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The Math Behind Bribing People in Sheriff of Nottingham

<i>Sheriff of Nottingham</i> is a fun game of bluffing and bribery that turns even the best of us into conniving, black market merchants. The crux of the …

'Secret Hitler' game turns your friends into Liberals and Fascists

One of the fastest-funded Kickstarters of the year dropped this week, and it's a board game unlike any other you've seen. A board game that may, in …

Miami Dice 180 - Pandemic Legacy

Games Can Make You a Better Strategist

Play has long infused the language of business: we talk of players, moves, end games, play books and so on. And now we hear often about the “gamification” of work—using elements of competition, feedback and point scoring to better engage employees and even track performance. Even so, actual games …

Z-Man Games Teases Pandemic Legacy Still More

In March 2015, I posted a long preview of <b>Pandemic Legacy</b>, a design by Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau that Z-Man Games and licensing publishers will …

The Networks Preview

Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. I watch TV. Like a lot …

The Best 2 Player Board Games

Quick games, competitive, and co-operative.<p><i>IGN is now covering board games new and old every week! If you enjoy these articles, let us know! Note</i> …

Game Preview: Star Trek: Five-Year Mission, or Sometimes You Don't Make It Past Three Years

One of the advantages (for me) of the Origins Game Fair and Gen Con taking place so close to one another is that coverage of one convention can serve …

Stop Reading This and Go Build Your Own Board Game

Jordan Goddard is a first-time board game designer from Carmel, Ind. Together with his partner, Mandy Moulin, he recently created and received Kickstarter backing for Collapse, a post-apocalyptic card game. Goddard tells Popular Mechanics why it's never been easier to build your own game and walks …

Pandemic Moving to iPhone, D&D 5E Coming to Fantasy Grounds and more... | iOS Board Games

David Neumann<p>United States<br>Whitefish Bay<br>Wisconsin<p>In life you have to do a lot of things you don't f*cking want to do. Many times, that's what the f*ck …

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Evolution' Expansion Takes 'Flight'

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>It’s getting crowded down here on the ground: not only are there carnivores trying to hunt you down, but there’s so much …

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Cryptozoic to Add Watchmen to DC Comics DBG, Batman to Fluxx & Cake to Portal

• Following the 2015 GAMA Trade Show, Cryptozoic Entertainment posted a recap of its activities at the show, noting that mere days after shipping out</i> …

Battleborn Legacy

Battleborn Legacy is a 2-4 player fantasy strategy game of area control and resource management that takes around 2 to 3 hours to play.<p>At the start …

Game Preview: Pandemic Legacy, or Goodbye, Mumbai

On March 12, 2015, Z-Man Games announced that as of that date it had received preorders for 52,000 copies of <b>Pandemic Legacy</b>, its Spiel 2015 release …

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Legendary Metal Coins

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Lots of games require that you deal with fake coins. A few favorites in my house include <i>Small World</i>, <i>Camel Up</i>, <i>7 Wonders</i>, <i>Tokaido</i> …

Designer Preview: Pandemic: State of Emergency

by Tom Lehmann<b>Pandemic: State of Emergency</b> expands <i>Pandemic</i> with five new roles, seven new events, and three new challenges. It is compatible with</i> …

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New Game Round-up: Recon for Arctic Scavengers, Rewind 20th Century Railroad Growth & Repos Releases in 2015

• Despite much doubt about the issue since it released a new edition of Robert K. Gabhart's deck-building game <i>Arctic Scavengers</i> in 2013, it turns out …

Timeline: American History – card game review

<b>Timeline: American History</b> – card game review<br>This post is from The Board Game FamilyThe latest game in the Timeline card game series.If you’re …

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The Next Great American Game Movie Review

Last year we brought to your attention a Kickstarter campaign called Adventures in Tabletop. This project was looking for funding to developer a …

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Crowdfunding Round-up: Fruit, Cops, Goblins, Magicians and Ferris Wheels, or All Things Found in W. Eric's Bedroom!

Apparently I missed posting anything in January 2015, yet SOMEHOW Kickstarter managed to generate funds without my help. What's more, while I know a …