Brad Grier

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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 …

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 …

Gaming

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

Dust off your old cartridges<p>Retro-bit has been re-making 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

Unknown alien ships are ripping commanders out of hyperspace in Elite: Dangerous

Is it the long-promised Thargoids, or does something else lurk in the Pleiades?<p>After two years of teases and mysteries, something big started …

Aliens

The Griffon turns 40

SOUTH BEND — For Ken Peczkowski and Sarah Bird, running The Griffon has ceased to be a roll of the dice.<p>As proprietors of the downtown South Bend …

Gaming Conventions

The Best Board Games of the Year – Inis

<i>2016 turned out to be one of the biggest years for board games. We saw some of our favorite developers hit the shelves yet again with a couple of</i> …

Board Games

Why Photography is the Best Hobby

People have always asked me why I’m into photography. The early answer was pathetic. “I don’t know.” And the conversation would end. A few years in, …

Neat photo from start of a 4 player/400pt Epic battle last night

The “Board Game of the Year” winners have been announced

Codenames and Isle of Skye take top prizes.<p>Every summer, a jury of board game critics from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria announces its pick for …

A Time of Endings, Part 1: Cinemaware The Digital Antiquarian

<i>The computer-game industry, like most young industries, was marked by ebbs and flows. Periodically, new advances in technology, new economic</i> …

Gaming

Mayan Pyramids (5 pcs) by Roolz on Shapeways

Open your shop on Shapeways<p>You design amazing products, we'll help you<br>reach a global market. Start selling today.<p>Generate and sell real life …

Undaunted

Harry Hannah was a Spitfire pilot during the Second World War. His story is like that of so many men and women of character from that time—it is both …

High Dynamic Range, explained: There’s a reason to finally get a new TV

HDR noticeably improves content that looks washed out or flat on standard screens<p>Ever since the HDTV standard emerged in the mid-'00s, screen …

HDR Photography

Feathered dinosaur tail captured in amber found in Myanmar

<i>The newly discovered dinosaur tail was preserved in amber about 99 million years ago. One year ago, a researcher from the China University of</i> …

Everything You Need to Know About Netflix Downloads

Netflix announced today that subscribers will be able to download select movies and TV shows for offline playback. The feature had been requested by …

Entertainment

Video game developer protects 7,000-acre tract in N.C. foothills

A 7,000-acre tract in the foothills south of Marion has been permanently protected under one of North Carolina’s largest conservation easements …

Wildlife

How to be a Better Roleplayer | Player Tips

A Player’s Guide to Building on the Flow<p>Image by Boxiness<p>Recently at Nerd Sourced, we released a series on DM fundamentals for 5th edition, but this …

Five Reasons Why I Play Modern Board Games, and Why You Should Too

As I sit here at a café writing this article, a lovely scent of coffee of permeates the air. There are voices softly chattering around me, a couple …

After mastering Go, these computers are learning to play StarCraft

Earlier this year, researchers' artificial intelligence beat a human in the dazzlingly complex board game known as Go. Not just once, but four times. It was a milestone in machine learning.<p>Now, the same Google-backed researchers who designed AlphaGo have their sights set on dominating a new game: …

Computer Science

Get your ass to Mars !

Presque coup sur coup, voici trois grosses boites ocres et carrées qui nous proposent de partir pour la planète rouge. Je suis assez fier de <b>Mission</b> …

Turns out, the leader of the Commodore 64 engineering team retired to Yorktown

YORKTOWN<p>It can’t get a senior discount, but it might as well be ancient history.<p>The nearly 35-year-old hunk of machinery that emerged from a …

A Step by Step for Painting Tartan Patterns

<i>PRELUDE</i><p>54mm example piece showing the end result of this step by step.<p>If painting designs on your figures makes you nervous, taking on a tartan might …

Tutorials

Videogame publishers launch website attacking voice actors' union over strike

A coalition of videogame companies including Activision, Disney, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two have launched a website at sagaftravideogames.com …

Gaming

Apple launches new MacBook Pro laptop with Touch Bar for instant emoji

New thinner, lighter Apple laptops have Touch ID fingerprint scanners, but drop standard USB-A ports and SD card slot for four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports<p>Apple launch event as it happened<p>Apple has launched the first new version of its MacBook Pro laptop in 18 months, with a new OLED touchscreen on …

Apple News

Teaching a Game | The Best Games Are Yet To Be Made

You know this game, inside and out. It’s easy to learn, but as you’re talking you see the wrinkle forming in between their eyes. Another’s eyebrow …

Game Design

Take the Trobil to Teach Your Game Right | The Best Games Are Yet To Be Made

Chris Strain wrote one of my favorite pieces on the League, called <b>Teaching a Game</b>. I’ve referred to it several times, because I believe it is an art …

Splendor, Multiplayer Culture and Digital/Physical Boardgames

Tabletop adaptation <i>Splendor</i> earned itself four stars here when it released in 2015. That's a big score for a game without an online play option. …

Board Games

Cinemaware’s Year in the Desert

The last year of the 1980s was also the last that the Commodore Amiga would enjoy as the ultimate American game machine. Even as the low-end …

Gaming