Monopoly is notorious for lasting a really long god damn time and alienating you from your friends and family in the process. But as long as Monopoly games can run, the shortest possible Monopoly game with two people only takes four turns and around 21 seconds.
What are some of your favorite board games and card games? Just rattle a few off, or imagine if you had a store that sold games— what would you buy to stock the shelves?
Yup, I spoiled it for you right there in the headline. The stupid little Depression-era iron is out and in its place is a cat. Of course it’s a cat, because the internet voted on it and it’s always cats. The other choices were a diamond ring, a robot, a helicopter or a guitar.
Seventy five years ago, the game of Scrabble was invented, and in those 75 years, the letter values haven’t really changed. But is a Q still the same value as a Q seventy five years ago? One researcher thinks not, and would like Scrabble to alter the letter values in the game based on the actually frequency of how they are used.
Hasbro is going to be retiring one of their iconic tokens from Monopoly, but they won’t say which one. However, they are letting Facebook users choose the next token. Whether it be a cat, a helicopter, a robot, a guitar or a diamond ring, you have the say. Clearly, the mustachioed robot is the only real choice. GO VOTE.
Video games don’t always translate well to board games, but perhaps Starcraft Risk might give you a couple hours of entertainment some day when the power goes out. The game comes with a staggering 333 pieces, and you can represent the Protoss, Terran, or the Zerg and four different ways to play.
Zynga and Hasbro team up to make a board game version of Words With Friends. It’s about time someone made a crossword board game.
Now that Zynga has made a squillion dollars by ripping off everyone, they’re expanding their empire by teaming up with Hasbro to make board game versions of the board games they’ve copied. So thankfully you can now play a board game version of Words With Friends. I don’t know why someone didn’t invent a board game like it sooner.
There’s already a Monopoly set for everything under the sun enjoyed by two or more people, so it’s about time they’ve gotten around to making cool Monopoly versions, celebrating cool people. Like Alan Turing.
Inspired by the book and movie of the same name, artist Jonathan Baldwin has created a fantastic board game based on Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It’s packaged in a suitcase resembling the one from the film (with a similar interior as well), and any other board game would be hard-pressed to outdo this one, based on presentation alone.