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August 09, 2005
Those of you for whom "Take out his spareribs for $100!" conjures warm, fuzzy memories of saturday morning television and buzzing red noses may find this t-shirt appealing. It takes a very steady hand...
December 10, 2004
From the Shameless Plug Department: A new publisher has burst onto the game scene with a whole new way of selling games. SimplyFun games will be sold solely through in-home parties ala The Pampered Chef or Tupperware-- they will not be available online or through retail stores.
The first wave of five games from SimplyFun includes TGR editor Peter Sarrett's second published game, Tunebaya, in which players score points for singing songs with the group. Tunebaya was codesigned with Michael Adams, designer of such Cranium games as Cadoo, Cariboo, Hullabaloo, and Hoopla.
Tunebaya retails for $35.00.
October 13, 2003
Days of Wonder is offering a special upgrade deal for owners of Piratenbucht, the German edition of Pirate's Cove. For a limited time, Piratenbucht owners can upgrade to the full English edition of the game for the special price of $25. Limit one per household, and you must provide proof of ownership by answering a series of questions that require the German game to answer.
February 17, 2003
Scads of new products have been announced at Toy Fair, running now through Wednesday in New York City. Here are some highlights.Continue reading "Toy Fair Product Announcements"
February 06, 2003
Maynard's has released a Windows version of their grid-based Cribbage game, CrossCribb. The free version allows you to play against the computer. A $10 registration fee promises to unlock network play and other game variations.
January 28, 2003
Mik Svellov reports on the upcoming Carcassonne: Builders & Traders expansion, which will include 24 new tiles. Some tiles feature symbols for wine, cloth, and wheat, and collecting these goods earns bonus points at the end of the game. Two new meeples are also introduced: a builder, which can be placed in a city or road to allow its owner to place an extra tile when expanding there, and a pig(!), which earns farmers extra points when in their field. A cloth bag will be included to eliminate problems from non-identical tile backs.