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7th August 2013

Hasbro And Ubisoft Bring Iconic Gaming Brands To Consoles

ubisoft canadaHasbroHasbro and Ubisoft have announced that game studio will develop and publish current and next-generation console games based on some of Hasbro’s most popular gaming brands, including Monopoly, Scrabble (in the United States and Canada only), Trivial Pursuit, RISK, Battleship and Cranium. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th April 2013

Slant Six Launches Kids’ Game Max’s Pirate Planet

Slant Six GamesSetting sail today on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices, Max’s Pirate Planet – A Board Game Adventure™, a game for children of all ages developed and published by Galactic Reign and The Bowling Dead developer Slant Six Games. Set on a thrilling pirate-themed interactive spinning globe, Max’s Pirate Planet – A Boardgame Adventure™ allows children aged four and up to play as one of five colourful characters in an exciting race to find Barnacle Bill’s lost treasure. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2013

Tigris & Euphrates Now Available for both iOS and Android

sage board gamesCalgary’s Sage Board Games has announced the release of Reiner Knizia’s Tigris & Euphrates onto iOS and now Google Play. Tigris & Euphrates is one of the most well-known board games in the genre, having won the prestigious 1997 Meeples’ Choice Award, 1998 Deutscher Spiele Preis Best Family/Adult Game Winner and 1998 Spiel des Jahres Recommended. It is also widely considered to be Reiner Knizia’s masterpiece. The European-style game relies heavily on strategy and player interaction and was well received on iOS devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th March 2013

Eon Altar: Exploring New Worlds At PAX East

flying helmet gamesEon Altar is a new cooperative role-playing adventure that blends the experience of classic tabletop gaming and modern video games in a Tabletop Video Game. We had a sit-down chat with Flying Helmet Games‘ Project Director Edward Douglas a couple of weeks ago, and found the game and its mechanics to be rather intriguing. Personally, I think that Eon Altar will be a great way to bring back family game night, as it bridges the gap between those of us who played Dungeons & Dragons in high school and our digital kids. The nature of Eon Altar’s game play could also open doors for connecting with kids and encouraging conversation as quests are undertaken, feats are attempted, treasure is uncovered and beasts are defeated. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Scrabble Corporate Challenge Aims for a Big Score

frontier collegeOn March 6th, Bay Street’s sharpest minds will compete against one another on Scrabble Night In Canada to raise money for Frontier College, Canada’s original literacy organization. With SCRABBLE® players like TMX Group’s CEO Tom Kloet, and CIBC’s Senior EVP Richard Nesbitt, along with journalists and Olympic athletes, the evening is bound to be a raucous evening, all for a good cause. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Spin Master Takes the Board Out of Games And Rises Third Position

spin masterSpin Master Games is thrilled to announce it is the #3 Games Manufacturer in Annual 2012 according to The NPD Group* and has recently acquired the worldwide rights to Perplexus™. Spin Master Games has seen remarkable growth over the last year. The launch of the new kids game Fibber™ in Fall 2012 was extremely successful and was #1 dollar growth games property in Q4 2012 according to NPD and was nominated for Game of the Year by the Toy Industry Association. Popular games, Hedbanz™ and Logo™, continued to be top sellers, Logo™ being the #1 in family games and Hedbanz™ is the #1 children’s game, according to NPD in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd November 2012

Assassin’s Creed III Now On PC

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that Assassin’s Creed® III is now available for Windows PC. Assassin’s Creed III takes gamers on a journey from the vibrant cities of Colonial America, across the expansive and perilous frontier to the stormy seas and blood-soaked battlefields.  The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with six other Ubisoft studios, including the Ubisoft Kiev studio on the PC version. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th November 2012

Big Round Eyes Launches Pop ‘n’ Spawn

pop n spawnIndependent game development team Big Round Eyes is launching their online strategy board game “Pop ‘n’ Spawn” today. The free-to-play browser game combines amusing and captivating gameplay with the challenge and depth inspired by classic strategy games like chess and Go. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th June 2012

Ottawa Game Designer Marries Pizza And Family Fun With Top This

mini-orbyWho doesn’t love pizza? Orby certainly does.  With that in mind, up-and-coming Ottawa game designer Yves Tourigny developed Top This!, a strategic pizza-making board game that’s currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter in order to finance the game’s first print run. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th February 2012

Assassin’s Creed Recollection Free on iTunes For Limited Time

ubisoft canadaUbisoft® has announced that its real-time board game title Assassin’s Creed® Recollection for iPad, is now available for a very limited time on the App Store, for free. Designed and optimized to take full advantage of the large display and Multi-Touch interface of iPad, Assassin’s Creed Recollection allows players to live an entirely new experience in the world of Assassin’s Creed. Read the rest of this entry »

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