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Game Of Thrones tabletop game is smaller, but just as bloody

If you’ve ever looked on with envy at the seeming ease with which George R.R. Martin lays waste to countless inhabitants of his carefully-constructed …

TV Series

D&D is getting an official app for traditional tabletop play

Whether you’ve been playing <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> for decades or are just starting to get into the tabletop role-playing game, you’ll be happy to know that a new mobile app is on the way to save you some paperwork.<p>D&D Beyond, which is set to arrive in beta this summer, is being designed to allow …

Board Games

Game Of Lulz: The Best Memes From The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season Six Finale

At 69 minutes long, this week’s season six finale of <i>Game of Thrones</i> was the longest episode of the show ever made. And a massive episode like this deserves a massive two-part meme round up as well, so we scoured the internet for the funniest creations made by you, the viewers. With 8.89 million …

The Best Board Gaming Instagram Accounts

A lot goes into board game production, and the artwork is the icing on the cake that really adds an extra layer of immersion. These Instagram …

Flip The Board: Tabletop Simulator Adds Vive Support

Imagine playing a boardgame that actually allows you to reach toward the cardboard and plastic with your hands, or a virtual representation thereof. …

Virtual Reality

Fantasy Flight Games Previews The Scourge From The Chains That Rust

<i>Descent</i> is a one-vs-many game. While most players take on the role of a hero, one gets to play as the Overlord. They’re basically the “Dungeon …

What is Interdependence in MMOs?

It seems like anywhere you turn these days, you’ll find the creators of some up and coming MMO extolling the virtues of player interdependence in …

MMOGs

Steve Jackson Games Announces Munchkin: Legends Guest Artist Edition

Legends tell of a legend that… Ok, it’s been a while since I’ve seen <i>Kung-Fu Panda</i>. Just insert those opening lines here. Also, as part of the ongoing …

11 Excellent New Gaming Projects on Kickstarter This Week

Reading Time: 1 minute<p><b>VIDEOGAMES</b><p>Oddball VR adventure game, inspired by childhood escapades in a desert town.<p>The boss with the gigantic sword-tongue …

Out of Nowhere, 'Twilight Struggle Mobile', the Port of the Award-Winning Board Game, Has Hit the App Store

Perhaps Playdek took the Cold War theme of its game a bit too seriously when it decided to stealthily unleash <i>Twilight Struggle</i> <i>Mobile</i> [$9.99 (HD)], …

App Store

Champions of Midgard

Blaze of glory<p>Champions of Midgard<p>(The board game formerly known as Defenders of Nidaros)<p>Taking on the roles of competing Viking leaders, players …

The Imperial Veterans Bring Their TIE Fighter Skills to X-Wing

Fantasy Flight Games will be bringing out a new expansion for X-Wing on June 30th, bringing Imperial players the skills of Imperial Veterans.<p>This …

GAMES NEWS! 27/06/16

Quinns: Paul, you’re just in time! I was about to test my state-of-the-art news flying machine. Climb aboard! We’ll see the whole board game hobby at …

Board Games

Fantasy Flight Games Previews Grand Inquisitor For Imperial Assault

The Jedi Order had been around for quite a long time before the Emperor decided, “well, that’s enough of that” and started working at getting rid of …

The Geekonomics Of Catan

<i>Settlers of Catan</i> (now apparently just “<i>Catan</i>”) was, at least in my perception, the first king of tabletop gaming. The award winning game is …

Take a Look at These Ancient Board Games Loved By Japan That You Ought to Know About! – Japan Info

Board games are nothing but ‘table-top’ games which are usually played according to a set of rules. They have been in many cultures and societies for …

Japan

Top Five Board Games for Negotiators and Bargainers

Negotiation games put players into direct confrontation in a way that no dudes-on-a-map game can simulate. And the players that succeed in the genre …

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Ready, Set, 'Dungeon Time'!

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>It’s <i>Dungeon Time!</i> You have five minutes to get in, find the right equipment to accomplish your missions, and get out. But …

5 Key Tips for Teaching Board Games

You’ve gotten that new game and brought it home. There it sits, in its pretty cellophane, just waiting to be played. When the time comes to put …

Fantasy Flight Games Previews The Liberty for Star Wars Armada

Well, in rather short order, we’ve gotten the preview for the Interdictor and now The Liberty for <i>Star Wars Armada</i> from Fantasy Flight Games. The MC80 …

These inventive rings can stand in for tabletop game dice

If you want to change things up during your next tabletop game or just want to stop carrying your dice everywhere, there’s a fashionable way for you …

Board Games

Lightpack 2 HDMI Smart Lighting System Launches Via Kickstarter (video)

Woodenshark has once again taken to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website to raise funds for their new Lightpack 2 smart lighting system that has been …

Gear & Gadgets

Pebble’s third Kickstarter ends with $12.8M raised, $7.5M less than last year

Smartwatch maker Pebble wrapped its third Kickstarter campaign today with $12,779,754 in preorders for the company’s upcoming products: the Pebble 2, the Time 2, a little Spotify streaming box, and a refresh to the Time Round line.<p>Pledges this year fell short of last year’s milestone of more than …

One gaming executive believes Nintendo's next console will be a huge success

It's safe to say that Nintendo doesn't have the same presence in living rooms as it used to. The Wii was the video game console of choice for people …

A week with Pokémon Go shows potential and problems

Two hopeful Pokémon masters talk the mobile game’s hits and misses<p><i>Pokémon Go</i> is the franchise’s first dedicated foray into mobile gaming. It’s an unsurprising move for the series — Pokémon has always been a handheld series, meant to make monster-collecting easy on the go. But The Pokémon Company …

Eight Video Games To Play If You're Missing 'Game of Thrones'

If you’re like me, you’re missing <i>Game of Thrones</i> already, even just a few days after its finale. Suffice to say, waiting all the way until next spring for it to return for season seven is a disappointing thought, so you’ll need something to keep your mind occupied until then.<p>I have about eight …

TV Series

Neverwinter Launches On PlayStation 4 July 19th (video)

PS4 RPG fans may be interested to know that the Dungeons & Dragons game Neverwinter will be launching on the PlayStation 4 during the middle of next …

Dungeons and Dragons

Enter to win the Playstation 4 and Uncharted 4 giveaway

The Playstation 4, one of the best-selling consoles in history, has been bundled with Uncharted 4 – one of the biggest video game hits of 2016 – in an incredible giveaway worth $399, now available on TNW Deals.<p>With over 40 million units sold, the PS4 is on the cutting edge of home entertainment, …

How high is Super Mario RPG on your personal all-time ranking list?

So, <i>Super Mario RPG</i> was re-released on Wii U yesterday, and I feel like I have to talk about it.<p>As a kid, I had no idea what I was getting into at …

Mafia III Promises An Open World That You Can Actually Change, Ever So Slightly

<i>Mafia III</i>, due out later this year on consoles and PC, has a few interesting things going for it. It’s a crime story set in a fictionalized version …

Gaming Industry