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Modern board games are games created after 1900 or so, including early games such as Monopoly and Scrabble, to the latest games from Europe and around the world.

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Game Bandit - Scouring the net to find the cheapest discount boardgames and best free boardgame prizesThrough the company’s Epic Trick or Treat Giveaway at Castle Tentakill, Cryptozoic will give five people each a different game and one person all five of the games.

New window displays mark the start of a 25% off sale on Hasbro games at Toymaster stores in the UK, Ireland, and Malta, also the start of giveaways via social media.

Multiman Publishing is running a Spooktacular Sale October 28-31 instead of a Black Friday sale next month. Some games will be discounted in excess of 50%.

DriveThruRPG also has a Halloween Sale.

Bundle of Holding is running a Bundle of Zombies deal.

Save 15% on Dog Might Games’ new in-stock items, like boxes and dice cases.

Share on social media pictures of yourself playing Munchkin for a chance to win Munchkin prizes from Steve Jackson Games.

EverythingBoardGames is giving away Doggy Go! from Renegade Game Studios.

Eagle-Gryphon Games’ Slight of Hand Sale has card games one-third to one-half off.

The McGuire Review is giving away Escape From Colditz from Osprey Games.

For 15% off regular-priced items at Toys “R” Us, use coupon code “TOY15OFF”.

df0b2457b21d9063d4ea7b0c4748afa4Neuroshima Hex is still kicking and going strong. In January the latest expansion for Neuroshima Hex 3.0, Death Breath, will be released by Portal Games.

The Death Breath are a new army that’s upgradeable with a special token pool that gives them customization options. They’ll hit store shelves with an MSRP of $10.

It’s been a very long time since I’ve played Neuroshima. In fact, I think the last time I played was when the original printing came out. Maybe it’s time to upgrade to 3.0 and see what all the hubbub is about.

Escape from Colditz

Escape from Colditz, a title originally published by Gibsons (UK) and Parker Brothers (US) in the 1970s, is back in a new edition from Osprey Games. The new version ($65 SRP) has new art, revised rules, wood pawns, cards, a large board, and a 32 page history book. The box also includes the original rules for those nostalgic for the game played in their childhood.

Escape from Colditz has most players in the roles of Allied soldiers attempting escape from the infamous World War II Nazi prison and one other as the guards trying to keep them locked up. One of the game’s designers was actually one of the few prisoners who managed to escape.


With Burning of Prospero, Games Workshop gives the boxed game treatment to another battle in the Horus Heresy saga (last year at about the same time, the company release Betrayal at Calth). This one pits the Space Wolves, Sisters of Silence, and the Custodian Guard against the psychic Thousand Sons for control of the city of Tizca.

Included in the box are 47 miniatures, alternative weapon pieces, tiles, dice, a rule book, and a story book for $150.


Table Tyrant recently launched Smiths of Winterforge on Kickstarter and has hit the ground running. Smiths has you controlling one of 6 Dwarven blacksmiths guilds vying to complete a royal contract and become the most renowned guild in the kingdom. I had a chance to play an extremely polished prototype of the game (seriously, it’s nice) to get some initial impressions for Table Tyrants campaign.

I played Smiths with my two older kids, my 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter. Running through the rules there weren’t any major snags and we were able to setup and get the game going with very little fuss. There was an errata sent to us early on, so we got to play with the latest set of rules.

The Kickstarter page gives a great overview on how the game is played, so I won’t repeat that here. What I will say is that Smiths of Winterforge is well made, well designed, and it feels like a lot of care was put into the project as a whole. My kids and I had a great time playing. I will say that figuring out a good strategy takes some time, but in my opinion, that’s the mark of good design. I  already mentioned how nice the prototype was, but man, all the boards, and bits are top notch.

Smiths of Winterforge is almost fully funded with plenty of time left in the campaign. A pledge of around $37 gets you the game, which is an amazing deal for what you’re getting. There’s plenty of extras to be had at higher levels, but you won’t be disappointed if you don’t spring for them. Smiths of Winterforge is an excellent game, and it comes at an amazing price.

A preview copy of Smiths of Winterforge was provided for free by Table Tyrant.

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Game Bandit - Scouring the net to find the cheapest discount boardgames and best free boardgame prizesAvalanche Press’ boxed games are 30% off this month.

Looney Labs sends out free gifts for the holidays. All it takes to get on the list is a name, address, and to tell them which is your favorite game.

Retweet and follow CoolMiniOrNot for a chance to win Kaosball.

Amazon deals:


Today Hasbro announced HASCON, a massive event which will be held in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. The convention will be three days packed with everything Hasbro has to offer from all their product lines, characters, and stories. There will be live interactive experiences, exclusive products, special guests, panels, and everything else you’d expect to find at a good convention. Being Hasbro, it’s a fully family-friendly event.

This is one party I’m going to make sure not miss!

For more information, and to get on the mailing list for first-notice ticket sales, visit http://hascon.hasbro.com.

Hasbro Gaming LabDebuting their crowdfunding campaigns live at the Internationale Spieltage game fair in Essen, Germany, the top 5 finalists for Hasbro’s Spring 2016 Next Great Game Challenge are ready for your pledges! The games, with their Indiegogo links, are as follows:

  • Colossal Blob – a family card game where players collect growth cards to become the biggest, baddest blob.
  • Lair – a customizable, fantasy adventure game; Players travel through their opponent’s dungeon in hopes of defeating the evil Dark Lord.
  • The Plot Thickens – a collaborative, storytelling game where players create an intertwining tale.
  • Plank & Rank – a two-player game where players must build a bridge, plank-by-plank, while simultaneously moving their army, rank-by-rank, to the opposite side.
  • On the Slopes – a skiing-themed family-style board game where players race around a mountain to be the first to visit every lodge.

Each game has 25 days left and range from fully-funded to barely-funded.

Clue, The Movie, The Stage Play

clue-movie-castClue, the cult classic movie (1985) based on the board game, will see a resurrection of sorts next year in the form of a stage play. This theatrical adaptation will be the next project out of a partnership between Hasbro and Araca Group, which previously announced plans for a Monopoly Broadway musical.

Clue is scheduled to premier in May 2017 at the Bucks County Playhouse in Pennsylvania and then tour the U.S. and U.K.

[via Playbill]

Geek Chic is adding a new gamer table model to the company’s lineup. The Vanguard, which Geek Chic describes as having “a design that can blend into both modern and traditional aesthetics”, will run around $3,000-4,000 (depending on options chosen) and be available in sizes up to 6½ feet long. It has the normal dining room table look but also features the recessed Game Vault space and rail system to hold accessories.

In addition to the made-to-order tables, Geek Chic is also offering a ready-made standard Vanguard configuration at $2,500, which will begin shipping in November.


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