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Downwell is the best game I've played in 2015

What happens when Spelunky goes down...<p><i>Downwell</i>, which was designed and developed by Tokyo’s Ojiro Fumoto and published by Devolver, is the best game I’ve played in 2015.<p><i>Downwell</i> released to the public this week, on iOS and Steam. I’m fortunate enough to have been one of its beta testers, and I’ve …

Game Design

Playdek drops the iron curtain on first Twilight Struggle screenshot

Somebody needs to tell this guy playing the Reds about the traditional Turn 1 Iran coup.I’ve been ten toes down to see Playdek’s in-development …

Board Games

Hex connect: BattleLore updates with online multiplayer and new faction

I’m having a real hard time sorting out which are the new good guys and which are the new bad guys. Any help?Fantasy Flight Games seems to enjoy …

App Store

X-cut: XCOM Enemy Within gets huge price drop

Cool. Cool cool cool.We don’t usually talk about price drops too often, but when the game in question is one of the best turn-based tactical games …

XCOM

The 20 best board games of 2014, finalists from Board Game Geek

The community at BoardGameGeek.com, known hobby games tastemakers, have announced this year's nominees for board game of the year. If you're a fan of the hobby, or interested in learning more, this is a great place to start.<p>BoardGameGeek is a massively popular gaming resource and online community, …

Recon Report: Our 7 Most Anticipated iOS & Android Games of 2015

Ice cold war.Now that 2015 has started to resolve in the viewfinder of the Prognosti-Scope at the <i>Pocket Tactics</i> Haruspex School and Off-Track Betting …

Board Games

The Dark Side of Apple's Two-Factor Authentication

Earlier this week, a strange message popped up on my Mac that I thought nothing of. “<i>You can’t sign in because your account was disabled for security reasons.</i>” I dismissed it in my tired haze, thinking it would solve itself and went to sleep.<p>The next morning, I didn’t have time to deal with the …

Review: BattleLore Command

I'm starting to feel a bit spoiled. Seriously, what was the last major board game release that ended up a dud? It sure as hell isn't <i>BattleLore:</i> …