A T-Rex Skull Token Makes Jurassic World Monopoly the Best Version Yet

You could dedicate an entire blog to covering all of the different versions and variations of Monopoly that are now available. But why bother because an official Jurassic World version of Monopoly is coming in June that swaps those boring car, top hat, and cat tokens for a DNA sequence, a park tour vehicle, and a… » 4/08/15 11:33am 4/08/15 11:33am

Message Board Scrabble Lets Everyone Play Whenever They Have Time

One of the reasons Words With Friends became so popular on smartphones was because it let players take as much time as they needed between turns. There was no pressure from other players while everyone sat around a game board at a table. So perhaps this hanging message board version of Scrabble was partly inspired by … » 3/24/15 1:16pm 3/24/15 1:16pm

America Voted and Pierre, South Dakota, Is Monopoly's New Boardwalk

To help celebrate Monopoly's 80th birthday, Hasbro invited fans of the game in the U.S., and all over the world, to vote and choose their favorite cities to be included as property spaces on the new Monopoly Here & Now versions of the game. Some four million people voted, and for the U.S. version of the game, Pierre,… » 3/19/15 4:09pm 3/19/15 4:09pm

Hanging Scrabble Lights Let You Spell Out Any Glowing Message

Scrabble has been a staple of board game night for decades, and now you can impress your friends with the perfect decor the next time you all get together to challenge each other's vocabulary. These Scrabble lights actually come all blank out of the box, allowing you to use a set of clear stickers to spell out any… » 3/09/15 6:57pm 3/09/15 6:57pm

No One Asked For a Flux Capacitor Version of Yahtzee, But We'll Take It

It's impossible to improve the gameplay of classic board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, or even Yahtzee. So how do you go about convincing people to buy more copies of a game that stays playable for decades? You re-brand it. Monopoly is already available in about a thousand different flavors, and now it's time for… » 2/26/15 9:57am 2/26/15 9:57am

The Travel Version of Settlers of Catan Just Got So Much Better

For players who can't bear the thought of being away from their favorite board game, there's a Portable Edition of Settlers of Catan that's been around for years now. But it comes packed in a flimsy cardboard box full of tiny cards and pieces that are easy to lose. That's why this new Compact Edition of Settlers of… » 2/19/15 9:24am 2/19/15 9:24am

The Ghostbusters Are Back In a Board Game That May or May Not Be Haunted

The history of Ghostbusters video games isn't exactly dotted with memorable titles, so when the folks at Cryptozoic (the same people responsible for the wonderful Adventure Time Card Wars game) wanted to re-visit the franchise, they decided to turn it into an episodic board game instead. And given the explosion in… » 2/10/15 12:53pm 2/10/15 12:53pm

A Board Game That Relies On the Wikipedia Skills You Learned In College

You probably already owe a debt of gratitude to Wikipedia for helping you get through endless essays and research projects in college, but don't retire those browsing skills just yet. Linknotize is yet another board game that actually requires the players to keep their phones, tablets, or laptops close at hand,… » 2/04/15 10:05am 2/04/15 10:05am

Random Special Edition Copies of Monopoly Will Come With Real Cash

Despite an endless run of electronic versions of the game, there's still nothing as satisfying as sitting around a table with friends playing the original board game version of Monopoly. Except it turns out there is actually still one thing more satisfying: living in France, buying a new copy of the game, and … » 2/03/15 12:46pm 2/03/15 12:46pm

80th Anniversary Monopoly Set Includes Game Tokens From Across the Ages

There have been so many versions of Monopoly released that your eyes probably glaze over when you're trying to choose one. But if you're looking for as pure a Monopoly experience as possible, this$25 80th Anniversary Edition features a game board that's as close to the original version as possible, and a collection of… » 12/11/14 4:07pm 12/11/14 4:07pm

Even Tic-Tac-Toe Has Jumped the 3D Shark

It doesn't take long after learning to play Tic-Tac-Toe to realize that once you've mastered the basic tactics, your games will end in an infinite run of ties. But Pressman Toy has done the impossible and made Tic-Tac-Toe actually sound interesting again by upping the challenge with the introduction of a third… » 12/03/14 3:42pm 12/03/14 3:42pm

Someone Figured Out How To Turn Puzzles Into a Board Game

Puzzles can be a fun way to kill some time with friends or family, but there's no real competition until someone claims the last piece. How are you supposed to know who's superior to who? The folks at GameBrotherZ have come up with a solution with a board game called Tracktic that combines your love of puzzles with… » 11/19/14 3:05pm 11/19/14 3:05pm

A Board Game That Teaches Four-Year-Olds How To Code

When was the last time a champion speller rolled up to a Bee in a Ferrari? Never. If you really want to guarantee your kids make something of themselves one day, you'll want to forget board games like Scrabble and focus on building real-world skills. Not only does Robot Turtles teach a love of Herpetology (the study… » 11/10/14 12:50pm 11/10/14 12:50pm

How To Turn the Settlers Of Catan Board Into a Globe

If you've played every expansion available, and have mixed up the rules six ways from Sunday, but are still finding yourself bored of The Settlers of Catan, here's a hail mary pass that might just make it interesting again. It involves turning the game's 2D board into a 3D sphere that Instructables user PenfoldPlant » 2/01/14 9:00am 2/01/14 9:00am

My Monopoly Lets You Name Your Own Properties on a Custom Board

Boardwalk, Park Place, and even Marvin Gardens are all iconic properties on the world's most popular board game. But what if you wanted to play a game of Monopoly with locales you were actually familiar with? A simple Sharpie is one solution, but so is Hasbro's My Monopoly game. It lets you create a custom board… » 1/22/14 12:40pm 1/22/14 12:40pm

Drivers In Sierra Leone Have To Play a Board Game To Get Their License

Remember how boring and unbearable driver's ed was in high school? It turns out that learning to drive in other countries isn't so bad. In Sierra Leone, on Africa's west coast, wannabe motorists have to commit to playing a custom board game for several months that makes learning the rules of the road far less tedious. » 10/24/13 9:18am 10/24/13 9:18am

This Board Game Playing Robot Puts a Freaky Face On a Computer Opponent

Despite countless electronic alternatives, board games have remained incredibly popular because you can immediately interact with your opponents sitting at the same table. The same can't be said for a computer player, so after developing software that's able to play complex board games like Risk, André Pereira … » 10/23/13 10:20am 10/23/13 10:20am