Board games and other games that children and families can enjoy.
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About a year ago, I wrote post about OggBoard, a cool game that leveraged both augmented reality and smart devices like tablets to create an amazing board game platform that could make family game night fun again. Now OggBoard is back and they’ve got their sites set on strategy card games … and it’s even MORE exciting!
Continue reading » OggBoard Could Bring Card Games To Life
If you still love RPGs, but all your gaming buddies are spread out all over the country, it can be a bit hard to put a game together. But thanks to a new website that acts as a virtual tabletop, you can campaign with anyone, anywhere. All over the World.
Continue reading » Roll20, a Cool New Website for RPGs
Some of my favorite Star Wars novels are the Rogue Squadron series which focuses entirely on a rag tag X-Wing squadron for the New Republic that’s commanded by your favorite wingman, Wedge. It’s all about dogfights and the life as an X-Wing pilot (although they also fly stolen TIE fighters to boot). Now I can live the fantasy with this cool X-Wing Miniatures Game.
Continue reading » New Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Introduced
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.
Continue reading » LEGO Gives the Hobbit and Unexpected Journey via Board Game
With the phenomenal success of LEGO’s line of Collectible Minifigs (currenly in Wave 8), LEGO has decided to once again join the ranks of services offering massively multiplayer online games (also called MMO and MMOG), and is basing their new venture on collectible minifigs! That should be fun.
Continue reading » New LEGO MMO coming based on collectible minifigs!
When I was a kid, lawn darts where all the rage. Giant pointy darts that you tossed into a hulu like circle for points. But some risk averse busy body began to claim that a child would be killed stone dead by being impalled by them, so the forces of the politically correct declared them persona no grata. I wonder what they’d think of this cool lawn version of Angry Birds?
Continue reading » Angry Birds invades your lawn
It’s a game. It’s a movie based on the game (don’t get me started). And now it’s a game, based on the movie, based on the game. Did you follow that? If you did, you may have a shot at trying to understand the storyline for BATTLESHIP, the Hasbro/Universal megaflop based on the classic combat game of seek and destroy.
Continue reading » Hasbro updates Battleship Game to incorporate movie themes
When Hasbro came out with Kre-o, we thought, OK, they’re going after the LEGO crowd with a very popular line of toys (Transformers) by making their own bricks and minfigs (called Kre-ons). But now they’re going at it with Transformers BotShots, which takes on “Bakugan,” as well.
Continue reading » Transformers BotShots – another Hasbro round across LEGO’s bow
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.
Continue reading » GameOpoly will show you how to create a great board game
Family Fun Magazine has named Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Toy of the Year for 2011. Other honorable mentions for the year include Meon Deluxe Animation Studio (which uses animation strips and light to create art), Perplexus Epic & Rookie (rotating puzzle balls), LEGO Alien Mothership set #7065 and the Razor BoGo PogoStick.
Continue reading » Hot Wheels Wall Tracks named Toy of the Year for 2011