comedy

You are in danger of flunking most-heinously tomorrow!

Travel across the circuits of history with up to four players, collecting personages of historical significance in order to pass tomorrow’s oral report. But beware! Every time you snatch someone, the phone booth breaks most non-triumphantly, and your adventure through time will take a most serious turn!

No way!

Yes.  Way!

Steve Jackson announces a new game based on the classic comedy Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.  In this game designed by Sam Mitschke and Randy Scheunemann, players will travel across the circuits of history, collect personages of historical significance, pass their history report, and determine the fate of society.

Each copy of the game will include:

  • 60 Cards
  • 36 Tokens
  • 6 Standees
  • Game Board
  • Rule Sheet

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Boardgame is now in production and the release date has yet to be announced.  To read the full press release, visit the SJG website here.

board with life banner

Moonrat Media has just announced the second season of the hit comedy web series “Board with Life,” arriving this February of 2016.  “Board with Life” follows a group of board game geeks during their regular game nights.

The following is an excerpt from Moonrat Media’s YouTube channel, in which the show is described: “Join the gang every week as they vie for power in 1840’s New York City, establish dominance over the isle of Catan, and sometimes work together to save the world from global disease and infection. Alliances will forge, rivalries will emerge, and everyone will end the night Board with Life.”

This new season promises seven new episodes that will appeal not only to fans of the show, but also will be a great entry point to new viewers.  As the show’s channel jokingly quips, “Miss the 1st Season?  Skip It.  Catch up later.”

The YouTube channel also contains reviews, how to play videos, comedy sketches and more enthusiastic enthusiast content.

To check out the “Board with Life Season 2 Trailer”, follow the direct link here.

You can also check out the show’s YouTube channel by following this link.

knee jerk

We all have initial reactions to situations we find ourselves in, and we typically refer to these as “knee-jerk reactions.”  Renegade Game Studios has encapsulated this theme into a game aptly entitled Knee Jerk, a party game in which players will hear a situation presented and must shout out an ending for the situation as fast as possible.

For example, such a situation might be “I Feel Panicked At The Beach Because I Saw ______!”  Players will be able to shout anything to complete the statement, such as “A shark!”, “A smoke monster!” or even “My grandmother in a bikini!”.  The first player to respond receives a point, but if more than one player responds, the host player chooses his or her favorite answer.  The forces players to offer creative, witty responses on the fly.

New scenes and situations (Your First Date, A Haunted Mansion to Outer Space, etc.) are presented in rapid-fire-succession, creating a zany, fast, and hilarious atmosphere.  The game boasts 150,000 different possible situations.   The first player to achieve 3 points is the winner of Knee Jerk.

Knee Jerk is a game for 4-8 players ages 9 and up and plays in 10 minutes.  A definitive release date has yet to be announced.