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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

Can You Imagine Playing a First Person Shooter on a Board Game?

There are a lot of things I can’t imagine how it will play out and turning a first person shooter (FPS) into a board game is one of them. The lack of imagination in this respect is not surprising for a person who can’t even imagine how Risks is being played, even though I had the board game since I was 15. Anyway, that’s just me. However, if you don’t find board game first person shooter any odder than a bear scratching his back on a traffic sign post, then the Crysis Analogue Edition is for you. More so, if you are a huge Crysis fan because this board game, created by Germany-based Frame6, not only features stunning visuals interpreted on the board, ‘soldier boards’, punchboard tokens and playing card loaded with information, but it also come with some seriously awesome miniatures and dice. It even comes with 20 protective wall and 16 light cover to make the whole board game experience more, well, immersive. Kind of… Continue reading Can You Imagine Playing a First Person Shooter on a Board Game?

Horror-themed Board Game is What Jason and Freddy Would Love to Play

If Freddy Kruger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers (we call them super slashers) and the likes were to sit down and have a game, the Mixtape Massacre Horror Themed Board Game would be it. As the product name suggests, this is clearly not a family get together game. In fact, its creator, Bright Light Media, did give it a rating of 17+ and so this is definitely not for kids. Instead of competing to see who retires first or becoming a tycoon using convincing fake money and credit cards, this 80s horror films-inspired board game is all about who slashes more poor victims. It’s a 2-6 players game and each player gets to choose from one of the eight horror archetypes whom they want to have a killer time (pun absolutely intended). The game plays out in 1986, in a small town of Tall Oaks with one key objective: who has the most body count. Duh. What else could it be? Continue reading Horror-themed Board Game is What Jason and Freddy Would Love to Play

Conan Turned Into A Board Game, Comes With Some Seriously Badass Figurines and a Boat Load of Stuff

In a world where all thing digital rein supreme, is there still a place for the good’ol board games? Apparently, it does as proven by Conan The Board Game by Monolith Board Games which has since raise over $750,000 on Kickstarter. And it still have 23 more days to go. If it reaches a million, which it likely will, it will be first board game on crowdfunding to do so (unless we miss something here?). So what the game is about? Well, this is what it is about: Continue reading Conan Turned Into A Board Game, Comes With Some Seriously Badass Figurines and a Boat Load of Stuff

3D Monopoly New York Edition by Charles Fazzino

until the day interactive hologram becomes a reality, the only way you are going to experience a little 3D effect in board game like Monopoly would be with the 3D Monopoly New York Edition by Charles Fazzino. limited to just 2,000 fine examples, this prized and oversized board game features custom New York themed, 3D elements by world renowned popular three-dimensional artist Charles Fazzino. instead of a regular board, it has a 2-inch deep wood cabinet with tempered glass top, complete with a recess dice rolling area. other key highlights that really make this set pops (aside from the price – we will come to that later) include 3-dimensional pop-up graphics decorated with crystals and foil accents, custom Fazzino-designed New York City-themed pewter tokens, custom Fazzino-designed Monopoly money and title deed, chance, and community chest cards, and custom Fazzino-designed wood houses and hotels. Continue reading 3D Monopoly New York Edition by Charles Fazzino

Monopoly The Godfather Edition

Monopoly The Godfather Edition Board Game
Monopoly The Godfather Edition | US$39.99 | www.hasbrotoyshop.com

when Monopoly starts turning out special editions, we knew The Godfather could be on the table soon. so here it is, much to our delight (we are huge fans of The Godfather films), the Monopoly The Godfather Edition lets you into the cut-throat business world of the Corleone family and work your way up to the top of the family business. this business takes you through familiar locales from The Godfather movie trilogy including Moe Green’s Casino, the Corleone Lake Tahoe Estate, Woltz Mansion and even the Genco Import Company. Continue reading Monopoly The Godfather Edition