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Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege Board Game Coming August 2018

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege, from IDW Games is the first in a series of tabletop games based on the legendary cartoon franchise.

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege is game for 1-5 players who take on the role of the caped crusader and his allies as they protect Gotham from the full range of Batman’s Rogues Gallery. Designed by Richard Launius (Elder Sign, Planet of the Apes) known for creating thematic and challenging tabletop games and co-designed by Michael Guigliano, Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege puts players in the role of Gotham’s heroes as they use dice allocation and threat management to defend the city against henchmen and bosses, and fight to save the city from being destroyed.

This game features all new artwork, character miniatures, 3D city buildings, and other board game elements, Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege captures the action and adventures of the animated series right on the tabletop.

Subsequent releases in the series will capture and celebrate the Batman Animated universe, packed with heroes and villains, featuring them in settings new and still familiar to fans and gamers. Developed with renowned artists and designers, IDW Games is excited to bring these beloved characters to the tabletop for fans of Batman: The Animated Series to enjoy for years to come.

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege will be available in August 2018, with a preview at Origins Game Fair 2018.

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Scrabble Mechanical Keyboard & Keycap Set

Massdrop has released an amazing Scrabble themed mechanical keyboard and keycap set that are officially licensed by Hasbro. 

The keyboard features 87-keys using Cherry MX Brown switches and colors similar to the official Scrabble board game. Massdrop‘s custom Scrabble keyboard and keycap set are available to purchase from the Massdrop shop.

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Mattel Announces DOS, The Sequel To The Card Game UNO

Mattel is rolling out a sequel to its popular card game UNO, and it’s being called DOS. After almost half a century of UNO being a mainstay of family game nights, you’ll soon have the option of playing a brand new successor.

DOS works similarly to its predecessor, but with one big twist hinted at by the game’s name. Players still compete using the familiar system of matching numbered and colored cards, but they can now make two piles of cards and can throw down two at a time instead of just one. Also, this time around players win after earning enough points, not by ditching all of their cards like in UNO. But, of course, similar to it’s predecessor, if you’re down to just two cards, you have to enthusiastically shout “DOS,” and if another player calls “DOS” before you do, you have to pick up two cards. New shiny look, same old brutality.

DOS is the first total reinvention of UNO since the original game was first introduced in 1971.

DOS will go on sale for $5.99 exclusively at Target starting March 4, and it’ll be available at more retailers in August.

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Stranger Things: Eggo Card Game

Play as your favorite characters from the hit Netflix Series Stranger Things with the Stranger Things: Eggo Card Game!

To begin, two to five players choose to play as Will, Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Eleven, Hopper, or Barb and draw four Eggo cards with a variety of suspenseful outcomes. Cards can either send a player’s character to the Upside Down, make an opponent draw 2, reverse the order of play, summon the Demogorgon, or cause a rift that sends everyone who was right side up to the Upside Down, and vice versa! To win and escape the Upside Down, get rid of all your Eggs cards before the Demogorgon attacks or be toast! Game includes 106 EGGO-shaped game cards and 7 character cards.

The Stranger Things Eggo Card Game will be released by Hasbro this fall for $15.

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Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers Game

Launch real Hot Wheels cars at the starting line, send them speeding down the ramp and — ZOOM! — you’re racing through amazing digital worlds.

The Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers Game allows players to race through 8 different worlds, on tracks that deliver unique thrills and challenges around every corner. MindRacers comes with 6 Hot Wheels cars that have their own unique personalities and super automotive powers.

Strategize, anticipate and react for real-time results. Throw down tangible tokens to control your race car’s actions. Each race is a new challenge for players’ brains and reflexes.

Share fast-paced fun with friends and family. Race each other one-on-one in competitive mode. Or work together to win challenges in cooperative mode. You can even race solo against built-in competition! However you want to play, MindRacers is always ready to test your skill and daring.

Order HERE for $59.

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Spin Master Presents Escape Room The Game

Can you keep your cool under pressure? Escape Room The Game from Spin Master brings the thrill and mystery of an escape room to your home. Work together to solve puzzles and find hidden clues to escape before time runs out! The Chrono Decoder counts down from 60 minutes and creates a real escape room atmosphere. Play 1 of 4 different escape room adventures with varying levels of difficulty: Prison Break, Virus, Nuclear Countdown, and Temple of the Aztec. You win or lose together with Escape Room The Game.

Features:

– Bring home the fun and excitement of an escape room to play with friends and family at home!
– You have 60 minutes to enter the correct keys on the Chrono Decoder to escape: it will count down remaining time, and emit intense sounds to let you know you’re almost out of time.
– Features 4 thrilling escape rooms: Prison Break, Virus, Nuclear Countdown, and Temple of the Aztec.
– Escape Room The Game is for 3-5 players ages 16 and up, and requires 3 AA batteries (not included).

Escape Room the Game is available on Amazon and additional expansion packs, Murder Mystery and Welcome To Funland, can be purchased separately.

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Big Trouble In Little China The Game

They told you to go to hell… and that’s just where you’re going… Play as Jack Burton or one of his brave friends, on the mysterious quest to rescue the green-eyed beauty, defeat Lo Pan’s ancient magic, and save Chinatown from his evil minions… in Big Trouble in Little China the Game!

There is a secret world where ancient evil weaves a modern mystery… they call it Little China. It’s where Big Trouble was waiting for Jack Burton and his friends as they uncover an ancient diabolical plot. The evil minions of the immortal ghost-sorcerer Lo Pan are waiting to chop down the players with axes and guns in dark alleys and all throughout the battle-torn streets of Chinatown. Now, Jack, Wang, Gracie, and the rest of the gang must muster up all of their courage, survive against hordes of baddies, and then face off in a showdown with the darkest demon of them all Lo Pan!

Big Trouble in Little China the Game sends you and up to five other players on a wild adventure to experience the unknown and mystical underworld of Chinatown. Each brave character uses their own unique talents and abilities to take on various missions throughout Little China; working together to gain enough Audacity to take down Lo Pan, the Three Storms, and a slew of other powerful henchmen, in this cooperative, replayable, cinematic experience.

You will venture through the iconic locations in Chinatown saving the helpless and thwarting evil plans, all the while discovering weapons and rare magics to use to your benefit. Player actions are powered by thematic dice that are rolled each round. These dice will be used to take part in combat, gamble for riches, and get players in and out of “Big Trouble.” But beware: roll bad luck and suffer the consequences!

The clock’s ticking as Lo Pan inches closer to breaking the curse and regaining his mortal form. The heroes are thrown into a final showdown with Lo Pan and his most elite bodyguards to finally put an end to his reign of terror. You’ll need all of your guts and glory to rescue the green eyed beauty, defeat ancient magic, and save Chinatown… in Big Trouble in Little the Game!

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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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