Brad Grier

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20 Board Game Makers Chime In: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Board Game”

Do you remember how excited you felt with that initial idea of: “Hey! I should make my own board game!” What would you say to yourself now that you …

Cards Against Humanity co-creator sends a copy of his Secret Hitler game to every U.S. senator

The people behind popular party game Cards Against Humanity have long been known for stunts, including crowdfunding the digging of a hole, selling …

The Pioneer of Graphic Adventure Games Was a Woman

“You are in the front yard of a large abandoned Victorian house. Stone steps lead up to a wide porch.”<p>That’s how the first home computer game to …

Game Development

Illustrator/raconteur/possibly a secret agent Darren Calvert asked me to write up West End Games/D6 roleplaying game stats to accompany his portraits of the heroes of Rogue One.

Why the Halo Movie Failed to Launch

The Master Chiefs left the offices of Creative Artists Agency around midday on June 6, 2005 in a fleet of limo vans. In their green, red and blue …

New MacOS virus uses old Windows tricks to get into your laptop

While Mac malware tends to be a rather rare occurrence, Ars Technica reports security researchers have discovered two separate, new macOS viruses that rely on old Windows tricks to get into your laptop and steal your data.<p>One of the attacks, documented by software firm Objective-See, exploits an …

Malware

This year’s Call of Duty will go ‘back to its roots’

Is a return to World War II really happening?<p>This year’s entry in the Call of Duty series sounds like it will take a different approach than last year’s entry, <i>Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare</i>, and alter the trajectory of the franchise over the past few years. In an earnings release today, publisher …

PlayStation

Two-Player Board Game Flowchart - Card Kingdom

We made a flowchart for figuring out which two-player game to choose so folks can stop arguing over what to play and start arguing over who gets to …

4 Women in Tabletop You Need To Know

It’s 2017, and the world has changed. We’ve moved past the notion of female gamers being <i>unicorns</i>, or that games are just made by guys for guys. Women …

Why Our Super Bowl Ad Failed

This weekend, Cards Against Humanity purchased an ad during the Super Bowl, the most-watched American television broadcast of the year, reaching …

NFL

Image of Saturn's moon Mimas taken from the Cassini spacecraft

Zin Zin Ninks - Fan made charcter for Imperial Assault

Important Announcement Regarding Club Penguin on Desktop and Mobile Devices

Hello penguins,<p>As you know, over the past few years, we’ve been hard at work developing an entirely new Club Penguin experience for mobile. With this …

Microsoft

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Form of Matter: Time Crystals

Perpetual motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Science

End of Empire: 1744-1782

One of the early games in my collection was the Avalon Hill game of the American Revolution, 1776. […]

Board Games

Game developers rally against Trump’s Muslim ban

Game developers around the world are protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s order banning refugees and barring citizens from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days.<p>Leaders such as Google cofounder Sergey Brin are protesting at American …

Entertainment Industry

Made some Hoth scenery and tried out X-Wing Ground Assault - photos and half a battle report.

A friend and I decided to try out these rules to add ground troops to our x-wing games. I took some photos and wrote a sort-of report of what …

Digital board games are booming, and one company is holding an awful lot of cards

Tabletop giant is making a big push into digital in 2017<p>Tabletop publisher Asmodee has a hot hand going into 2017. This year, it hopes to further fortify their brand in the digital space. Philippe Dao, chief marketing officer for Asmodee Digital, told us that his team could have as many as 20 new …

Entertainment Industry

Star Wars Rebellion: Painting the Rebels

Post Views: 129<p>There might be less Rebel miniatures than Imperial ones in your box of <i>Star Wars: Rebellion</i>, but if you want to do a good job painting …

Art

Santorini comes to Calgary: board game launches after 31 years

Crowdfunding campaign helped Gordon Hamilton complete board game he dreamed up in 1985<p>It was a dream 31 years in the making, and after a $700,000 …

Board Games

My board game has become obsolete!

What’s old is new again with Dominion second edition.<p>It is a frustrating feature of our consumer culture, that there is always the next best thing …

Gaming

The provocative maps that tell Britain’s history

Map-making is usually considered a serious, objective endeavour. But these whimsical creations aren’t just fun – they also give surprising insight into the British psyche.<p>Maps are more than a reflection of geography. They tell us as much about ourselves – or the map-maker – as they do the place …

The most expensive board game I own. Costs more than my other board games combined, except M:TG.

http://imgur.com/a/Dl5xp - cost me around US$900, and that's after a pretty hefty discount due to the store's 100 year anniversary sale. Still …

Board Games

Redesign of a traditional Vietnamese game

Hi! My name is Khoa Ha and I’m a creative based in Orange County, California. While always looking to expand my skill set, I have industry experience …

The Story of Sega's First Console, Which Was Not The Master System

On July 15, 1983, the Famicom was released in Japan. The console, later rebranded in the West as the Nintendo Entertainment System, would go on to …

Onitama - 2 player strategic fun

Onitama is loaded with fun, 2-player battles.<p>One of the first family board games we reviewed many years ago was <b>Ninja Versus Ninja</b> – in which 2 …

Board Games

Talismouse - A Disney Version of Talisman

<i>Talisman</i> is one of the greatest and most beloved role-playing board games ever produced. Originally developed by Games Workshop and now published by …

Jackpot! Turok: Dinosaur Hunter source code discovered on an SGI Indy computer from the Acclaim bankruptcy.

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Could we finally get a real Hearthstone competitor from Magic: The Gathering?

Wizards of the Coast says it’s rethinking its approach to digital<p>Blizzard Entertainment’s digital card game <i>Hearthstone</i> has been an absurdly popular hit — to the tune of over 50 million players as of last April. While this player-friendly title has served as a perfect introduction to card games for …

The Super Retro Boy is a great remake of the original Game Boy

Dust off your old cartridges<p>Retro-bit has been remaking classic consoles for many years now, and their latest is the Super Retro Boy. It’s designed to look and feel a lot like the original Nintendo Game Boy — and pretty much nails it. The prototype I played felt satisfyingly chunky and the plastic …

Nintendo