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The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2017

A master roundup of our favorites from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Last weekend, we strapped on our most comfortable walking shoes, checked …

Board Games

Cryptozoic and Hobby World Release Master of Orion Board Game

Well, it seems that Catalyst Game Labs isn’t the only company making <i>Master of Orion</i> products. Cryptozoic and Hobby World are also coming out with …

Counter history: the best board games about cities

In 1666 a terrible fire raged through London, destroying most of the medieval city and consuming more than 13,000 houses, churches and monuments. It is estimated that at least 70,000 of the city’s 80,000 residents had their homes reduced to cinders. In the ashes of this tragedy, London needed to be …

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4 Tabletop Card Games That Make You Think On Your Feet

<i>Join Dave & Molly and a panel of creatives as they work along with audience chat to write and finalize a short sketch during the show’s two-hour run</i> …

Star Wars: Legion stole the show at this year’s Gen Con

New hobby miniatures game from Fantasy Flight drew big crowds<p><i>Star Wars: Legion</i> is a brand new hobby miniatures game from Fantasy Flight Games that was unveiled for the first time at this year’s Gen Con in Indianapolis. Two-player demos took place on stunning, hand-made dioramas that were the talk …

Amazon’s Gold Box takes up to 40% off popular board games, from under $10

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, as a part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is taking <b>up to 40% off</b> select board games. The deals start at under</b> …

Board Games

How to Make Gorgeous Tabletop Terrain for Less than $15

<i>On The Geek & Sundry Painters Guild, host Will Friedle (who is new to the hobby) is joined by veteran hobbyists who show him the ins and outs of</i> …

Geek

The Top Secret RPG Comes In From The Cold With A New World Order

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> was a hit phenomenon in the late 1970s that spawned several imitators, offshoots, and similar designs. Most of these games focused …

How D&D Beyond brings Gary Gygax’s role-playing game into the digital age

The toolset launches on August 15th<p>In March, Wizards of the Coast announced at PAX East that it would be bringing the traditional pen-and-paper role-playing game <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> into the digital age with a new tool: <i>D&D</i> Beyond.<p>Wizards of the Coast describes <i>D&D</i> Beyond as a “digital toolset” for …

Dungeons and Dragons Enters the 21st Century

When you think about a night of Dungeons and Dragons, you probably think of a bunch of your friends packed into a basement, nommin’ on pizza and …

More people are playing D&D online than ever before

Data from the Roll20 app is hard evidence of the game’s incredibly successful 5th edition<p>It seems like Dungeons & Dragons, the granddaddy of role-playing games, has come through its transition to a millennial audience with flying colors. The team at Wizards of the Coast tells Polygon that one of …

Explore DM-Less Dungeons With The Expedition Card Game

<i>Join Dave & Molly and a panel of creatives as they work along with audience chat to write and finalize a short sketch during the show’s two-hour run</i> …

Sagas of Sundry-Inspired Techniques for Spookifying Your Tabletop

How does Ivan Van Norman make every episode of Sagas of Sundry so absorbing, nerve-racking, and downright creepy? He uses a number of techniques on …

Fantasy Flight Games Announces Legacy of Dragonholt Board Game

Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new board game set in the world of <i>Runebound</i>. <i>Legacy of Dragonholt</i> is the first in this new series which will use …

5 Must-Have Miniature Painting Tools from the Cosmetics Aisle

<i>On The Painter’s Guild, host Will Friedle (who is new to the hobby) is joined by veteran hobbyists who show him the ins and outs of painting minis.</i> …

Comment on Top 10 2 Player Board Games by André Nilsson

@Ken and other MTG fans. I’ve played MTG for about 20 years (since 1994) and competitively, and in early 2014 i made the switch to Netrunner. Since …

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Top Board Games of the 2000s

Remarkably, traditional board games are thriving even as electronic games become more and more sophisticated. Today's board games are better and more …

How to Avoid Outbreaks in the Pandemic Board Game

Pandemic is a cooperative game, which means you won't have to defeat any of the other players at your table because they're all on your team.<p>That's …