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Review: Founders of Gloomhaven groans beneath its own weight

There's a good board game buried deep beneath this finicky city-builder.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our …

How a CEO fiddled while beloved board game Glory to Rome crashed and burned

Over five years after the company collapsed, fans continue to reprint this cult classic.<p>I remember exactly where I was the first time I played <i>Glory</i> …

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Azul board game review

It’s hard for an abstract strategy game to make its way in this world.<p>The masses clamor for board games dripping with theme. Like with movies and …

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Board games: Ticket to Ride New York and Decrypto

Ticket to Ride: New York<p><b>2-4 players, 15 minutes, ages 8+, £19.99<br>Designer: Alan R Moon</b><p>Railway route-building game Ticket to Ride is one of the biggest board-gaming hits of the 21st century. Released in 2004, it casts players as travellers competing to complete epic journeys by steam train, and over …

60,000 board gamers, one convention hall: Gen Con 2018 in pictures

Four days of gaming, cosplay, and fun.<p>This past weekend, we stormed downtown Indianapolis with 60,000 other tabletop gamers to attend the biggest …

The best new board games from Gen Con 2018

Truly something for everyone ... even The Dude<p>What I love most about Gen Con, the United States’ largest tabletop gaming convention, is the vendor floor. Literally hundreds of developers and publishers are on hand from all over the world, each one looking to draw the discerning eye of more than …

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Journey Backwards In Time Again To the Medieval World of DARK TOWER

Ever since Restoration Games started, there have been a plethora of comments, suggestions, and requests for the next game to restore. Though a newer …

The Mind: Most polarizing card game of the year?

Though up for "Game of the Year," some question whether it's a game at all.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out …

Instant Pot Tex-Mex Beef Stew

From:<p>Level: Easy<p>Total: 1 hr 15 min<br>• Active: 30 min<p>Yield: 4 to 6 servings<p>1 tablespoon chili powder<p>2 teaspoons ground cumin<p>1 teaspoon ground coriander<p>1/2 …

Review: Azul, board game of the year?

A modern "classic" is born.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at …

A quick look at the nominees for 2018’s “Board Game of the Year”

The Spiel des Jahres jury announces prize on Monday.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming …

Altiplano review: A brain-tickling board game about… alpacas

Review: A heavy design meets whimsical cardboard art.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board …

WATCH: Game The Game – Coup (Playthrough)

<i>Each week, Game the Game host Becca Scott is joined by amazing guests to breaks out the hottest, newest, and best board games to play!</i><p>Bribing their …

Customize Fleets Of Ships With A Roll Of The Dice In ‘Space Base’

<i>Love board games? So do we! Join Becca Scott as she breaks down the best the games in the industry! New episodes air every Tuesday with How to Play</i> …

Charterstone: Hot new “legacy” boardgame takes time to find its way

A solid game is in here—if you can get to it.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming …

WATCH: How to Play – Carcassonne

<i>Join host Becca Scott as she breaks out some of the best boardgames the industry has to offer every week here on Geek & Sundry!</i><p>This week, Becca’s …

‘Ascension’ Designer Challenges Gamers to Master the ‘Shards of Infinity’

<i>Love tabletop games? So do we! Join Becca Scott where she breaks out fantastic board games on How To Play and Game the Game every week here on Geek &</i> …

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Dinosaur Island review: Get Jurassic on your theme park!

Grow your own dinos from frozen DNA in this hot new strategy game.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our …

3 Games That Are Great Day-Long Events For International Tabletop Day

<i>We’re counting down the days International Tabletop Day 2018, happening this year on April 28th! As we get closer to the big day, we’ll be looking at</i> …

It’s Time to Face Vul-Kar Once Again and Return to Fireball Island!

<i>Love board games? So do we! Join host Becca Scott here on Geek & Sundry for Game the Game, where she breaks out the best games in tabletop and plays</i> …

Take the Black in ‘A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch’

<i>We love tabletop games here at Geek & Sundry, and we love to showcase the best games out there. If you want to stay tuned into what’s new and</i> …

Ticket to Ride Map Collection: United Kingdom & Pennsylvania board game review

More Ticket to Ride goodness!Ticket to Ride is one of the most popular modern family board games in the world today.It was first published in 2004 …

10 Years of Saving The World: A Look at the Pandemic Family of Games

<i>We’re counting down the days International Tabletop Day 2018, happening this year on April 28th! As we get closer to the big day, we’ll be looking at</i> …

Spirit Island review: Finally, an anti-colonialist board game

Like Pandemic, but people are the disease.<p>A side effect of Euro-style board games’ preoccupation with European history as a theme is that many such …

Sail a 3D Ship in the Stunning Real-time Co-op Game ‘A Tale of Pirates’

<i>We love tabletop games here at Geek & Sundry, and we love to showcase the best games out there. If you want to stay tuned into what’s new and</i> …

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You Won’t Strike Out With These 3 Baseball-Themed Board Games

<i>We love tabletop games here at Geek & Sundry, and we love to showcase the best games out there. If you want to stay tuned into what’s new and</i> …

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What's new in the world of tabletop gaming?

<i>I've been getting a lot of review copies of games sent to me lately, so I thought, periodically, I'd share some of what looks interesting and fun to</i> …

The best of Mayfair Games, from Catan to Vegas

Remembering Mayfair’s 20 years in the board game industry<p>Mayfair Games, the American publisher of classic board games including the massively popular <i>Settlers of Catan</i> series, is shutting down. The company announced last week that it would be closing its doors after 20 years in the industry.<p>Board …

Rising Sun—A cerebral board game of conquest, diplomacy, and betrayal

Don't expect a history lesson; do expect a good board game.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board …

The Best Deck-Building Board Games

Card games are awash with deck-building mechanics. Here are the best of the best.<p>Board games have been around for thousands of years. So when a …

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