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Table for two: Our favorite two-player board games | Ars Technica

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 …

Board Games

15 Ways to Upgrade your Tabletop Games

International Tabletop Day (April 30) is just around the corner—and what better way to celebrate a love of games than by giving your favorites a …

This 'Game of Thrones' Card Game Is as Addictive as the TV Show

Forget the Telltale adventure on your PC and the board game, and head straight to 'A Game of Thrones: The Card Game.'<p>It may have escaped your attention. (OK, it probably hasn't.) But <i>Game of Thrones</i> is back on our TV screens for another season of intrigue, nudity, and gratuitous violence.<p>In recent …

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Can’t Wait: Pandemic Legacy!

Can’t Wait: <b>Pandemic Legacy</b>!<br>This post is from The Board Game FamilyPandemic Legacy tops my Want To Play game list!The game that’s now at the top of my …

Board Games

Pandemic: Legacy Review

Note: This is a spoiler free review of Pandemic: Legacy. Any information discussed here is found in the rulebook or pages loose in the box when …

Pandemic

You have exactly 12 months to play one of the year's best board games

Years in the making, Pandemic Legacy is well worth the wait<p>The hobby games market has always been a world that creeps forward through subtlety and the clever application of themes. "Paradigm shift" isn't really a term that's used very often. The reasons seem obvious; dice with numbers on them …

The 15 Best Board Game Apps

Time to get strategic on your smartphone.<p>There's a time and a place for Clash of Clans. But if you want a meatier, challenging game that's actually worth your time, look no further than the mobile versions of the best modern board games (sorry, Monopoly). From <i>The Settlers of Catan</i> to <i>Galaxy Trucker</i>, …

Kahuna Review

I love two-player games. The primary gamer in my life is my wife. Her gateway game was Lost Cities, a two-player game published by Kosmos. I taught …

Picnics

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> …

Board Games

The Best Strategy Board Games Of All Time

Do you have dreams of conquest? Do fancy the idea of trying to outsmart your opponents in a clever battle of wits? Then you need to take a look at …

Tsuro of the Seas

In <i>Tsuro of the Seas</i>, you will sail the treacherous waters of the Mystic Seas in an engaging game of adventure and suspense! As the captain of a …

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 …

Gen Con 2015 New Releases

Gen Con 2015 is just around the corner. It’s actually coming a few weeks early this year and we’ll be able to celebrate the “Best 4 Days in Gaming” …

Gen Con

Our Most Favorite Things About Gen Con, 2015 Edition

Reading Time: 13 minutes<p>It’s quiet now at the Indiana Convention Center. All the gamers, designers, and publishers have gone home and every last …

Top 10 Highlights and Lessons Learned from Gen Con 2015

Last week, 61,423 people converged onto Indianapolis to attend Gen Con, a massive gaming convention. I was one of them.<p>I’ve attended three Gen Cons …

Five of the best board games from Gen Con 2015

Gen Con 2015, the best four days in gaming, was held this past weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. Polygon was there working the vendor floor, trying to get hands on with as many new tabletop games as we could muster. Here are five of the best new games we played this year.<p>Codenames<p>A tiny little game …

Rhino Hero – Silly Fun Stacking game

<b>Rhino Hero</b> – Silly Fun Stacking game<br>This post is from The Board Game FamilyThis rhinoceros scales tall buildings.Have you ever wondered how high a …

Board Games

Elysium Review

In 2014, new game publisher Space Cowboys rocketed onto the scene with the incredibly well received game Splendor (review here). This little gem won …

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Comment on Gen Con 2015 Recap Part 2: The Gen Con Experience by Nathan

I like the idea of moving the Artists’ Alley out of the Vendor hall. It takes up 18,450 square feet (which is approximately 120-125 10×10 booths …

Gen Con

Gen Con 2015 Recap Part 1: Games

Gen Con 2015 has finally come to a close. And as what’s become our annual tradition here at Board Game Quest, we are taking one last look back at the …

Gen Con

Top Ten Dice Games

We list out our Top 10 Dice Games. Dice have been a staple of board games for centuries and we present to you our top ten dice rolling games. There …

Top 10

Top 10 Required Board Game Expansions

Let’s talk about board game expansions. We all have games we love. Games that we play over and over again. No matter how much you love a game, if you …

Top 10

9 Powerful Books Elon Musk Recommends | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've reviewed Bill Gates's summer reading list and the books that Steve Jobs wanted people to read.<p>Elon Musk's reading recommendations are quite different. Where Gates's tastes tend towards the whimsical and Jobs's towards the metaphysical, Musk's list is all about science.<p>Only …

Computer Science

Green Bay’s Board-Game Obsession

Competitive Juices Fuel Lengthy Rounds of ‘Settlers of Catan’ Among Packers’ Players<p>The weekly schedule of an NFL player is jam-packed and controlled to the millisecond. There are appointments that cannot be missed. There’s practice, film study and time in the cold tub. In the case of the Green Bay …

Green Bay

Comment on Top 10 Cooperative Games by Dean of DVD

I’m also pleased to see Sentinels of the Multiverse on this list. We find it to be a great cooperative game that you can actually play solo if you …

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Meat Smoking Times and Temperatures — The Official Meat Smoking Calculator

<b>READ IF INTERESTED:</b> This tool is a <b>work in progress</b>. The calculations, cook time estimates, meat doneness temperatures and other ingredients used are …

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The 10 Coolest Boardgame Components

Sometimes the best part of a boardgame is having a good excuse to play with a toy, even if you are a 22 year old adult who has real responsibilities …