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Hasbro Launches Historic Worldwide Vote Asking Fans to Pick All Eight MONOPOLY Tokens

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Will MONOPOLY fans vote to keep the Scottie dog token in the game?

Hasbro today announced the MONOPOLY Token Madness Vote, which leaves the fate of the eight current MONOPOLY tokens, including the Scottie dog, top hat, car, thimble, boot, wheelbarrow, battleship and cat in the hands of the fans. Starting today through January 31, fans worldwide can visit www.VoteMonopoly.com to choose eight tokens that they’d like to see in the next generation of the MONOPOLY game. Fans can pick eight tokens from a list of more than 50 contenders including the current tokens and new options such as a penguin, rubber ducky and bunny slipper. Hasbro will reveal the results of the vote on World MONOPOLY Day, March 19. The fan-picked MONOPOLY tokens will be updated in the MONOPOLY game hitting shelves this August.

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Hasbro will also introduce the MONOPOLY Token Madness Edition which includes the current eight tokens, plus eight golden colored tokens included in the vote, available now for the approximate retail price of $19.99.

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MONOPOLY tokens have been a key element of the game since it was introduced in 1935. The car, thimble, boot, top hat and battleship were among the original set of MONOPOLY tokens while the Scottie dog and wheelbarrow were added in the early 1950s. In 2013, fans voted the cat token as the newest Monopoly game piece while the iron token was retired after receiving the lowest number of fan votes.

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Clue: Star Wars Edition

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Hasbro has released Clue: Star Wars Edition ($28.95), an interesting Star Wars version of the classic Clue murder mystery board game. The object of this game, however, is to steal the plans, escape the 3D Death Star, and finally save the entire galaxy as Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, R2-D2, or C-3PO. It is currently available to purchase from Amazon.

It’s the Clue game transported to the world of Star Wars. In this game, it’s a period of civil war, and players have managed to sneak onto the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star! Be the first player to find out which planet Darth Vader plans to destroy next, which room the Death Star plans are hidden in, and which vehicle is the correct escape vehicle. The cards revealing the correct planet, room, and vehicle are placed in the mission folder at the beginning of the game — no one sees what these are until the end. The player who correctly identifies what’s in the folder wins!

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Punderdome: A Card Game For Pun Lovers

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From the daughter-father duo that created Brooklyn’s beloved live pun competition comes Punderdome, the “Punderful card game that will replace Cards Against Humanity at your next party” (Mashable.com).

One part game, one part conversation starter, you don’t need to be a pun master to master Punderdome: the goal is to make bad jokes and have fun along the way.

A player (the prompter for that round) draws two prompt cards from the deck, and then reads the prompts to the rest of the group, who have 90 seconds to create a single, groan-worthy pun that combines the two prompts.

When time is up, pun makers share their puns with the prompter, who awards the prompt cards to the player whose pun he or she likes best. The winner then draws the next pair of prompt cards and the process repeats. Players win by obtaining 10 pairs of cards.

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 Every Game Set Comes With:

– 200 double-sided cards (100 White and 100 Green)
– 2 Mystery Envelopes with fill-in prize slips
– 2 80-page pads for drafting puns
– 1 instruction card and 1 pun example card
– A stu-PUN-dous time for 3 or more players

Order HERE for $18.

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Escape The Room: Mystery At The Stargazer’s Manor

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Escape the Room games began as digital adventures and quickly turned into real-life events all around the world where players are locked in a room and must uncover clues and hidden objects to escape. ThinkFun’s version of Escape the Room allows you to bring all the excitement of these experiences into your very own home!

The Mystery:

It’s 1869 and the town’s well-respected astronomer has not been seen since the untimely passing of his wife. Recently, strange things have been happening at his manor – loud and unfamiliar noises, an unpleasant smell, and smoke billowing from the observatory. It’s up to you and your guests to solve the mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor!

The Objective:

Spend an evening working with your guests to solve puzzles, unlock hidden clues, and unravel the mystery of the Stargazer’s Manor. Will you and your guests be able to solve the mystery and save the astronomer before time runs out?

Available now on Amazon for $22

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

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Mattel has released a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice edition of the classic two-player Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots game. The action-packed game is currently available to purchase from Amazon and Entertainment Earth.

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You know Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, but now Batman and Superman are duking it out! Players try to move the two legendary superheroes into position and hammer the other until one goes “flying!” Skillfully placed hits will send the other hero right off the platform! Battle it out in the ultimate showdown with realistic sounds and jaw-jolting action. Land a superhero-worthy punch to be declared the winner and hear the victorious K.O. sound. Designed for two players, this exciting game lets each opponent control his superhero by operating the corresponding mechanism with his or her thumbs. Push the right button to deliver a right hook, or push the left to punch with your hero’s left arm. You can also shift your superhero’s position in the ring by moving the controls left and right. Kids control the intensity of the battle with their thumb speed and expert battling skills.

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The Top Four Fantasy Games of 2016

The end of 2015 is fast approaching and a new year is beginning, that means one thing: a new year of fantasy gaming. 2016 looks to be another great year with plenty new and highly anticipated RPGs and unfettered action RPGs. No matter what console you play the most, 2016 promises not to disappoint. The following are the top for fantasy games to play in 2016. There will be more unfolding throughout the remaining months of 2015, but these are the games that will get you through the long winter.

A New Kind of MMORPG: The Secret World

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The Secret World online game is unlike any MMORPG you’ve played. In this fantasy title, you’re pitted against foes in a modern-day setting, and you have the “unparalleled freedom of character progression.” Although the setting is modern, it’s nothing like our current world. It’s the real world if every “myth, conspiracy theory, and urban legend was true.” And, you can be anyone and anything you want.

