Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Lego is Ahead of the Curve... in Taking Money Out of My Wallet

Announced for an August 2009 release, a series of build'n'play Lego games by award-winning game designer, Reiner Knizia. Here's some definite info about the first game:

Building, playing, changing, redesigning: Lego has transferred its core competencies to a board game for the first time. In Ramses Pyramid, the mummy king Ramses threatens to conquer Egypt. The only person who can stop him is the one who collects the most magic crystals, skilfully avoids the mummies and is the first to climb the pyramid.

The playing fun is at several levels, but the board and even the dice have to be built first. The players can change and adapt the board, dice and rules as they wish. (from

Boardgamenews (an EXCELLENT site for board game news) is reporting that the other games will be named Lava Dragon, Minotaurus, Lunar Command and Pirate Code... and that they will retail for 10 - 35 Euros each (which is roughly $15-$53 American).

There is currently no plans to release them in the U.S., so that means I'll be working or other sources come the end of summer. Sigh.


ironcates said...

Minotaurs looks fun.

Anonymous said...

lava dragon is a fantastic game and your children will not be dissappointed with it!!!!

I can't wait to get my hands on one for my son

Mark (aka pastor guy) said...

Oh, Anonymous - usually you leave me hate mail about something I posted or simply spam my blog... but in this case you bring WELCOME news about the Lego games.

Sigh - there goes more of my hard-earned money.