Monopoly on the free market
Hasbro could not get its application for a trademark of the Monopoly game through the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The application included all possible licenses, from video games to walkie-talkies, submarines to satellites. In this way, EUIPO considered that Hasbro did not have sufficient evidence of the use of the trademark in the sectors concerned and rejected the application. Since the same application included the board games in their entirety, this will leave Monopoly for the time being, as well as, of course, for the manufacture of all other products with the name Monopoly, an open season for anyone in the European territory. Courage is, of course, required for this kind of entrepreneurship; I'm sure Hasbro will appeal the decision or has already appealed. But right now, Hasbro doesn't have Monopoly's monopoly.
Printings of Tucana
Print-and-Play seems to have been the way for the past year. And what's more fun than complementing your game collection or existing games by printing more fun! This time, a new map will be thrown at Trails of Tucana. The ferry routes around the map give you a new way to score, and even the old bonuses have changed a little. Get the new map to print from the linkand Trails of Tucana to the game shelf here.
What a score of games for this week!
- Nemesis: Alien Kings
- Nemesis: Space Cats Collection
- Ticket To Ride Map Collection Vol. 6.5: Poland
- Four Gardens
- Isle of Cats
- The Isle of Cats: Late Arrivals
- Raiders of Scythia
- Ticket to Ride Europe - 15th Anniversary (FI/SE/NO/DK)
- Zombicide: 2nd Edition
- Zombicide (2nd Edition): Washington Z.C.
- Zombicide (2nd Edition): Fort Hendrix
- Star Wars X-Wing Second Edition Trident-class Assault Ship
- Chronicles of Crime: 1900
- Marvel Champions: Drax Hero Pack
- Nemesis: Terrain Expansion
- Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
- Sid Meier's Civilization: A New Dawn - Terra Incognita
- Takenoko (FI/SE/NO/DK
- Legendary Encounters: The X-Files Deck Building Game
- Trial By Trolley
- Vinhos Deluxe Edition
Warm and fuzzy summer to all!
Poromagia's board game crew