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Monopoly’s Newest Edition Beckons You To Cheat By Helping You To Cheat

Can you cheat in a game of Monopoly? I don’t know how. I am a honest-to-core person who are always at the mercy of Lady Luck. But seriously, can one actually cheat? Well, as it turns out, a study made by Hasbro revealed a shocking revelation: nearly half of game players have attempted to cheat during Monopoly games. Instead of frowning upon this despicable act, toy maker Hasbro decided to embrace it by releasing the Monopoly Cheaters’ Edition, or what I like to call it as “How To Commit A Crime and Get Away With It” because, it is what it essentially is about. Continue reading Monopoly’s Newest Edition Beckons You To Cheat By Helping You To Cheat

Clue Game: Star Wars Edition Lets You Have A Hand In Destroying Death Star

Think Clue Game and now think Star Wars. Well, the two doesn’t quite appear to be a match, isn’t it? I mean, come’on, people die all the time in Star Wars and if it is set in the Death Star like this game does, you are going to have shit load of suspects, though the finger will almost likely point to Darth Vader. Anyways, while we think it is not quite a match, Hasbro didn’t think so and has in fact turn out the Clue Game: Star Wars Edition. But unlike your regular Clue Game, there’s a plot twist here: there’s no death involved and therefore, there’s no murder mystery to solve. Continue reading Clue Game: Star Wars Edition Lets You Have A Hand In Destroying Death Star

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game Unveiled, Opens For Pre-order

While a remake of the classic fantasy flick, Labyrinth may not happen, it does not mean the film’s 30th anniversary will be a low-key affair. In fact, it is the opposite. The Jim Henson Company has a whole list of stuff and events planned for the movie’s Pearl anniversary and it includes new apparels, debit cards, toys and novelties, books, and a board game by Europe’s River Horse. Limited theatrical run, in glorious, eye-popping 4K, will also happen along with exclusive content. In addition, there will be a re-release of the film on Blu-ray and 4K UHD featuring a 24-page Digibook package packed with rare photos, behind the scenes and “all-new bonus content.” Continue reading Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game Unveiled, Opens For Pre-order

Star Trek Risk 50th Anniversary Edition Lets The Captains Vie For The Stars

Trekkies, who do you think is the best Starfleet commander? Captain Kirk? Jean-Luc Picard? Benjamin Sisko? Kathryn Janeway? Or maybe Jonathan Archer? Instead of going on an endless and possibly heated debate over who’s the best, perhaps, you folks would like to let the board decides and by board, we do mean Risk: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition Board Game. Released in celebration of five decades of Star Trek (since the original series, that is), this classic strategy board game gone into a grander scale – by going galactic where, instead of maps, it has stars and more stars, divided into Alpha and Beta quadrants, ready for the various Captains to vie it out. So who would triumph and conquer more stars? I don’t know. You tell me. Continue reading Star Trek Risk 50th Anniversary Edition Lets The Captains Vie For The Stars

Monopoly: Fallout Collector’s Edition – Even Wasteland Is Worth Something!

Monopoly is set in a scenario of peace, where folks buy and sell properties, charges others for stepping on their properties and such, but I bet you do not expect that ‘business’ to be flourishing after a fallout, right? Logically, the economic will be in a ruin, but that doesn’t stop USAopoly and Bethesda, maker of the game Fallout, from coming together to create a monopoly that’s based on after the terrible fallout. The concept of monopoly is maintained, which means 2 to 6 players can take part in rebuilding the civilization, trading their way through the Fallout wasteland. As expected, you will be able to buy iconic properties from all four Fallout games and if desired, fortify them with Vault-Tec approved Shacks, along with Vaults, which are hotels for vagabonds to step on so you can squeeze precious post-fallout money from them, or them, from you. Continue reading Monopoly: Fallout Collector’s Edition – Even Wasteland Is Worth Something!

Dark Souls Board Game Looks As Mind-Blowing As The Video Games

With over 8 million copies sold, Dark Souls is certainly not lacking of fans and so when board game maker Steamforged Games decided to bring its officially licensed Dark Souls Board Game to Kickstarter, you know it is going to get attention by the waves. And it indeed did. The campaign was reportedly funded in two hours and as at the time of this writing, it has garnered over a whopping 5,000 plus backers who have helped to rolled in 448,450 quid, or about $644,647 in American dollars, in funding. And there are good reasons for the resounding success, which first and foremost, include an incredibly detailed game play mechanic that challenges the hardcore tabletop gamers while maintaining accessibility to novice players. Continue reading Dark Souls Board Game Looks As Mind-Blowing As The Video Games

New Edition Monopoly: Star Wars’ Rey Figure Unveiled At New York Toy Fair

While Star Wars: The Force Awakens have received much love by critics and fans alike, we can’t say the same for the merchandize that rolled out prior to the movie’s release last year, specifically with regards to the toys. Disney created quite a furore among fans when female characters, in particular, Rey, was not prominently offered as toys and the same happened to Star Wars: Monopoly. So, yes, Rey wasn’t in the Monopoly’s picture even she is obviously the film’s protagonist and central the plot development. Though, Disney did have a ‘good’ reason for the ‘deliberate’ omission, but explanation, we do not seek. That’s all water under the bridge, is it not? Continue reading New Edition Monopoly: Star Wars’ Rey Figure Unveiled At New York Toy Fair

Leonardo da Vinci Board Game Reimagined, Lets You Juggle Between Art and Death

The basic concept of Monopoly board game is actually quite brilliant. In fact, the concept is so ‘general’ that it can be adapted into any imaginable themes, including the likes of The Godfather, Back to the Future et cetera. Well, the Leonardo The Game of Art and Death Plague Edition here may not be a Monopoly adaptation, but it does borrow some of the original concept, which basically includes financial transaction, property ownerships, and the likes, but in a theme less explored. The theme is, of course, based around 15/16th century’s legendary Italian polymath, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, or otherwise better known as Leonardo da Vinci. Continue reading Leonardo da Vinci Board Game Reimagined, Lets You Juggle Between Art and Death

RISK: Game of Thrones Edition is a Fitting Board Game for the Power and Territory-Obsessed TV Show

Enough of watching the conflicts and treachery happening in the land of Westeros and Essos and get down to the action yourself with the RISK: Game of Thrones Edition, well, maybe less the treachery part. The classic game of strategic conquest has been adapted into an epic battle for the Iron Throne, spread across two custom-designed game boards featuring land masses of the fictional Westeros and Essos. It couldn’t be more fitting, considering the award-winning TV series-based on George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novel, A Song of Ice and Fire, mainly revolves around the theme of warfare and well, world domination. Continue reading RISK: Game of Thrones Edition is a Fitting Board Game for the Power and Territory-Obsessed TV Show

Great Scott! Soon, You Can Vie with Your Friends for a Piece of Back to the Future’s Hill Valley

Now, lets not get too excited on who’s getting the iconic Mattel hoverboard token. Being a huge fan of Back to the Future, I would love to play the world’s most iconic, if not the most famous, board game in true Hill Valley style. Yes, we are talking about the Monopoly Back to the Future Trilogy Edition which will be released by custom themed games maker USAopoly this September. The game is basically the Monopoly you have grown to love or grew up with, dressed in Back to the Future theme with essential items 28 title deed cards to properties like The McFly Residence, Doc’s Blacksmith Shop, Mansion and Lab, 1955 and 1885 Clock Towers, along with four stations filled in by Biff’s Car, a skateboard, a hoverboard, and the time train, instead of actual stations. Continue reading Great Scott! Soon, You Can Vie with Your Friends for a Piece of Back to the Future’s Hill Valley