As Dork Tower’s John Kovalic points out on his LiveJournal, someone probably should’ve screened the Scrabble example words more thoroughly.
Archive for February, 2009
Those of you who’ve gone all in for Dominion, Rio Grande’s customizable non-collectible game of card drafting (and selection for OgreCave’s Christmas Gift Guide 2008) should be stopping by the BoardGameGeek store right about now. Preorders have started for sets of Dominion Promo Cards: Envoy & Black Market. Sets will provide ten copies of each card, as well one different-backed randomizer. Currently, the cost is listed at $0.01, so there’s no reason not to grab one. The promo cards should ship in mid-March, and even more Dominion goodness is planned later this year. According to this month’s Rio Grande news, Dominion: Intrigue is in the works for release in the second quarter of this year, while Dominion: Seaside is tentatively planned for an Essen 2009 release.
Another Asmodée game is migrating to consoles. Hot on the heels of Jungle Speed hitting the Wii, now it looks like a version of Dungeon Twister is in the works for Xbox 360, with other consoles to follow. According to a news post on the Asmodée website, French videogame company Hydravision is hard at work on the adaptation, which is tentatively scheduled to release in Q3 2009. The Xbox version is currently planned as a “faithful adaptation of the Boardgame and will not be turned into an ‘Arcade’ version which will require high-strung reflexes to win.” However, the new version will allow both solo and online play. Sounds interesting, and a peek at the Mechanorc game piece makes it look even more interesting.