Board Game Buzz, Feb. 25, 2013

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Here is the latest news in the world of board games, for the week of February 25th, 2013:

Monopoly Token Promotion Fires Up Fans

"Monopoly fans voted in an online contest to add a new cat token to the property-trading game, replacing the iron. According to Hasbro, the company had an 'amazing' response from its 10 million Facebook fans. People from more 185 countries participated in the campaign." [link]

Monopoly Cat Has A Tale To Tell

"Hasbro officials say the cat token clawed its way ahead of the robot among hundreds of thousands of voters in 180 countries to clinch the title by a paw. The silver feline looking perky and ready to meet the Scottie dog token on the world's most famous game board is actually modeled after a real cat." [link]

Games That Rely On The Power Of Storytelling

"Many of the best board games include some elements of story to them - it's part of what makes us care about the game. If you feel that you're playing a character in a game rather than just moving a little piece around on the table, then you're more invested in how things turn out, and more likely to keep thinking about the game long after you play it." [link]

Why Your Board Game Collection Needs German-Style Games

"You'll see the truth. Eurogames aren't boring, despite their themes. Eurogame designers are free to make nothing more, or less, than a great game, a rich game, that'll get better every time you play it." [link]

Inconceivable! The Princess Bride Board Game

Preview of a new title from Game Salute: "Players who want to experience the entire Princess Bride story in one sitting can enjoy an epic day of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles." [link]

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