Estonia had a pretty fast rising economy for a while, until the current financial crisis hit it hard. But the Agriculture Ministry is buying 500 copies of Agricola [1] from Brain Games for 44.10 EUR each, instead of buying them for the…

Spot It is a Game of Similarities, Perhaps Too Many

Spot It , published by Asmodee, Blue Orange, and Play Factory, and designed by Denis Blanchot, Guillaume Gille-Naves, and Igor Polouchine, is a card game of 55 round cards with pictures where you have to be the first to spot the only matching items on both cards. Every two cards have exactly one matching item. I’m not exactly sure how they do that. Reinhard Staupe is pretty sure that …

Spot It is a Game of Similarities, Perhaps Too Many

Spot It , published by Asmodee, Blue Orange, and Play Factory, and designed by Denis Blanchot, Guillaume Gille-Naves, and Igor Polouchine, is a card game of 55 round cards with pictures where you have to be the first to spot the only matching items on both cards. Every two cards have exactly one matching item. I’m not exactly sure how they do that…

Game Promotion Roundup

New Games Lawyers Without Borders has launched Record It , a board game designed to influence African women to register the birth of their children in order to obtain the rights available to them. ( source ) Diception is a take on Liar’s Dice . Their press release is (inadvertently) funny. Diception.com is a windfall for all those who are …

Game Promotion Roundup

New Games Lawyers Without Borders has launched Record It , a board game designed to influence African women to register the birth of their children in order to obtain the rights available to them. ( source ) Diception is a take on Liar’s Dice . Their press release is (inadvertently) funny. Diception.com is a windfall for all those who are fond …

Game Bandit—Local Edition

For every purchase of $25 or more at either of Myriad Games retail locations (Salem & Manchester, New Hampshire) November 26th-December 24th, customers will be entered in to the Great Games Giveaway drawing for $1,000 in free games. Every donation of $25 to Toys for Tots earns two entries. Gamewright is holding a warehouse sale December 8 & 9 in Newton, Massachusetts with prices up …

Purple Parlay—How Old Are Our Readers?

This week’s parlay is more of a curiosity than anything else. I’m just curious to see how old our readers are. I fall solidly in the 26-34 range. There’s really no rhyme or reason to this, so just choose your age range on the poll to the right!

Phase 10 Designer Settles Lawsuit Against Fundex

Kenneth Johnson, creator of Phase 10 , has settled his lawsuit with Fundex . Kenneth alleges that, after Fundex acquired The Great American Puzzle Company, with which Kenneth had a license agreement concerning branding and royalties for his game, Fundex did not live up to the terms of the contract. Furthermore, Fundex would not tell him how many units of the game were actually sold. …

Smugglers of Kablam!

In the second episode of the new Canadian sitcom Men With Brooms (small town, four curler players, associated female interests, something like a Canadian version of How I Met Your Mother), two of the characters take a few days to play Smugglers of Kablam!, a send-up of Eurogames and Eurogamers … sort of. The game not-too-subtly pokes fun at Settlers of …

Smugglers of Kablam!

In the second episode of the new Canadian sitcom Men With Brooms (small town, four curler players, associated female interests, something like a Canadian version of How I Met Your Mother), two of the characters take a few days to play Smugglers of Kablam!, a send-up of Eurogames and Eurogamers … sort of. The game not-too-subtly pokes fun at Settlers of Catan, liberally using the Eurogame’s…

Deathwatch Collector’s Edition

Fantasy Flight Games will begin shipping the Deathwatch Collector’s Edition in a few weeks but there’s still time to preorder a personalized copy. For $199, you get a exclusive version of the Deathwatch Core Rulebook (parchment-heavy paper with silver gilt edges and bound with a ribbon bookmark), housed in an ornamented metal case, and accompanied by a personalized copy of the Apocryphon

Sneak Peak at Future Bakugan

Based on the votes of brawlers at recent Bakugan Battle League events, Spin Master has provided a sneak peak at a Bakugan figure from the upcoming season 4— Titanium Dragonoid .