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Tabletop Season 4 Game Lineup Announced, Filming Begins

Tabletop, Geek and Sundry’s YouTube board game show hosted by Wil Wheaton, announced their game lineup for Season 4. Wheaton announced on his blog that for this season, he wanted to play games that were accessible to families, play…

Betrayal at House on the Hill Board Game Finally Getting Expansion

Betrayal at House on the Hill is one of the staples of modern board games. The game has been around for more than 10 years, and after reprints and new editions, the game is finally getting its very own…

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is Becoming a Board Game

River Horse is turning Jim Henson’s Labyrinth into a board game. The game will be played in two distinct stages, the first of which will be navigating the maze to find the goblin city, and the second will feature…
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Dark Souls Board Game Promises A Lot of Death

Dark Souls, a notoriously difficult video game series, is coming to the tabletop sphere. Steamforged Games announced new details about their Dark Souls Board Game in advance of their planned Kickstarter. Steamforged promises a “brutally hard exploration miniatures game for…
How American History Influenced Early Board Game Design

iconHow American History Influenced Early Board Game Design

Early American board games offer some interesting insights on how culture can shape design. In this talk, Brooklyn-based game designer Julia Keren-Detar covers the rise of board games in America, their designers, and how the games reflected and were…

5 of the Best Innovative Board Games

There are so many fantastic board games coming out every year that it makes my head spin. But many of the board games have similar mechanics, just re-themed with some tweaks here and there. So when a board game…

Board Game Pandemic Legacy Grabs Four Golden Geek Awards

The Golden Geek Awards are a yearly award hosted by BoardGameGeek.com, the go-to database and community for board game lovers. Anyone who uses the site gets the opportunity to vote in the Golden Geek Awards, which celebrate the best…
New All-Female Board Game Show “Girls Game Shelf” Launched

New All-Female Board Game Show “Girls Game Shelf” Launched

A new video series where a group of women play and review board games called Girls Game Shelf has just launched on YouTube, and they’re off to a great start. The videos so far last around 10 minutes, starting with a quick explanation…

Starlit Citadel Reviews is Ending

One of the few all-female team of game reviewers on YouTube is calling it quits. Kaja Sadowski and Joanna Gaskell originally started their series of 10-minutes video reviews of board games as a way to try to raise awareness for the e-commerce…
Elections of US America Election: The Card Game

Auroch Digital’s Nina Adams on Elections of US America Election: The Card Game

US Election season is upon us, and this year it’s a particularly significant one. Supporters on either side are terrified at the prospect of who could win, but there’s still plenty of room for satire and humor. (Because, really,…

7 Great Solo Board Game Experiences

One thing that so many people overlook when they check out a new board game is the fact that many support solo play. Sure, it might be more fun gathering your friends round the table, but sometimes it’s just…

Jennifer Hepler Talks Writing for Dragon Age and Beyond

Jennifer Hepler‘s resume is pretty impressive. She was one of the main writers of BioWare‘s Dragon Age series, she wrote for Star Wars: The Old Republic, she’s worked on a TV series, and she’s written for major pen and paper role playing…

Asmodee Buys Catan from Mayfair Games

Asmodee North America, which is a branch of the board game company Asmodee,  has acquired the license for the English language publishing and sales of Catan from Mayfair Games. Asmodee has now formed a new creative unit inside the Asmodee…
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Review: The Big Book of Madness

The Big Book of Madness by iello is a co-operative deck-building game that drops players into the roles of magic students who have opened a forbidden magical text. Now they must work together to defeat all of the monsters that…

iconJoanna and Kaja’s Top 6 Tabletop Games of 2015

Joanna and Kaja of Starlit Citadel discuss why Sheriff of Nottingham is different every time, how the inability to communicate in And Then We Held Hands makes it a bonding opportunity, and how Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective is the detective…

The 10 Best Board Games that Play in Less Than an Hour

With all the responsibilities everyone has now a days, it can be hard to carve out some time to play board games with friends. While my favorite games are Twilight Imperium and Battlestar Galactica, I normally don’t have the…

Cards Against Humanity Gives its Chinese Factory workers a week of paid vacation

For this holiday season, Cards Against Humanity ran an Eight Sensible Gifts for Hannukah promotion where people paid for eight small gifts delivered to their door on separate days. The company says 150,000 people signed up for the promotion. With the money…

7 of the Best NEW Board Games This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again where many of us will be buying gifts for others. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or simply a mid-winter’s break, it’s the perfect time to gather friends and family round a tabletop game.…

11 Tabletop Games to Play with Your Family This Holiday

For the last couple of years, I’ve been doing holiday double duty, since my family celebrates Christmas while my boyfriend’s family celebrates Hanukkah. And while the traditions are interesting and different, they still have one thing in common—both of…
Review: Escape from Sunset Island >> StarlitCitadel

iconReview: Escape from Sunset Island

Kaja and Joanna from StarlitCitadel review Escape from Sunset Island, a zombie apocalypse party game set on an island. Players play as the zombie or as one of 9 unique characters. The game players 2 to 10 players and takes 30 to…

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