19 Weird But True Monopoly Games

Here are nineteen of the weirdest, craziest, and all-time most bizarre variants of Monopoly ever made. These are the real deal — not “fan creations.” And every single one begs the question… “Why?” Heinz Ketchup Monopoly The whole “ketchup board game” is kooky enough, but how can Heinz possibly fill an entire Monopoly board with […]

Rainy Day, Old School: Board Games for Geeks

Remember the time when boardgames were the pinnacle of fun? Maybe it was the days before Atari, and certainly the days before NES. Or maybe you’re one of those people who still has a family game night, in which case, boardgames? Pinnacle of fun? Sure, why not. For the most part, I enjoy kickin’ it […]

Cupcakes of Catan

Ever heard of the German board game Settlers of Catan? You know, the game that Wired called the “Monopoly killer,” aka the most perfect board game of all time? It’s a fiendishly clever, deceptively simple game based around the idea of trading natural resources. Hexagonal cardboard tiles are used instead of one set board, so […]

LEGO + board games = geeky family fun

Question: What do you get when you combine LEGO with a board game? Answer: Something impossibly awesome. Come on — you put those two things together, and I’m already in. The world of LEGO just keeps getting bigger, and now, LEGO Games have arrived in the United States. Our friends in Europe have been enjoying these […]

Get fat on strategy with chocolate chess

I wonder how many more kids would have come to chess club at school if they’d been able to eat the pieces at the end of the game? Actually, scratch that — they’d probably just eat the pieces mid-game. Here are some chocolate chess pieces which come in a tube that transforms into the board […]