Score Board - Boardgame tournaments, competitions and championships results and scoresNicolò Falcone of Venice, Italy won the 2015 Monopoly World Championship in Macao. His prize was US$20,580, an amount equivalent to the bank in a standard Monopoly game. Sponsored by Hasbro, the tournament brought together 27 winners of national and regional Monopoly competitions. In the final game, Falcone played with the race car token against Tsutomu Doita of Japan, Brian Valentine of the United States, and reigning Monopoly World Champion, Bjørn Halvard Knappskog of Norway. At one point in the game, a multi-player trade gave each a property color set.

2015 World Monopoly Champion

The Pentamind World Championship, an event of the Mind Sports Olympiad, seeks to find the best all-around game player in the world. Players score “pentamind points” based on their rank in each game played and the player with the most points from their best-five games is declared the champion. That person at the 2015 event, August 23-31 in London, was James Hepell, who also won the Diving Chess World Championship.

2015 Electric Football ChampionshipsAt the 2015 Electric Football Championships in Richmond, Virginia there were events for kids, novices, experienced players, and members of the Miniature Football Coaches Association. The winner of the Legends Tournament was Darrel Smith.

The final game of the French Subbuteo Open saw brothers Mongi and Fayçal Rouis play to a tie, broken only by Fayçal in a shoot-out.

Roman Strakhov solved the 5×5 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded in a world-record 5 minutes, 18.65 seconds.

Levon Aronian of Armenia won the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, claiming its $75,000 top prize. The Sinquefield Cup is the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour.

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NFL Electric Football

As the football season approaches, a new licensing agreement with the National Football League has Tudor Games now producing NFL Electric Football and NFL Team Action Figure sets.

NFL Electric Football

While the basic concept of Electric Football—a vibrating field that moves miniature figures (hopefully) toward the goal—hasn’t changed since the game was first released in 1947, new features for 2014 aim to provide players a greater level of control. Invisibase Cleats are translucent bases that are available in speed and strength versions, and can be switched out to fit the play being run. SpeedTurf Fields replace the noisy metal surfaces of the past with something more natural looking (or at least more artificial-turf like). And PlayAction Remote Controls provide for selection of variable speeds.

Invisibase Cleats for Electric Football

The battery-operated NFL Electric Football game is available in three field sizes at suggested retail prices of $60-$130. NFL Electric Football Action Figures are available in 11-player sets at $12 for each team’s home and away uniforms.

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