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Board Games

Jurassic Park Danger! Board Game

Jurassic Park Danger! Board Game

Jurassic Park Danger! gives you the opportunity to become the wild dinosaurs inhabiting the eponymous attraction. One player gets to control the dinos, while the other players control some of the original movie’s characters, who will try to escape from Isla Nublar.

Monopoly Cheater’s Edition

Monopoly Cheater’s Edition

Monopoly Cheater’s Edition puts some fun new twists on the classic board game. It comes with a deck that assigns each player with a rule-breaking mission, such as moving another player’s token, skipping spaces on the board and even breaking out of jail.

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Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game

Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game

Co-created by video game critic Angry Joe, Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game is a card-based fighting game with nice pre-painted miniatures as well as stages and interactive props from the series. It has 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, free-for-all and co-op boss modes.

Credit Card Chess Set

Credit Card Chess Set

Using Shapeways‘ 3D printing tech, Innovo is offering up this nifty chess set which comes in flat-pack form. Simply punch out the pieces, and you can play anywhere. We only wish there was a way to put it back in your wallet once it’s punched out.

Ceramic Chess Set

Ceramic Chess Set

We love the minimalist look of the pieces in this chess set from Ceramic Sense. Each pawn, rook, bishop, knight, king and queen is made by hand, and the oak chess board features a cool tribal texture on the black squares. Pieces available without the board for $150.

LumiSource LED Chess Set

LumiSource LED Chess Set

This unique chess set features glass pieces with LEDs inside of them, providing a soft glow of light from each one. The lights use inductive power so they only glow when placed close to the board, and don’t require individual batteries. In blue/white or blue/red combos.

Invisible Think

Invisible Think

A fun take on Pictionary-type games, but in this case game players wear special red glasses so they can’t see what’s being drawn, adding to the fun and challenge. Includes 220 drawing cards, 4-pairs of glasses, erasable markers, and a drawing board.

Pixelated Chess Set

Pixelated Chess Set

Induku Design’s nifty laser-cut chess set has the look of chunky old-school video game pixels. The board folds up for travel, and has storage spaces inside. Each piece has a laser-engraved shading pattern on it, and nice jaggy edges. No FSAA or TXAA here.

Chess Set Ring

Chess Set Ring

We don’t know if Joe Turner’s creation is indeed the world’s smallest chess set, but it could be the most portable one. Joe made the ring and all of the tiny chess pieces out of silver, then topped the ring off with a board made from fossil ivory and ebony.

Making a Carbon Fiber Chess Piece

Making a Carbon Fiber Chess Piece

Jewelry designer Patrick Adair wanted to see if he could make a chess piece from a block of carbon fiber, so he set about carefully carving one on his lathe. Now we want a full set of pieces made from the stuff.

Custom Game of Thrones Catan Board

Custom Game of Thrones Catan Board

All men must trade. Redditor carlotta4th spent hundreds of hours learning the ins and outs of laser cutting to make a beautiful Settlers of Catan board game set with cities and settlements based on the major houses in Game of Thrones.

Personalized Monopoly Board Game

Personalized Monopoly Board Game

Etsy shop CustomMadeKitsch makes personalized Monopoly board games. They’ll make practically everything – the locations, the game pieces, the board, the box – to your specifications. You can also order only a custom box or game pieces.

Making a Jumanji Board

Making a Jumanji Board

“Do not begin unless you intend to finish.” Prop maker and restorer Steven Richter made a screen-accurate replica of the Jumanji board game. Skip to 14:38 for the finished build. You can buy the game pieces and cover casting on his Etsy shop.

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Bourbon Barrel Chess Set

Bourbon Barrel Chess Set

From Hungarian Workshop, the guys behind the beautiful the beautiful whiskey barrel adirondack chairs comes a wonderful wooden chess set, handmade from a reclaimed bourbon barrel.

Rick and Morty Clue

Rick and Morty Clue

Somebody stole the plans to Rick’s portal gun, and it’s up to you to figure out who the thief is, where they absconded with the plans, and what instrument they used to pull of the heist. There are six game pieces in the box… possibly more if it’s infected with parasites.

Dark Souls: The Board Game

Dark Souls: The Board Game

Prepare to dice. Steamforged Games translated the punishing, methodical and rewarding gameplay of the Souls series into a turn-based board game while adding cooperative play. The base set comes with 27 detailed miniatures, including 3 bosses and 4 mini-bosses.

