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Game Bandit — Fat Edition

For 20% off a single order of Fat Dragon Games’ products at DriveThruRPG , use coupon code “FatMayJune11″. Mona Saves blog is giving away two copies of ThinkFun’s Snack Attack! Typical like/follow/tweet/comment rules to enter. Follow and retweet Eagle Games for a chance to win Railways of the World: The Card Game . Dice Hate Me is celebrating an anniversary …

Geocaching

Geocaching is a global game of hide and seek. Millions of waterproof boxes are placed/stowed/hidden in hundreds of countries around the world, and you try to find them. The box contains a log for you to sign and – usually – a small object for you to swap out with some small object of your own. The game is…

FlashWordz

FlashWordz from U.S. Games Systems Inc is a “letter cards” word game due to be in stores by June 15. Cards are double-sided. On your turn, you have to race to combine your letters with the letters on the backs of the other players’ cards to form as many words as possible (four letters or greater). If you fail to form a work…

Infinity Tokens From Litko

The latest from miniatures accessory maker, Litko, are markers for the futuristic skirmish game Infinity . These markers aren’t authorized by the game’s publisher. They’re also not as good looking as some markers we covered earlier from Litko , but they’re functional, I guess.

Patch Reaches In To Stores With QR Codes

Patch Products has announced that it will begin placing QR codes on game packaging as a way to deliver product information, demonstration videos, and current promotions to customers while they shop. QR codes are those two-dimensional patterns that can be read by most smartphones and are used to deliver web links or other information. With the code on the box, a customer strolling …

Sci-Fi Miniatures Accessories From CorSec

CorSec Engineering has produced some neat accessories for sci-fi miniatures games. The latest are status tokens for BattleTech and acrylic planets . The tokens are just rectangular or triangular plastic pieces with the words, “prone”, “jump”, “pilot check”, etc. on them. Not exciting, but useful, I guess. The planets are spheres that come with mounting rods and bases, and are available in sizes of 1.5 to 4 inches.

Periodic Quest

Periodic Quest is a game for teaching chemistry and about the periodic table of elements. Actually, though, it’s a box with more than eight different games that can be played with the included board and cards. Y’know, just in case you didn’t get it the first time.

Gamewright’s Port-a-Party Line

Speaking of disturbingly-named games, Gamewright introduces the Port-a-Party line of games. By which they mean card games. The first two games are Who Would Win? and Joe Name It. Who Would Win? is a reprint of a 2009 Gorilla Games title. Each player draws a historical or literary character and then battle over who would win the event (e.g. gardening). They argue to persuade the…

Bowel Bingo and Other Games from NHS Bolton

If you regularly check for cancer, then you’re not the target audience of the games from NHS Services in Bolton and Bolton CVS. The games, which have won various health awards, include Bowel Bingo , The Road to Cervical Screening , and Open Wide (yuck, I know, but it’s just an anti-smoking game). ( source )

The Euchre Cube

The Euchre cube, designed by Patrick O’Donnell and self-published , differs from your typical Euchre scoring pads and peg tracks in that it prominently indicates the dealer (the guy next to the cube) and trump. The inside has a recessed Euchre scoring track. It’s patented, includes a bag to hold the cube (a deck of cards will also fit in …

Zero Charisma, The Movie

Zero Charisma will be an indie movie about a nerd DM trying to protect D&D for the true nerds after a cool hipster joins his campaign. The trailer is promising and the project is being partially funded through IndieGoGo . ( source )

Osama bin Laden’s Compound in 1/285th Scale (6mm)

This was already up a few days ago; in any case, rather quickly. From Game Craft Miniatures for only $35. Combine this with Barbie dolls to create the jihadist edition of Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman. I’m on Youtube clicking refresh. ( source )

Four Card Games From Cartamundi and Puzzler

Puzzler Media , a puzzle manufacture and publisher (owned by D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.), is teaming up with venerable card publisher Cartamundi to publish four card-based party games (Cartamundi is the licensee): Match Play, The Connection Game : Match a list of items with another list of items (e.g. cities and rivers) Take Five, The Selection Game : Find the list …

Game Bandit — Confused About the World Ending Edition

Stronghold Games is giving away a copy of Confusion: Espionage and Deception in the Cold War on Board Game Info. Time to Play runs what they call a virtual game show every Wednesday on Twitter. Use the hashtag #TimetoPlayLive and answer toy and children’s entertainment questions to win toy and game prizes . The Fantasy Flight Games Event Center is running a sale on select games…

How to Succeed or Fail on Kickstarter

I post a compilation of Kickstarter [1] tabletop game projects (RPG, board, card) on Purple Pawn each week. I’ve been tracking tabletop game projects on KS pretty much since there have been tabletop game projects on KS. Something like half of KS tabletop game projects get funded. Why? What are they doing right? What did the ones that fail do…

Weekly Kickstarter Game Projects Roundup

Click on a header to sort by the column. New: Project Description Required Raised Days Remaining Kamakura Dyad Games Japanese feudal warfare themed combat card game; pretty $2500 $1125 36 Epic Conquest Alexander VanDorpe No information, since author fears his ideas will be stolen $1500 $0 57 Ainerêve Campaign Setting Goodman Games Eldritch RPG campaign setting $3000 $10 25 The World of Mistrunner Glenn Randall …

3000 New Words for International Scrabble from Collins

Harper Collins has added 3,000 new words to their Collins Official Scrabble Lists , increasing the number of trendy and slang words that are now SOWPODS official (for outside of the US, Canada, and Thailand). New words include some that will see some heavy play, including GRRL and QIN. ( source )

Star Trek Deck Building Game + Klingon Monopoly

Shortly before the release of the new cooperative-Knizia-Heroclix-WizKids-Star Trek game comes an announcement of planned deck-building Star Trek games based on TOS and TNG. Players take on the role of captain of a starship and explore space. A temp web site is here . And a facebook page is here . And I know you’ll also be excited to hear…

Go With the Flow

Go With the Flow from sggc Arctic Fox , designed by Jemery Galilee, is a treasure looting game. Each player starts on his own island and must sail to the treasure wreck and retrieve the treasure. All well and good, except that you only have rafts, each raft can only hold two things: pirates, treasures, or one of each, and the rafts drift around the ocean currents in capricious, undeterminable…

Jimmy Kimmel Loses in Scrabble to HS Scrabble Champions, Again

Jimmy Kimmel has played the winners of the National School Scrabble Championships (open for 5th to 8th graders) for the last four years. In the first two years, the game was to 100 points and Jimmy won both times. Last year, the game was to 150 points and Jimmy pulled bad letters and got toasted (and humiliated by a snotty kid, too)…