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Embark on an adventure in a land where dinosaurs and humans live together, guide lost dinos safely to their farm, and create a remarkable story to tell.

Jason Heath, Game on 23rd founder and the author of Unstable, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Mr. Fossil’s Dino Farm. Inside the box, you will find four educational games full of cute dinosaurs that, while aiming to improve memory and develop imagination, expose children to the world of prehistoric creatures.

Apart from a memory game that asks brave adventurers to find all the different dinos, the package includes Dino Match during which players pair dinos together, two puzzles that invite children to explore Dino Farm and its surroundings, and, finally, a storytelling game inviting everyone to be creative (or just plain silly) in order to illustrate what happens to the dinos.

Mr. Fossil’s Dino Farm is scheduled to arrive to backers in July. The basic pledge includes 9 board tiles, 9 story cards, 4 character cards, and 24 dino cards. Among the additional pledge rewards is also an expansion package that contains more dinos and story cards. If you are interested, you can find more information on the Kickstarter campaign by clicking here.

 

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When the kids are away, the toys come out to play…and FIGHT! Program your toys, then watch them dominate!

Bellwether Games would like to announce their latest game currently running on Kickstarter, Windup War: the Cutest Combat Card Game.  In Windup War, players will simultaneously program their toys for battle, then “release” them into combat with each other.  Players will need to be able to anticipate the other players’ moves or risk being caught off guard.

First, each player will select one of six toys to represent them in battle.  Next, players will assemble an army of three units according to each unit’s unique strengths and weaknesses.  Players will then program 5 actions at once into their toys, then reveal them simultaneously.  Actions are carried out in order, and then those that survive will reload for the next round.

Windup War is a game for 2-6 generals (players) and has a funding date of November 14, 2016.  For more information and to support this project, visit its Kickstarter page.

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Tactic Games, Inc., an international board games developer in Europe, the U.S., and Canada, has announced the launch of a bunch of new children’s games based on Ty® Beanie Boos™, the popular, cute plushies with huge eyes. There is already a Beanie Boos Friends game, which is a searching and memory game that teaches children about colors, shapes, and numbers (see the Dice Tower Review here). Three more games are coming out in the near future: Beanie Boos™ Kimble, Beanie Boos™ Party, and Beanie Boos™ Coconut, as well as classic games with the Beanie Boos™ theme.
To learn more, read the full press release below.

Grantsville, MD – (April 27, 2016) – Be on the lOOk out for more Ty® Beanie Boos™ games as Tactic Games, Inc. today announced the launch of several new games to its licensed line from Ty, Inc.

The new products from Tactic Games are additions to its preschool and children’s games category that feature the adorably cute Ty® Beanie Boos™ branded character property.
Jay Knox, President of Tactic Games, said, “Ty is the number one plush company in the world and the Beanie Boos™ have been the perfect property to bring engaging interest and a refreshing new look to children’s games. Our initial Beanie Boos Friends game has led the way to a very successful line of products. With Ty, Tactic is now able to develop even more fun, educational games featuring the Beanie Boos™ characters.”The new line-up of games includes:

  • Beanie Boos™ Kimble, a classic chase game with pawns and bubble-pop dice mechanic;
  • Beanie Boos™ Party, where players have to draw, act and guess at characters on headbands;
  • Beanie Boos™ Coconut game, a concentration-memory game with half-shell coconut shapes hiding the character matches;
  • and classic games with a Beanie Boos™ theme such as Go Fish, Dominoes and playing cards.

The new games are a follow-up to Tactic’s breakout hit, Beanie Boos™ Friends Game (MSRP $11.99, for 2-6 players, ages 4–8), a fun game that sharpens memory and practices shapes and colors recognition skills.

The new Tactic Games Ty® Beanie Boos™ games are set to follow the top recommendations and endorsements for the Beanie Boos™ Friends Game, which was honored with the Dr. Toy Best Products Award, National Parenting Publications of America (NAPPA) Award and Santa’s Choice Awards

About Ty, Inc: Ty Inc. is the largest manufacturer of plush in the world. Peek-a-Boo’s are the latest innovation from Ty, allowing you to use your phones hands-free and eliminate “tech neck”.

 About Tactic Games: Tactic Group® is an international and fast growing developer and marketer of board games in Europe, now launching in the U.S. and Canada.  For the past 49 years, the Finnish board game company has provided consumers with innovative, high-quality products that have been warmly received by the public, including award-winning Mölkky® and iKNOW®.  Their mission is to produce entertaining games that offer moments of genuine delight and entertainment to family and friends the world over.

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Gamewright would like to announce a slew of new games up for release during 2016, many of which will be seen at this year’s Toy Fair in New York this February.

An overview of the games for this year includes:


• Go Away Monster! – Back by popular demand! Perfect “my first game”, with a brand new look.

• Ranglin’ Rabbits – A cooperative dice game for nimble-fingered bunny catchers.

• Sushi Go Party! – Deluxe edition of this best-selling game, featuring lots more cards.

• Cardventures – A new line of card-based games with an interactive story feature.

• Baba Yaga – An enchanting new signature card game, themed around the classic fairytale.

• Rolling America – The star-spangled dice game.

• Rory’s Story Cubes– Three thematic add-ons to this best-selling series: Medic, Score, and Intergalactic, plus new licensed editions.

• Skiwampus – A quick-playing brain-building game

• Bring Your Own Book – A new party game with a literary twist!

For those attending this year’s Toy Fair, you can find Gamewright’s booth at Booth #2167 in the Javits Center.  For more information on the above releases and reprints, read the full press release here.

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Selecta has released some fantastic children’s games over the years, including Viva Topo! (a favorite in my house!).  Now, thirteen great children’s games previously released by Selecta are now being published by Pegasus Spiele, featuring a whole new box design illustrated by Anne Pätzke.

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This new design features new, loving illustrations that will greatly appeal to children.  Additionally, a colored dots-scheme for the background of the game boxes will reflect the age-level of the game: green (from 3 years old on), blue (from 4 years old on), yellow (from 5 years old on) or red (from 6 years old on).  The games will still feature the same excellent wooden figures from Selecta.

Pegasus Spiele has announced the first four games of this new series release:

  • Viva Topo! 
  • The Ladybug’s Costume Party
  • the nominated Zoowaboo
  • Bouncing Bunnies

These new games from Pegasus Spiele will be presented at the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL in Essen from October 8 through October 11, 2015 at booth GA-31.

For more information on the new design and release of these children’s games, visit the announcement on Pegasus Spiele’s news page.