Unmatched isn’t just a great board game series – it’s an excuse to play out the wildest showdowns from the depths of your geekiest daydreams. Put aside the beautiful miniatures and gorgeous card artwork. Forget about the perfectly balanced mechanics that turn each game into a nerve-wracking battle of wits and tough choices. At the end of the day, Unmatched is the board game series where King Arthur can battle Bigfoot, where Bruce Lee can take on the raptors from Jurassic Park, where Robin Hood can share some fighting words with Alice (as in Wonderland).
The latest Unmatched set (which can be played standalone or mixed with the other characters and boards) brings four new combatants to the arena. Unmatched: Cobble and Fog introduces Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, the Invisible Man, and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, a welcome splash of iconic Victorian Era genre characters into an already nerdy buffet of riches. We had a chance to speak to the folks behind the game ahead of its upcoming release and we can offer a new look at the miniatures for each character, along with some stunning card art.
Read More »
Along with pretty much every other pop culture property, Ghostbusters already got a special edition of Monopoly with a game board and pieces referencing the classic 1984 sci-fi comedy. But Hasbro has announced a new Ghostbusters Monopoly that introduces some brand new gameplay elements, different game pieces, and a Ghost Trap card holder. Check it out below. Read More »
Have you heard of the movie-connection card game Cinelinx? We featured it back in 2014 when it was just trying to get funding through Kickstarter, but it’s ben a full fledged card game complete with expansion packs for years. Now that you find yourself stuck at home with fewer things to keep you occupied everyday, maybe you’d like to give it a shot. Unfortunately, it might be difficult to get certain things shipped right now due to the coronavirus outbreak. But the creators of Cinelinx have you covered.
The official Cinelinx website is offering a free print-and-play version of the game, just like Cards Against Humanity does, so you can start making movie connections with your friends as soon as possible. Don’t worry if you haven’t played before. You can find out everything you need to know about Cinelinx below. Read More »
In Pixar’s movie Onward, there’s a role-playing game called Quests of Yore, featuring fantasy creatures, spells, artifacts, locations and more. It’s a source of obsession for the elder elf brother Barley (Chris Pratt), and he shows his younger brother Ian (Tom Holland) how everything in the book is actually inspired by the real magical history of their world that society has mostly forgotten in favor of modern technology. Now Quests of Yore will become a real role-playing game to play with your friends. Read More »
It’s only been one weekend and a couple days since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters, and there’s certainly some divisive opinions pervading the web. But let’s take a break from all that madness for a moment to get behind a cool new piece of Star Wars merchandise that pretty much every fan can get behind.
Theory 11, the maker of stylish, sleek, high quality playing cards, has just unveiled two new sets of Star Wars playing cards that fans will want to get their hands on. One features the Jedi and heroes of the light side while the other focuses on the Sith and the villains they’ve conspired with. Both have outstanding artwork that looks so good that you might not even want to play with them. Check out the Theory 11 Star Wars playing cards below. Read More »
A couple of years ago, Mondo – the company best known for selling stylish pop culture art – expanded out into creating board games, including one based on the John Carpenter film The Thing. The company has released a few other games since then, but perhaps none as interesting as Unmatched, which is a collaboration with Restoration Games. The tabletop/card game is a game system in which players move miniatures around on a board while using cards to attack and defend, and the game’s title comes from its ridiculous match-ups of characters: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot, for example.
Soon, some of the characters from Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic Jurassic Park will become playable characters in Unmatched – yes, including the film’s raptors. Get the details about this new Jurassic Park Mondo collaboration below. Read More »
Remember Blockbuster Video? It was a physical place where you could go rent physical copies of movies! Sounds crazy, I know. The video chain once ruled the land, but was blown into oblivion after the onset of streaming. While almost all of the Blockbusters are gone (there’s one left in the entire world), nostalgia for the video store is at an all-time-high. There’s even a Blockbuster Video board game now! So why not gather around your friends who were once ’90s kids, and remember the good old days. More on the Blockbuster Video game below.
Read More »
Weta Workshop and Trishula Entertainment have teamed up to develop a District 9 board game based on the acclaimed 2009 sci-fi film directed by Neil Blomkamp. But this time, instead of taking place from the perspective of a scared company field agent who finds himself turning into one of the much-maligned Prawns, the board game will allow you to play as a soldier bent on raiding and suppressing the aliens. All in good fun?
Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Two and a half months from now, HBO’s Game of Thrones will be over. Yes, a prequel series is in the works and author George R.R. Martin is still working on finishing his novels to wrap up his story on the page, but this could be the last we see of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and the rest of the fan-favorite characters for quite some time.
But even though the night is dark and full of terrors, fear not: a new Game of Thrones board game is coming that will plunge players right back into the backstabbing world of Westeros. It’s called Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker, and you can get all the details about it below. Plus, there’s a new behind-the-scenes video from the show that focuses on the art of prosthetics and how much work went in to creating the wights and White Walkers for the upcoming final season.
Read More »
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.
Read More »