Danger Mouse is back with brand new episodes of the cartoon returning to the BBC September 28th and Netflix in 2016. Games and puzzles tied to the series are available from Paul Lamond Games. There’s a Danger Mouse Secret Agent Card Game and a pair of 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles. Additional products are in development for 2016.
Savage Tales of Horror is a three-volume anthology of frightful adventures for the Savage Worlds roleplaying game. The books include selections for various Savage Worlds settings, including Solomon Kane, Deadlands, The Last Parsec, Slipstream, and others, as well as a number of generic adventures. This one in volume 2 sounds fascinating:
As players in a roleplaying game you love to fight demons and monsters as wizards and warriors. But what about when the LARP of Horror becomes all too real?
The Savage Tales of Horror series releases in PDF form one volume per week for the rest of September. They’ll be available in print next March.
UberStax is a universal game accessory that can be used as a holder for cards, tiles, tokens and other game components. Its racks and supporting elements fit together in extra-wide, multi-level, or other configurations as appropriate to the game or desired by the user. UberStax are meant not just as a convenience for the general gamer but also as a support for those with manual dexterity issues.
Hawke Robinson is a registered recreational therapist who’s run both adapted and non-adapted roleplaying games for people with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and a variety of special needs, as well as for at-risk children. So far, he’s been limited to providing these therapeutic services—which he does without charge—to the area of Spokane, Washington. He’d like, however, to take his game on the road and so is turning to the public for help with funding a wheelchair-friendly RPG trailer—basically a game room on wheels.
The Networks is a card-drafting game where the goal of players is to assemble the best lineup of television shows and attract the most viewers. Shows, stars, time slots, genres, demographics, and advertisers all must be managed and considered. The shows themselves even age over time, forcing players to continually develop new shows to keep viewers tuning in. Despite these various elements, The Networks is supposed to be a light-to-moderate game with a healthy dose of satirical humor.
Latice is beautiful and its gameplay simple. Place a tile adjacent to another tile with which it shares a color or shape. Place it next to two or more tiles with shared color or shape to earn special moves such as repositioning an already placed tile.
A Hindu board game out of Croatia, Catch Krishna in Vrindavan aims to encapsulate the Bhakti devotion. One player takes on the role of Krishna, the others become the gopis chasing him around a map of the ancient city.
Under a banner of “cultists have kids too,” Toy Vault is seeking funds for Recall of Cthulhu, a Lovecraftian memory-matching game. The basic game is straightforward—turn over two matching tiles—but the advanced game adds a layer of moderate complexity. For example, some tiles are worth more than others, matching is no longer 1-to-1, and certain tiles trigger special actions, like a bonus turn-over.
BoardGameCons is a site were you can find the nearest board gaming conventions to you, and when they’re going to be. The site, while still gathering information, already has some cons in there, and you can always let them know of ones they don’t have listed.
Hopefully the site catches on. It’d be great to have an easy-to-navigate place to see what’s going on in my area, as I just missed an awesome event in Boston recently.
It’s a simple idea, but an excellent one.
In celebration of 2 million page-views, Board Game Quest is giving away 35 games, promos, and expansions.
Guess the title of the next expansion to Imperial Settlers for a chance to win one of three copies from Portal Games.
HasbroToyShop.com is offering free shipping on Star Wars toys and games.
The Army Painter and Coqui Hobby Distribution are running a miniature painting competition through local retailers. Store winners will receive $50 in product. National winners will receive $250 in product.
Game mats are in. It seems to be a thing lately. That’s not a bad thing, of course. Mats are a great way to add something special to your favorite games. This Boss Monster mat is no exception. Laid out for 2-player games, this foam mat clocks in at an impressive 24.25 x 14.25 inches. At $19.95, you’re playing just a bit less than you would for a copy of either Boss Monster set, but this will really take the game to the next level…see what I did there?
A new print-and-play from Oi! Monster, The Living Dead, is a free zombie game of survival for 1 – 4 players. It’s a light game, which you can see from the video above, and looks to be a pretty interesting distraction. It’s not super ink-heavy, either, which is always a plus.
Distrobution is a bit odd, though. Instead of just providing a download link from their Facebook page, you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the PDF.
Releasing next month, GobbleStones from R&R Games is a family game where players are trying to get their goblins to gobble up the most stones in order to earn points. The more you eat, the fatter you get. The more you eat the slower you get. Find the right balance to become the fattest goblin by the end of the game.
GobbleStones will retail for $24.99 and supports 2-4 players ages 10+ with a 30 minute play time.
Castle Combat has a some rule changes in their 2015 Rulebook update after a summer of gaming and suggestions. You can check out the changes here. There’s also 3 new rare cards that have been reprinted and updated. These cards, Aurora, Sir Bad Drake, and Perceval the dragon.
My 5-year-old and I are still having tons of fun with Castle Combat, and I think it’s time to order more packs to try and snag some of those rare cards.
Gary Astleford, a Girl Scout troop leader in southern California, is also a fan of tabletop roleplaying games. To share his hobby, as well as its social benefits, with his troop, he developed the Dungeon Scouts program. After learning about RPGs and actually playing a game, the scouts who participate earn a Tabletop Role-Playing Games Badge.
Gary has also taken his program on the road and is happy to arrange a badge session for other Girl Scout troops in the San Diego area.