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Racing Games Are Coming Back In A Big Way

Within the last month, some amazing racing games have released. It’s been something of a micro-renaissance. These games — <i>Wreckfest, Danger Zone 2</i>, …

Mad Max

Resource for Designers: Here's How to Get Instant Quotes for On-Demand Manufacturing

With the merger of Xometry and MakeTime, making things in America is about to get a lot easier<p>"The ease of being able to upload a part," says Josh …

Manufacturing

Scythe’s final expansion pushes tabletop gaming forward yet again

Stonemaier Games’ The Rise of Fenris sets a high bar<p>Jamey Stegmaier continues to surprise me.<p>Stegmaier is the designer of <i>Scythe</i>, a novel strategy board game released in 2016, one that is beloved by fans and critics alike. He’s set to release the third and final expansion for that game, called</i> …

Board Games

Kill Team is back, and it’s time to start paying attention to Warhammer 40,000

Games Workshop is going all-in on a low model count skirmish game<p>Today Games Workshop took the cover off <i>Warhammer</i> <i>40,000: Kill Team</i>, a brand new skirmish game set in the grim darkness of the far future. It’s the most substantial new product roll-out that I’ve seen the company make in a long time, …

Selling

X-Wing Second Edition is the best version of the classic miniatures game ever made

A streamlined ruleset plus new, poseable miniatures<p>When Fantasy Flight Games announced that it would be revamping the <i>Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game</i>, fans around the world let out a nearly audible groan. But after spending a few days with the latest version, titled simply <i>X-Wing Second Edition</i>, …

Board Games

Comment on Quick Hits: Gloomhaven Review by BishopMJD

I have played tons of fantasy board games throughout the years and I can state that Gloomhaven is probably the best tabletop I’ve ever played. Does …

Board Games

10 of Our Favorite Tabletop Games & RPGs of 2018 (So Far)

With the plethora of releases in the year so far, it’s been a busy year of playing games as we’ve sorted through the new hotness that 2018 has …

Board Games

Echo Combat is Zero-Gravity VR Combat at its Finest

Echo Combat E3 2018 Preview<p>Ready At Dawn’s latest foray into VR is the follow-up title to Lone Echo and Echo Arena. The first title of the series, …

Gaming Industry

OVERVIEW: Get Your Jurassic Park Fix with the Dinosaur Island Board Game

Children are correct: dinosaurs are really freaking cool. When I was a little kid I dreamed of being some sort of archae-paleontologist (<i>ala Indiana</i> …

Dinosaurs

Bamboo Music is a new Alexa Skill that makes learning music fun for the family

There’s a new Amazon Alexa Skill in town, and this one was created by none other than a former Amazon executive. Ian Freed previously led the Amazon …

Amazon Echo

The 5 best solo board games

Board games are a fantastic avenue for socialization. I don’t think it gets much better than sitting around a table with close friends laughing, …

PC Gaming

Quake Champions Is Free Forever If You Download It Right Now

Quake Champions hasn't launched fully just yet, but that hasn't stopped publisher Bethesda from running a series of beta tests, as well as launching it on Steam in early access. However, that early access version costs $30 in the US, despite the final game being free-to-play. [<b>Update:</b> The free play …

This Year-Old RPG About Thieves Is Already Hugely Influential – Blades In The Dark

<i>Love RPGs? So do we! Join us on Twitch and Alpha where we play (and teach you to play) all kinds of RPGs on stream for you to enjoy!</i><p><i>Blades in the …

Giant Killer Robots: Heavy Hitters: The Kotaku Review

I’ve played plenty of board games that are better than <i>GKR</i>, but I don’t think I’ve ever played one that’s <i>cooler</i> than <i>GKR</i>.<p><i>Giant Killer Robots: Heavy</i> …

Get Two Free PC Games On Steam This Weekend

Here's good news for anyone looking to save money: two PC games have gone free this weekend on Steam. This isn't one of those "free play weekend" deals where you lose access after the weekend is over, either. If you download Guns of Icarus Alliance and Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition …

Review Roundup

It’s Saturday and I’m finally playing in our second session of a <i>D&D</i> campaign that had its first one over a month ago. Tom Petty was right, the …

The 25 Best Board-Game Mobile Apps

The current golden age of tabletop gaming has also led to a similar surge in apps that adapt board games to tablets and phones, with new ones …

This Is the App That’s Converting Architects Over to Apple

Technology has changed the way many architects work. Portable touchscreen devices, along with the latest software applications, have streamlined the …

The Publisher of the ‘Tiny Epic’ Series Goes Big With ‘Heroes of Land, Air & Sea’

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

Windows 10 April 2018 update: everything you need to know

The next version of Windows 10 is finally ready to download as a free update that adds some potentially game-changing new features as well as some welcome features that bring it up to par with what you might expect from a smartphone.<p>Instead of adding tools for people creating media, as the previous …

Windows 10

4 Awesome Adventure Games for Kids to Play on International Tabletop Day

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

How to Customize the Windows 10 Power User Menu

Don't like the commands in the Power User Menu? Here's how to modify them.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Software

Review Roundup

As I type up this post ahead of its actual publication time, when you read this, I’ll be hip-deep in my new <i>D&D</i> game. At least, that’s the hope. …

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

Linux Mint announces Mintbox Mini 2 tiny desktop PC with Intel inside

Due in June, the new Mintbox moves from an AMD CPU to a rival Celeron processor, which should provide a performance boost while maintaining a similar …

Review Roundup

Ah, the blessed Saturday. What cannot be done on a day like today?<br>I’ve got several projects I’m working on, as always. Some cooking, mostly. Gonna …

Play your favorite retro games at work

The 'Internet Archive' just released their Handheld History Collection. It's chock-full of your favorite pocket LCD games from the 80's and 90's, but …

Retrogaming

Sea of Thieves review

Life as a pirate starts strong ... and then you enter the doldrums<p><i>Sea of Thieves</i> is a role-playing game in the truest sense of the phrase, and the exchange below exemplifies its highs and lows. You are a pirate. You’re not a stealthy merchant with a silver tongue or a dwarven archer. There is only …

Sea of Thieves

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> …

Board Games