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10 Spooky Tabletop Games for Your Halloween Game Night

Games for a hauntingly good time.<p>Filed Under Halloween & Horror<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>October might …

Board Game Spotlight: Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu - Zatu Games

In another of our board game Spotlights, Zatu Games revolves its chunky peepers and takes an eyeful of Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu.<p><b>The Game</b><p>Pandemic: …

Michelle, you're hugging the wrong president: Obama hugs George Bush at opening of African American History and Culture museum

Centuries of struggles and strife, decades of planning and pain, and years of hoping for a place that African-American history can call home, culminated as President Barack Obama officially opened the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.<p>Obama tweeted from his …

Black History

The Insane Clown Posse tabletop game is Magic: The Gathering of the Juggalos

Hate all you want, but the Insane Clown Posse has money. Lots of cold hard clown cash. And they deserve it. You may not like their horrorcore hip-hop …

A wireless earphone maker is hinting at a big announcement in Cupertino days before Apple's event

Wireless earphone maker Bragi is set to make an announcement two days before Apple's Sept. 7 event, where it is expected to announce the next iPhone, 9to5Mac reports.<p>Bragi teased that its announcement would be on Sept. 5 in Cupertino, California — where Apple is headquartered — leading some to …

Wireless

LG delivers three new super-sized ultrawide monitors

LG has continued to push the limits of 21:9 aspect ratio monitors over the years and its latest three additions are something to behold. Ready to debut at IFA and coming to the US this fall, they include the "world's largest" 38-inch curved 38UC99 model that goes on sale in September for $1,500, a …

Adieu, Chromebook Pixel 2

The best Chromebook that money can buy is slowly disappearing. As <i>VentureBeat</i> notes, the second-generation Chromebook Pixel is now unavailable in the US, with a mere "out of stock" message displayed in the Google Store. Google has said it's "committed" to the Pixel line, but admits: "We don't have …

Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt (2016) review

Kwikset's touch-to-open lock is back, and better than before<p><b>The Good</b> The Kwikset Kevo is a uniquely convenient smart lock that can let you in with a single touch. The second-gen model is designed better than before, with a smaller interior footprint, easier installation and resistance against …

PlayStation Now is available on your PC

Sony was vague about when PlayStation Now would reach PCs, but apparently you didn't have to wait long at all -- it's available <i>today</i>. If you have a sufficiently beefy Windows PC (a 3.5GHz Core i3 or better), you can stream PS3 games to your computer that include recent additions like <i>Tomb Raider:</i> …

Parrot's hybrid drone looks ready to blast a Death Star

Remember when drones used to be fun toys, not a serious business regulated by the Feds? Parrot does, judging by its two latest models, the Mambo and Swing. The $139 Swing looks a lot like an X-Wing fighter, but the wings aren't just for show. After a regular vertical takeoff, you can make like a …

Asus may have created the ultimate Surface Pro 4 clone

BERLIN — At this point, practically every major computer maker has cloned the Surface Pro, further validating Microsoft's 2-in-1 tablet-laptop vision.<p>…

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

From water filters to drones to electric bicycles, Xiaomi isn't shy about plunging its fingers in every pie. Its new Mi Robot Vacuum is the latest example of how the Chinese phone maker plans to take over homes and make them smarter -- for less than its competitors.<p>Looking very much like a Roomba, …

Garmin’s new 4K action camera has 3-axis image stabilization and voice control

A big update in a smaller body<p>Garmin has announced a completely redesigned version of its Virb action camera. It’s called the Virb Ultra 30, and it packs a number of features that are rare and even unique in the action camera space, like 3-axis optical image stabilization, voice controls, and some …

ASUS announces its latest Android Wear smartwatch, the ZenWatch 3

ASUS has today announced the ZenWatch 3 at IFA in Berlin, Germany, the latest entry in its family of Android Wear smartwatches. The company most well-known in the Android Wear space as being the budget smartwatch maker has continued that trend with the ZenWatch 3, but this time bringing a much more …

Wearable Tech

B&O announces two new AirPlay speakers with 360-degree sound, the BeoSound 1 & 2

Bang & Olufsen has announced two new wireless speakers, featuring a conical design and 360-degree sound projection. Both speakers support Apple’s AirPlay – as well as Google Cast, DNLA and plain old Bluetooth – and are compatible with the company’s BeoLink system for multi-room setups.<p>B&O has a …

Bang & Olufsen

Tile's new Slim tracker might actually fit in your wallet

Tile's already been keeping track of our stuff for a couple years, but only now is it creating a version thin enough that it’ll fit in a wallet comfortably. Tile says its new Slim device is as thin as two credit cards stacked on top of each other. Its actual dimensions are 54 x 54 x 2.4mm. An …

Mike Pence Is Radically Anti-Public Health

Donald Trump does not have a political record. The fleeting glimpses we are offered into his own policies are further muddied by his own ideological inconsistencies and unpredictable temperament. A better lens, then, into his policies may be through the company he keeps. In terms of policy, …

Hillary Clinton’s Moral Conflicts on Abortion

Although the Democratic presidential candidate is strongly pro-choice, her Methodist upbringing has shaped her ambivalence about the procedure.<p>During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly spoken out in support of the right to abortion. Planned Parenthood president Cecile …

Data Protection

Polio to be wiped out globally this year: WHO

Huma Shazif had just vaccinated five children against polio in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar when the gunmen attacked. They sped off on a …

Public Health

Drew Carey Wants Libertarian Gary Johnson As President

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson went all-out Hollywood on Saturday night with a fundraiser at Drew Carey’s house.<p>Even the invitation …

Government

The Madness Returns

<i>It is true that I have sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to shew by this statement that I am not his murderer. At</i> …

First details on SeaFall, the next game from co-designer of Pandemic Legacy

A preview of Rob Daviau's biggest, most ambitious board game yet<p>Three years ago tabletop game designer Rob Daviau left his job at Hasbro, one of the world's largest board game publishers, and struck out on his own. Since then he's worked on several successful titles, but none have received more …

In-game economics: Feedback loops

Introduction<p>Once upon a time I was interested in balancing the game I’m working on (Voluntarios) using excel sheets. Finding nothing I got to …

Board Games

Chops Rock and Roll Board Game Up On Kickstarter

I should’ve learned to play the guitar.<br>I should’ve learned to play them drums.<br>I didn’t do either, but I can imagine I did in Chops, a new rock and …

Roll20 Virtual Tabletop Licensed to Provide 'D&D' Content

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Popular virtual tabletop Roll20 has signed a licensing deal with Wizards of the Coast to provide <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> content for …

Board Games

Doom is becoming a board game

Hell is coming to your dining table<p><i>Doom</i> is becoming a board game, courtesy of the designers at Fantasy Flight Games. <i>Doom: The Board Game</i> is based on the series’ latest entry, translating the demon-killing shooter to the tabletop.<p>Due out by the end of this year, <i>Doom: The Board Game</i> allows between …

Buy a Better Bismarck Box

Some people do “Un-Boxings.” I do “Re-Boxings” The last one I did was for Flat Top. Click here to see that project. This time it’s Avalon Hill’s …

Exclusive 1st Interview with Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain Designer Marc Gouyon-Rety – Part I

Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain Volume VIII of the COIN Series of Games by GMT Games by Marc Gouyon-Rety. The art and components are not yet …

Board Games