Python-Opoly: Holy Grail Edition

Python-Opoly: Holy Grail Edition

Fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail will love this take on the classic Monopoly-style board game, featuring locations like the Castle Aaarrrggghhhh, and tokens based on the Trojan Rabbit, the Holy Hand Grenade, the Black Knight, half a coconut, and the Holy Grail itself.

Mod Acrylic Chess Sets

Mod Acrylic Chess Sets

We dig the ’70s retro-mod looks of these chess sets from AQuarterPastEight. Each 12.6″ square game board and its pieces are cut from clear or fluorescent acrylic sheets. You might want to grab some matching tic-tac-toe coasters for your coffee table.

Globe Chess Board

Globe Chess Board

Product design student Ben Meyers and his dad David teamed up to build this amazing wooden chess set which lets them play on a spherical board. Magnets under each space allow the board turned without the pieces falling off.

Nixie Chess Set

Nixie Chess Set

A truly unique chess set that uses old-school nixie tubes as its game pieces. Each tube displays a symbol on top representing its position, and they glow without wires or plugs thanks to wireless inductive power. Also available as a DIY Kit for about 1/2 the price.

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GKR: Heavy Hitters

GKR: Heavy Hitters

From special effects masters Weta Workshop comes Giant Killer Robots: Heavy Hitters. It’s a board game about corporate mechs salvaging abandoned cities for profit. Pick your mech and pilot and either salvage the most resources or destroy the enemy mechs.

Playtable

Playtable

A 23.6″ full HD Android computer designed specifically for playing board games. It works with finger touches, game pieces and cards, and can store digital versions of physical board games. A $99 reservation gets you an early bird system for $250 off the MSRP.

Deal: Mini Flip Cup Set

Deal: Mini Flip Cup Set

Here’s a fun way to take one of America’s favorite party games anywhere – with a miniature version of Flip Cup. The wooden board has rubber feet to keep it from slipping, has 8 flippers, and comes with 20 reusable red party cups.

Deal: Mini Beer Pong Travel Set

Deal: Mini Beer Pong Travel Set

Be ready for a pickup game wherever you go with this portable beer pong set. It has a built in stand for shot-sized cups, two launchers, and its balls are attached by tethers so you don’t have to go hunting for them under the table. Comes with 50 dishwasher safe cups.

City Chess Sets

City Chess Sets

AberuizDesign creates 3d printed sets of chess pieces and matching wooden boards based on American cities. Choose from Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, San Diego or San Francisco. You’ll need to buy both black and white sides separately, so they’re quite spendy.

Voronoi Chess Pieces

Voronoi Chess Pieces

Edge3D sells a ready-to-play 3D printed chess set using pieces derived from a using a Voronoi mathematical model to create holes in the pieces without destabilizing them. Available in several colors; chess board not included.

Duchess Gaming & Dinner Table

Duchess Gaming & Dinner Table

Board Game Tables’ convertible tabletop gaming table is made of rosewood, with a 3’x 5′ neoprene padded playing surface, and pop-out drink holders. It comes with a topper so you can use it as a normal dining table without disturbing the pieces on the playing surface.

Preset Chess

Preset Chess

Preset Chess combines magnets with an elegant storage box to eliminate set up time. Just flip the box over and the pieces will stick to the board in their right spots. When you’re done playing, just place the pieces back in their labeled compartments.

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever

Share all of life’s most embarrassing and humiliating moments with your friends when you play a game of Never Have I Ever. This card game asks players to collect cards for each of the questionable life decisions you’ve made. First player to 10 cards wins the game.

Million Dollars, But… the Game

Million Dollars, But… the Game

(PG-13: Language) Rooster Teeth parodies Apple’s ads to promote their new card game. It’s an Apples to Apples-style game based on their eponymous show. You combine cards to come up with a scenario that you would not do, even for a million bucks.

Hologrid: Monster Battle

Hologrid: Monster Battle

Inspired by his own holochess board from Star Wars, Academy Award winning effects wiz Phil Tippett is working with HappyGiant to create Hologrid Monster Battle, an augmented and virtual reality board game with collectible cards and battles between Tippett’s creatures.

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