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Mega Man Gets His Very Own Board Game

Mega Man is a video game defined by twitch platforming and shooting. It’s a hardcore game made for hardcore gamers. How could this decades old video game be turned into a slow-paced board game? Jasco Games seems to have figured it out and wants your help to make it a reality. Jasco Games took to Kickstarter last month to fund …

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New Monopoly Token Proves That Cats Still Rule The Internet

In August of 2013 Hasbro Inc. announced that they would be replacing the iconic iron game piece in the classic Monopoly board game with a cat. And not just any cat; a democratically picked cat which was chosen through an internet poll. Gizmodo released a rather lengthy and cheeky review saying, “This cat is the product of democracy in action. …

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Redditor Handcrafts Fallout Monopoly for Incredibly Lucky Wife

So, reddit user XsimonbelmontX has made me extremely jealous, as he has created a undeniably awesome Monopoly-like board game based on Fallout. Did I mention it was awesome? “I spent about 8 months making this. It is a birthday gift for my wife, who is a huge Fallout fan. It is based on Monopoly, but aside from purchasing properties, collecting …

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BioShock Infinite Board Game Announced, Trailer Coming This Weekend

Today PlaidHat Games announced that it is currently developing a board game based on the upcoming BioShock Infinite video game. The board game will be called BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia and pits players against each other as they fight for control of Columbia. The board game will come with 52 mineratures, including “11 different unique sculpts.” One of …

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Google Helps Make Alan Turing Monopoly A Reality

Earlier this summer, Google showed its love for mathematician Alan Turing with an interactive Google Doodle. Google also sponsored an Alan Turing exhibit at London’s Science Museum. Now, Google is putting this love on display once again, by funding Monopoly: Alan Turing Edition. Google has paid for the first production run of the game, which features locations and interests “central …

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3D Print Your Own Board Game With Pocket Tactics

Board games are ridiculously fun. I’m not talking about kiddy fare like “Monopoly” or “Sorry” here, but the real board games like “Betrayal at House on the Hill” and “Monsters Menace America.” Unfortunately, these games usually cost anywhere between $60 and $120 due to the large amount of plastic pieces. What’s a poor board game fan who just wants to …

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Angry Birds Dishes Out The Summer Fun With New Lawn Game

Rovio has decided that they are going to try to put their Angry Birds brand on almost everything they can get their hands on. The newest addition to that family is the Angry Birds Action Game. This indoor/outdoor action game actually looks kind of cool. The goal of it being that you build a Jenga like tower that supports a …

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The Real Titles of Your Favorite Board Games

This set of images from Sally Forth writer, Francesco Marciuliano, explores what would happen if Parker Brothers (and others) were honest about the games they produce. That’s right, the writer of Sally Forth is actually pretty funny, and as it turns out, he loves the internet. He is also a contributing writer for The Onion and can often be seen …

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Movie Posters Inspired By Board Games

So pretty much the very first thing that people thought of when they heard that there was a movie being made about the famous bard game Battleship was WTF?! What are they going to think of next? Candyland the game? Movie studios must really have run out of ideas for a movie like this to be made. Well the people …

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Watch Guys Get Serious About A Board Game In Awesome Documentary Short

I’ve never played The Settlers of Catan, a nearly 20-year-old game first developed in Germany, but that doesn’t mean I can’t relate to the guys featured in the docu-short “The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends.” Being a highly-competitive person myself, I’ve flipped a few Risk boards and thrown a few Trivial Pursuit pie pieces in my day. It’s …

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