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AdapTableTop Gaming System

AdapTableTop Gaming System

The AdapTableTop is a modular tabletop system that lets you build gaming surfaces of varying colors, sizes, and heights. Its platforms attach to interlocking towers which let you place cards, drinks, game pieces, and other accessories under your game board. All kits include .STL models for 3D printing unique thematic legs.

DIY Rock’em Sock’em Robots

DIY Rock’em Sock’em Robots

Rock’em Sock’em Robots have been entertaining kids since 1964. If you enjoy knocking your friend’s block off, along with the sense of achievement that comes with DIY, The Q is here to show you how to build your own using cardboard, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, bottle caps, and paper clips.

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Breaking Bad Monopoly

Breaking Bad Monopoly

This special edition of Monopoly features characters and locations from AMC’s Breaking Bad. Buy properties like Los Pollos Hermanos and U-Store-It, as you work to amass a much smaller stack of bills than Walter White. Game tokens include Heisenberg’s hat, an RV, a barrel of cash, a gas mask, a teddy bear, and Tio’s bell.

Haikubes

Haikubes
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Keep inspired and entertained with this anytime game. Haikubes is a set of 63 word cubes from Chronicle Books and the creators of Cranium. Just roll the dice and pick from the upright words to create a three-line haiku poem using the classic 5-7-5 syllable pattern. Includes two cubes with cues to nurture your poetic genius.

They Live: Assault on Cable 54

They Live: Assault on Cable 54

Iconiq Studio’s coop board game is based on John Carpenter’s 1988 cult classic They Live. The objective isn’t just to chew bubblegum and kick ass, but to kill Cable 54’s signal, revealing the truth about the aliens hiding among us. The game cards include hidden clues which can only be seen with the included Hoffman Lenses.

Battleship Neon Pop Edition Game

Battleship Neon Pop Edition Game
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This special edition of Hasbro’s classic 2-player board game has bright neon colors on its pegboards. The ships, hit and miss pegs are all made from semi-transparent plastic, and it all packs up into a colorful portable storage case for travel. Available May 2020.

Monopoly: Marvel 80 Years Edition

Monopoly: Marvel 80 Years Edition
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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.

Monopoly Rustic Edition

Monopoly Rustic Edition

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.

Labyrinth: The Adventure Game

Labyrinth: The Adventure Game
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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.

Peeples Board Game Pawns

Peeples Board Game Pawns
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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.

The Original Game of LIFE

The Original Game of LIFE

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.

Monopoly Fazzino 3D World Edition

Monopoly Fazzino 3D World Edition
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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.

Pendleton Roll-Up Backgammon

Pendleton Roll-Up Backgammon
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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.

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Square Off Smart Chess Board

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)

Monopoly Longest Game Ever Edition

Monopoly Longest Game Ever Edition
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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.

Scott Pilgrim Miniatures the World

Scott Pilgrim Miniatures the World

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.

Boiling Poison Dice

Boiling Poison Dice

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.

Tilt Five AR Gaming System

Tilt Five AR Gaming System

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.

Giant Vintage Backgammon Set

Giant Vintage Backgammon Set
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Restoration Hardware offers this very substantial version of the classic game of backgammon, including an oversize 38¼” w x 26¼” d, inlayed solid wood game board. We really dig the jumbo checkers in light and dark burnished aluminum.

Game Night in a Can

Game Night in a Can
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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.

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Inflatable Twister

Inflatable Twister
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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.

LEGO Ideas x HeroQuest

LEGO Ideas x HeroQuest

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.

Vintage Bookshelf Board Games

Vintage Bookshelf Board Games
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A series of classic board games, each presented in vintage style, and packed inside a box designed to look like a hardcover book. Each one packs its board, pieces, dice, etc. inside. Choose from Monopoly, Clue, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Scattergories, or LIFE.

Blacksmith Chess Set

Blacksmith Chess Set
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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.

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist
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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.

Scrabble Tile Light

Scrabble Tile Light
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A desktop accent light inspired by the wooden word racks and tiles from the board game Scrabble. The light includes 7 backlit tiles which illuminate when placed on the rack, and 60 reusable letter stickers so you can mix and match whatever words you’d like.

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