App game My Singing Monsters makes move to board game space with Kickstarter project

The award-winning app game, My Singing Monsters – a game in which players build a collection of singing monsters who all chime their parts in unison – is expanding into the analogue gaming sector with the launch of My Singing Monsters: The Board Game on Kickstarter.

A worker placement game designed by Sen-Foong Lim and Jay Cormier, the crowdfunding project has already surpassed its initial goal as it now surges towards £30,000 in fan backing.

Players can choose between two versions of the game, a Standard Edition, which includes all core components and the Deluxe Edition, which features nine fully painted Monster mini-figures, upgraded components, and a Kickstarter exclusive expansion starring the Werdos (a tribe of singing monsters in the app game).

In addition to the Standard and Deluxe versions of the game, three backers have the chance to back the project for the Ultimate Creator Experience offering an all-expenses paid trip to Big Blue Bubble’s studios, as well as a two-day in studio experience where backers will have the chance to create their own Monster that will appear in My Singing Monsters.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to bring the Monster World to both fans and board gamers in a brand new, physical format,” said Damir Slogar, CEO and founder of Big Blue Bubble.

“Our team is working very hard to make this a really enjoyable board game experience that you will want to play over and over again with friends and family.”

In My Singing Monsters: The Board Game, players will choose one of five Monsters to represent them as they go from Island to Island, levelling up their abilities to be the first to cross the finish line. The game will call on strategic worker placement gameplay that allows players to start easy and build up to a full-on strategy game, meaning that it can tap into the casual gamer market as much as the more experienced board game player market.

Stretch goals will continue to roll out during the campaign that comes to a close on June 21st this year.

Mattel teams with Scopely to launch Scrabble Go mobile game

Mattel has teamed with the mobile games company Scopely to launch the new mobile word game, Scrabble Go to the global stage, allowing players from across the world to engage in the classic Scrabble experience.

Billed as a highly social game, Scrabble Go allows players to invite and connect with friends and family via Facebook, WhatsApp, and contacts, as well as play with others around the world in a series of tournament-style matches.

The mobile game aims to bring the authentic Scrabble experience in line with new digital modes and features that include Classic, Modern, Arena, and Duels gameplay.

Classic is a head to head game that uses the official game board rules, and dictionaries, while Modern offers a fresh take on the classic experience with boosts and helpful tools to learn and improve while playing. The Arena mode is a collection of daily and weekly tournaments that include Word Drop – an anagram style game, Tumbler, and Rush. Finally, Duels is a mode in which players face-off on a smaller board, completing a real-time match in under five minutes.

“Scrabble fans around the world feel a deep connection to the brand for its long-standing tradition of competition,” said Victor Díaz-Roig, general manager and vice president, product at Scopely. “We’re so proud to introduce a reimagined take on the Scrabble experience with Scrabble Go.

“Our team has created an extremely vibrant, social, personalised, competitive, triple-A experience for a brand that transcends generations. We also worked with super fans and professional players to make this the most dynamic game experience possible. We are thrilled to share the all-new Scrabble Go with the world.”

Scrabble Go is published by Scopely and co-developed in partnership with PierPlay game studio. The game is the latest in Scopely’s diverse slate of mobile games, including Marvel Strike Force, Star Trek Fleet Command and YAHTZEE With Buddies, among others.