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Accio Dice! Harry Potter Wizard’s Monopoly

Harry Potter Monopoly

It’s taking Parker Brothers long enough to make a Harry Potter-themed edition of Monopoly, so CustomLumos decided to take matters into their own hands. The result? This awesome, one-of-a-kind Monopoly board came that both wizards and muggles can enjoy. The rules remain the same, although the entire game plays out with a touch of magic and mystique.

It starts with the packaging: instead of the usual box, the game comes in a chest instead. From the paper money and actual board itself to the cards and tokens, every little element featured in this custom-made board game has been transformed with a touch of Potter.

Hit the break to check out more pictures of the board game.

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Want This: R-Kaid-R is a Portable Arcade Machine

-Kaid-R arcade

Arcade machines are big and bulky, and they only let you play one game per machine. Regardless of that fact, they’re still all sorts of awesome and most people would sell an arm and a leg to get the machine for their favorite game. That is, if they had the space for it after coughing up the dough for it.

An alternative? The R-Kaid-R portable arcade machine. While it’s not really lighter on the wallet, it’s definitely way more compact than a typical machine.

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Tetris T-Shirt: From Your Console to Your Bod

Tetris T-shirt

These days, a shirt isn’t just a short anymore. For example, you can have a go at finding Waldo if you’ve got this particular tee or play a round or two of Tetris if you’ve got this one. While you can buy the former in stores, you’ll have to show off some of your DIY skills in the latter because you’ll have to put it together yourself if you want one.

To celebrate 30 years of Tetris, Marc Kerger made the playable Tetris shirt using an Arduino microcontroller and 128 LED lights.To house all the electronic parts, Marc had the housing 3D printed.

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RetroN 5 For Non-Stop Retro Gaming In One Console

Retron 5

 

RetroN is back! It’s the ultimate gaming system for old-school gamers who still haven’t let go of their favorite games from various consoles of the past, including the NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, Game Boy Advance. This time around, we’ve got RetroN 5 which is named as such because it has not one, not two, not three, not four, but five cartridge slots! That’s one for each system it’s compatible with.

The RetroN 5 is built with a universal chipset, so it can it can play both PAL and NTSC cartridges with no problems. While the games it lets you play might be old, it’s anything but that as it comes with a Bluetooth wireless control with a range of up to 15 feet.

Get your retro gaming on for $139.99.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]

Checkmate: Wall-Mounted Chess Board

Wall-mounted computerized chess board

Fancy a game of chess? Artless Dodger loves the game and he’s a huge DIY buff. So it comes as no surprise that he chose to create a larger-than-life wall-mounted chess board that you’re supposed to play while standing up. Obviously, the taller player takes the black pieces, since they’re placed on the higher shelves.

The cool thing about Dodger’s chess board is the fact that you can still play, even when you’re by your lonesome. It has a program integrated into the system that “plays” with you so you don’t have to play with yourself (okay, that sounded a bit wrong but…you know what I mean.)

Hit the jump to watch a video of the chess board at play.

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Grush is a Gaming Toothbrush That Turns Brushing Into a Game

Grush

 

Kids are sometimes unaware of the importance of brushing at least thrice a day until it’s too late. Cavities, gum disease, bad breath–you name it and you’ll get it if you don’t brush regularly and practice good oral hygiene. You’re past that age of ignorance and unawareness, but your kid probably isn’t. So if little Junior ain’t brushing like he’s supposed to, then here’s something to convince him otherwise: Grush, which is a smart toothbrush system that turns brushing into a game.

The toothbrush hooks up with an app that displays a virtual set of teeth. Brush for the minimum required amount of time and the monsters that lurk in that certain area will gradually disappear on the screen.

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Chasing After Daleks: Doctor Who Invades Pacman

Doctor Who Pacman Game

The Doctor isn’t one to run from a fight, but he’s smart, so he’ll run if he has to. Like in the Doctor PacMan game, for example. It’s essentially PacMan injected with Whovian elements, where the usual yellow dot-chomping dude is transformed into Doctor Who with the addition of a messy mop of hair and a pixelated bow tie.

Instead of the usual ghosts, ghastly Daleks (that’s Caan, Thay, Jast, and Seec, if you’re curious) are chasing Doctor PacMan through the labyrinth, where the occasional sonic screwdriver will turn the tables and have the Doctor chasing after them instead.

The game was made by Ruben P. Vargas from Rarity Workshop and you can play it HERE.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Play Tetris on the Coolest Business Card Ever!

Tetris Business Card

 

If you failed to make an impression in person, then the only chance you have left is to make an impression with your business card. Plain old cards are boring. The way to go these days are interactive business cards and Bateske Design definitely got it right with their Arduboy digital business card.

It’s essentially a miniature, Arduino-based card that lets people play Tetris on it. How they managed to cram an OLED screen, capacitive D-pad, A/B buttons, and a piezo speaker into the 1.6mm-thick card is a feat in itself.

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Mind Boggling: Inceptor Board Game is a Game Inside a Game

Inception Game

 

The ending to Inception is one of the most-debated movie endings of all time. Was Cobb still in a dream or was he back in reality? Will the top ever stop spinning or was it just about to fall over when the movie ended? While the Inceptor board game won’t provide any answers, it does play out similarly as it’s a board game within a board game.

Players are basically on a quest to plant a mission into the dreamer’s mind, which is known as the Mark in the game. Each player will have their own missions to plant, and whoever does it first wins. Other elements from the movie are also present in the game: the slowing of time as you move towards deeper dream levels, Mark’s subconscious that attacks and makes you lose a turn if you’re discovered, and of course, the Kick.

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