This special Monopoly edition celebrates eight decades of Marvel’s comic book heroes. The board and box features art by by Alex Ross. Its properties includes covers, Marvel Knights and Team Leaders, with Issues and Omnibuses in place of houses and hotels. The player tokens include logos representing Marvel heroes and teams.
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This unique version of the classic property ownership board game has a rustic wooden game board that assembles like a jigsaw puzzle. Its houses, hotels, and dice are also made from wood, its metal tokens have a weathered finish, and it comes packaged in a slide-top wooden box.
Board game players looking for a fun way to randomize their dice rolls should check out this very cool and unique dice tower from RUBrand. The tower features undulating layers of laser-cut, high-density wood fiberboard with cutouts that tumble dice as they cascade from the top to the coliseum below. Assembly required.
River Horse and writer Ben “Questing Beast” Milton present an adventure game inspired by Jim Henson’s classic fantasy movie, Labyrinth. The game book plays out over 100+ scenes, and includes both a basic rule set for beginners, or can be played with your favorite RPG rules. Ben has an in-depth look at the game here.
Have you lost pieces from your board games? Want to populate your games with NPCs? Peeples are tiny plastic game pieces you can use on any board game. They come in a box of 100 (10 each of 10 colors), and measure just under an inch tall. Their maker, Honeycomb Design, also makes colorful bowls for organizing game pieces.
If you’ve ever played the The Game of LIFE board game, you know it’s a pretty innocuous way to pass the time. But as Vox points out, the original version that came out in the 1860s included much darker milestones than just buying a house or sending your kids to college.
This limited-edition Monopoly board features 3D layered art by Charles Fazzino. The Atlantic City locations have been replaced with great cities from around the globe, each colorfully illustrated. Its set into a black frame with tempered glass to protect the board, and includes a matching parts box for storing game pieces.
The game of backgammon is 7,000 years old; the USA heritage brand Pendleton is 150; and a mating of the two begat this. The travel-ready Pendleton x Chronicle Books Backgammon Roll-Up (also made for chess/checkers) looks like a Pendleton wool blanket, but it’s soft-coated canvas with a snap-on pouch for game pieces.
Like the classic Excalibur Phantom Force, this robotic chess set can move pieces on its own. But this one lets you play against anyone in the world who has the board or its app. You can also play against the AI or spectate a match. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code MerrySave15. (expires 12/25/19)
If you’re a die-hard Monopoly player, you know it can take quite some time for every player but one to go bankrupt. Now, Hasbro is making that end-state even harder to achieve with a version of the board game that has a whopping 66 properties to acquire, along with just a single die for even slower marches around the board.
Renegade Game Studios presents a competitive board game which pits Scott Pilgrim and his pals against the League of Evil Exes. The game includes sweet miniatures of the comic’s characters, 3D objects, and colorful game cards, all based on the art of Bryan Lee O’Malley. Available with painted or unpainted figures.
From the Empire State Building to the Flatiron to the Freedom Tower, the New York City skyline is iconic and imposing. Celebrate your love for the Big Apple’s architecture with Ian Flood and Chris Prosser’s skyline chess set, which includes 32 buildings, made from heavyweight acrylic, along with a folding game board.
Tabletop game players, it’s time to upgrade your dice set. Designed by Andy Kurovets, these highly-tactile D6 dice feature bubbly textures that make them look like something boiling in the primordial ooze. They were 3D-modeled for balance, and come in three unique shapes, in deep blue, blood red, or earth brown.
This innovative headset gaming system turns a blank tabletop game board into a richly interactive 3D environment. Players wear special glasses which let them see holographic imagery, and control the game using a wireless wand. It looks legit, but it’s not a cheap setup for multiple players.
Looking for something a little different to break the ice at your next party? This can comes packed with 30 family-friendly games you can play with your friends, most of which are incredibly silly or weird. The can’s lid doubles as a spinner, which is used in some of the games.
Stratego is one of our all-time favorite board games. If you love the game too, then check out VikingCarpenter’s very special version, which features laser-engraved pieces and a 3-dimensional board, all packed in a handsome wood box, embellished with a vintage cannon.
This oversize 15′ x 15′ version of the classic game of human contortion is designed to make things more challenging, as players attempt to move on top of a cushion of air. You could spend $2k on this, or you could just go buy a Twister Ultimate set and tape it onto an air mattress, but then again, that won’t hold 1500 pounds like this version.
HeroQuest is a tabletop fantasy game that’s been around since 1989. As a fan of the game, LEGO builder King Glorious Squirrel has designed an impressive concept for a set that’s packed with tons of details, wonderful dungeons and minifigs, and is playable. Show your support for the project on LEGO Ideas.
We’re loving the rustic, industrial look of the hefty metal pieces in this chess set from Echo Hill Forge. Each piece is hand-forged from steel, and the set comes in a custom wooden storage box. The game board isn’t included, though there are plenty to choose from here.
Yipee-Ki-Yay! It’s a board game inspired by the 1988 Bruce Willis action classic Die Hard. Players assume the roles of thieves or John McClane as they face off on three floors of Nakatomi Plaza. The bad guys work together to hack the vault and take down their vigilante stalker, while a solo McClane tries to get to Hans Gruber.
This metal Scrabble board hangs on your wall and comes with 100 magnetic letter tiles and four hanging metal tile racks to hide your letters. It’s even got a dry-erase surface for keeping scores. Measures 17″(w) x 13.50″(h). Scientifics Online has a larger version with wooden tiles.
TAITO celebrates 40 years of its 8-bit arcade shooter. The board game asks players to use cards to target an army of aliens headed for their bases. Available in a standard or deluxe edition, or with an awesome limited edition diorama signed by Invaders’ creator Tomohiro Nishikado.
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