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How to Turn the Settlers Of Catan Board Into a Globe

If you've played every expansion available, and have mixed up the rules every which way, but are still finding yourself bored of The Settlers of Catan, here's a clever idea that might make it interesting again. Read More >>

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'My Monopoly' Lets You Name Your Own Properties on a Custom Board

Bond Street, Mayfair, and even Old Kent Road are all iconic properties on the world's most popular board game. But what if you wanted to play a game of Monopoly with locales you were actually familiar with? A simple Sharpie is one solution, but so is Hasbro's My Monopoly game. It lets you create a custom board online—with graphics and properties of your choosing—that's then delivered right to your door. Read More >>

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New Monopoly Cat Board-Piece Review: Me-Ow

You may remember that earlier this year Monopoly announced its plans to sacrifice one of its beloved tokens in favour of adding some new blood. But it was ok! Because they were letting us (the internet) choose which icon of our childhood to kill and which hot young thing to replace it with. Given the options of a robot, helicopter, guitar, diamond ring, or cat, the internet chose the cat (because of course) and axed the iron. It was one hell of a trade. Read More >>

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Archaeologists Just Found the Oldest Board Game Tokens Ever

In a tomb near Siirt in southeast Turkey, archaeologists believe they may have just found the oldest gaming tokens ever after dating them back to a whopping 5,000 years young. Read More >>

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If Facebook Was a Board Game

You probably use Facebook too much and don't play board games enough. That's not right! But what if Facebook was a board game instead? How would it work? Graphic designer Pat C. Klein imagined Facebook as a board game and came up with some clever Monopoly-style rules. Read More >>

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Have You Been Playing Monopoly Wrong All These Years?

No one likes reading the damn manual, which has apparently meant that legions of people have been playing Monopoly wrong, missing one crucial rule that's meant to prevent the game running for so flaming long. Have you? Read More >>

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Monopoly's Iron Token Is Dead, Long Live the Cat

Hasbro took a vote, and the internet has spoken. The ballots have been counted, and the people have said F the iron — the new Monopoly token will be a cat. Read More >>

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Calling All Music Nerds: Hole Up With This Awesome Board Game

We're still getting hit by the snow in a lot of the country,  fun in the beginning, but you're going to need something to occupy you. Booze is a good start, but the next step is Virtuoso, a music theory board game. Read More >>

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Modern Monopoly Highlights the Shame of Today's UK High Street

A Tesco. Another Tesco. A boarded up something, and another Tesco. That's what you can expect to see in this ultra-modern version of Monopoly, which takes inspiration from the depressing lows of today's miserable, recession-hit society. Read More >>

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Vote Which Monopoly Token Should Keep Passing Go

Say goodbye to your childhood. In order to herald in an age of change, Hasbro's "Save Your Token" campaign is asking you to pick which memory of your youth you'd like to watch fade to nothingness. Read More >>

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3D Scrabble Toy Is Not For Weak-Minded Wordsmiths

It's not the first attempt to put a new spin on Scrabble by adding another dimension, but while playing this 3DX Word Game you're not tied down by some overbearing board telling you where you can and can't place your tiles. Read More >>

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I'd Have Never Thought That Massacring Board Games Would Make For an Awesome Music Video

There's something so cringe worthy, yet utterly fascinating about watching classic board games from my childhood like Battleships; Scrabble; Connect 4, and even the seminal Hungry, Hungry Hippos, get smashed to bits and remixed into a stop-motion music visualizer. Feast your eyes on this inspired, yet truly demented music video by British director Ian Robertson. Read More >>

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Remember This Beautiful Scrabble Concept? Hasbro's Decided To Make It a Reality

Last year Andrew Capener designed a stunning Scrabble set with a minimalist wooden board and a lovely use of fonts on the tiles which had even Gizmodo alum Rosa wishing it was a reality. Well come August, it will be. Read More >>

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Why Is There an iPad In the Middle Of My Monopoly Board?

Even though they've already sold millions and millions of copies, Hasbro feels that Monopoly, Battleship and The Game of Life needed a 21st century makeover. So its created these zAPPed versions that incorporate gameplay elements into your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Read More >>

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A Scrabble Magnet Set Is Your Excuse to Spend More Time in the Kitchen

What makes anything better? Food. Wait. That wasn't the answer I was looking for. Oh! Magnets! So if you turn Scrabble magnetic and slap the tiles onto your fridge, you can make excuses that you're learning up some vocabulary as you gorge on the magical leftovers inside your refrigerator. Win, win. Read More >>

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I Hope This Giant Wall of Scrabble Contains Centuple Word Scores

If you suck at Scrabble as much as I do, the prospect of putting your epic three-letter creations on display with this massive 49-square foot board isn't that appealing. Nor is paying £7,695 just to embarrass yourself. Read More >>

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