Featured Five: Family Games

Christmas has come and gone and Hanukkah is well underway… so it’s time to break out the games and play play play. This Featured Five is all about the games that we are currently loving to play with our friends and family this holiday season. Strike it from Blue Orange Games This is a modern take on the classic nordic bowling game of Skittles. Think bowling that gets more challenging as you go deeper into the game, because if the pins go flying they reset wherever they land on the next round. It even plays well in the snow! Rolling America from Gamewright Games This deceptively simple dice game has rules easy enough for young ones (8+) but unfolds into a surprisingly complex puzzle of decisi

First ICECOOL Tournament in France

Are there penguins in France? Oui! At least, our little rascal penguins, who skip class to go catch fish. On December 16, an Ice Cool tournament was held in Saint-André-les-Vergers, France. It was organized by local game library Ludothèque Saint-André-les-Vergers as part of their Winter Game Night (Nuit du Jeu d'Hiver) which involved more than 150 people. Twenty people took part in the ICECOOL tournament, including six young penguin-flicking masters under the age of 10! As the song goes—ICECOOL is in the air, everywhere you look around! Suspense was high until the very end of the tournament, as the rounds were very close. The four finalists were David, Antoine, Rudy and Laetitia. It was Davi

Featured Five: Sugar High Score

Introducing our new blog series "Featured Five" Presenting short lists of five of our favorite things (gaming and gaming tangential). We want to promote the things that we believe are making the world of gaming a better place. From fun activities to do with your friends and family to inspiring endeavors going on behind the scenes. We hope these lists enrich your life, excite your brain, and bring you closer together with the ones you love. So without further ado, we present our very first featured five: Sugar High Score These adorable creations are all edible handmade projects, crafted with love and skill by the incredible talent of Sugar High Score (sugarhighscore.tumblr.com). From cookies

ICECOOL Trick Shot Contest at LoBsterCon in London

Our little rascal penguins have very busy this past holiday season. On December 2, the ICECOOL Trick Shot Contest was held in London as a part of the board game fan club meet-up LoBsterCon XII: Games of Christmas. Those intense ICECOOL games can be quite a spectacle! The contest was hosted by board game podcast The Game Pit Podcast, and was held in a Christmassy spirit as the event also included a Christmas jumper competition and a Secret Santa. The trick shot contest gave LoBsterCon attendants the chance to try out ICECOOL and hopefully catch the flicking bug. Wanna play? Get in line! Lucky winners of the trick shot contest got to take home copies of ICECOOL games. We’re sure that the game

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