Brad Grier

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Siri’s Not Even the Best iPhone Assistant Anymore

Apple’s Siri may not be the most capable voice assistant, or the most beloved. In the race to dominate the next generation of interfaces, though, …

Siri

Floigan Bros. DLC Released!

It's been 16 years since the game's release but for the first time ever, all 12-months of timed DLC for Visual Concept's Floigan Bros. has been …

How to Host a Game Night

Concordia was our most-played game night game in 2016. There’s an open seat if you want to join us.In February 2016 I started a weekly game night. I …

Productivity

Collectors Hardwood Catan Board

My name is Tyler, I’m an artist, a marine, and a huge gaming nerd. I’d like to share with you my story on how our family business began crafting …

Settlers of Catan

No Man’s Sky gets the full-featured Photo Mode it so richly deserves

Capture the beauty of a near-infinite universe with these new tools.<p>Back when <i>No Man's Sky</i> was first released last year, we noted how a focus on …

PlayStation 4

Monkey Island (or, How Ron Gilbert Made an Adventure Game That Didn’t Suck) The Digital Antiquarian

Shortly after completing <i>Maniac Mansion</i>, his first classic graphic adventure, Ron Gilbert started sketching ideas for his next game. “I wanted to do …

Adventure Games

The best board games of 2016

The Board Game Geek community weighs in on the best of the best<p>Over the past few years the team at Board Game Geek has grown to become a powerful force in the tabletop space. It boasts an exhaustive database on games, both new and old, that is constantly refreshed by its well-informed community. …

Board Games

Declining adult coloring book sales challenge bookselling's recovery

The unexpected success of adult coloring books was a huge boon to booksellers, going from a standing start to $90M in sales in 2015, and bringing …

Lego announces "Women of NASA" minifigs

Last year, MIT News editor Maya Weinstock submitted her Women of NASA minifigures design to LEGO Ideas. LEGO has just approved the idea and laster …

5ive: King's Court

A game where alliances are useless, and compassion is for the weak. Complete your King's Court and assume dominion over your gaming table!<p>5ive is a …

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 …

Board Games

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 …

Government

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 …

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 …

Mobile Marketing

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 …

End of Empire: 1744-1782

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

European History

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 …

Game Development

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 …

Board Games

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 …

Painting

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