The Immersive and Expansive Fallout 4

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While officially released during this calendar year, Fallout 4 is still considered a 2016 game (probably because it will take until then to fully explore the Commonwealth). Fallout 4 builds off the success and great gameplay of the previous titles. You’ve just escaped a vault and you’re on a mission to find your son, Shawn. The Commonwealth is incredibly detailed and expansive, so it’s a long time before parent and child are reunited.

Finally, a Final Fantasy 7 Remake

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Final Fantasy 7, the popular game dating back to the 90s is being remade. PlayStation 4 will be the only platform on which this game will be available. Based on early details, this release will not disappoint. It will feature many of the same characters and storylines that have been prevalent throughout the franchise; however, the graphics, gameplay, and overall gaming experience will be greatly improved. Square Enix has said that they are planning to add a few surprises to the game rather than just simply updating the exact same title.

Doom

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Doom is expected to be released some time in 2016, and will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The original Doom was a pioneer in terms of creating first-person fantasy shooter games. This game will continue to feature the same familiar gameplay, but will also include better graphics and highly improved gameplay compared to the original (which was pretty great considering its age). So if you enjoy intense first person combat games, that allow you to destroy a variety of monsters and demons, this is definitely the game for you.

Each year as technology becomes more and more advanced a new crop of games are released. 2016 will be no exception. 2016 will feature many great new games as well as remade or updated versions of the classic titles that got everything started. So get ready for some intense, high quality gaming sessions in the coming year.

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You Can Battle Stormtroopers In This Epic Lightsaber Escape Star Wars Game

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Ever wanted to turn your smartphone into an elegant weapon for a more civilized age? Your wish has been granted.

In the final days leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google and Disney have unveiled Lightsaber Escape, a free dual-screen browser game in which players swing their phones to control a glowing blade on their laptop or desktop.

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First users log on to the Lightsaber Escape website via computer, at which point they receive a personalized URL to enter on a smartphone. Once the two devices are in sync, it’s time to battle the First Order for the fate of the galaxy.

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Fireproof Games Releases The Room Three

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Fireproof Games has released The Room Three ($5), the third installment in its popular puzzle game series, following up on last year’s The Room Two.

The physical puzzle game puts you on a remote island where you must use your puzzle-solving ability to navigate the trials devices by a mysterious figure known only as “The Craftsman.”

The Room Three continues the extremely detailed tactile world design of its previous chapters, with an easy pick-up-and-play design while expanding locations into new environments and multiple areas. A new eyepiece ability has also been added that allows you to explore the world in an even more miniature view, and an enhanced system helps you progress through the game more easily when you get really stuck.

The Room Three also features alternate endings so that you can play through the game several times with different outcomes, along with a haunting soundtrack and dynamic sound effects, and iCloud and Game Center support for playing on multiple devices and tracking achievements.

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Experience The Perfect Gaming Night With These Table Top Classics

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As the gaming industry continues to thrive, with more and more of us turning to next generation consoles as well as mobile based video gaming experiences, it can be difficult to remember that there are much simpler and equally fun ways to enjoy ourselves without the need for modern technology. Online gaming is marketed as a fun and sociable way in which to interact not only with friends but with other gaming enthusiasts from around the world but of course we often forget the importance of spending actual time with our companions. Thankfully, there are still heaps of traditional board games out there to enjoy, so next time you’ve got a few of your friends over, revert back to the good old days and try out these classic titles.

Coup

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This brilliantly strategic card game is another result of a successful Kickstarter campaign and is something that gamers across the globe will soon find addictive. The main aim of Coup is to outwit or bluff your way through the rounds as you attempt to influence your rivals to parting with their money and, more importantly, their cards.

Monopoly

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This 1930’s classic is always high on the list of every households must have selection of board games. Great fun for everyone, Monopoly sees players competing for properties around the board, all decided by the roll of a dice. Build up your portfolio of houses, hotels, stations and more to monopolise the game and win your rivals hard earned cash.

Cluedo (Clue)

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Another true classic on our list is murder mystery board games Cluedo (AKA Clue). Each player takes on the role of one of six potential murderers with the aim of the game to uncover the murderer, the weapon that was used in the crime, and the room in the mansion where the murder itself took place.

Roulette

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Even though many enthusiasts of this time-less staple now take advantage of roulette no deposit offers online, it may be a good idea to bring the game in to your living room if you wish to experience something a little more immersive. Cheap tables are often available on sites like eBay, so plan a Saturday night in advance, stock up the mini bar and don some lavish attire before you invite your mates over for a night of enthralling entertainment.

Dungeons and Dragons

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Fantasy table top game Dungeons and Dragons has always had the unfortunate stigma of being a little geeky for some player’s tastes however this hugely successful role-playing game continues to flourish, attracting newer generations of enthusiasts with each release. Set out on your mystery quest and enjoy all the fantastical storytelling from the elected Dungeon Master himself as he guides you through your adventure.

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Back To The Future Monopoly

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Want to travel from 2015 to 1985 to 1955 to 1885 in the comfort of your own home? Well, now you can! This fully licensed Back to the Future Monopoly board game provides hours of fun as you collect locations and time-hop through the world of the BTTF trilogy!

The game board features all-new properties taken straight from the films, including Cafe ’80s and Doc’s Mansion, plus you get new “Chance” and Community Chest” cards, and new die-cast metal game pieces of the time machine, Einstein the dog, the cowboy hat, the futuristic sneaker, the hoverboard and the famous Hill Valley clock!

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The game comes packaged in a full-color box resembling a case of plutonium.

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You can pre-orders the Back To The Future Monopoly set for $39.99 HERE.

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