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100 Bizarre Board Games

From Melting Board Games to Island-Sized Board Games

— July 11, 2013 — Life-Stages
In the recent years, it seems as though many gaming companies have been releasing bizarre board games to try and re-attract kids and adults alike to the magical world of board games.

Friday nights used to be about gathering the family around the kitchen table, whipping out a dusty copy of Monopoly and playing board games till the wee hours of the morning. But in the recent years, with the increased use of cellphones, social media and the Internet, it seems like families have less and less time to get together to play a board game.

To revive the old-school board game industry, companies are coming out with more and more bizarre board games in hopes of enticing children to want to sit down and play again. From futuristic 8-bit board games to LED board games, grab your family and sit down to play a nostalgic board game.
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Tech-Inspired Youth Awards
Tech-Inspired Youth Awards
Boy Scouts Earn Game Design Merit Badges by Designing Smartphone Games
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Vibrant Role-Playing Dice
Vibrant Role-Playing Dice
Game Play Studio’s Fudge Dice are Stanout Game Pieces
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Political Board Game Makeovers
Political Board Game Makeovers
Communist Monopoly Rewards Players With Waiting in Line
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Feline Infatuation Toys
Feline Infatuation Toys
The Crazy Cat Lady Board Game is for Women Passionate About Their Pets
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Party Board Game Apps
Party Board Game Apps
The Jenga App Brings Towering Tension into the Digital Form
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Film-Inspired War Games
Film-Inspired War Games
‘Classic Battleship Movie Edition' Brings Aliens to the Party
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Melting Board Games
Melting Board Games
'Meltdown' is a Child-Friendly Way to Educate Youngsters About Global Warming
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Candy-Filled Wizard Games
Candy-Filled Wizard Games
Fans of the World of Potter Will Get a Treat from This Board Game
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Electronic Word Games
Electronic Word Games
Scrabble Flash Brings the Classic Board Game into the Tech Age
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Stock Market Board Games
Stock Market Board Games
The New Game Daytrader Exposes Players to the Sharp World of Finance
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Bioengineering Board Games
Bioengineering Board Games
Strain: A Family Game Teaches Children About Viruses
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Silicon Valley Board Games
Silicon Valley Board Games
Startup Fever Makes Your Internet Business Dreams a Reality
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Meme Board Game Ads
Meme Board Game Ads
The 'Connect 4' Campaign Lines Up Cruel Humor
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Social Media Word Games
Social Media Word Games
The Scrabble Trickster TwitterScrabble Ad Video is Adorable
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Zombified Strategy Games
Zombified Strategy Games
The Walking Dead Board Game Takes a Combination of Skill and Chance
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Wordy Board Game Charms
Wordy Board Game Charms
A Scrabble Keychain Comes in Any Letter of the Alphabet
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Manual Labor Board Games
Manual Labor Board Games
The Warehouse Game is a Battle of the Forklifts
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Island-Sized Board Games
Island-Sized Board Games
The Yoron Island Will Be Transformed into a 'Game of LIFE' Island
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Toy Popularity Predictions
Toy Popularity Predictions
The Building Our Future Conference
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Tablet Board Games
Tablet Board Games
The iPawn for iPad Brings Physical Pieces to this Touchscreen Device
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Puzzling Wooden Marble Machines
Puzzling Wooden Marble Machines
These Paul Grundbacher Machines Would Make Rube Goldberg Blush
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Funny Fairy Tale Games
Funny Fairy Tale Games
The Princess Bride Monopoly Board is a Fan's Delight
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Anatomical Chopping Appliances
Anatomical Chopping Appliances
Sebastian Errazuriz Will Give You Shivers in the Kitchen
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Fun Functional Carriers
Fun Functional Carriers
The Ever Useful Lee ‘Never Wasted' Shopping Bag
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Board Game Autos
Board Game Autos
The Operation Car Houses an Adult Version of the Classic Kids' Game
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Sci-Fi Board Game Makeovers
Sci-Fi Board Game Makeovers
Starcraft Risk Brings Together Two Very Classic and Addictive Games
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Board Games for Grown-Ups
Board Games for Grown-Ups
Pukes and Staggers Reinvents the Chutes and Ladders Game for Drinkers
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Minimalist Board Game Makeovers
Minimalist Board Game Makeovers
Monopoly by Matthew Hollett Erases All Text and Monetary Items
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Textacular Board Games
Textacular Board Games
