Tag Archives: board games

  • Vote Monopoly: Vote on the Next ‘Monopoly’ Tokens

    Vote Monopoly: Vote on the Next ‘Monopoly’ Tokens

    Shoe. Top Hat. Racecar. TURTLE?? That’s right, the folks at Hasbro are once again trying to update their classic board game Monopoly, and this time they need the help of us, the voting public. On a new website Vote Monopoly, you can select eight new possible tokens from a whole mansion full of them—and yes, […]

  • Preset Chess: Instantly Sets Up a Game

    Preset Chess: Instantly Sets Up a Game

    I never really mastered chess as a kid, and one of the reasons for that (apart from my non-tactical thinking processes) is that every game takes so long to set up, the odds of me getting bored and wanting to read Squadron Supreme again were higher and higher with each game. But maybe if I’d […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones Clue’ Puts Westeros Spin on Classic Board Game

    ‘Game of Thrones Clue’ Puts Westeros Spin on Classic Board Game

    Everyone knows that the show Game of Thrones is a hotbed of murder and deception, but it really has nothing on Clue, the “Classic Mystery Game” that was bringing murder into the living room when George R.R. Martin was still going by Georgie R.R. Martin. And so we now have Game of Thrones Clue, which […]

  • Rawstudio Chess Set: Portable, Unorthodox, and Innovative

    Rawstudio Chess Set: Portable, Unorthodox, and Innovative

    One of the things that makes chess such a brilliant and perennially popular game is that a game of chess doesn’t have to look like a game of chess – it can look like anything, provided it has the right number of squares and pieces in relation to one another. Nick Rawcliffe has taken full […]

  • ‘Scrabble Typography 3rd Edition’ by Andrew Capener

    ‘Scrabble Typography 3rd Edition’ by Andrew Capener

    I’d never thought of it before, but traditional Scrabble must be a tough game for typography nerds, since it only offers you one font to choose (or not choose) from. But Scrabble Typography is a special version of the game by Andrew Capener, now in its third edition. Unlike previous editions of Scrabble Typography, this […]

  • Boogie-Dice Literally Roll Themselves

    Boogie-Dice Literally Roll Themselves

    We have reached the latest, greatest plateau of technological advancement. It’s Boogie-Dice, dice that come equipped with vibration motors, LEDs, tilt sensors, and rechargeable batteries, and even a couple of microphones. Most of this hardware gets packed into the dice for one simple reason: They’re sound-activated and self-rolling! That’s right, Boogie-Dice roll themselves if you […]

  • ‘Risk: Game of Thrones’ Classic Board Game Variant

    ‘Risk: Game of Thrones’ Classic Board Game Variant

    If ever a board game and a book/TV series were a match made in heaven, it would be Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest and Game of Thrones, which is all about strategic conquest. And so we have Risk: Game of Thrones, by USAopoly. Risk: Game of Thrones is a total revamp of the popular […]

  • ‘Monopoly: Back to the Future Trilogy Edition’ (Photos)

    ‘Monopoly: Back to the Future Trilogy Edition’ (Photos)

    Much like Marty’s triumphant return to the future, Monopoly: Back to the Future Trilogy Edition was inevitable. But now that it’s here, we might as well try to enjoy it. Monopoly: Back to the Future Trilogy Edition has all the shout-outs you’d expect from a Back to the Future themed board game, starting with the […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones Monopoly’ Is Coming

    ‘Game of Thrones Monopoly’ Is Coming

    The two most vicious interpersonal systems known to man are capitalism and whatever it is you call what they’ve got going on in Westeros. So a combination of Game of Thrones and Monopoly is a match made in Heaven and/or Hell, which is why the recently announced Game of Thrones Monopoly is such an exciting prospect. Game of Thrones Monopoly will follow […]