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Game on! The best board games of 2016

Here's what hit our tabletops most in 2016.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games. Check out our complete board gaming coverage …

The Top Tabletop Games Of 2016

The field of board, card, miniature, and role-playing gaming continued its meteoric growth this year, exploring hundreds of innovative designs and …

The 10 Best Boardgames of 2016

Between full plays and demos at GenCon, I tried over 50 new boardgames in the last twelve months, and it was hard to winnow the list to just ten. …

The 2016 Mega List of games and goodies for (mostly) under $20

Every year for the past five years or so I’ve put together a list of 40, then 60, then 80 and then 90+ games and things for the geek in your life …

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2017 Tabletop Gaming Conventions Map

Gaming conventions are a great way to find awesome new games, connect with other gamers, and even get feedback on your own designs. Good things …

Humble Mobile Bundle: Board Games

Scythe Giveaway

Welcome to the <b>The Giveaway Geek</b>, the geek that keeps on giving; I am pleased to bring to you yet another board game giveaway, this time for the board …

Board Games

I Didn’t Want It To Be My Destiny

After playing over a hundred games of Star Wars Destiny, these are my thoughts.

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ARTICLE: Robinson Crusoe - Changes and Rules | Portal Games - Boardgames That Tell Stories

We’ve seen a ton of questions about the differences between the new version of Robinson Crusoe and older printings, so we put together this handy …

Inside the secret project to build a League of Legends board game

Mechs vs. Minions was three years in the making, and it was almost released too soon<p>A year and a half ago a small team at Riot Games, the makers of <i>League of Legends</i>, were set to release a board game. But one fateful meeting with an outside consultant took the project in a new direction. In the end, …

Top 10 Dexterity Games

I consider myself to be a fan of almost all types of board games. But, my game group generally gravitates to medium-to-heavy weight games. I just …

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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 …

Rob Daviau’s legacy board game Seafall.

In the lobby of a Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York, one Wednesday afternoon this spring, Rob Daviau carefully organized a pile of tiny …

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Behind Hollywood's Closed Doors, A-List Stars Are Playing Dungeons & Dragons

The role-playing game that once defined geek suddenly is oh-so-chic, as everyone from Dwayne Johnson to Drew Barrymore roll multisided dice while …

Codenames Wins the 2016 Spiel des Jahres; Isle of Skye Claims Kennerspiel

by W. Eric Martin<b>Codenames</b> from designer Vlaada Chvátil and publisher Czech Games Edition has won the 2016 Spiel des Jahres, Germany's game of the …

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Star Trek: Frontiers vs Mage Knight

Mage Knight the Board Game was released in 2011 by Wizkids. It was designed by Vlaad Chvátil (Dungeon Petz, Galaxy Trucker, and the recently released …

5 Rules For Teaching The Most Complex Tabletop Games

Some of the best games are also the hardest to teach. We all know the pain of watching some of your favorite games gather dust because you can’t get …

Hobbit, Batman, Archer, Star Wars—the many faces of Love Letter

An overview of the card game—and its many variants.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming …

Four Advanced Board Games With Classic Mechanics You Need To Play

Tabletop games are awesome. But you know that already. You’ve probably bought some Provinces in <i>Dominion</i> and tapped lands in <i>Magic: The Gathering</i>. …

Pop Culture Versions of Your Favorite Board Games You Didn't Know Existed

<b>Monopoly - The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition via Sears, $29.99</b><p><b>Doctor Who BBC Yahtzee Dalek Collector’s Edition Game via Jet, $22.98</b><p><b>Operation</b> …

The Most Beautiful Version of Monopoly Yet Celebrates Japanese Arts and Crafts

After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine. But …

World Record Carcassone Game Used 10,000 Tiles

Well, this is just ridiculous.<p>A group playing at GothCon in Sweden earlier this year set a world record for the biggest ever game of <i>Carcassone,</i> …

5 Reasons You Should Be Excited for Dark Souls: The Board Game

Within three minutes of putting up the Kickstarter for the new <i>Dark Souls</i> board game, Steamforged Games received their requested $70,000 of funding. …

Dark Souls

Here are the finalists for “board game of the year”

Pandemic, T.I.M.E Stories, Imhotep, Codenames, and more!<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board …

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Boardgames Bring in Huge Money for Kickstarter

Kickstarter loves games. Since the crowdfunding site’s inception in 2009, Kickstarter has successfully raised $444 million for this category alone. …

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Road to Legend

Published 15 March 2016 | Descent 2nd EditionRoad to LegendAnnouncing a Companion App for Descent: Journeys in the Dark Welcome, heroes of Terrinoth! …

I have suicidal depression—and board games saved my life

Cardboard bits returned color to a monochrome life.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming …

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