The 'Clue: Secrets and Spies' Game Incorporates Text Messaging
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Internet-Inspired Board Games
Internet-Inspired Board Games
Web Lovers Monopoly Includes All the Most Popular Sites
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Scientific Spelling Games
Scientific Spelling Games
The Elemensus: Periodic Table Spelling Makes Learning the Elements Fun
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Punch-Out Board Games
Punch-Out Board Games
Emergency Games Will Come to the Rescue When the Party Gets Dull
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Board Game Cafes
Board Game Cafes
Snakes and Lattes Blends Coffee With Chutes and Ladders
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Apocalyptic Board Games
Apocalyptic Board Games
Environmentally Depressing 'X Monopoly' Has Doomsday Countdown
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Recession Board Games
Recession Board Games
“Sorry! You're Fired” is a Clever Take on Traditional Game
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LED Board Games
LED Board Games
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories' 'The Game of Life' is Interactive
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“A Christmas Story” Board Game
“A Christmas Story” Board Game
I Double Dog Dare Ya
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Atypical Board Games
Atypical Board Games
Alessia Mazzarella Creates the Wittiest Chess Set of Them All
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Entrepreneurial Chance Cards
Entrepreneurial Chance Cards
Janice Ducate eBay Ad Campaign Uses Monopoly & Scrabble Cues
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Fast Food Gaming Infographics
Fast Food Gaming Infographics
The McDonald's Monopoly 'Peelin' Lucky' Chart Gets Its Game On
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Grotesque Board Games
Grotesque Board Games
Scabs and Guts is a Bloody Good Time for the Entire Family
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Gaming-Infused Resumes
Gaming-Infused Resumes
Landing the Job is Easily Achievable with This Game Board Resume
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Fashionista Board Games
Fashionista Board Games
Juicy Couture 'Four in a Row' Will Have Gamers Playing in Style
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Angry Avian Board Games
Angry Avian Board Games
The Angry Birds Board Game is Almost Ready for Release
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Literacy-Loving Games
Literacy-Loving Games
The Family-Friendly Penguin Bookchase Board Game
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Masked Vigilante Board Games
Masked Vigilante Board Games
Protect Gotham City with Keen Strategy in the Batman Chess Set
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Personalized Board Games
Personalized Board Games
Photo-opoly Lets You Create and Play Your Own Version of Monopoly
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Corporate Taboo Board Games
Corporate Taboo Board Games
The Office Party Survival Guide Offers Dos and Don'ts of Work Parties
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Virtual Boardgame Lands
Virtual Boardgame Lands
Hasbro Monopoly City Streets Lets You Play in Real Life
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Tech-Infused Board Games
Tech-Infused Board Games
Monopoly Live Quells Mistakes and Disputes With Technology
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Alcohol-Inspired Board Games
Alcohol-Inspired Board Games
The Wineopoly Board Game is Perfect for Wine Connoisseurs
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$2 Million Prize To Solve Puzzle Game
$2 Million Prize To Solve Puzzle Game
Eternity II
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Color-Coded Number Games
Color-Coded Number Games
The Colorku Board Game Brings Dimension to Sudoku
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Revamped Board Games
Revamped Board Games
Digital Stereo Backgammon 4200 Brings Backgammon to the Future
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Sci-fi Board Games
Sci-fi Board Games
Sara Hellsten's 'Tronopoly' is a Geeky Way to Pass the Time
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$2 Million Board Games
$2 Million Board Games
The World's Most Expensive Gold & Jeweled Monopoly Board Game
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Chic Designer Board Games
Chic Designer Board Games
Prada Plays Around With Saffiano Leather Board Games
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Classic Board Game Makeovers
Classic Board Game Makeovers
Clue Updated for Tabloid Culture
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Building Block Charades
Building Block Charades
LEGO Creationary is a Fun Family Board Game
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Tabletop Tablet Games
Tabletop Tablet Games
GameChanger Presents Tech-Infused Fun
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$22,500 Game Tables
$22,500 Game Tables
Geoffrey Parker's 33-Game Station is Several Days Worth of Fun
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Evil Board Games
Evil Board Games
Nicholas Endean's Resident Evil Monopoly Will Haunt Your Capitialistic Dreams
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Sustainable Sketching Games
Sustainable Sketching Games
Turn Ordinary Objects into Eco-Friendly Designs With Play Rethink
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Epically Customized Board Games
Epically Customized Board Games
The Fallout Monopoly Board is the Ultimate Geeky Gift
