Combat Dominoes from Haywire Group look and sound neat. It’s actually just the standard game of Dominoes with a few twists: special ops that do things like swap your tiles, look at your opponent’s tiles, or spark a War-like face off when you play them. Does it qualify as a war game?

Haywire Group’s latest games are:

  • It Fits: Six criteria cards are flipped up, and each player has to think of something that matches all six.
  • Word Pirates: A Scrabble-like game, where the words you form are used to form a path from your pirate to the treasure.

They will be publishing a game based on the Guinness Book of World Records next year (source). The last games with that IP were from 1975 and 1980.