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Lesser Known Games By Great Designers: Part One

There are designers out there that are well known for a specific title. When you hear their name, you immediately picture that game. But, designers …

Great Games from the Gathering

Every year a handful of lucky people get to travel to Niagara Falls to take part in Alan R. Moon’s Gathering of Friends. It’s a convention that …

Fantasy Flight Previews Saw’s Renegades Expansion For X-Wing

The Rebels are on their way to getting two new ships for the<i> X-Wing Miniatures Game</i>. In this case, it’s some more refits and repaints in the form of …

These Board Games Give 'Fortnite' A Run For Its Money

Over the years I’ve tried out hundreds of board games with my family. We still go back to well known favourites like Carcassonne and Settlers of Catan. However, there are some more recent games starting to become firm favourites.<p>Recently, I’ve returned to our big board game cupboard looking for …

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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> …

The 50 Best New Board Games

Order a pizza, invite over one to three friends, and try out the best new board games.<p>Sure, the classic board games like Monopoly, Risk, and Battleship are still great fun. But the number of new games has exploded in the last several years as designers dream up space adventures, deck-building …

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The Best Two Player Games You Don’t Know About

There were over <i>2,000</i> board games released last year. Keeping up with everything is impossible, and it’s easy to miss some hidden gems amidst the sea …

The rise and rise of tabletop gaming

It’s a bright Thursday morning in Oxford, and the Thirsty Meeples cafe on Gloucester Green market is thrumming with activity. As we sit at a sun-warmed window table, the maitre d’, Gareth, introduces himself and presents a list of recommendations.<p>First, he suggests Forbidden Desert. It is not a …

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Get Casual, Hardcore, and War Games With TableTop Monthly

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>So you or your geeklets have decided that you need to get into tabletop or miniature gaming; problem is, there is a metric ton …

Board Games That Are Super Fun to Play Solo

There’s something about the sound of dice rolling, the feeling of moving pieces around a board, and the feel of cards in your hand that make board …

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2015 Board Game Award Winners

Recently we announced the nominees for our 3rd Annual Board Game Awards. We do this every year to highlight some truly amazing games in an age where …

One of the best board games ever made is now live on Steam

Twilight Struggle is out now, and it is worth your time<p>Long before <i>Pandemic: Legacy</i> rocketed up the charts at Board Game Geek, there was another "best" board game of all time, and now it's playable on Steam.<p><i>Twilight Struggle</i>, the complex strategic wargame chronicling the entire Cold War, went live …

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How to Make Rissole Potatoes | Buttery Fried Baby Potatoes

Table for two: Our favorite two-player board games

Hack a server, build a farm, and command a swarm of insects with a friend.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our …

SANTORINI ~ Learn it in 30 seconds, play it for life!

Shipping to "Worldwide" areas outside Canada, USA, Australia and EU may result in additional duty / taxes. We suggest you have a good understanding …

Handcrafted Dice Trays

We have spent the last year perfecting the production of these dice trays and are excited to bring them to Kickstarter. Thanks for having a …

A D&D History Tour Of Lake Geneva

10 Tips To Improve the Way You Teach Board Games

We all love new board games! Opening up a game as an adult is similar in many ways to the sensory thrill of opening up a new toy as a child. It’s …

How to Teach Someone a Boardgame in 6 Easy Steps

<i>by Brian Benoit</i><p>I love to learn new games. I love it. Except when I don’t. As a matter of fact, my initial like or dislike for a new game is based …

A Star Destroyer on your table: Ars reviews all three Star Wars miniatures games

Ars Cardboard reviews the Star Wars miniatures games X-Wing, Armada, & Imperial Assault.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our new weekend look at tabletop …

'Star Wars' Board Games Ranked

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Ben Guarino</b><p>A long time ago, somebody scrawled out a trilogy about an assassin named Mara Jade who tracked down Luke Skywalker but, in a twist that blew at least one 13-year-old mind, ended up marrying him. Does Disney care? You mean about books? Not a …

Meet the UK's Most Obsessive Board Game Collectors

One has over 2,700 board games in his house, and estimates the collection is worth over $125,000.<p>Board games are big business. Geek culture has gone mainstream through the painfully trite filter of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>. Suppressed memories of endless, bitter games of Monopoly have been transformed …

The 10 Essential Gateway Boardgames for Converting Non-Gamers

Although the term has become extremely common in the boardgaming world, a gateway boardgame may need a bit of a definition for this list to make much …

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How to Stock Your Fridge

Solve the Mystery or the Universe Dies in the Great Scifi Game Chaosmos

<i>Chaosmos</i> is a race to find a mysterious artifact that could stave off the end of the universe while other alien artifact hunters try to track you …

10 Tabletop RPGs for Beginners

You may have heard about the newest edition of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> that came out late last year. Perhaps you thought you were interested in trying it, …

Machi Koro Review

Lately, we’ve been seeing an influx of games first published in Japan. The Land of the Rising Sun seems to be putting out some really interesting …