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Big Trouble in Little China: The Game now available to pre-order

Everything Epic and Flipside have announced that they are now accepting pre-orders for the upcoming board game <b>Big Trouble in Little China: The Game</b>, …

Classic Board Game Betrayal at House on the Hill Is Heading to the World of Dungeons & Dragons

Houses on hills full of creepy horrors that gnaw away at your mind, body, and very soul are <i>so</i> out. Why explore a mere house when you could explore …

Board Games

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence will beat humans at 'everything' by 2030

The performance of humans’ puny brains will be outmatched by computers within just 13 years, billionaire Elon Musk has claimed.<p>The Tesla and SpaceX founder said that artificial intelligence will beat us at just about everything by 2030.<p>He made the comments on Twitter, where he was responding to a …

Don’t Be A Snob: 3 Easy Tips To Get Others Into Hobby Games

“Hey, we’re having a board game party. We’re thinking maybe <i>Monopoly</i> and <i>Charades</i>. You in?” When you find yourself invited to such a gathering, your …

Google's AI Can Now Translate Between Languages It Wasn't Taught to Translate Between

AI of “Interlingua”<p>Neural networks are machines and algorithms developed to behave like the human brain—but a development from Google Translate shows …

Two Player Starter Set for Guild Ball Coming Soon

Two Player Starter Set for Guild Ball Coming Soon<p>/ October 7, 2016 at 1:05 PM / Tabletop Games, Tabletop News<p>In a recent email announcement, tabletop …

Board Games

Tesla introduces less expensive Model S 60 and 60D variants

With public attention still focused on the Model 3, Tesla is reshuffling the Model S lineup once again. After adding a 75-kilowatt battery pack option for the electric car, Tesla is bringing back the 60kWh pack option it discontinued last year.<p>Tesla will offer both rear-wheel drive Model S 60 and …

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

The mobile revolution is over. Get ready for the next big thing: Robots

What's next? Robots.<p>But not the way you think.<p>The robot revolution won't be characterized by white plastic desk lamps following you around asking questions in a creepy little-girl voice, like I saw at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. That might be a part of it, but a small …

Apple vs Google: The battle of the beacons

Smartphones don't just connect to nearby cell phone towers. Proximity beacon technology has been around a few years in the form of Apple's iBeacon, …

Intimate And Interruptive: Designing For The Power Of Apple Watch

To help recalibrate our thinking as we all take on the new device, I would like to share a few of the <b>big realizations that our team encountered</b> on …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

X-Wing Academy: Things Every X-Wing Player Should Know

Sometimes it the simple things that get overlooked. Time to go back to the Academy and brush up on X-Wing!<p><i>Welcome Rookies and Vets alike to the</i> …

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s easy to explain. Board game cafes are springing up all over the world, and investors are pouring millions into the industry.<p>But I didn’t …

Board Games

Magic: the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers Review

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The 'Game Of Thrones' Risk Board Game Will No Doubt Be As Tedious As Ever

<i>Risk: Game of Thrones Edition</i> is coming soon to a game shop near you (or, more likely, Amazon.) It’s being created by USAopoly under license from Hasbro in a partnership with HBO.<p>The <i>Risk</i> game follows the release of a <i>Game of Thrones</i> <i>Monopoly</i> board game because, hey, why not just beat the license to …

SDCC: IDW launching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adventure board game

Fresh from the announcement of a crossover with Batman, IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set to receive their own big box board game complete …

Tiny Epic Kingdoms Heroes' Call--A Single-Take Preview

Gerald Brady: not in a tech bubble — we're in a 'new Renaissance'

"The Disrobing of Christ," by Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco. REUTERS/Paul Hanna<p>There's been a lot of talk recently about whether we're in a tech bubble like the dotcom boom that led to the crash in 2000.<p>Investors and entrepreneurs can't seem to agree whether valuing businesses like Uber at …

Google’s new chatbot wants to live forever … and fix your computer

We’re at a stage in the evolution of technology where artificial intelligence is starting to become seriously smart — and seriously scary at the same …

Artificial Intelligence

New Facebook video tab will track the performance of posted movies

Facebook admins already know that video is a big traffic booster. But it’s hard to quantify.<p>Now, Facebook has announced a new videos tab in its Page Insights that will give video publishers a better sense of how well videos are actually resonating with viewers at any given time.<p>A blog post by …

What HomeKit’s commands say about the Apple lifestyle

Apple is gearing up to introduce its smarthome platform HomeKit alongside the launch of iOS 9 this fall. It will let users control smart devices like lights, door locks, and thermostats from their phones. You’ll also be able to issue voice commands to digital assistant Siri, and the company has …

Consumers Spend 85% Of Time On Smartphones In Apps, But Only 5 Apps See Heavy Use

New research on mobile behavior released today points to the growing struggle that app businesses face in establishing themselves as a must-have download on users’ smartphones. Today’s consumers are spending over 85 percent of their time on their smartphones using native applications, but the …

FreeSpace's space combat could return as a board game

FreeSpace, the space combat series created by developer Volition in the late 1990s but dormant for more than a decade, could return as a board game, if a Kickstarter campaign from FreeSpace Development Corp. succeeds.<p>The company hopes to raise $75,000 to create <i>FreeSpace Tactics</i>, an "officially …

Sales of financial crisis board game surge in UK's richest area | Reuters

LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - There will be no Christmas break from market mayhem for London’s financial elite if sales of a board game based on a banking collapse are anything to go by.<p>Market Meltdown, which has echoes of the 2008 financial crisis that led to the worst UK recession since World War …

Designing The Best Board Game On The Planet

The game ends in nuclear war only about 5 percent of the time. That’s a good thing. It gives Ananda Gupta faith in humanity.<p>The game is called …

Star

Exclusive<p>CB Box to Include Exclusive Funko POP! Two-Set<p>Latest<p>Finn vs Phasma Added to the 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Funko Pop Collection<p>Star Wars: …

Conan Board Game Surpasses Kickstarter Funding Goal

Conan The Boardbarian.<p>At the near-midpoint of its Kickstarter campaign, Monolith Games' Conan board game has blown past its initial funding …

Game of Thrones board game offers diplomacy, intrigue, and betrayal

Fans looking to get their off-season fix could do worse than setting aside a snowy Saturday for <i>A Game of Thrones: The Board Game</i><p>Game of Thrones: The …