Longtime BoardGameGeek.com reviewer, Ender Wiggins, has posted his list of “50 Great New Games
You Should Know About” for 2011. Eagle and Gryphon Games have claimed 17 of the 50 slots! The
list divides the games into ten different categories with Eagle and Gryphon getting nods in all
but one. The categories are: Strategy Games, Family Games
Pergamon), Two Player
Musketeers), Word Games
(What’s My Word?,
& Montage), Party Games
Why Did the Chicken...),
(Worm Up!), Themeless Games
Number Please!), Unique Games
and Old favorites
(Railways of the World/Railways Through Time).
If you’d like to see the full list and read about each game, and we hope you do, just
More New Games from Gryphon and Eagle!
Montage, Number Please!, Mirror, Mirror and New England Railways
It's a HUGE November for Eagle and Gryphon games as we have SIX new games arriving in stores. In addition to Can't Stop and BuyWord we are also releasing Mirror, Mirror, Montage, Number Please!, and New England Railways.
Mirror, Mirror, a recent success on Kickstarter.com, features a brand new component rarely seen in the board game industry, mirrors! In Mirror, Mirror you've entrusted your nine courtiers to deliver a beautiful love letter to Princess Persephone, but your opponent also has nine courtiers delivering an equally moving love letter to the same princess! In each case 8 letters are decoys and only the letter with the red seal is the “true love letter”. Intercept your rival’s true love letter to make sure that only your letter sways her affections. Each of the 3 types of Character pieces carries a letter, has a mirror on the back of the piece and has a special way of moving on the board similar to chess. When your piece lands on an opponent’s piece, you must say what color seal is on their letter. If correct, that piece is removed from play. Otherwise your piece is removed from play, so choose carefully and make liberal use of your mirrors to discover the color of the seals on your opponent’s pieces before venturing to intercept their letters.
Montage is a partnership word game for 4 players played on a board of 9 ‘zones’ using colored chips. Invented by Joli Quentin Kansil in 1973, several games experts consider Montage to be the most original of the 36 games he has designed. In Montage, each of the 5 different colored chips represents 5 or 6 letters of the alphabet and so all words are made with colors! The side that earns 4 zones first is the winner.
New England Railways puts players in the roles of those who built the railroads that linked the booming industries of 1800s New England--from the shipbuilders of Connecticut to the forests of Maine; from the fisheries of Massachusetts through the mountains of New Hampshire and on to the foundries of Albany. Players are investors who risk their businesses and money on this new technology, as they build railway links through the mountains and over the rivers of historic New England.
Number Please! is a collection of seven (7) different fast-paced math games for all ages and can be played by a group of any size. This makes it perfect for use in classrooms and family gatherings. Teachers and parents will love it! Roll the colored dice. Use them to form an equation which equals the black object die. It's that simple! Or is it? These seven games are adjustable for many ages and skill levels, just use your imagination.
Sid Sackson is Back!
BuyWord and Can't Stop Have Arrived!
In October Gryphon Games released two classic Sid Sackson titles, Can't Stop and BuyWord.
Can't Stop is a great press-your-luck style game that was a nominee for GAMES Magazine Best Family Game in 2008 and was on the Spiel des Jahres recommended list in 1982.
BuyWord was GAMES Magazine's Best Family Game in 2005. BuyWord is a game of words with a twist where you pay good hard cash to buy your letters, then form a word to sell at a profit. To learn more about BuyWord or Can't Stop click the links below.