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Temple for ELOI

The Temple of Eloi is a board game from sggc Living for ELOI, an organization whose mission is “to fulfill the voice’s request in building HIS board games for denominational and non-denominational organizations to utilize as a tool for acquiring and/or maintaining their members Faith.” The board game was built as a direct result of a heavenly voice instructing Rozell Adams to…

Paizo Announces Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box

Paizo Lead Designer Jason Bulhman has finally made the official announcement that Paizo has been working on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box . Similar in concept to the original Dungeons & Dragons Red Box 20 years ago, the Beginner Box is designed to introduce new gamers to the Pathfinder RPG and comes with a set of tools for GMs to take their players’ characters up to 5…

Chthonian Stars Core Setting

2159 AD. It is a good time to be alive. The nations of the world still exist, but they have become more civilized, and we have expanded into the rest of our solar system. But, alas, it is not to be our time. Something approaches, a thing on an orbit from far away. Seemingly a large shard of dark matter, this object is known in obscure prophecy as the Chthonian…

Yet Another Election Decided By a Card Game

Date: April 21. Position: City council. Where: North Las Vegas. Game: high card draw. ( source ) Linda Meisenheimer beat Tanya Flanagan, king to five. Previously noted on this blog: July 2010 , Nye County, NV, Republican primary, high card draw. June 2009 , Cave Creek, AZ, city council, high card. March, 2008 , Estancia, NM, town trustee, Texas Hold’em. All sources note numerous previous occurrences.

Scrabble Cooking and Gardening Editions

USAopoly presents Scrabble Cooking and Scrabble Gardening , two themed versions of the classic word game. In each, aside from the pretty pictures and tile bag and slight changes in the board layout, you can use special mission cards to score bonus points, generally by playing words associated with the game’s theme.

Pokemon Black and White

Pokemon Black & White is the latest from the vast media brand thing that is Pokemon. In case you’ve fallen behind, here’s the situation in a nutshell: Pokemon was originally a video game. The original game was “red and green”. Then came blue, yellow, gold, silver, crystal, ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl, and platinum, and now black and white. I’ve …

Talking Sheep From Mayfair Games

Mayfair Games is launching a weekly series of web videos wherein talking sheep argue about board games. It’s The Bob & Angus Show :

The Shanghai Subway Board Game

The Shanghai Shentong Metro Group is distributing a free board game about safety on the Shanghai Metro. The game board is an abstract map of line 2 (East Xujing to Pudong International Airport). You play a role: a passenger, such as a student, police, or foreigner, each with its own special rules. Your object is to get to the airport first and…

LEGO Heroica: Dungeon Crawl LEGO Style

Heroica is the setting for an entire series of new fantasy-themed games coming this year from LEGO, designed by Bastiaan Brederode and Cephas Howard. The first games are: Draida Bay – water themed adventure Fortaan – castle adventure Nathuz – cave adventure Waldurk – forest adventure All games can be combined to make one big fat adventure. Lest you think LEGO is resting on its laurels …

DaGeDar, Collectible Marble Racing Game

DaGeDar (pronounced DAH-geh-DAAR) is a marble racing game being launched by Cepia, the maker of ZhuZhu Pets. The DaGeDar battle balls feature graphic designs that are meant to reflect the character of spirits trapped within, and of course also make them collectible. Racing track sections, launching spinners, and individual balls will be sold separately. Each DaGeDar ball bears a unique code, which when registered on the …

Roll a D6

A roleplaying parody of Far East Movement’s Like a g6:

Hey, That’s My Fish!

Hey, That’s My Fish! is a game about penguins collecting fish, formerly published in the United States by Mayfair Games. I find it a great game to play with kids and adults. While simple-to-learn, there is some engaging strategic depth when you realize winning is less about running for the big fish piles, as it is about controlling an area of the…

The Shanghai Race Club Board Game

The Shanghai Race Club dates back to 1862, though not continuously. The members followed the top horse racing events in Shanghai, and now around the world. Their site deliberately presents the club as catering to the ostentatiously wealthy. To that end, they are creating a board game souvenir . The game comes in a leather briefcase with pieces that double as jewelery charms made …

Ingeniørspillet, aka The Engineer Game (Norwegian)

Ingeniørspillet by sggc Reakfokus AS is a trivial pursuit-like game for engineers. The player who looks most like Albert Einstein starts. The playing pieces are all Greek letters. The categories are the hard sciences, aimed at university students or higher. Only trouble is that it’s all in Norwegian, at least for now.

UNO Reflex

UNO Reflex is the latest UNO branded game from Mattel, designed by the Catapult Concepts design team. It’s not really UNO; it’s a speed game. The electronic doodad displays a color and you have to be the first to play it. There doesn’t appear to be much more to it, but the rules are not available online. I hope that at least, when the doodad breaks…

Fight! Round 2

Round 2 , the first supplement for the only role-playing game designed to emulate the characters and fighting styles of fighting video games! This book adds more of everything to vastly expand the possibilities for your characters and campaigns. Everything contained herein has been designed to bring both the newest fighting games as well as some of the most obscure fighting games of the past 20 years to …

Crime Pays: A Godfather’s Grimoire

Crime Pays: A Godfather’s Grimoire includes everything a player or DM needs to bring the grim and gritty underworld into stark focus in a fantasy world. Forget thieves’ guilds – this is the mafia in a world of dragons and magic! Form your own band of rogues, make a bid for master of thieves, and win a king’s ransom…

DungeonMorph Dice

DungeonMorph Dice are not just your ordinary normal D6s, but are D6s with a in-built random dungeon layout generator that is carved on its facets. Each face has a 10

Rifts World Book 8: Japan and Rifts World Book 13: Lone Star back in print

Palladium Books have brought back Rifts World Book 8: Japan and Rifts World Book 13: Lone Star to print which are now available at their storefront. In Rifts World Book 8: Japan , find out what happens when technology clashes with tradition as a result of pre-rift cities re-entering the world through a pocket dimension that had lived three days after the Great Cataclysm instead of 300 years. Rifts World Book 13: Lone Star…

Rifts Dimension Book 14: Thundercloud Galaxy

Palladium Books has released Rifts Dimension Book 14: Thundercloud Galaxy , a 160 page companion to the Phase World/Three Galaxies Rift Dimensions and Minion War series. Written by Braden Campbell and Kevin Siembieda, readers would find an overview of the Thundercloud Galaxy with avenues for any type of space opera and science fiction scenarios to be found, whether as cutthroat pirates and raiders or as explorers and defenders of the colonists…