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Penny Arcade Announced Tabletop Convention PAX Unplugged

Penny Arcade has announced their newest convention: PAX Unplugged. While their other major conventions, PAX South, East and West focus mainly on video games, PAX Unplugged will take a step away from screens and sit down for some face-to-face interactions…
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9 Board Games I’m Looking Forward to in 2017

There are a ton of games with a 2017 release date, and even more will be announced as we get further into the year.  Here are just a few of the board games (in no particular order) coming out…
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Five Board Games From 2016 to Play On New Year’s Eve

As many people have lamented, 2016 was a pretty bad year. A dumpster fire of a year, to be exact. But not for board games. There were a ton of great board games published in 2016. Some amazing, innovative,…
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Star Wars Clue Has You Attempting To Escape A 3D Death Star

Have you ever said to yourself, “Self, I love Clue, but I just wish it was more Star Wars-y.” Well Hasbro heard your thoughts and they have delivered. There is now a Clue: Star Wars Edition. Unlike the original…
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Mansions of Madness Beyond The Threshold Expansion Announced

Mansions of Madness Second Edition was one of best games I saw at Gen Con 2016. Fantasy Flight Games has taken the original Mansions of Madness, which required a game master, and transferred the role of the game master to…
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The 9 Most Intriguing Games Debuting at Essen Spiel 2016

Essen is one of the two largest conventions in the world for games and toys, and it takes place in Essen, Germany over four days. It’s also where hundreds of board games make their debut. The list of all of the games coming out…
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The Decemberists Are Making Their Own Board Game

The Decemberists have teamed up with board game designer Keith Baker (creator of Gloom and Eberron) to make a board game. The origin story of their board game Illimat is a bit odd and goes all the way back…
Shouting at Friends and Strangers: Cooperative Games That Make You Talk a Lot

Shouting at Friends and Strangers: Cooperative Games That Make You Talk a Lot

With the fate of our ship in our hands, our eyes were glued to the screen. As the asteroid careened towards us, I frantically yelled, “Everybody shake!” This is Spaceteam, a “cooperative shouting game” created by Henry Smith of…
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League Of Legends Is Getting A Board Game

Riot, the developers behind League of Legends, will soon be putting out a LoL-themed board game called Mechs vs. Minions. The cooperative board game has a story-driven campaign and features programmed movement. The game comes with 10 different missions,…
History Shaping Design: Gender Roles In Tabletop Games

iconHistory Shaping Design: Gender Roles In Tabletop Games

From western Chess to Candyland to Mall Madness, this GDC 2016 talk from Untame’s Julia Keren-Detar explores how game mechanics can change who gets to play, and how marketing pressure and seemingly unrelated TV deregulation can restructure a whole…
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Secret Hitler and More Great Board Games Where You Lie To Your Friends

Hidden identity board games, which are board games that involve at least one player having a secret identity that is unknown to the rest of the players, are super amazing. They are stressful, fun, and force people to stretch…
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The 9 Best New Board Games I Saw at Gen Con 2016

As usual, Gen Con 2016 was a blindingly beautiful blur of exciting new games with new unique themes and mechanics. Here are the nine best new games I saw. Kreo If you liked The Grizzled, you’re going to love Kreo.…
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Oregon Trail Card Game Now Available – If You Can Find It

Pressman Toy Co.’s new tabletop version of the classic computer game officially begin selling exclusively in Target stores yesterday. The Oregon Trail, created in 1971, was a popular home and classroom computer game despite (or perhaps because of) the many…
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DOOM: The Board Game is Coming

Fantasy Flight Games has announced they’re making DOOM: The Board Game, which is based on the incredibly popular video game franchise DOOM by Bethesda. Fantasy Flight describes the game as a “redesigned tactical combat experience.” You’ll be able to…
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5 Of The Best Dexterity-Based Board Games

For the most part, when you sit down to play a board game you expect to sit, think, and move pieces around a board. But some board games get your whole body involved. Here are five of the best…
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Codenames Board Game Wins Spiel Des Jahres Award

The Spiel des Jahres award is one of the most prestigious board game awards around. There are three categories, Game of the Year, Children’s Game of the Year, and Kenner Game of the Year. The Kenner Game award is…
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7 New Board Games I’m Excited To Play at Gen Con 2016

Gen Con, one of the largest board gaming conventions in the world, is always a smorgasbord of new games. A mind-boggling number of games have been announced so far and more keep getting added to the list. Here are…
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7 of the Best Board Games Based on Video Games

If you love video games, but want to be away from a screen for a while, there are a ton of board games that bring video games to your living room. Here’s seven of the best examples of board games inspired…
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Board Game Awards Spiel des Jahres Nominees Announced

The Spiel des Jahres nominees have been announced. There are three categories, Game of the Year 2016, Children’s Game of the Year 2016, and Kenner Game of the Year 2016. The Kenner Game of the Year is specifically given…
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One Deck Dungeon Rogue-Like Board Game Kickstarter Features All Women Characters

Asmadi Games, the makers of Penny Press and We Didn’t Playtest This At All, are Kickstarting their newest game, One Deck Dungeon. They advertise that it’s “all the excitement of a rogue-like dungeon crawl in 54 cards.” One of…

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