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  • Sifteo Cubes touchscreen game blocks hit 2nd generation - available in UK too
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    Sifteo Cubes touchscreen game blocks hit 2nd generation - available in UK too

    By 30 August 2012

    Sifteo Cubes is an interactive gaming system that comprises 1.7-inch full-colour touchscreen blocks that communicate with each other wirelessly and respond to gesture commands from a player. They come with four games from the box, and can be expanded...

  • Angry Birds On Thin Ice pictures and hands-on
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    Angry Birds On Thin Ice pictures and hands-on

    By 13 April 2012

    Angry Birds On Thin Ice is a new board game of the popular mobile game that you've no doubt have installed on your phone. Not being able to resist an afternoon skipping work, we quickly got to play, erhem, we mean work testing it to see whether you should...

  • App-Player board game now available for Android and iPhone
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    App-Player board game now available for Android and iPhone

    By 18 November 2011

    It's been a while since Pocket-lint exclusively went hands-on with App-Player from Cheatwell Games - back in January at Toy Fair 2011 to be precise - but it's now on sale. Just in time for that lovely Christmas rush. The concept is great: App-Player is...

  • Gears of War: the Board Game
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    Gears of War: the Board Game

    By 2 September 2011

    Gears of War: The Board Game is based on the wildly popular third-person shooter by Epic Games and clearly designed for those that can’t get enough of the Xbox 360 game. “One to four players take on the roles of COG soldiers cooperating to destroy...

  • Hasbro banks on Monopoly for Christmas number one
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    Hasbro banks on Monopoly for Christmas number one

    By 15 July 2011

    Toy manufacturer Hasbro has crafted three new versions of Monopoly for 2011, and while they stick to the same basic rules, each has a unique selling point that will appease different kinds of people. First up is a new Electronic Banking version of the...

  • Dino Bite: The Dinosaur munching game that will scare your kids
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    Dino Bite: The Dinosaur munching game that will scare your kids

    By 6 July 2011

    There is no real tech involved in what is likely to be the must have game for your kids this Christmas, but it’s so much fun, and it made us jump when we had a go that we felt obliged to share it with you. Dino Bite is a simple game that sees you having...

  • Shark Attack: Hungry Hippos goes bad
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    Shark Attack: Hungry Hippos goes bad

    By 27 January 2011

    There’s nothing like a great white shark munching its way toward you to speed up your game play, and that’s the hope of Hasbro with a new board game called Shark Attack. So what do you have to do? Well roll some dice and then get a move on moving...

  • Game of Life revamped for new adventure
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    Game of Life revamped for new adventure

    By 27 January 2011

    Game of Life, the classic board game you no doubt played as a child, is to get a make over for 2011 Hasbro has confirmed to Pocket-lint. The new version of the board game will now be called Game of Life: Adventures Edition and focus on multiple career...

  • Rubik's Race: Rubik's Cube goes two player
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    Rubik's Race: Rubik's Cube goes two player

    By 27 January 2011

    The makers of the Rubik’s Cube have brought out a two-player version called Rubik’s Race that sees you battle against another player in an attempt to solve a variation of the classic cube puzzler. The game works by one player shaking a box of nine...

  • Tetris Link: The Tetris board game
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    Tetris Link: The Tetris board game

    By 26 January 2011

    Tetris, the video game you’ve known and loved for the last 25 years, is being turned into a board game. The game, created by traditional board game company John Adams in the UK, has “reworked” the classic idea for kids who aren't allowed to spend...

  • App Player: The iPhone-compatible board game
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    App Player: The iPhone-compatible board game

    By 26 January 2011

    App Player is a new board game designed to merge the world of the traditional family game with the new wave of apps for your smartphone. Created by Cheatwell Games, a UK-based toy company that has been making traditional board games for over 25 years,...

  • Monopoly goes circular for 75th Anniversary, does away with cash
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    Monopoly goes circular for 75th Anniversary, does away with cash

    By 29 January 2010

    Monopoly owners Hasbro will be launching a circular version of the board game to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its creation the company has announced at this year's Toy Fair. The game, which stays the same when it comes to gameplay, will involve players...

  • Nintendo gets its own Monopoly edition
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    Nintendo gets its own Monopoly edition

    By 30 November 2009

    There's a million different types of Monopoly you can get - customized with everything to your hometown to your favourite movie to a fill-in-the-blanks version. Now, you can add a "favourite video games company" to that list, as a Nintendo-themed version...

  • Cluedo gets text messaging make-over in the US
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    Cluedo gets text messaging make-over in the US

    By 30 October 2009

    Classic murder mystery board game Cluedo, known as Clue in the States, has been given a text messaging make-over by games giant Hasbro. The new "Clue: Secrets & Spies Edition" launches in America as a spy-themed version of the game in which players receive...

  • Settlers of Catan comes to iPhone
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    Settlers of Catan comes to iPhone

    By 28 October 2009

    Settlers of Catan is a board game that was once memorably described as "perfect". It's based on a tropical island that you and up to three other players have landed on and are exploring. The objective is to accrue 10 victory points by capturing settlements...

  • Star Wars: A New Hope LEGO chess
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    Star Wars: A New Hope LEGO chess

    By 10 September 2009

    Star Wars, LEGO, and er, chess. What's not to like? Flickr user icgetaway has lovingly detailed the Star Wars: A New Hope LEGO chess set with a plethora of pics that are a must-view for fans. Taking two months to create it was originally debuted at Star...

  • Google Maps team-up for online Monopoly City Streets
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    Google Maps team-up for online Monopoly City Streets

    By 8 September 2009

    The classic board game Monopoly has been given a tech makeover thanks to a team-up with Google. Hasbro and Google have joined forces to make a worldwide online Monopoly game to promote the launch of Monopoly City, a modern 3D version of the board game....

  • "C-Jump" boardgame teaches kids to code
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    "C-Jump" boardgame teaches kids to code

    By 20 March 2008

    Try this one on with your kids - the "C-Jump" boardgame uses skiiing and snowboarding to teach 'em the basics of C, C++ and Java in a "cool way". Yeah, good luck with that.

  • Pink Monopoly Boutique Edition launches at Toys R Us
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    Pink Monopoly Boutique Edition launches at Toys R Us

    By 9 October 2007

    Wow. Monopoly just got seriously pinked over at Toys R Us. Exclusive to Toys R Us, this new edition offers fashion boutiques, shopping malls and hair salons as opposed to hotels and utility companies. (Girls! Don't worry your pretty heads with gas works...

  • Monopoly marker piece keyrings
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    Monopoly marker piece keyrings

    By 4 October 2007

    When you played Monopoly as a kid, did your friends and siblings always force you to be the boot when you really, really wanted to be the dog? Redress the balance, and put those old issues to rest with these cool Monopoly marker keyrings. Nickel-plated,...

  • Deal Or No Deal the game heading to a toy shop near you
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    Deal Or No Deal the game heading to a toy shop near you

    By 4 October 2006

    Deal Or No Deal is set to be the biggest selling board game this Christmas. The smash hit Channel 4 show has already successfully revived Noel Edmonds' career and made him one of the highest paid presenters on television. Now the board game is set to...