Brad Grier

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Chinese blockbuster Cross Fire is crappy and fun -- and here's why it makes $1B a year | GamesBeat | Games

I’m jacked into the world of games. I don’t play much Destiny or League of Legends, but I know what they are. I know they make a lot of money. I understand them.

Cross Fire, however, is a game I didn’t really understand. Maybe I still don’t.

Earlier today, we reported that Chinese publisher The9 put …


2,300-Year Old Board Game Discovered in Ancient Chinese Tomb

(Photos: Chinese Cultural Relics journal)In 1974, farmers in China uncovered the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Since then archaeologists at the site …

Board Games

Stealth in Fallout 4 is like a developer-sanctioned god mode

For better or worse, you know what to expect from stealth in a Bethesda game. In Skyrim you can walk into a room, steal everything from everyone …

The Elder Scrolls

10 fun and funky modern board games to give your family a break from Monopoly

In case you missed it, board games have gotten really good recently. With so much of our lives mediated through screens, it’s refreshing and …

Board Games

With Secret Hitler, Cards Against Humanity's co-working space becomes an idea machine

For those who aren't in the know within the tabletop game community, you may have missed the launch of a strangely titled card game on Kickstarter last week called Secret Hitler. Designed to be a World War II-themed deduction game similar in ways to Werewolf and Mafia, Secret Hitler is the latest …

Cards Against Humanity

Bringing the Background Into Focus in These Stunning Photos of Birds 

Snowys And Lily Pads, 2014.© Cheryl Medow When Cheryl Medow first traveled to Africa 20 years ago, she felt privileged to be able to photograph …


A Casual Look at The Grizzled

Widely considered as the sleeper hit of Gen Con 2015, The Grizzled is a cooperative card game that uses simple ideas to effectively create an …

Multiplayer comes to Plague Inc. on PC offering rival global epidemics

Plague Inc. now has a multiplayer element that allows players to compete with one another in a quest to destroy humanity.

The original Ndemic Creations mobile game, released in 2012, tasks the player with creating a pathogen and an epidemic that spreads throughout the world. In the multiplayer …

Big History

Eight tabletop games to help you survive the holidays

We are standing on the brink of yet another holiday season, staring down the barrel of more family obligations than are perhaps medically advisable. Polygon is here for you, dear reader, with a list of potential tabletop games that could just save your life. Or at least save you from a lengthy …

Exploding Kittens

Fallout 4's blurry-vision bug has no cure, so hang on to all your save files

A rather nasty, game-breaking bug in Fallout 4 underlines why you should never delete any save files in a Bethesda Softworks role-playing game if you can ever help it. Don't be like me, girls and boys. I just lost 25 hours' worth of progress.

The bug: It's possible to develop permanently blurred …


This War of Mine is getting a board game adaptation

This War of Mine, the multiplatform wartime survival game from Poland's 11 bit studios, is coming to the tabletop. The board game will be playable straight out of the box without any familiarity with the rules and also utilize a companion app.

Michael Oracz, the designer of Neuroshima Hex, will …

Board Games

Spilled beer on my keyboard and entered a free roaming dimension

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Extinct Squash Revived from Seeds Stored for 800 Years in a Clay Pot

The Gete-okosomin squash, thought extinct, has been revived thanks to 800-year-old seeds discovered in an ancient clay pot.
Photo: Owen …

Vegetables - Paizo / Paizo Blog

We've been admittedly pretty quiet since we showed the game at Gen Con and then PAX back in August. There's been a fair bit of speculation about it. …

'FTL: Faster Than Light' soundtrack on vinyl looks out of this world

One of the direct results of folks helping Subset Games, the developers of FTL: Faster Than Light, absolutely demolish their Kickstarter goal was hiring Ben Prunty to score the game. And now thanks to iam8bit you'll soon be able to listen to it on the best sounding format possible: vinyl. The two LP …

The Princess Bride: As You Wish Game Review

The Basics:

For ages 8 and up (publisher suggests 10+)
• For 2 to 6 players
• Approximately 30 minutes to complete

Geek Skills:

Counting & Math
• Logical & …

'Pandemic' Board Game Proves Infectious

When the post-Thanksgiving dinner board games come out, one Word You'll Hear could be: Pandemic Legacy. That's a hot new board game where players team up to contain epidemics worldwide. Designer Rob Daviau talks about why Pandemic Legacy has become so popular since its October …

Board Games

Hoverboard: massive, mysterious XKCD game (with a hidden story?)

Sgt Crispy writes, "XKCD creator Randall Munroe, has made a spiffy little hoverboard game. Looks to be small, however, when you realize that …


'Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade' Review - Free to Play, Pay to Blade

Another day, another Warhammer game. But Pixel Toys' Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade [Free] seemed promising not just because Apple showed it off with 3D …

War Hammer

iDixit iPad Review

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Gift Ideas For The Board Game Lover In Your Life

Finding something for the board game enthusiast in your life can often be a challenge. Our shelves are full of games, and it’s hard to determine what …

Board Games

Ticket punched: Ticket to Ride update lands, Pocket version affected as well

One of us. One of us.

Ticket to Ride received it’s major 2.0 update today changing the formerly iPad-only app into a Universal one. It also added …


‘Fallout 4’ and the Great American Uranium Rush

I notice the song somewhere north of Diamond City. I’m working my way back to Sanctuary Hills and had just killed a feral ghoul. The radio blares to …

Liguria: Pimp my Cathedral

Pairs well with: Grog for your long sea voyage.
Traitor Rating: 2/10 daggers in the back.

Board-gamers are a picky lot. Contrary to popular belief, …


Steam Getting Rid Of Flash And Daily Sales

[Update] This change may take effect as early as the Autum Sale which starts from late November.

[Update 2] Corroborated here.

[Update 3] Many users …


And this blade you cannot change: Warhammer 40K: Freeblade releasing today

Say hello to my little friend.

If you watched this September’s Apple event, I’m sorry. I mean, from a gaming standpoint, the highlight was watching …

War Hammer

When Megadungeons ruled Dungeons & Dragons

In the early 70s, as Gary Gygax developed Dungeons & Dragons, he played the game seven times a week. He wrote, “As I worked at home, I did not schedule …

Dungeons and Dragons