Tag Archives: board games

  • ‘Scrabble’ Tile Lights Spell Good Decor

    ‘Scrabble’ Tile Lights Spell Good Decor

    Despite a love of words, I’ve recently begun to think of Scrabble as a game for my always expanding list of “theoretically fun” items. But the game still carries some deep, primal appeal, as evidenced by the fact that I think these officially licensed Scrabble Tile Lights from Firebox are pretty cool. The Scrabble Tile Lights’ key feature is probably the jumbo […]

  • ‘The Game of Life: Pets Edition’ Makes Pets Addition

    ‘The Game of Life: Pets Edition’ Makes Pets Addition

    I played a lot of The Game of Life as a kid, but today I mostly think of it as what I call “theoretical fun” along with Scrabble and Mad Libs. Still, the folks at Hasbro have updated the game for notoriously animal-loving millennials, and the result is called The Game of Life: Pets Edition. The Game of Life: Pets […]

  • Credit Card Chess Set by Innovo

    Credit Card Chess Set by Innovo

    All you really need to play chess is a grid and 32 pieces, which means there’s plenty of room for innovation in the field of chess sets. The people at Innovo have opted to go for miniaturization, for a piece they say is “arguably the world’s smallest commercial chess set.” It’s known, in order to […]

  • ‘Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart’ Board Game Variant Out Now

    ‘Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart’ Board Game Variant Out Now

    If I were to try to think about two games that are pretty much the exact opposite of one another, Mario Kart and Monopoly may spring to mind. One is a high speed racing video game, the other is a notoriously slow real estate game designed during an era when the general public possessed the attention span necessary to […]

  • Monopoly Cheaters Edition Encourages Bad Behavior

    Monopoly Cheaters Edition Encourages Bad Behavior

    When classic board game Monopoly was developed back in the 1930s, it was intended as a not-so-subtle critique of capitalism during the Great Depression. But it’s 2018 now, and it’s more than time for that critique to have its barbs resharpened – and so, we now have the Monopoly Cheaters Edition. As anyone who’s ever played a game […]

  • Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can Chess Set

    Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can Chess Set

    Chess, commonly known as the game of kings. Campbell’s Soup, commonly known as the soup of the common man. Artist Andy Warhol was famous for bridging the gap between the wealthy and everybody else, so it’s weirdly appropriate that now you can purchase an Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Can Chess Set from Kidrobot. A chess […]

  • 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 […]