Boardgame Remix Kit makes inspired new games out of old Monopoly, Clue, Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble sets

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26 Responses to “Boardgame Remix Kit makes inspired new games out of old Monopoly, Clue, Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble sets”

  1. Manolo the Shoeblogger says:

    This sounds indeed most super fantastic!

  2. Yehuda Berlinger says:

    I would also recommend New Rules for Classic Games from R. Wayne Schmittberger (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0471536210?ie=UTF8&tag=yehuda-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0471536210) and my own list of over 100 ways to rejuvenate your board games (http://jergames.blogspot.com/2006/10/learn-to-love-board-games-again100.html).

    Yehuda

  3. Julert says:

    Links get forbidden message. So fabulous no one can see or order, eh? Fail.

  4. Jim Woo says:

    Broken Link is broken.

  5. mark.leaman says:

    Cease and desist/take-down/lawsuit from Hasbro (read Hasborg) in 3, 2, 1…

    • Larry7 says:

      If you check your copyright law, you’ll see there are still areas where copyright does not apply. Fashion designs, tattoos, and rules of games are some such categories…

  6. freshacconci says:

    Trivial Pursuit is never tedious because I always win. Scrabble is always tedious because I always lose.

    But if I were to combine the two, what would happen…?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Google cache and Paypal cooperate to provide an ebook purchase and subsequent working download link. Whee!

  8. ajbpearce says:

    Broken website is broken, but the iphone app is still accesible at:http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/boardgame-remix-kit/id406367891?mt=8

  9. Chloramphenicol says:

    Back in college, a friend of mine invented variant rules for Monopoly that he called ‘Mafia Monopoly’. You needed two boards and at least four players so that you could have ‘turf’ and ‘mobs’. The rules were posted on his website, and within days Hasbro sent a C&D. So even if modifying the rules of the game is allowed, apparently publishing them still isn’t…

  10. booglysticks says:

    Aha, site seems to be back up for me at least

  11. The Life Of Bryan says:

    Just this morning (okay, early afternoon), I sat in a coffee shop with a half dozen other people reading Trivial Pursuit questions at each other. At one point we joked about Scrabble and about how unfun Monopoly actually is. So imagine my delight upon seeing this a few hours later. I suppose we’re their target market.

  12. grikdog says:

    Whatever trips your trigger, Mrs. Mustard.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I agree that the games listed are tedious and frustratingly simple, but overlong? Perhaps overlong for their entertainment value, but if you were playing a good SPI or AH game instead, you’d get higher return for your time.

    • AnthonyC says:

      This summer I played a game of monopoly (four people total) that lasted seven hours. By two and a half hours in, all the properties had been bought. Three of us had acquired one monopoly each and built it up to all hotels. The fourth had almost no money and no property. He managed to stay in the game for an entire hour without landing on anything expensive, just by bouncing among jail, chance, community chest, free parking, and go to jail. By the time it finally ended, we’d had to draw up an extra $15,000 in monopoly money to keep the bank solvent (we didn’t invent that, it’s in the official rules that the bank never runs out of money, and you should make your own as needed). It stopped being fun after all the properties got bought and built up, since we knew the person with the most expensive monopoly was almost certainly going to win, eventually.

      • EvilSpirit says:

        Since you mention Free Parking as part of that loop, you do know that putting money on Free Parking is not in the actual rules of Monopoly, right? Doing so is the #1 way of making the game last seven hours.

  14. thesunneversets says:

    One of my favourite games from, ooh, years back was “Trivial Pictionary”. Pick any Trivial Pursuit card, flip over to the answers section, and try to get your teammates to get as many as possible in a couple of minutes based only on your frenzied drawings. I remember “He raised his left arm in a one-handed salute” being a particular challenge. Beats the hell out of normal Trivial Pursuit, anyway.

    Some of the people behind this Boardgames Remix kit are old roommates of mine from years ago and oceans away (not the same people I used to play Triv Pictionary with, strangely). I’m very proud of them!

  15. jhhl says:

    Our old variant of Scrabble, Silly Scrabble, was to make up words pronounceable in the English language, and provide a definition. I’ve also wanted make a Scrabble game where you can buy and sell letters, demolish old words and recycle them, etc. I have a feeling, though, that it would make an already long , tedious pair of games even longer.

  16. Caroline says:

    I think the best part of this is that it lets you use all those board games with missing pieces. After about 20 years, I don’t think anyone can still find all the Monopoly pieces or all the Scrabble tiles.

  17. knoxblox says:

    They’re just gonna figure out a way to Wii-ify this.

  18. Mister44 says:

    God damn it – I thought of this years ago.

    I need to stop thinking about it and freaking do it!

  19. PixelFish says:

    My sibs and I used to play Tag with our Clue characters, ie. chase each other around the board with dice rolls, and steal the weapons from each other Risk style in order to beat off attacks from the person playing It.

  20. ron says:

    Trivial Pursuit is never tedious because I always win. Scrabble is always tedious because I always lose.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Now I need to come up wit ha rule variant for clue that turns it from ‘who dunnit’ to ‘you’re locked in a mansion full of murdurers.’

  22. Anonymous says:

    I wish the print edition was available for Christmas. I know it’s silly, but I feel so bastardly providing files or links to files. It feels worse, to me, than giving money or–God forbid–a gift card. I know, I need to just get over it. :-D

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