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Rollacrit Announces The Heroes of Barcadia Kickstarter

Sorry dragons, but the best thing that goes with dungeons is drinking and a new board game promises to bring the two together in a way you’ve never seen before. Heroes of Barcadia is a newly announced board game published by Rollacrit.com, a tabletop lifestyle brand from a team of former ThinkGeek.com ronin. Heroes of Barcadia was inspired by a past April Fool’s day product, but this time it’s no prank. The game is for real, and the Kickstarter for the full version launches soon along with a digital edition on Roll20!

In Heroes of Barcadia, two to six players take on the roles of Barcadian champions to battle monsters and bosses, collect Power-Ups with mystical abilities, and race to collect the elusive Drink Hoard hidden in the dungeon! There is a special twist to this drinking game: your character’s health is measured by the liquid in your cup. Getting hit by a monster forces you to take a drink, slowly sipping down your health pool until it’s back to square one.

With the design of the game and prototype finished, Rollacrit will be launching a Kickstarter to help fund the production and distribution of the project. Visit HeroesofBarcadia.com and sign up to be notified when the campaign begins. If you sign up now, you’ll also receive an exclusive Power-Up in your copy of the game when you back it. Love a good party game but not close enough to play them with your friends? No problem! Rollacrit will be releasing the game on Roll20 after the Kickstarter reaches its funding goal!

Want to know how to play?

Heroes of Barcadia features a fun and cartoony art style, with dozens of unique monsters like The Wicked Witch of the Yeast, Hopgoblins, and the fearsome Mimosasaurus. The game mixes luck of the dice with strategic decisions in a ruleset that’s easy to pick up but still allows for higher-level play. The dungeon itself is tile based and built by the players at the start of each game, making each session different for a high level of replayability.

Choose from Barcadian champions like Sir Drankalot the Inebriated, or Intoxica the Necromixer, taking their character glasses and moving them around the board, revealing dungeon tiles and fighting monsters in your search for the Drink Hoard. Use devious Loot Cards to ruin your opponent’s plans, all the while making sure your Health Bar Cup doesn’t run dry. Nice guys finish last in this fast-paced, ever-changing, pun-tastic party game for fantasy and beverage connoisseurs alike.

The first player to defeat the Grand Drink Guardian and secure the Drink Hoard is crowned the true hero of Barcadia and wins the game! In the end, only one hero may claim the treasure, so it’s a scramble to mess up your opponents’ plans while keeping your own character on the right path.

Mind Your Language Delivers an Adult Game Night

Mind Your Language

Adult drinking games have been around for decades and adult party games have exploded in recent years. Mind Your Language has become one of the popular games in that category! This highly competitive and fast-paced game brings both thrills and laughter to the table, allowing players to put their dirty mouth to use as they are challenged to be the first to unravel the words on each card. It is a great way to break the ice at any party and requires minimal setup space and zero-time commitment. Since the game is small and compact, it’s easy to bring and play at any house party, tailgating event, camping trip, or Zoom game night! 

Mind Your Language is often referred to as if Cards Against Humanity and Kings Cup gave birth to a portable word puzzle drinking game. The game includes 100 cards with three color rings – purple, orange, and teal – and 300 words that include adult, drug, or millennial slang. Twenty-five cards have a drinking rule in the center. To get started, a player yells out the top card color and flips the card. The first player to get the correct slang in the correct ring keeps the card. There is no penalty for wrong guesses, only embarrassment. Break the party rules and be prepared to pay the price. The player with the most cards wins while others get drunk, making it a win/win for all! 

The game retails for $19.99 and is for 2+ players ages 18+.

Big G Creative Launches Mega Mouth

Big G Creative has revealed Mega Mouth: The Game of Reading Lips, the family party game bursting with memorable moments and loads of laughter. Complete with two mega mouth magnifiers, the whole family will enjoy this comical competition of reading lips.

Players divide into teams, draw a category card, hold the mega-magnifier up to their mouth, and silently speak to their teammates. No talking allowed! The combination of a massive mouth mixed with players’ humorous guesses will lead to an uproarious good time.

During each round, the “mouther” will mouth words and phrases—while the other team members are the lip readers. Scoring tokens are awarded for every correct answer, and the first team to collect twenty-one tokens wins.

For four to eight players, ages eight and up, Mega Mouth takes twenty minutes to play. The game includes two magnifiers, two hundred cards, fifty tokens, two card stands, and one sand timer. The box also features a fun “Try Me” window to show off your mega mouth.

The game is available now at Target stores nationwide and Target.com, the game sells for $19.99 and was invented by Tim Walsh.

Mega Mouth: The Game of Reading Lips

Who’s the Greatest? Debate in Who’s the G.O.A.T.? from Big G Creative

Who’s the G.O.A.T.?

