Horrified Board Game Brings All the Classic Universal Monsters Out to Play

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Universal’s plan for a “Dark Universe” of films connecting all its monsters may be kaput, but there’s new life in the franchise with Leigh Whannell’s recently-announced Invisible Man project. And thanks to a new board game, you can soon build your own shared universe of monsters on your coffee table.

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Everyone Will Fight Over Who Gets to Play the Shark in This New Jaws Board Game

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Is it even possible to go for a swim without at some point humming the two-note Jaws theme in your head as you approach other swimmers? The stalking/hunting mentality of our ancestors is still buried deep in our brains, which means that you and your friends are going to fight over who gets to play the shark in…

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Find Hidden Skrulls, Take a Trip Through T.I.M.E., and More in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News

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Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about everything board games and tabletop RPGs. We’re getting pumped for New York’s Toy Fair, which should introduce a lot of new and exciting games for 2019 (be on the lookout for our coverage!). However, there are still plenty of things to be psyched about right now,…

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Giant Eyes, Giant Heads, and 20 Years of Lego Star Wars Are the Biggest Toys of the Week

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the best toys and merchandise we want to start collecting dust on our shelves. This week: Lego celebrates 20 years of Star Wars sets, Alita: Battle Angel gets its very own Hot Toy, and we check out a Doctor Who coffee press that is, unfortunately, not bigger on the…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/giant-eyes-giant-heads-and-20-years-of-lego-star-wars-1832190353

Journey to Middle-Earth, Riverdale, and Deep Space Nine in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News

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Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about the latest in tabletop and roleplaying game news—focusing on sci-fi and fantasy stuff, of course. Toy Fair 2019 is on the horizon, and io9 will be there! In the meantime, we’ve got plenty of newly announced games for 2019, including a Kickstarter for a…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/journey-to-middle-earth-riverdale-and-deep-space-nine-1831835596

Saving Songbirds, Killing Pirates, and More in Tabletop Gaming News

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Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about the latest in board game and tabletop releases—focusing on the good genre stuff, though there are always exceptions! So far, it’s been a pretty dry 2019 in the gaming world, which is not really a surprise, considering how we’re now past the holidays and…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/saving-songbirds-killing-pirates-and-more-in-tabletop-1831487103

Negan Arrives and Chickens Declare War in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News

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Happy Holidays, everyone! Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about tabletop games and roleplaying. As we get ready for the most wonderful time of the year, you might have a few extra gifts you’re getting ready to buy for family and friends…or perhaps for yourself. Here’s our latest list of some of the…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/negan-arrives-and-chickens-declare-war-in-the-latest-ta-1831101988