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LEGO Gives the Hobbit and Unexpected Journey via Board Game

by James


LEGOs board games are very popular because it enables kids to not only play the game, but build it. That presents some great imaginative play as kids either build the game as directed, or make up their own “unexpected journey” around the board. So when LEGO announced that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was getting it’s own LEGO board game, it made plenty of sense, and looks like it’s lots of fun.

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BigJigs indoor croquet set

by James

I love to play croquet. It’s not only because it makes you feel “hoity toity,” and civilized, but because it’s very social. You have that fun of wacking your friends balls in the weeds, engage in trash talk, and navigate the perilous terrain in golf like fashion. But face it, sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. That’s where BigJigs Jungle Carpet Croquet set comes in handy.

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GameOpoly will show you how to create a great board game

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Over at Instructables, there’s a really great post by a teacher named Jay Noack, who shows you how to create your own board game. It was created as an entry in Instructables’ Teacher contest. And Noack says that the really hard part about creating a board game is the obvious element … it has to be fun to play. Check out his solution to make your idea the best game it can be.

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Mini Frisbee Golf Set looks like a ton of fun

by James

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With the sun finally out and temperatures starting to rise, more families are spending time at the city party enjoying the outdoors and playing together. Here’s a fantastic toy to bring along … the WhamO Mini Frisbee Golf Set.

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D&D Encounter: RPG on the fly …

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In this massive multiplayer Online gaming universe, it’s great to see that role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons are still alive and well. And even more so with Dungeons and Dragons: Encounters, which offers brief 1-2 hour games for beginners and those who don’t have a lot of time to go slaying orcs.

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Angry Birds Fly into Toy Fair

by James

If your parents have a smart phone, chances are, you know about ANGRY BIRDS. The best selling mobile game app of all time is now a board game, and it’s flown into Toy Fair in New York, with a vengeance.

The new Angry Birds game

The new Angry Birds game

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Having a marshmallow battle …

by James

Making your own pvc shooter can give hours of wartime marshmallow fun!

Making your own pvc shooter can give hours of wartime marshmallow fun!

Tonight, I’m taking Cody to his scout meeting and we’re building a super cool fun toy out of PVC pipe called a marshmallow shooter. And when we’re done, we’re going to be unleashing a fusilade of marshmallowy goodness!

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Lego Star Wars III to be in 3D for DS

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Lego Star Wars III Clone Wars will take advantage of Nintendo 3DS technology

Lego Star Wars III Clone Wars will take advantage of Nintendo 3DS technology

Taking advantage of the new 3D capability of the new Nintendo 3DS, LucasFilm and Lego are hot to release the new Lego Star Wars III. And it not only looks fun, but there’s some sweet new graphics and great gameplay to be had. Check out the video:

This time, the game will go through the Clone Wars and will pit Obi Wan and Anakin with and against characters based on the hit Cartoon Network series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. And it looks three times the fun!

Hat Tip – Game Pro

Angry Birds flies off the screen and onto the tabletop

by James

Angry Birds is coming to board games ...

Angry Birds is coming to board games ...

They’re fowls with a grudge and I don’t think they’ll be happy until they’ve taken over the toy world completely. It’s really something amazing. Angry Birds, the runaway iPhone app that’s coming to every single gaming platform ever conceived is now coming to tabletops with a board game edition. That’s right, the Birds have a grudge to bear and they want the family involved big time.

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