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Murder Your Family in Just 10 Minutes Thanks to Hasbro’s Speedy Monopoly

I don't know who's smoking what at Hasbro, but the latest genius idea to make it into product release is Speedy Monopoly. Read More >>

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Hasbro’s Next Monopoly Troll Variants Pokes Fun at Itself With the Longest Game Ever Edition

Hasbro is at it again with another silly buggers Mononpoly edition that just makes fun of how much the game can drag. Read More >>

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The Votes are in and the Cluedo Mansion is Getting its First Bathroom

After opening up the vote to the public as to whether to revamp the longstanding Hall or replace it outright, the public has spoken. Read More >>

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Hasbro Makes Another Disastrously Political Monopoly Variant

Hasbro's got another great Christmas present lined up for someone you despise, in the form of the latest tinkering with the Monopoly rules to empower and/or mock a particular demographic. It's hard to believe this exists and was therefore approved by numerous people on seven-figure salaries, but here it is: Ms Monopoly. Read More >>

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The Cluedo Mansion is Getting a Makeover as Hasbro Partners up With Houzz for a Revamp

After 70 years, the owners of the Cluedo mansion have called in the contractors to spruce up the place with a bit of home renovation, and you're invited to participate, but without doing any actual work. Read More >>

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It’s Time to Fix, Er, Time With a New Back to the Future Board Game

“Great Scott!” would be the cliche thing to say here, and I don’t want to give in to cliche. But how can I not throw down a Great Scott at a time like this? Read More >>

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The New Monopoly Has a Voice Controlled AI Banker That Will Never Cheat

There are few activities that can turn the polite and civil discourse of a family gathering into a shouting match faster than a game of Monopoly. The latest edition replaces the designated banker with an intelligent, voice-activated top hat that handles all of the game’s financial transactions, giving players an outlet for their frustrations, without hurting anyone’s feelings. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Dedicated Board Game Console SquareOne Launches in Las Vegas

Our inboxes are overflowing with interesting innovations being shown off at CES 2019, but this one caught our imaginations: a board game console that combines the physical feel of traditional games with the possibilities of digital. Read More >>

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London Gaming Bar Gets A Board Game Vending Machine

The excellently-named Loading Bar in Dalston, East London has an epic collection of board games, plus a whole basement full of arcade and console games that you can play for free. And now, it has a board game vending machine so you can take your favourite new discovery home with you. Read More >>

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Medieval Board Game Unearthed in Secret Castle Chamber

Last month, Russian archaeologists found a secret chamber inside a medieval castle. While exploring this previously unknown area, the archaeologists discovered a clay brick with tracings of what appears to be a medieval board game. Read More >>

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This Giant Fan-Made Tabletop Game Puts 33 Players in the Middle of Aegon’s Conquest

Playing A Game of Thrones: The Board Game was one of the most intense experiences of my life—it remains the only board game I’ve ever stormed away from out of anger. Sorry, family. But if I thought that was an extreme Game of Thrones experience, I too know nothing, Jon Snow. Because there’s a new Song of Ice and Fire fan-created game that’s so massive, you need 33 players (and four referees) to make it happen. The best part? It’s totally free. Read More >>

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You Can Rearrange the Letters and Spell Out Any Message On This Scrabble Tile Rack Lamp

The most effective way to tell your co-workers you don’t want to be bothered is to close your office door. But if you’re stuck in cubicle purgatory, that’s not an option. Instead, try this Scrabble tile rack desk lamp that lets you spell out seven-letter warnings like ‘GO AWAY’, ‘NOT NOW’, or other, blunter messages if your office lets you get away with it. Read More >>

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The World’s Most Impractical Chess Set Can Fit Inside Your Wallet

If your wallet serves as more of a toolbox than a place to stash a few bucks, alongside a flat-pack knife and credit card-sized multi-tools, you can also slip in this super tiny, 3D-printed chess set. Compared to playing rock-paper-scissors, it’s a far more civilised way to make important decisions. Read More >>

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I Wish This Official Scrabble Keyboard Kept Score of Every Email I Wrote

We’ve covered a few of Massdrop’s unorthodox keyboard upgrades over the years, but none as lovely as this officially-licensed Hasbro Scrabble keyboard that puts every letter of the alphabet at your disposal, instead of just seven you randomly grab at the start of a game. Read More >>