The Potion

New from FoxMind is a small bluffing game of alchemy called The Potion. Players start with a number of ingredient tokens, mushrooms, vials, and beetles. Every round, a set of dice are rolled to define which ingredients are required for the potion. They secretly select one token each from their stash and if all-together their ingredients exactly match a die, then those who contributed give up their tokens. The first to narrow their stash to a single ingredient type is the winner.

The Potion comes in a small medicinal style bottle and retails for $12.

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Funnybone Acquired by FoxMind

Funnybone Toys has been acquired by FoxMind. Funnybone’s product line, known mostly for the unique art and design of its word and card games, will be merged in to the offerings of FoxMind.

FoxMind’s specialty has been abstract and architectural titles but the company is actively working on expanding in to the strategy area.

Julien Sharp, Funnybone’s President, is joining the Fox Mind team.

Toy Fair 2014—Fox Mind

Toy-Fair-2014-logo-150wideThe latest from Fox Mind pack a lot of play in to simple games.

Last Mouse Lost ($9) is a two-player abstract strategy game with two rules. Number one, on a player’s turn, that player may punch any number of buttons in a single row. Number two, the last player to punch a button is the loser. (Students of game design will recognize this as a traditional Nim game.) The game is played on a one-piece rubber thingamajig that means you can’t lose any pieces (unless you lose the whole thing) and setting up for a new game is just flipping it over.

Rise Up ($15, available May) is a fast-play party game. Ten cards are laid out on the table. Every card pictures two hands with some combination of raised fingers. Each round, the players simultaneously raise one hand with any number of fingers up (0 to 5). Then with their other hands they race to grab cards that show the same number of fingers as any pair of players. Missing cards are replaced and a new round begins.

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