Double Double Dominoes

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Double Double Dominoes logo

Double Double Dominoes is a fast and fun new approach to dominoes. Score points by matching dominoes on key spaces. Better yet, play a double domino and double your score! Watch out, though—your moves can also advance other players. Get ready to outwit and outscore your opponents in this addicting spin on a classic game!

Double Double Dominoes blends familiar gameplay from two classic games into a unique new experience. Players try to earn as many points as possible by placing dominoes in key positions on the board. Double dominoes earn double points—and the dominoes their opponents play can grant them points as well! Players race along the score track along the edge of the board, and at the end of the game, the player with the most points wins! Learn to play Double Double Dominoes with Dr. Ken!

Game components of Double Double Dominoes

Game components of Double Double Dominoes

This game is President, Ray Wehrs’, favorite from the Calliope collection! He could play Double Double Dominoes for days on end and he will get you sucked into the game too! If you don’t take our word for it, listen to these three writers.

If you are looking for a new twist on a classic game, then Double Double Dominoes fits the bill nicely.”

Keith Schleicher, Gaming Trend

 Calliope Games has a habit of making solid, family friendly games and I’m pleased to report that they’ve done it again here.”

Vincent Paone, Dad’s Gaming Addiction

 It’s a game that I think will be easy to play with a wide range of gamer types (and non-gamers) because it’s so easy to pick up and has a familiar feel to it.”

Jonathan Liu, GeekDad [WIRED Magazine]

PAX West and Grand Con

The next two conventions that we will be attending are PAX West, in Seattle, WA and Grand Con in Grand Rapids, MI.

At PAX, we will be partnering with Uncle’s Games to have a table where we will be demoing our Titan Series games in room 214. We will also have Giant Tsuro available for everyone to play. PAX West will be at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington from September 2-5th.

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At Grand Con, we will be demoing the Titan Series games along with all the other Calliope Titles. Visit our Director of Fun, Chris Leder, to learn more about what’s coming up! Grand Con will be taking place at the Crowne Royal Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan from September 16-18th.

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If you are either in the Seattle area or Grand Rapids area, in September, take some time to visit us at both PAX West and Grand Con!

 

August Success

We’re already halfway through August and Calliope Games has been having some great successes! With new games in the works, more conventions to go to, and finishing touches being put on games – we have great things to show you!

If you haven’t been to the toy and games section of Target recently, boy have we got news for you! As of August 1st, 2016, Roll For It! (purple and red editions) have been released into Target stores. These new versions of Roll For It! include a drawstring bag, new colorful opaque dice, and a viewing window in the box. This allows for the game to be even more portable and affordable for everyone who already loves the game!

Roll For It! red and purple on shelves in Target

Roll For It! red and purple on shelves in Target

While we were at Gen Con in Indianapolis, we completely sold out of Got ‘Em! by Zach Weisman! As the Calliope team was packing for Gen Con, we found out that we only had 13 copies left of the game. Zach himself was helping out at the booth, and it was so great to have him there to show off his game and to experience the moment when we sold out! Now that we have run out – it’s time to start reprinting! But this time, there will be new artwork – so stay tuned!

Attendees playing Got 'Em at Gen Con 2016

Attendees playing Got ‘Em at Gen Con 2016

With all of this news, it can only get better from here! If you’re in Seattle, come visit us at PAX and stay tuned for more updates!

We Survived Gen Con 2016!

Oh my goodness – Gen Con is over! We’ve been planning this for a long time now and are extremely happy with how things went. Our inaugural button program was well received, our special guests were jolly, and our booth was packed!

Calliope Games booth #1901 at Gen Con 2016

Calliope Games booth #1901 at Gen Con 2016

We revealed our new Titan banner at Gen Con in our largest booth yet! In our booth, we had demo tables with attendees at every one. The team was so pleased with how full it was that we all lost our voices from sharing our excitement! We had prime location at the front of the exhibit hall next too food, bathrooms, and water fountains. And our button program went so well, that we even ran out of some buttons – we had 7 people collect all 11 buttons and earn their Titan Series lapel pin! It was so great to see everyone excited to collect their buttons.

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Miles and Emily: first attendees to collect all buttons!

Special guests that showed up to the booth were Santa Claus, James Ernest, and Paul Peterson! We had so much fun with them in the booth playing games with them. If you were in the booth, I’m sure you saw how jolly they all were! The entire Calliope team enjoyed seeing longtime friends and getting to spend time with them in the booth.

Santa Claus enjoying a game of 12 Days

Santa Claus enjoying a game of 12 Days

Paul Peterson demoing his game, Running With The Bulls

Paul Peterson demoing his game, Running With The Bulls

Now that Gen Con is over, it is time to start planning for the next steps! We have our Titan Series games coming out next month, conventions, and open houses to go to. Stay posted for new updates!

New and Shiny Updates!

The team is headed to Gen Con next week – can you believe it’s only a week away!? Holy moly it snuck up on us. While we’ve been planning for Gen Con, we’ve also been chugging away at the first round of Titan Series games! The whole team has been reading through proofs of rules, game descriptions and checking every little detail to make sure everything is perfect!

The games are making progress over at the factory and we can’t wait for everyone to see how well things are going! Due to a few setbacks, our plan is to have Hive Mind by Richard Garfield, Running with the Bulls by Paul Peterson, and Menu Masters by Zach and Jordan Weisman to the Kickstarter backers by late August/early September and will be in the stores shortly after.  Here is a first sneak peak preview of our prototyped first player pawn for Menu Masters!