New from Big G Creative and game designer Peggy BrownWho’s the G.O.A.T.? is the hilarious party game that’s one part prediction, one part competition, and all parts fun. Who’s the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.)? You are! Everyone’s the greatest at something. Who’s the G.O.A.T.? allows friends and family to discover each other’s hidden talents and is fun for all ages.

The game comes with six irresistible squishy goats. Players pick who they think will be the best at a variety of off-the-wall challenges, then vote by tossing their squishy goats. Goats will go flying around the room! It’s one bleating good time.

Play includes verbal challenges such as whistling or yodeling, physical challenges such as doing the robot dance or walking on your knees, and challenges such as writing in bubble letters or drawing the best goat.

Score a tin can if you voted for the player who did it the greatest, and the G.O.A.T. scores a tin can for being great! The player with the most tin can tokens at the end of the game, wins.

For three to six players ages eight and up, Who’s the G.O.A.T.?  takes twenty minutes to play and includes six squishy goats, 200 challenge cards, 60 scoring tokens, one pad of paper, six pencils, and one sand timer.

Available now at Target stores nationwide and Target.comWho’s the G.O.A.T.? sells for $24.99.

Bye, Felicia! but Say Hello to a New Game from Big G Creative

Bye, Felicia! The Game

Saying goodbye has never been so fun! A new party game from Big G CreativeBye, Felicia! incorporates the pop culture phrase in a fun and fast-paced game of wild word associations. For ages 12 and up and available now at Target, the game requires players to mind-meld with friends and family to guess what others are thinking.

Bye, Felicia! challenges great minds to think alike or at least guess how they think! Players have 30 seconds to list as many answers as they can before time runs out. The topics are random and range from “Foods You Eat with Ketchup” to “Bad Habits,” giving every round the potential for lots of laughs. When someone has an answer that doesn’t match another player, everyone says “Bye, Felicia!” good heartedly dismissing the person from that round of gameplay.

The game’s objective is to match as many answers as possible with the other players to stay in the round the longest. Scoring tokens are collected each round and the person who collects the most tokens overall, wins the game!

For three to eight players, Bye, Felicia! takes twenty minutes to play and includes 200 cards, 40 scoring tokens, 8 in/out chips, one pad of paper, 8 pencils, one die, one sand timer, and instructions.

Available now at Target stores nationwide and Target.com, Bye, Felicia! The Game sells for $17.99 SRP. Published by Big G Creative, the game was invented by Peggy Brown.

Fireside Games’ Stringamajig Gets a New Release Date of June 17

Stringamajig

Fireside Games has announced that a new street date has been set for Stringamajig and the Stringamajig Launch Kits.

Stringamajig is a party game that’s part drawing and part charades with a string. Each player is given 60 seconds to draw a shape with a loop of string, move it around, and interact with it, trying to help other players guess that word and as many other words in the time allotted.

Stringamajig can be played remotely in teams, so it’s also great for people restricting their movement right now.

Stringamajig

Stringamajig is Out this April from Fireside Games

Stringamajig

Fireside Games will release Stringamajig this April. Stringamajig is a party game that’s part drawing and part charades with a string. Each player is given 60 seconds to draw a shape with a loop of string, move it around, and interact with it, trying to help other players guess that word and as many other words in the time allotted.

Selecting the words to draw is constrained by the numbers on the back of the next card on the top of the deck. Sometimes the person drawing will be able to choose from among all 4 words on their card, sometimes between just 2 words, and other times the game decides which word must be drawn.

When the drawer is ready, they flip the sand timer, grab the string, and start drawing. They can make any kind of drawing and then start interacting with it, such as strumming a guitar, moving the tentacles on an octopus, and twirling the rotors on a helicopter. The drawer can’t make any noise, and part of the string has to remain touching the table while they animate their drawing. Otherwise, the drawer can get crazy with it. The game really shines with the creative drawings and funny interactions with the string.

Stringamajig

The other players call out their ideas and when a player guesses the word correctly, they are given the card, and the drawer quickly moves on to their next drawing.

When time is up, the drawer gets a point for each word that was guessed correctly, and each player scores 1 point for each correct guess they made.

There are also 3 types of Challenge Words in the game that are harder to draw, but worth 2 points if guessed.

  • 2-Player: Make the drawing in the air with another player.
  • Don’t Look: Draw with your eyes closed.
  • Forbidden Word: Guessing a certain word costs a card.

After everyone has had 2 turns as the drawer (or 1 turn in a 7+ player game), the game is over and the player with the most points wins.

Stringamajig is a great way to introduce new players to the hobby and provide experienced players with a creative challenge between heavier games. Stringamajig will hit stores in April 2020. The game plays in 20 minutes, seats 4–10 players ages 13 and up, and has an MSRP of $19.95.