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Behind the Game: Trash Pandas

Trash Pandas By Michael Eskue and Lisa Eskue Created by Michael Eskue and Lisa Eskue from Show Low, Arizona, Trash Pandas is a fast-paced card game where players are hungry raccoons pushing their luck to acquire treasure cards. The player with the most points wins. Introduce yourself! Hi! I’m Michael Eskue, designer of Council of … Continued

Behind the Game: Monsters in The Elevator

Monsters in The Elevator By Jason Wiser Monsters in The Elevator is a cooperative early math game created by Jason Wiser of Somerville, Massachusetts. Players are collectively operating an elevator full of Monsters trying to go to work. If the Elevator gets too heavy, it breaks and everyone loses. If the Elevator gets to the … Continued

Behind the Game: Cloud Control

Cloud Control  By Eugene Bryant Created by Eugene Bryant from Suwanee, Georgia, Cloud Control is a game of creative imagination where players try to score the most points by overlapping, turning, and twisting playing cards to form cloud shapes into recognizable objects before time runs out. Introduce yourself! Hi! My name is Eugene Bryant. I … Continued

Behind the Game: Chibi Quest!

Chibi Quest! By Kelly North Adams Chibi Quest! is a fantasy adventure game created by Kelly North Adams of Windermere, Florida. Players customize their own Chibi character with cool armor and special items to defeat monsters and save the world. The player with the most defeated monsters win! Introduce yourself! My name is Kelly, Kel … Continued

Behind the Game: Aardvark’s Runaway Railroad

Aardvark’s Runaway Railroad By Steve Ehrensperger Aardvark’s Runaway Railroad is a fun cooperative train-themed game created by Steve Ehrensperger of Mission Viejo, California. The breaks on Aardvark’s train engine have failed and players must slow down and stop the Aardvark’s train by strategically adding tracks. Introduce yourself! I’ve always liked playing games, especially games with … Continued

Introducing your Hasbro Gaming Lab Fall 2016 Finalists

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here! After reviewing hundreds of entries, we are thrilled to announce our top five finalists from our Fall 2016 challenge: Aardvark’s Runaway Railroad Aardvark’s Runaway Railroad is a fun cooperative train-themed game created by Steve Ehrensperger of Mission Viejo, California. The breaks on Aardvark’s train engine … Continued

Our Spring 2016 Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to Brigette Indelicato, Thomas Rochelle, and Mike Callahan, creator of The Plot Thickens! Their campaign closed with $10,031 raised from 221 backers. Bridgette, Thomas, and Mike will receive $25,000 cash prize, a trip to Hasbro HQ in Rhode Island, and the opportunity to work with us to make their game a reality. “We are … Continued

Spring 2016 Challenge: 3 Days Left to Support your Favorite!

Our Spring 2016 Challenge is nearing a close. You have three days left to support your favorite Finalist, one of whom will win our grand prize of $25,000, a trip for four to Hasbro, and the opportunity to work with us to make their game a reality. If you’re having trouble deciding, here’s a quick … Continued

Behind the Game: Plank & Rank

Plank & Rank By Paul W. Partlow Romans vs. Barbarians: who will win? In Plank & Rank, created by illustrator Paul W. Partlow of Miller Place, N.Y., players must choose a side and be the first to invade their enemy’s camp by building bridges, plank by plank, across the Rhine River. The first to move … Continued