Cinelinx Expansion Packs

If you’ve been reading /Film for a few years, you might remember us touting a cool movie card game called Cinelinx. The game featured 220 cards that have either actors names, directors names, movie titles, scenes, quotes, or genres on them, and players had to figure out how to create links between them with the cards in their hands. It was a successful Kickstarter campaign that resulted in the game getting produced, and now the creators are looking to keep the fun going with two new expansion packs.

Cinelinx has started a new Kickstarter campaign to fund two new expansion packs, The 80s and Blockbusters 1970s-2017, each with 54 new cards that tie into the original game. The pledge to back the expansion packs and get your own for helping push the project forward is pretty cheap too, so find out how you can support the project below. Read More »

stranger things eggo waffle card game

Card games are about to get…stranger.

Stranger Things became a pop culture phenomenon in 2016, launching an obsession with the ’80s, B-movie horror, and Eggo Waffles. The latter is slightly unrelated to the other two, but became a popular artifact after fan-favorite character Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) gained an obsession with the frozen breakfast snack. What was once a compelling emotional beat was now a meme that graced the walls of every Stranger Things pop-up bar across the country. And now, it’s a card game. Yeah, I’m just as confused as you.

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star wars legion 5

(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, a feature that explores the intersection between movies and tabletop gaming. This column is sponsored by Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, Texas.)

Fantasy Flight Games and the Star Wars license are a match made in heaven. The company behind some of the biggest, glossiest, and most thematic tabletop games in the world paired with the most popular science fiction universe in pop culture? It’s a license to print money. And a license to make great games, since FFG’s Star Wars-related output has been downright startling in its quality so far.

And now, they’ve announced their next game set in a galaxy far, far away: Star Wars: Legion, a new miniatures game focused on combat between the ground forces of the Rebel Alliance and the Empire.

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rey not in star wars monopoly

Just when you thought fan outcry and demands for toys and games of popular female characters had been heard, Hasbro has gone and ignored them yet again.

A young fan of Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Rey had written a letter to Hasbro a year ago after she couldn’t find her favorite character in the Star Wars Monopoly game, and the toy company went into crisis control. First Hasbro sheepishly claimed that it left out Rey due to spoilers, then promised the fan that it would release an updated version of the game with a Rey token. But Hasbro has walked back on that promise to release a version with Rey, citing “insufficient interest.”

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Big Trouble in Little China board game

I thought I was ready when I sat down to watch John Carpenter’s 1986 film Big Trouble in Little China for the first time, but nothing could truly prepare me for how bizarre that movie is. Now the off-kilter cult classic is getting the board game treatment, and a brand new trailer dives into the gameplay and shows how ol’ Jack Burton and his pals will face off against the mystical Lo Pan in game form. Hop into your own Porkchop Express, grab your CB radio, and watch the first Big Trouble in Little China board game trailer below.
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the godfather board game

(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, a feature that explores the intersection between movies and tabletop gaming. This column is sponsored by Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, Texas.)

Back in 2016, we first learned that CMON (formerly Cool Mini Or Not) was making a board game based on Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, The Godfather. Now, after over a year of designing and playtesting and tweaking and playtesting and playtesting (as is the board game way), the Godfather board game is about to hit shelves. And as a new trailer reveals, it looks cool. Really cool, even. Maybe even “day one purchase” levels of cool.

But does it actually look like The Godfather? That’s the question, isn’t it?

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