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'Root' Could Become the Next Big Tabletop Board Game

Tabletop game enthusiasts are drooling over <i>Root</i>, a soon-to-be released board game that pits four different factions with wildly different goals in a</i> …

Board Games

This Woman 'Enrolled' In Student Loan Forgiveness -- And Then Learned This

Mary Carroll has spent her career in public service.<p>Like many public servants, in exchange for her public service for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, she intended to benefit from public service loan forgiveness for her federal student loans.<p>Carroll, now 39 and living in …

College & University

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

A giant list of cool games from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most …

Board Games

Guide: How to make a tabletop game

July 26, 2018<p>Where do game ideas come from?<p><b>Finding inspiration in the real world</b><p>There are infinite ways you might stumble upon a great game idea, but …

Brandon Sanderson Hears 'Call to Adventure'

'The Stormlight Archives' Adapted For Brotherwise Games' Rune Adventure System

Board Games

Gen Con 2018 Recap

Another year, another Gen Con in the books. The 2018 edition of the Best Four Days In Gaming found the Board Game Quest crew reunited for to play new …

Board Games

The best new board games from Gen Con 2018

Truly something for everyone ... even The Dude<p>What I love most about Gen Con, the nation’s largest tabletop gaming convention, is the vendor floor. Literally hundreds of developers and publishers are on hand from all over the world, each one looking to draw the discerning eye of more than 60,000 …

Board Games

Do Your Worst in This New Disney Villains Board Game (Exclusive)

Start practicing your over-the-top evil laughter, because Disney and Wonder Forge want you to be the best worst villain you can be with their new …

What is a backdoor Roth IRA?

In late 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, changing several features of the tax code.<p>The standard deduction increased to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly for seniors. For high income earners, the new tax law allows a backdoor approach that enables …

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some …

The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …

The 25 Best Board-Game Mobile Apps

The current golden age of tabletop gaming has also led to a similar surge in apps that adapt board games to tablets and phones, with new ones …

Charterstone: Hot new “legacy” boardgame takes time to find its way

A solid game is in here—if you can get to it.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Terraforming Mars digital is a quick-playing alternative to tabletop

Terraforming Mars was one of my favorite board games of 2016. It’s a game of interesting scope with a lot of viable strategies—from ultra-focused …

United Nations

How Teach Your Game-Averse Friends to Play (and Love) Games

<i>We’re counting down the days International Tabletop Day 2018, happening this year on April 28th! As we get closer to the big day, we’ll be looking at</i> …

Board Games

Flash Point: Fire Rescue kicks in the door on Steam

Flash Point: Fire Rescue is a fantastic co-op board game that just made its way onto Steam. Think about a tactical maneuvering game like XCOM, but …

XCOM

Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …

Medicine

Visit from the Rhine Valley

You have new visitors! This expansion for Viticulture provides you with a new set of 80 visitors cards, which focus less on victory points and more …

Amazon sets eye-popping price tag for The Lord of the Rings series

Amazon is going to have to sell a lot of stuff to pay for its proposed TV series based on <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>.<p>Reuters has acquired internal …

The best board games of 2017, as chosen by the Board Game Geek community

The largest global community of tabletop fans weighs in<p>The members of Board Game Geek, the largest online community of board game fans, have selected the winners of the 2017 Golden Geek Awards. This year the big winner is <i>Gloomhaven</i>, the diceless dungeon crawler.<p>Other award-winning titles include <i>The</i> …

Northgard Demands That You Take Winter Seriously

<i>Northgard</i> is a different kind of strategy game. It is about map control, sure, and there are resources to be gathered and enemies to defeat. In many …

Should I Buy This?

Most people reading this blog probably have a game acquisition problem, in that they’re really good at acquiring new games. Board games can get to be …

13 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about politics

If you feel like you want to binge on some Netflix documentaries but broaden your knowledge of politics at the same time, we've got you covered.<p>Netflix has an array of political documentary shows and films — many of which are among some of the best ever made.<p>The documentaries on the platform will …

Roger Stone

Omega-3s Aren’t So Great For Your Heart After All

Omega-3s were supposed to protect us all from heart disease and other health problems, but it’s taken some time for the evidence to catch up with the …

‘The Grimm Forest’ is a Delightful Cutthroat Family Game

<i>We love tabletop games here at Geek & Sundry, and we love to showcase the best games out there. If you want to stay tuned into what’s new and</i> …

NASA finds possible evidence of water on Mars

Mars is a big, dusty, dry ball of rock, sand and dust … we think. Believe it or not, despite the fact that NASA has several rovers on the Red Planet, …

Steal These Genius Budget Travel Hacks From Redditors

Nothing breeds ingenuity like a tight budget.<p>The people of Reddit recently convened to discuss the “silliest” thing they’ve ever done to avoid paying …

Opinion: Asmodee Has Become the Disney of Board Games

A major board game legend closed its doors recently, and we’re left with important questions as to why.<p>On February 9, 2018, board game publisher …