Boardgames.co.za has released their Christmas 2015 Catalog and I am here to share the news of these amazing games with you!
We take a look at their New Party & Trivia Games. (Please bear in mind that this isn’t the only games they have available but merely some popular ones for this Holiday season)
All these games are available from Boardgames.co.za or one of their amazing retailers country wide! You can now look for one near you with their nifty Store Locator Tool!
NEW PARTY & TRIVIA GAMES
Codenames is a party deduction game from the eccentric, yet brilliant mind of Vlaada Chvátil and Czech Games. Players will split into the red and blue teams, each appointing a single person to act as the Spymaster. On the table you have a 5×5 grid of words, all seemingly unrelated, with Spymasters on one side of the table and their team of Field Operatives on the other. Spymasters will be able to scrutinize the grid for all the identities of the 25 secret agents in the field, given to them in a secret shared key which sits in front of them. The Field Operatives will simply have the view of the code names of people on the table, and the pained and puzzled faces of their Spymasters to look at.
Double Feature is the perfect game for anyone who enjoys movies. Every card contains a movie element from one of seven different Categories. It could be a movie PROP, a movie LOCATION, a CHARACTER from a movie, a SCENE in a movie, a THEME or GENRE of a movie, a SETTING of a movie, or a PRODUCTION feature of a movie. Two cards are turned over, and players race to think of a movie that contains both of the elements in play. For example, if the cards are “Black and White” (PRODUCTION) and “New York” (SETTING), correct answers could include anything from “King Kong” to “Manhattan”! “It’s fast and fun, and it gets players talking,” said Kovalic. “It breaks the mold of movie games. People just want to keep on playing it, and laughing about the movies they love…or sometimes, hate! It’s an ideal party game for anyone.”
Can you condense a well-known phrase down to just a few letters and symbols? Can you do it using fewer characters than any other player, but still get your message across? Find out with ROFL!, the hilarious party game of mix-communications! ROFL! pits players against each other as they strive to condense messages down to as few characters as possible. If the Guesser can figure out the original phrase from your clue before time runs out, you both score points! The player with the most points after three rounds wins the game!
Fast-paced. Fascinating. Ingenious. iKNOW is a board game with a touch more interaction. It wraps knowledge, skill and luck into a single stylish whole. It’s all about what you know, what you think the other players know, and how well you know your friends.
Players take on the roles of heroes venturing deep into a three-tier dungeon. Along their way, they explore the dungeon, search its many rooms, and face endless hordes of vicious monsters.Where Dungeon Fighter stands apart is in its unique dexterity-based elements. Players take turns throwing dice at a colorful target board, often from several feet away! What’s more, randomly drawn dungeon effects may dictate that a player must throw his die behind his back, with his eyes closed, under his leg, or under any combination of (often hilarious) restrictions. Keep a steady hand a clear mind, and your team with emerge victorious!
Terra is a party/trivia game of general geographic information by Friedemann Friese, where being close counts.
How long is the Golden Gate Bridge? Where has “evidence” of the Yeti been found? How many sculptures are on Easter Island? It‘s likely that you don‘t know any of these facts. But you might have a rough idea, and that‘s good enough, because Terra is the party game where being close counts. And if you have absolutely no idea what the answer is? Take advantage of your friends who do know! Terra is a redesign of Friedemann’s 2009 SDJ-nominated Fauna, which had similar mechanics, but was specific to animals. Terra changes the subject matter to general geographic information, includes a brand new Imperial measurements map side (retaining the Metric map side for gamers outside the US), has 300 topics (with three categories of questions) on oversized cards, and simplified scoring. Terra plays in 45 minutes for 2-6 players.
Word Whimsy is an easy to learn and quick to play social game that will have you and your friends laughing at the crazy ideas, creatures, and titles that each of you cook up. Every round there will be a prompt card, such as “Good Name for a Metal Band” or “Most Likely to Win in a Fight,” and each player will build an appropriate phrase or title out of the various zany word cards in his or her hand. Each round, one player will be the referee and award points to the other players based on how much the referee likes each submission. So whether your “Favorite Bar” is “The Unexpected Walrus” or “The Angry Robot Death Goblin,” Word Whimsy is sure to be a good time for any group of friends!
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