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Second Look: Nile by Minion Games

This is a review of the card game Nile from Minion Games, designed by Daniel Callister with publisher editing by James Mathe. Disclosure : James sent me a free review copy. Summary : A light high-luck card game suitable and possibly more interesting to children, sort of enjoyable for grown ups, with poor quality components and rules. Overview : James is enthusiastic about Nile, one…

Board Game Promotion Roundup

G*M*S Magazine would like you to play board games in public on December 4 if you live in the UK. ( source ) The Arizona Daily Star promotes Michael Mindes and his Tasty Minstrel Games. ( source ) The Sutton Coldfield Observer promotes Richard Denning and his game The Great Fire of London 1666. Source also promotes modern games, in general. ( source ) An ESPN sports journalist…

Paper Money #39: Starting a Convention

ChiTaG is this weekend and Black Friday is next week, but Ben and Rett talk about all sorts of news they missed last show- from the demise of GW Historicals and Heroscape to how Hasbro is killing Universal Studios. And, in listener mail, the undynamic duo talk about the best way to start a game convention. Kick back, turn up the volume and listen to your source on the …

Tégo

Tégo is a headhunting-themed card game from Malaysian sggc Junior Brothers . The game is played over ten rounds of auctions, after which the player with the best team wins. It costs $12 plus shipping. Each play also starts with some random cards and $50,000.

Tégo

Tégo is a headhunting-themed card game from Malaysian sggc Junior Brothers . The game is played over ten rounds of auctions, after which the player with the best team wins. It costs $12 plus shipping. Each play also starts with some random cards and $50,000.

BroadwaySpace’s Be a Broadway Star Game

Be A Broadway Star is a board game by Ken Davenport and launched by his BroadwaySpace theater social network. Ken is a star Broadway musical producer. It’s a roll and move game with the occasional requirement to (what else?) perform. They must have a big advertising budget, because I’ve seen ads for it all over the internet. The game costs $35 and is …

BroadwaySpace’s Be a Broadway Star Game

Be A Broadway Star is a board game by Ken Davenport and launched by his BroadwaySpace theater social network. Ken is a star Broadway musical producer. It’s a roll and move game with the occasional requirement to (what else?) perform. They must have a big advertising budget, because I’ve seen ads for it all over the internet. The game costs …

Around the World With Pope John Paul

Marek Oczkowski of Polskie Gry Planszowe has published a roll and move game about Pope John Paul’s travels. I don’t know who the designer is. This is one of several games released by this publisher in recent years. ( source )

NYC Issues Summons to Park Chess Players … Again

In 2008, NYC police hung signs in Washington Square park, and several other parks, warning people that the Chess tables were for Chess and Checkers players only: no loitering, no waiting for games to start, no other games (apparently). People were actually issued warnings and summons for sitting in a public park. Apparently that wasn’t enough. NYC police have now issued summons to seven people for…

Heroscape: Moltenclaw’s Invasion

The third wave of Dungeons & Dragons Heroscape is out but unfortunately it will be the last . Four sets are available, including Advocates of Annihilation , Icewind Scourge , Heroes of Fallcrest , and Valkrill’s Legion . Each package includes 3-6 figures and a glyph.

Heroscape: Moltenclaw’s Invasion

The third wave of Dungeons & Dragons Heroscape is out but unfortunately it will be the last . Four sets are available, including Advocates of Annihilation , Icewind Scourge , Heroes of Fallcrest , and Valkrill’s Legion . Each package includes 3-6 figures and a glyph.

Kings & Things

Kings & Things started out as one of those wonderful Tom Wham games published in Dragon Magazine, King of the Tabletop (1983). Its latest incarnation is being republished by Z-Man Games. Players are the aspiring kings. The things that can be recruited in to a player’s army include elves, goblins, dwarves, dragons, flying squirrels, dinosaurs, killer penguins, flying buffalo, climbing twines, skeletons, cyclops, knights …

Crowdfunding Roundup: Kickstarter, etc.

Here’s a roundup of projects up for crowdsourcing on various sites. Projects that are over-funded still get you a copy of the game and usually some other benefits. Kickstarter Company Project Description Goal Raised Days to Go Tasty Minstrel Games Eminent Domain Deck building game 20,000 34,557 7 Gaming Paper Gaming Paper Adventures Mapping paper for RPGs 3,500 6,873 16 Living Worlds Games 1955: The War of…

Purple Parlay—Game Theme

To theme, or not to theme. How do you like your games? I happen to adore theme in games. The more, the better. A good theme won’t cover up bad mechanics for me, but I usually need a good theme to play a game. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy games such as Qyshinsu, Cannon, or…

Game Bandit—ChiTAG Edition

A coupon for $2 off admission to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair is available at The Game Aisle. Free shipping on the C-4 Corner Cutter through Thanksgiving. Everyone who donates this week to RPG Blog II will get a copy of Horrors of the GOW (PDF Pathfinder supplement) and entered for a chance to win a copy of The Traveller Book (1981). Palladium Books is offering…

Digit Dice

Fantastic Diversions has released Digit Dice , printable dice meant to be used to track life, gold, etc… in your games. You can download the templates here . Just print them on sticker paper and apply to 5/8″ dice. Dice A has 0 through 5 on it, while Dice B has 7, 8, 9 and 1, 2, 3 again. The 9 can also be used as the 6. While it’s nothing…

4Kids Kills TC Digital aka Chaotic

In 4Kids Entertainment’s 3rd quarter report , they announce that they have “discontinued the business operations of our majority-owned trading card subsidiary, TC Digital Games LLC ,” publishers of the Chaotic TCG. They go on to say The cessation of the Chaotic related businesses should save approximately $1 million per quarter. In addition, the closing of the Chaotic business enables the Company to focus…

Board Game Promotional Roundup

KURL promotes Spontuneous. ( source ) The Herald Scotsman promotes the 1745 Trading Company, creators of various UK “quest” games. ( source ) In a Psychology Today blog, Ryan G. Van Cleave disses video games played on National Gaming Day at the libraries, because video games lead to addiction. Addiction leads to hate. Hate leads to SUFFFERRRING. Instead, people who go to the libraries should play the…

USAopoly Shares Its Vision

With a slick presentation video about the company today.

Handcrafted Wooden Arimaa Set

New Forest will be auctioning off a number of handcrafted wooden Arimaa sets in the near future. Watch the video to see them making the board.