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Pathfinder Prepainted Plastic

Paizo and WizKids have announced that they will produce a (non-random) set of prepainted plastic miniatures to go along with the Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box . While sold separately, the set is specifically designed as an accessory to the introductory Pathfinder RPG product. On the other hand, I know at least a few D&D players who are hoping that Paizo and WizKids will extend the line, to…

Lord of Chess, The Fashion Collection

Lord of Chess is a fashion collection for men and boys from grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch and designer Sascha Wagener. The collection includes clothing and watches with chess themes. Where is the women’s collection, you ask? I found what appears to be a related site on Spreadshirt , a German make-your-own online shop.

Paper Money #50: We’re not dead! iPad Board Games, News of the Weird and more…

Well, just as everyone is starting Summer Vacation, Ben and Rett are back to work after Real Life cruelly intruded on them. That said, they’re tanned and ready! First up, iPad Board Games in the News and then, News of the Weird. Lots of odd game tidbits in the news this week – including a couple Ben worked with (bit never printed). …

Game Bandit—Story for a Tablet Edition

Tell DriveThruRPG about your character . Prizes for the best stories include an Android tablet computer and gift certificates of $25-$100. Through the end of May, you can get a free NASA add-on deck with the purchase of You’ve been Sentenced from McNeill Designs. Use coupon code “NASA”. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the ebook release of The Book…

Dabong, or UNO with Addition and Subtraction

Dabong is a shedding card game from sggc Astute Games, much like UNO. The addition is that you can play several cards of the same suit at once if they add or subtract to the value of the current card. If you can play all your remaining cards this way, you can even do this out of turn. Oddly, the face…

Dabong, or UNO with Addition and Subtraction

Dabong is a shedding card game from sggc Astute Games, much like UNO. The addition is that you can play several cards of the same suit at once if they add or subtract to the value of the current card. If you can play all your remaining cards this way, you can even do this out of turn. Oddly, the face cards (such …

Pawn: A Love Story

By Imagination Asia. Felipe Jose Ramirez composer. Inspired by “Ballade del Cid Campeador”.

Huquuqi, the UAE Human Rights Board Game

Huquuqi, or “My Rights”, is an Arabic-language board game from the Emirates Association for Human Rights , an organization that doesn’t appear to have an English website, and Falconcity of Wonders , a 40 million sq foot Dubai construction project that was halted in 2009. The game is supposed to teach children about their basic rights under UAE law. It appears to be some kind of roll and…

Hail Caesar

In 2009, famed Warhammer co-designer Rick Priestly left Games Workshop to join Warlord Games. Warlord produces their own rules and minis, and also sells rules and minis from other companies. Rick’s first book for Warlord (with Jervis Johnson – who also worked on Warhammer as well as Blood Bowl – and John Stallard – also of Warhammer fame) was Black…

Joystic: Human-Player Controller

Launched at Hackathon this weekend in NYC, Joystic is a smartphone-based platform for issuing instructions to people acting as game pawns. [via TechCrunch ]

Fourthcore Armory, Mythic & Deadly for D&D 4e

Y’know what excites me? Other gamers who are so excited about the games they love to play, that they get together to make really cool stuff and share it with everyone else! The latest hot concept I’m watching is called “fourthcore”. It’s an approach to playing Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition in a style reminiscent of earlier versions …

Peaceable Games Coop Games For Wee Folks

Peaceable Games presents five new cooperative games for kids age 3+. Count Your Chickens : Pure spin and move game to rescue the chickens before the fix gets them Hoot Owl Hoot : Strategy card game of moving the owl home before the sun rises Stone Soup : A cooperative Memory game of finding matches before the fire burns Lost Puppies : Card flipping game of finding the puppies…

Vampires Werewolf Fairies from Gozer Games

After Zombie Ninja Pirates , Gozer Games gives us Vampire Werewolf Fairies . I’m trying to imagine myself inside the Gozer Games theme think-tank. Do they just throw darts? Whatever. You can combine both games to play Vampire Zombies Werewolf Ninja Fairies Pirates . They rounded up some exceptional artists for the illustrations. True gamers should recognize all of the artists on the above cover.

New Video/Board Game Announcements Roundup

Announced over three years ago , the Gears of War board game comes closer. Ticket to Ride for the iPad . Puerto Rico for the iPad . And a list of nearly every other top game on BGG for the iPad. The Walking Dead [1] board game from Z-Man Games. ( source ) [1] Ok, this was a comic/TV series, not a video game. But the …

The, Uh, “The Best Party Game”

“The Best Party Game” (that’s its title) from sggc Serengeti Systems is an icebreaker game with 20 cards. The questions are mainly about your sex life, and the activities are the usual silliness. $20. Twenty cards. There are 3 questions on each pink, purple, green and orange card, 2 activities on each yellow card, and 1 activity on the blue cards. I don’t know the exact…

Boom, An Unofficial Tech-Themed Monopoly Redesign

Podcast Studio 360 challenged their listeners to send ideas for a redesign of Monopoly to make it relevant for today’s economy. They passed these ideas to famed designers Brenda Braithwaite and Ian Schreiber . The result is Boom . Boom’s companies range from the cheap “sin” properties on up to Apple and Google on the top spots. More important is the incorporation of Euro-design …

Win a Copy of Say Anything Family Edition

Purple Pawn will run an online game next week. The winner gets a copy of the new Say Anything Family Edition from multiple award winning publisher North Star Games. To play, or for information about the game, hop over to Purple Pawn’s Play page . If you’d like to sponsor a game giveaway on our site, contact me to work it out.

Ohio Society of CPAs: The F.E.T.C.H. Game

The Ohio Society of CPAs developed the game Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits to teach kids financial literacy. The board game has some kind of dog theme. In November, 1,200 volunteers ran session for over 10,000 children in elementary schools across Ohio. Source has a promo video as well as a twenty minute facilitator instruction video, with annoying background music looped over the whole thing.

Baila, the Estonian Drinking Card Game

Baila is a popular Estonian drinking card game. There’s not much to the game, really: pick a card and do what it says – drink, make someone else drink, kiss someone, speak in rhymes, steal someone’s shirt, etc. Last year it was a top seller – at least it was for Fortuna Games , an Estonian game shop. Baila has a new game, this time a board game, called…

Texas House Approves 42 as Official Table Game of Texas

The Texas House of Representatives approved bill HCR 84 designating 42 (or Texas 42), a partnership/trick-taking/auction dominoes game, as the official table game of Texas (it has sometimes been called this, unofficially). The bill was introduced by Rep Erwin Cain, who read the following poem [1] on the floor in support of the bill and to diss poker and other games of luck: In a little town…