Prototype of first player pawn from Menu Masters by Zach and Jordan Weisman

Prototype of first player pawn from Menu Masters by Zach and Jordan Weisman

If you’re headed to Gen Con next week, be sure to keep an eye out for our spectacular show specials! With these deals, we want you to stock up your shelf to have the best collection out of everyone (and to take the best shelfie) so that all of your friends will be jealous! Attendees who pre-order a Titan Series game can get 30% off their purchase at the booth, and to top it all off, they will get an additional 20% off coupon code to use on the Calliope Games website! We also have a 2 for $20 where you can get both 12 Days and Thieves! and a 5 for $50 deal for 12 Days, Thieves!, Roll For It! Red, Roll For It! Purple, and Ugh! If this isn’t a steal, I don’t know what is! Come to booth #1901 to get the best deals ever.

For those who stop by the booth #1901 and demo or play any of the Calliope Games titles, they will receive a button that corresponds with that game. We will have one for each of our titles and if attendees collect all 11, they can get a special edition Titan Series lapel pin! We are so excited about our inaugural button program that we have decided to share with you all of the buttons AND the pin! Think of it like Pokemon GO…you gotta catch ’em all…or in this case collect them all!

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Stay tuned for more awesome Calliope updates!

Gen Con 2016

Why hello there everyone!

Gen Con is coming up soon and all the pieces of the convention puzzle are coming together at the Calliope Games Headquarters.  Everyday has been a blur of meetings and dice rolling and we can’t wait for all of you to see!

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Gen Con 2016 | August 4-7, Indianapolis

As many of you know, we have been working on our Titan Series games. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Titan Series, it is an upcoming collection of gateway games by the some of the industry’s best game designers.  Ray Wehrs, President of Calliope Games, invited well-known game designers like Richard Garfield, Eric Lang, and Jordan Weisman (to name a few) to create games that fit within the Calliope wheelhouse — easy-to-learn, quick to play, accessible to all ages and levels of game experience, and above all, lots of fun! The idea is to offer you gateway games designed by your favorite designers! That way you can share your love for board games by your favorite designers with family and friends… and not have to worry about scaring them away!

Calliope will be demoing the first wave of three Titan Series games at Gen Con this year: Running With The Bulls by Paul Peterson, Hive Mind by Richard Garfield, and Menu Masters by Zach & Jordan Weisman. Each of these games are expected to be released in stores this September. Along with the Titan Series games, we will also be demoing all other Calliope titles in booth #1901.

Paul Peterson gives a demo of RUNNING WITH THE BULLS at Origins 2016.

Paul Peterson gives a demo of RUNNING WITH THE BULLS at Origins 2016.

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Chris Leder demos Menu Masters at TexiCon 2016

Players who have had an opportunity to demo the Titan Series games at Origins and TexiCon have had a blast playing them! We are excited to be working together with your FLGS (Favorite Local Game Store) as we move toward their availability in the fall!

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We are also very excited to tell you about the Calliope Games button collection. For the very first time at Gen Con this year, attendees who stop by our booth #1901 and play/demo one of our games will receive a collectible button that corresponds with that game! If an attendee collects all 11 buttons, they will receive a special Titan Series lapel pin!

We at Calliope Games want to help make this the best Gen Con ever for gamers!  Drop by booth #1901 and be the first to play some new games with your friends before they hit store shelves! We’ll also have some incredible deals at the booth that will make sure your gaming library is the best in town!

Join us, and let’s play!

Origins Titan Preview Roundup

We had an amazing time out at Origins Game Fair this month, playing games and meeting people.  One of the best parts was getting to play the first three releases from the Titan Series — Running with the Bulls by Paul Peterson, Hive Mind by Richard Garfield, and Menu Masters by Zach & Jordan Weisman with attendees of the convention!  These incredible games are in production now, and should be on store shelves in September, but we wanted to share some links to video overviews, so you could get a flavor for what they are about and how they play!

Paul Peterson gives a demo of RUNNING WITH THE BULLS at Origins 2016.

Paul Peterson gives a demo of RUNNING WITH THE BULLS at Origins 2016.

DICE TOWER ORIGINS SUMMER PREVIEW


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TITAN SERIES OVERVIEW – TO THE TABLE

Thanks for reading and watching, and we will see you soon!  Gen Con is less than 40 days away!  AAAAAH!!

Convention Season Cometh!

Hi everyone! To the rest of the world, spring means grass growing, flowers blooming, and weather getting nicer.  To those of us with gaming in our veins, it means something slightly different: The summer convention season is nearly here!!

Calliope Games will be attending a bevy — an entire bevy — of conventions this year, and in some cases we could use your help!  Read on to see where we will be and how you might be able to join us!

Calliope at Origins Game Fair

Calliope at Origins Game Fair

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Top of the World Board Game Extravaganza!

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FTW Events and Calliope Games invite you to the inaugural Top of the World Board Game Extravaganza benefiting The Imagine Guild at Children’s Hospital! Kick off Emerald City Comic Con with us by playing games, winning prizes, eating delicious food, and mingling with game designers! Click here for more details!

Send in your TableTop Day requests!

International TableTop Day is coming up fast! Taking place on April 30th, tabletop day celebrates our hobby and the players it brings together. If you’re hosting an event at your friendly local game store, library, school, or other public venue, and you’re looking for product support, shoot us an email by April 1st to see if your event qualifies.

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