creativity

Monikers: More Monikers adds to the loads of laughs of the popular game Monikers by adding 440 new cards, expanding the base game of the same card count. This newest addition to the Monikers family also includes enough room in its relatively giant box for storage of 2,000 cards in order to house the other expansions as well. The player count and game length are very flexible, but the general idea is that 4-20 players may take around an hour to play, and it is intended for players 18+ due to some mature card themes, not due to game complexity.

The game of Monikers is simple to learn and builds on several known concepts and brings them together in hilarious harmony. The overall goal is simple, whatever the card says, get your buds to guess it. But of course, it is slightly more complicated than that.

“The twist is that you play over three rounds, and each time, you have to give clues in different ways. So in the 1st round, you can say or do anything. In the 2nd, you can only use one word. And in the 3rd, you can only do charades.”

For more information on the base game of Monikers check out the Dice Tower page with helpful links by clicking here.

Party games like Monikers stay fresh with a bunch of cards to choose from, so even the same group can constantly revel in new ridiculousness. Plus, many of the cards in this newest set are extremely timely pop culture references so there is extra excitement in adding this to your Monikers lineup.

While there are numerous pledge levels for those who want to pick up additional cards, the cost for solely Monikers: More Monikers is only $25 plus shipping. Find out more about the Kickstarter campaign for Monikers: More Monikers by clicking here.

once upon a time

Now available from Asmodee, StoryLine Fairy Tales is a collaborative card game in which players construct fairy tales by contributing objects, places, actions, and features to a narrator who chooses one to add to the story.  The narrator changes players each turn, allowing everyone a chance to impact the growing story.  When a player’s card is selected by the narrator, they earn a point.  At the end of the story, the player with the most points wins.  From the product announcement page:

StoryLine: Fairy Tales is a great game for storytellers in need of inspiration, children learning to read, or your friends and family game night! Try to tell as close to your favorite tale, or make up a wild adventure of sick genies, poisoned beans, and foul-mouthed crows. Create characters, stories, and memories in this playful game experience of trials, triumphs, and tales!

This game is sure to be a hit with families and has great educational qualities as well.  Look for it in your friendly local game store now.

magination kids

Creativity starts with Magination. The game consists of different magnetic pieces that can be used to play a variety of games. You can think of Magination like a magnetic deck of cards, where you’re not only getting one game, but a toolset that allows you to play an unlimited amount of games. Unlike a deck of cards is it much easier to be creative and find unique ways to play. You can also use the pieces to build magnetic structures and experiment to find new ways to embrace the magnetic force.

Have you ever taken those round, circular magnets from the refrigerator and fiddled with them, watching them push each other apart, finding the perfect distance at which they would suck themselves together?  If so, then you will instantly relate to this brand new, innovative game system coming from Norway known as Magination.

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Magination currently consists of three types of magnetic components: the Single, Double, and Triple.  Each component contains one or more magnets specially designed to interact with each other in smooth, consistent, and fascinating ways.  Players can push, pull, shoot, connect and stack the magnets upon each other, which leads to an endless flow of possible games and activities.

The Magination system currently contains a variety of standard games to play with the magnets, including magCURLING (just like it sounds, tabletop curling with magnets), magTENSION, and magTHROW (bouncing and tossing the magnets over a magnetic bridge).  Magination is designed to promote player creativity, and will include a web-based forum for uploading new games, rating games submitted by others, and accessing a pool of new ways to play on a regular basis.

Magination is sold in modules, each being specially balanced to interact well with all components in the module.  Kickstarter backers can pledge at multiple levels, each level containing various assortments of modules.  Various stretch goals are also included in this project, including backer-selected color schemes and additional components.

All components for Magination are designed and produced in Norway, with an emphasis on the quality and safety of the components.

This project is set to fund on December 18, 2015, with a delivery date of April 2016.  For more information and to support the Magination project, visit the Kickstarter site here.