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  • August 13, 2014
    These are some examples of the beautifully crafted wooden gaming tables designed and built by Geek Chic. The tables range in price from $2,500 - $16,000 and "have two surfaces - a removable top and a recessed playing area. You can customize the number of player stations, drawe... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2014
    Merriam-Webster has just announced 5,000 new word additions to the Official Scrabble Dictionary, and many of them are what I like to refer to as "bullshit", which isn't even in the dictionary but should be. A sampling of some of the new words: BEATBOX (v. -ED, -ING, -ES) to ... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2014
    Note: Larger shot of the game board right HERE. So apparently a $40 Legend of Zelda edition Monopoly game is coming out next month (September 15th). GameStop (who only gave me $4 in trade for my copy of Dead Island 2) will be selling a special edition of the game that includ... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2014
    These are the $8 ($20 for custom painted ones) Cthulhu and dragon dice made and sold by Etsy seller RobinRed. Pretty cool right? Plus they're allegedly balanced so you don't just roll shitty 3's and 4's all the time. And yes! It's balanced! I wouldn't take it to Vegas or any... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2014
    This the coffee table that Redditor fightingcrime's father carved into a Risk board. The amazing thing is that when you're not playing risk IT FUNCTIONS AS A NORMAL COFFEE TABLE. "That is not amazing." You live a joyless life. Thanks to BBQ, who loves how that guy has eno... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2013
    This is the $40 Walking Dead themed Monopoly game available from ThinkGeek (plus a ton of other places you're welcome to search yourself because I'm not Santa). It plays exactly like Monopoly, but with a zombie apocalypse theme. There's also a Risk game. You want them? Cool,... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2013
    This is the conceptual Ouija board rug and coffee table imagined by Dave Delisle of Dave's Geek Ideas. Pretty clever. You ever played with a Ouija board before? My friend had one growing up. We would stay up as late as we could and then ask it all sorts of questions about g... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2013
    This is a shot of the around 5,000-year old board game tokens recently unearthed at Başur Höyük, in southeast Turkey, making them the oldest known game pieces ever discovered. Any idea what they were playing? Chutes and Ladders? D&D? The Game of Life? I'm going to be a warr... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
    This is a video from Rhett and Link (whose honest mobile home commercial is a classic that I watch bi-weekly) explaining the rules of 'Risky Settlers, Knights and Allies of the Lords of Dominion of Earth, Pandemic Edition'. It's a jocular take on the difficulty of learning the... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2013
    This is the custom Fallout board game that Redditor XsimonbelmontX (of Castlevania fame?!) spent eight months making for his wife's birthday. Despite the board's resemblance to Monopoly, he says the only similarity in gameplay is the ability to buy property. Everything else i... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2013
    The board (bored?) gamers' votes have been tallied and the new monopoly token will be...THE KITTY. "The picture kind of gave it away." You're like a modern day Sherlock Holmes. The piece voted to be removed was the iron, which I think we can all agree is the crappiest piece ... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2013
    In terrifically boring news, Hasbro has decided to replace one of Monopoly's game pieces with a new one and YOU get to vote which old one gets the boot(!) and which one new one takes its place. These are exciting times we live in! "The tokens are one of the most iconic parts ... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2012
    This is an $800 Batman chess set from The Noble Collection. That's a lot of money to spend on a game you're not even good at. But it does light up and project a Bat-Signal onto the ceiling, so, you know, totally worth it. I'LL GIVE YOU $1,200 -- FINAL OFFER. A press of the ... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2012
    This is a series of spinning rings that can be used to replace dice in games that require dice. There are also card ones. And a yes/no one. And a paper/rock/scissors one. The rings are currently a Kickstarter project but have already reached more than double the requested f... / Continue →
  • August 16, 2012
    This is a custom wooden Game of Thrones themed RISK set made by artist Fay Helfer. Hopefully it'll spur Parker Brothers to make an officially licensed version, because I would play that. I'd also brandish a sword at the table and drink mulled wine. Or wine coolers, I don't c... / Continue →
  • July 3, 2012
    Nobody's gonna stop playing WoW to play WoW Monopoly, I'm just saying. I posted the announcement of a World of Warcraft edition Monopoly game back in February, but you know what? I forgot about that until my intern just reminded me so I had to add these sentences up here so I... / Continue →
  • July 2, 2012
    This is a three-person chess set. It's not the first 3-person chess set I've posted on Geekologie, but it is the first one that doesn't look like it was made by a novice carpenter. Who knows, maybe you've owned a three-person chess set forever. How do you even play? Is it a... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2012
    This is a 3-D printable chess set from designer Joseph Larson. The pieces of each side can be snapped together to form a giant mecha. I'm not sure what the rules are for his movement, but my guess is he goes wherever the f*** he wants and leaves a trail of broken peons in his... / Continue →
  • February 15, 2012
    So Blizzard has teamed up with themed board game manufacturer USAopoly to make a World of Warcraft version of Monopoly ($40) and Starcraft version of RISK ($50) due out this summer. Because God forbid you can't get your Warcraft fix when the power goes out. Me? I like to pre... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2012
    This is a custom Alien vs. Predator chess set loathingly lovingly crafted by DeviantARTist Joker-laugh (aka Francis Gray). Weird, because we've already seen a picture of the two playing chess together HERE. There can be only one -- who will win? SPOILER: Neither *flips boar... / Continue →