Lord of the Rings board game

The Lord of the Rings fans find themselves in a bit of a dead zone in 2019, years removed from the Peter Jackson-directed movies and with Amazon’s planned television series still far off in the distance. Enter Fantasy Flight Games, a company that’s held the LOTR license for years and is now back with a new Lord of the Rings board game called Journeys in Middle-earth. Players can form their own Fellowship and team up to take down Sauron and the forces of evil in this app-supported game, and you can check out a trailer below.
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monopoly movie

Remember the Monopoly movie? It’s still happening, and Kevin Hart is going to star. There’s no info on just what the Monopoly movie is going to be about, but perhaps Hart will be playing the famous Rich Uncle Pennybags. Or perhaps he’ll be someone who just really likes to play Monopoly. More on the Monopoly movie below.

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Werewolves Within movie

If you’ve participated in a board game night over the past few years, you’ve probably played your fair share of Werewolf, a hidden role party game in which each player is secretly assigned a role – either a werewolf or a villager. As night falls in the game, the werewolves murder the residents of an old village called Gallowston, and when the villagers wake up, they must identify the werewolves among them before they’ve all been wiped out.

The concept was adapted into a virtual reality game called Werewolves Within a few years ago, and Ubisoft has announced that a Werewolves Within movie is currently in development.
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Game of Thrones Monopoly

If you thought a good old-fashioned game of Monopoly was already enough to drive you and your entire family up the wall, just wait until you get a load of this new Game of Thrones edition of the classic board game.

Hasbro has announced the new Game of Thrones Monopoly, and since there’s a version of the board game branded by almost every conceivable intellectual property in existence, that wouldn’t normally be a big deal However, the new Game of Thrones Monopoly will be the first time ever that a music component has been incorporated into the game board. The music in question is the HBO show’s theme song that plays from the Iron Throne, which holds the game’s cards. Read More »

Black Mirror board game

The third season of Charlie Brooker‘s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror began with an episode called “Nosedive.” In it, Bryce Dallas Howard played a character named Lacie who lived in a world in which things like purchasing power and class status were dictated by one’s “Social Score,” a personal rating influenced by each person you come in contact with over the course of each day. It’s the show’s most obvious condemnation of contemporary society’s obsession with social media, and now a Black Mirror board game will episode’s premise into a playable game.
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DreamWorks Animation is set to bring the acclaimed Mice and Mystics board game to the big screen. A Mice and Mystics movie may soon be on its way, with The Hills Have Eyes director Alexandre Aja set to helm the adaptation of the role-playing board game.

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She-Ra characters

You wouldn’t expect She-Ra and Dungeons & Dragons to cross paths too often, but thanks to the new creator of Netflix’s She-Ra and The Princesses of Power, we get the perfect crossover.

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clue movie

Are you ready for an R-rated Clue movie? I sure hope so, because writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are developing a new Clue film with Ryan Reynolds, say that just might happen.

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Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

From time to time we like to cover tabletop games on this site, especially when they are pop culture related. Part of the reason is that I’m a huge tabletop gamer, and so is /Film managing editor Jacob Hall (who is out on vacation this week, probably playing board games). On Tuesday, Monolith Board Games launched a Kickstarter for their newest miniature game based on the Batman comic book universe. Batman: Gotham City Chronicles is an epic game for 2 to 4 players that lets you fight for Gotham City as the heroes or work alone as the villain.

It’s based on a game system introduced by Monolith on the Conan board game, which by all accounts was excellent (right now its rated as the 240 best game of all time, and 60th best thematic game, on Board Game Geek, which is like the tabletop equivalent of IMDb). I own Conan and love everything about it aside from having no connection to the fantasy series its based on. But as a massive fan of Batman, this game is an instabuy.

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Clue Remake

It was Ryan Reynolds, in the observatory, with the candlestick. That’s just one of several possible endings you might see in the new Clue remake.

The Deadpool star has signed a big three-year first look deal with 20th Century Fox, and the first film he’s set his sights on is a new take on Clue, the classic murder mystery board game that was previously adapted into a comedy in 1985.

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