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We’re Seriously Coveting This Jaw-Dropping Codex of Fantasy Maps

<i>Chuck Clutterbuck’s Codex of Cartography</i> contains eye-blasting fantasy maps printed on gallery-quality canvas in a book bound with hand-smithed …

Board Games

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

A giant list of cool games from America's biggest tabletop convention.<p>Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most …

Board Games

The best new board games from Gen Con 2018

Truly something for everyone ... even The Dude<p>What I love most about Gen Con, the nation’s largest tabletop gaming convention, is the vendor floor. Literally hundreds of developers and publishers are on hand from all over the world, each one looking to draw the discerning eye of more than 60,000 …

Board Games

Geek Road Trip: The country's biggest arcade is a 640-piece gamer's paradise in Chicago

Omega Race<p>Similar to <i>Asteroids</i>, <i>Omega Race</i> uses vector graphics and tank-like controls to create challenging battles against swarms of ships. Each …

Metal Gear

Mexico Won The World Cosplay Summit With Street Fighter II

This year, Team Mexico took top honors at the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya with an impressive <i>Street Fighter II</i> performance.<p>Here is their stage …

Street Fighter

This Batman Game Perfectly Captures One of the Best Cartoon Shows Ever

The Caped Crusader has grappling hooked onto people's tabletops a few times before, but as we saw at Gen Con 2018, Batman the Animated Series: Gotham …

Gen Con

Digital Card Games To Hit $1.5B This Year And $2B By 2020, Analyst Says

Digital card games, which are typically played on mobile devices for free, are expected to become a $1.5 billion business this year–and rise to $2 billion by 2020.<p>SuperData Research, home of the folks who track all things relating to digital gaming, had this to say about the exploding market for …

Mobile Devices

These Girls Went to D&D Summer Camp–And You CAN Try It at Home

<i>We love showcasing fantastic community stories from gamers all over the world! From the mother and daughter who bake board game-inspired cakes to the</i> …

Board Games

Inspired By Her Game Dev Dad, 7-Year-Old Releases Her First Steam Game

Penny McDonald’s debut game, <i>Answer The Question</i>, released on Steam this week to unanimously positive reviews. Also, Penny is 7 years old.<p>Penny’s …

Game Development

The classic, ‘high tech’ board game Dark Tower is coming back in 2020

Gloomhaven and Risk Legacy designers will oversee Return to Dark Tower<p>Restoration Games made waves when it launched a Kickstarter campaign to re-invent and relaunch the classic and visually stunning board game <i>Fireball Island</i>. Today, the company announced it’s hoping to do the same thing for Milton …

Board Games

'Star Wars,' 'E.T.' and More Get 1980s 8-Bit Floor Plan GIF Art

All for Angie’s List.<p>Creative content firm Neomam has produced seven 8-bit GIFs depicting iconic scenes from 1980’s pop culture classics such as <i>Star</i> …

Mark Hamill

The Classic VF-1J Valkyrie From The Original 'Macross' Gets An Amazing New Toy This December

Rumors about a large scaled VF-1J Valkyrie toy from the original <i>Macross</i> have been circulating since Bandai previewed a mock-up a few years back. Well, we now know that this is definitely real and coming out this December.<p>This iteration of the VF-1J Valkyrie was piloted by Hikaru Ichijo in the first …

Anime

Amazon Leaks Unexpected 'Dungeons Dragons' Setting Book

Amazon may have inadvertently leaked plans for a full-blown <i>Dungeons & Dragons/Magic: The Gathering</i> crossover.<p>Earlier today, D&D fans discovered an …

Board Games

Play 700 board games and nosh mochi waffles at Game Parlour

Cancel all your plans: A new cafe in the Inner Sunset has a demonic strategy to suck up all of your free time.<p>Reminiscent of bubble tea cafe …

Board Games

Update: Vintage G1 Transformers Preorders Are Now Live

<b>UPDATE: Preorders are now live on Walmart's website:</b><p>Constructicon Devastator Set<br>• Starscream<br>• Bumblebee<br>• Tailgate<br>• Outback<p>Walmart is going old-school, …

Transformers

WATCH: How to Play Disney Villainous by Wonder Forge

<i>Join Game the Game host Becca Scott as she shows us how to play awesome tabletop games here on Geek & Sundry!</i><p>Fulfill your evil schemes in <b>Disney</b> …

Geek

WizKids Announces Marvel Strike Teams Heroclix Game

WizKids has announced <i>Marvel Strike Teams</i>, a new HeroClix game. Instead of having just your own team you build and fight against your opponent, this …

Standalone

Rainbow Road Go-Kart Track Brings a Mario Kart Classic to Life

Fortunately this one isn't as perilous as the N64 version.<p>A new go-kart race track in Niagara Falls, Ontario is appealing to American audiences by …

Retrogaming

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins Is the Best Podcast You've Ever Read

If you had told me three-and-a-half years ago that I would soon become fairly obsessed with a hybrid storytelling-comedy podcast in which three …

Comic-Con Confidential: Throwing a pop culture blowout with $16 million, 4,500 volunteers, 62 buses, various Hollywood A-listers and 'rock stars'

Comic-Con is the Rubik’s Cube of conventions. By Wednesday evening, Preview Night, every piece of this pop culture puzzle will have been snapped into …

Comics

The 35 greatest NES games, part 2

Take a look at the top 15 games on Nintendo’s groundbreaking console<p><i>To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the NES’s launch in Japan (as the Family Computer), I’m counting down the 35 greatest games to appear on NES in the U.S.</i> <i>You can find the first part (from 35-16) here.</i> <i>Now, on to the top 15 …</i><p><b>15.</b> …

Star Wars fan battles get gigantic with Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator

<i>Star Wars</i> fans have been having a bit of a public relations problem, mostly because of a subsection’s online behavior, but for every toxic fan, …

Best anime of 2018

An ongoing series with no filler episodes<p>With around 200 new anime series coming out this year alone, it’s often hard to pinpoint exactly what to watch. In the past, I’ve done several lists about the best shows for newcomers, but these quickly go out of date and don’t provide a single, ongoing …

Anime

The 35 greatest NES games, part 1

Celebrate 35 years of Nintendo’s original console with 35 games still worth playing<p>On July 15, 1983, two major players made their debut in the Japanese home console market. While Sega’s release from that day, the SG-1000, didn’t amount to much — it’s mostly notable for paving the road to the …

'The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins' Is the Best 'Dungeons Dragons' Comic Yet

The popular podcast <i>The Adventure Zone</i> is polymorphing into a comic book. Later this week, First Second Books will release <i>The Adventure Zone: Here</i> …

Birthday Game Setup

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few days, but I’ve been too busy playing! For my birthday no less than 5 awesome gamers braved the trek …

Nerf Jumps Into Laser Tag With Laser Ops Pro

Laser tag’s fun. It has lights. It has sounds. It has dumb plastic guns. It used to have big dumb vests, but that’s less of a case. And it has no …

Let's Analyze A Typical Octopath Traveler Battle

<i>Octopath Traveler</i> is a Japanese role-playing game with eight playable characters. Its battle system is wildly deep. In this video, I spend 13 minutes …

D&D Inspired By Dark Souls Is Incredibly Badass

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> campaigns that are housed in other fictional universes are usually pretty cool. If you want a robust, fiddly ruleset, then <i>D&D</i> is …

A Live-Action Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Is Really Happening

<i>Mobile Suit Gundam</i>, one of the most influential giant robot sagas of all time, is heading to the big screen.<p>Legendary has just announced a new …

Anime