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Wordy Board Game Rugs
Wordy Board Game Rugs
The Giant Scrabble Rug Gets Wordplay Fanatics on Board at All Times
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Artistic Fantasy Board Games
Artistic Fantasy Board Games
The Game of Thrones Risk Board Lets You Conquer Westeros
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Gamer World Domination Games
Gamer World Domination Games
Nintendo Risk Lets You Take Over the Universe
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Designer Board Games
Designer Board Games
Andrew Clifford Capener's A-1 Scrabble Designer Edition
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Bitter Bird Board Games
Bitter Bird Board Games
The Angry Birds Board Game Brings Angry Avians to Life
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Blindness-Inspired Board Games
Blindness-Inspired Board Games
The Duncan McKean Chess Set Ensures that Everyone Can Play
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Drug-addled Board Games
Drug-addled Board Games
Fear and Loathing by Baldwin is Inspired by Hunter S. Thompson’s Cla
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Luminous Board Games
Luminous Board Games
Brent Blake's Electric Chess Set Will Give You an Electrifying Experien
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Massive Chess Sets
Massive Chess Sets
Spanish Designer Jaime Hayon Creates 'The Tournament' Board Game
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Board Game-Inspired Aprons
Board Game-Inspired Aprons
The Operation Apron Lets You Relive Your Childhood Doctor Dreams
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Musical Board Games
Musical Board Games
The Vacuum Tube Chess Set by Paul Fryer is a Vintage Marvel
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Articulate Eco-Pillows
Articulate Eco-Pillows
Bespoke Recycled Cushions Look Like Scrabble Pieces
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Futuristic 8-Bit Board Games
Futuristic 8-Bit Board Games
The NMI Laser Team Develops This Vibrant Space Invaders Chess Set
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Video Game Board Games
Video Game Board Games
Nintendo Monopoly
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Handyman Strategy Games
Handyman Strategy Games
The Hardware Chess Set by Rambutan Red Combines Ruggedness and Intellect
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Fashion-Forward Board Games
Fashion-Forward Board Games
The Hammond Chess Set from Ralph Lauren is One Luxurious Design
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Board Game Revivals
Board Game Revivals
Classic Games Make a Comeback to Relieve Recession Boredom
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Poopy Board Games
Poopy Board Games
Figure Out Which Mysterious Poop Blob it is with Guess Poo
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Cartoon Character Currency Games
Cartoon Character Currency Games
Memeopoly Reinvents the Classic Board Game
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Gamer-Friendly Board Games
Gamer-Friendly Board Games
Super Mario Kart Board Game is a Tangible Version of the Video Game
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Stylish Strategy Games
Stylish Strategy Games
Strategize Stylish Moves With the Paul Smith Chess Set
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Real-Life Game Boards
Real-Life Game Boards
German Ads Reenact Monopoly Settings
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Life-Sized Board Games
Life-Sized Board Games
Candy Land Takes Over San Francisco's Lombard Street
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Beefed-Up Board Games
Beefed-Up Board Games
Childhood Entertainment Gets Touch of High Class
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Vintage Board Game Designs
Vintage Board Game Designs
Tim Liddy Recreates Nostalgic Gaming Memories in Paintings
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Minimalist Logic Games
Minimalist Logic Games
The Naef Bauhaus Chess Set Values Mind Over Material Matter
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Gamer-Themed Board Games
Gamer-Themed Board Games
Fallout Monopoly Fuses Video and Analog Pastimes Into New Entertainment
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Wall-Mounted Board Games
Wall-Mounted Board Games
Straight Up Chess
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Board Game Beer Branding
Board Game Beer Branding
This Corona Board Game Concept Enhances Social Drinking
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Addictive Drug Board Games
Addictive Drug Board Games
Methopoly is Fashioned After an Illegal Substance Dealer's House
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Nintendo Board Games
Nintendo Board Games
Super Mario World by Ashley Buerkett is a 3D Masterpiece
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Puzzling Keyboard Games
Puzzling Keyboard Games
The Keyboard Sudoku/Rubik's Cube is a Geeky DIY Delight
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Picturesque Board Games
Picturesque Board Games
The Samurai Chess Set Has a Built-In Zen Garden
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Yard-Sized Board Games
Yard-Sized Board Games
Chess Pieces Fit for an Alice in Wonderland Game Experience
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Rebranding Classic Board Games
Rebranding Classic Board Games
Monopoly's Packaging Gets a Modern Look
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Board-Game Inspired Shoes
Board-Game Inspired Shoes
Reebok's Monopoly Reverse Jam
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