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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 …

Board Games

Doom creator John Carmack's thoughts on Steve Jobs are a must read

His musings on the late Apple co-founder are extensive, brutally honest and heartwarming all at the same time.<p>When John Carmack says something, you should probably listen. That goes double when he's talking about the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.<p>For background, John Carmack is the co-creator of …

John Carmack

God Of War PS4: Watch Conan O'Brien And Bill Hader Play The New Game

Comedian and late night TV host Conan O'Brien's "Clueless Gamer" segment is back with a new episode for Sony's newly released PlayStation 4 game God of War. O'Brien is joined by another funny person, Bill Hader, and they do a good job at making light of a serious game.<p>Part of the appeal is hearing …

Comedy

Don't have time to replay the 'God of War' trilogy? Here's a recap.

How did Kratos get here?<p>The new <i>God of War</i> picks up many years after a trilogy that kicked off in 2005. Kratos has a new home. A wife and child. A …

The Best Family Board Games on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

<i>Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try</i> …

Looking Back On Xenogears, 20 Years Later

Although these it's not mentioned as often today as some of its contemporaries, Xenogears is nevertheless a cult-classic RPG. Released in 1998 for the original PlayStation by the company then known as Squaresoft, Xenogears set the stage for a series of games that continues today, two decades …

Gaming

How to Introduce Your Kid to Dungeons & Dragons

Once upon a time, I was a wizard named Gandalf. It is an unimaginative moniker, admittedly, but it came from a tween who just finished reading the</i> …

‘Escape the Dark Castle’ Delivers a Light RPG Experience in 15 Minutes

<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> …

How To Get Organized And Be A Better Miniature Painter in 2018

<i>Geek & Sundry Painters Guild is our show where host Will Friedle goes on a journey to learn how to paint miniatures. Last season, he learned basic</i> …

Kenny Florian and Michael Bisping hand out their end of the year UFC awards | UFC Tonight

Fight of the Year? Knockout of the Year? The UFC Tonight crew recaps a wild 2017 and hands out their end-of-the-year awards.

Michael Bisping

How 'Samurai Jack' Returned to TV and Ended in the Most Brutal Way Possible

<i>This article contains spoilers for the fifth season of Samurai Jack.</i><p>Samurai Jack was never designed strictly for kids, so when director and series …

Anime

The Story of D&D Part One: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

<i>To catch you up on the history of Dungeons & Dragons, your nerdmates at Geek & Sundry are providing you with this handy-dandy series of stories on</i> …

This $40 Device Adds Gigabit Ethernet to Your House Without Having to Install Anything

Even if you have fastest Wi-Fi, wired internet connections yield much faster streaming speeds, and allow you to watch your programs without …

Here’s a 90-second recap of all the lore in Assassin’s Creed Origins

There’s a lot of ground, and time, to cover<p>Condensing the lore spanning 10 AAA-games in a series now a decade old into a single minute (or two) might be an unreasonable expectation. But the YouTube channel LORE accepts the challenge with <i>Assassin’s Creed Origins</i>, which launched on Friday.<p>Snipping …

Nintendo’s officially licensed Monopoly Zelda and Mario games drop to $20

Toys R Us has both the Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. Monopoly board games on sale for <b>$19.99 each</b>. Shipping is free on orders of $29 or more. These games normally fetch around $30, with this discount being $5 below Toys R Us’ normal MSRP. Both games have great reviews at Zelda received 4.5/5 …

Retrogaming

Something out of science-fiction: A short history of Dragon’s Lair

The game that wouldn’t die<p>Depending on when you were born, you might not remember <i>Dragon’s Lair</i> at all.<p>One of the very first hand-drawn video games has a stellar pedigree, and a startlingly long life, despite the fact that most people agree it’s not actually fun to play.<p><i>Dragon’s Lair</i> is a brutally …

This Dungeons and Dragons campaign has been running for 35 years

Robert Wardhaugh of London Ontario was 14 when he started a game of Dungeons and Dragons. Thirty five years later, he's dungeonmastering the same …

Dungeons and Dragons

Watch Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and Square Enix artist Kazuko Shibuya drink some wine

<b>Watch Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi and Square Enix artist Kazuko Shibuya drink some wine and play around on the SNES Classic</b>. The stream …

Intimidated by Destiny 2’s Leviathan Raid? This guide will help you conquer it

The first raid in <i>Destiny 2</i>, Leviathan, is the toughest content the game has yet made available. The hours-long multi-stage battle requires a team of …

Eve Online alliance crumbles thanks to coup, online tumult bleeds into real-world threats

5,000 players suddenly cut off from their leadership, and one potentially from his own hands<p>This time last year, the world of <i>Eve Online</i> was still reeling from a massive war that upturned the game’s balance of power. Word comes today that a major alliance at the center of that war has crumbled, …

Stuffed Fables is the dungeon crawler you can play with your kids

A board game literally played inside a children’s book<p>Jerry Hawthorne is a popular tabletop game designer known for titles like <i>Mice & Mystics</i>. He’s also a parent, and one of his dreams has always been to make a dungeon crawler-style tactics game that he could play with his kids. <i>Stuffed Fables: A</i> …

The tabletop RPG that kept Star Wars alive returns this year

The classic rulebook and sourcebook from 1987 get a new paint job<p>In 1987, Star Wars was all but dead; There were no new films or books on the horizon, Kenner had ceased production on its iconic action figures and the whole thing seemed to be just another passing fad.<p>The only thing keeping the …

Yoel Romero, Valentina Shevchenko’s Insane UFC Workouts Might Send You To The Gym

1,111<p>LAS VEGAS — If you didn’t already know this, UFC fighters might be some of the world’s most well-conditioned athletes.<p>Case in point: Yoel Romero …

Inside this Mysterious White Box Contains the Makings of Your Own Game

Are you obsessed with learning about game mechanics? Have you tinkered with making your own game? Well, this Kickstarter project should excite you …

Watch ‘Mayweather Vs. McGregor’ Sports Science Video Breakdown!

Now that the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor superfight has become a reality, it’s officially time to overflow the combat senses and get as much …

SEED is a stealthy, high-tech incubator inside EA

Deep learning, neural networks and virtual humans<p>Today at its pre-E3 press conference, Electronic Arts announced the Search for Extraordinary Experiences Division, or SEED. It’s an internal incubator focused on cutting edge technology.<p>EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund took the stage in …

James Toney wins by TKO in boxing match billed as his last

Little did combat sports fans know they had two pay-per-view options on the night of May 13th. Choice A was UFC 211 for the usual $60 cost, while …

Boxing

A Complete Breakdown of How You Win at Catan

We could say that breaking down the play of <i>Catan</i> into algorithms and probability charts takes all the fun out. Then again, we’re discussing a game …

This Hacker Fit An Entire RetroPie In An Altoids Tin

A few months ago, [wermy] built the mintyPi, a Raspberry Pi-based gaming console that fits inside an Altoids tin. It’s amazing — there’s a composite …

Raspberry Pi

Join Us For 18 Hours of Twilight Imperium 3

<i>Twilight Imperium 3</i> is a big, giant, sprawling, board game that exemplifies the word epic. We wrote about why it’d be a great game to play all day on …