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5 Must-Have Miniature Painting Tools from the Cosmetics Aisle

<i>On The Painter’s Guild, host Will Friedle (who is new to the hobby) is joined by veteran hobbyists who show him the ins and outs of painting minis.</i> …

Zombie Dinosaurs Coming to Dungeons & Dragons

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> publisher Wizards of the Coast has announced the next great adventure for their legendary fantasy game, and it has zombies, and …

Board Games

Podcast #59: The Ghost of BoardGameGeek’s Top 100

In this shellshocked edition of the SU&SD podcast, Matt, Paul and Quinns crawl out from their writing-trenches to discuss the mammoth feature we …

New & Upcoming Board Games in January 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>Every month, our partners at BoardGamePrices.com bring us their top picks for new and upcoming board game releases.<p>Almost Got …

Previewing 2017's Biggest Skywatching Events Using Mobile Astronomy Apps — Part 1

The big astronomy story for 2017 will be the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of August 21. But there are plenty of other must-see events that you …

Super Dungeon Tactics Brings Tabletop Gaming to the Video Game World

Super Dungeon Tactics Puts a Cute Spin on Tabletop RPGS – And it’s Out Soon<p><i>Super Dungeon Tactics</i> is an all new turn-based, dungeon crawler RPG from …

Board Games

World of Warcraft Legion: 8 Super Easy Ways to Farm WoW Gold

<i>**Update 9/30/16: With auction house prices changing drastically since originally writing this, we’ve had to make some additions to keep that gold</i> …

Turn-Based RPG 'Shadow Quest' Hits the App Store Next Week

We’re always excited to try out RPG’s that mix up mechanics in interesting ways, and the upcoming <i>Shadow Quest</i> puts you in charge of a party of four, …

App Store

Suicide Squad Isn’t Even the Good Kind of Bad

David Ayer’s super-villain team-up is dull, uninspired, and perhaps worst of all, forgettable.<p>Somewhere about halfway through <i>Suicide Squad</i>, so far the nadir of Warner Bros. and DC’s increasingly bungled attempt to build an enduring Avengers-style superhero franchise, the movie’s ostensible villain …

Scientists Zone In on Treatment for Chronic Migraines and Headaches

Those who get migraines know how painful and debilitating they can be. In extreme cases, they can take you out of commission for days. One in seven …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

New Game Round-up: Scott Almes Prepares Heroes of Land, Air & Sea, and Strawberry Studio Offers Three Wishes

by W. Eric Martin• Scott Almes and Gamelyn Games have created recurrent tiny, epic waves in the game industry that swell higher and higher each year, …

What the Hell Is DC Comics' Rebirth, Anyway? (Updated!)

This week everything changes for the DC comics universe again... kind of. All the talk of <i>DC Rebirth</i> lately—especially the recent news about events …

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can’t Afford to Miss in April

Spring is here, and so are some great beach reads! What does April have in store? <i>Two</i> Terry Pratchett tributes. New books from C.J. Cherryh, Harry …

Zack Snyder Explains When Robin Died in the DC Extended Universe

In <i>Batman v Superman,</i> one of the many teases to the larger DC Universe is Bruce Wayne’s Batcave memorial to Robin. Logic, and those ominous laughs …

Ben Affleck

Go from the tabletop to tablet with these 10 board games

Board games have come a long way in the last 20 years. Whereas once popular board games were generally games of chance built upon the roll of the …

Imperial Settlers Solo Campaign Review

I've started playing solo games a bit more regularly lately. So, when I first heard people talking about Imperial Settlers, I heard that it had a …

Successful Kickstarter Ends In Payment Disaster [Update]

<i>A Place for the Unwilling</i> is an adventure game that passed its Kickstarter funding goal earlier today. The celebration was short-lived, however; what …

Kickstarter

Spread The Disease As Plague Inc. Becomes A Board Game

Plague Inc., the popular strategy game where you work to destroy the world in devastating epidemics, is at last making the logical leap into board …

Dungeon of the Endless free on iPad for this week only!

Last week we brought you the news that <b>Dungeon of the Endless</b>, the intense rogue-like, strategic dungeon-defense game from Amplitude Studios, was …

Indie Gaming

Days of Wonder Releases Five Tribes Solo Rules

So, this past week, instead of heading to St. Louis to visit my family, I was rained in, and instead spent several days at home, alone in my …

Time Travel

No Man’s Sky finally charts its star path with major gameplay reveal

June 21 launch reveal coincides with firsthand dive into survival, language systems.<p>LOS ANGELES—Up until this week, the space-exploration video game</i> …

New Game Round-up: Terraform Mars, Run Through a Bank, and Smash Doors the Mighty Marvel Way

by W. Eric Martin• Jacob Fryxelius' <b>Terraforming Mars</b> — an involved strategy game for 1-5 players — was originally going to be released by FryxGames, …

Blizzard cleanup keeps parts of Northeast shut down

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Dave Schneider shook his head as he surveyed the scene around him.<p>Inside a stadium parking lot, there were mountains of snow piled high as far as the eye could see.<p>"It's a horror show," the dump truck driver said. "It's just, there's no way to keep up with it right now."<p>Days …

Africa's Avengers? Meet the new black superheroes – in pictures

Nigeria,Africa,World news,Comics and graphic novels,Art and design,Culture,Superhero movies,Books,Film<p>Nigerian illustrators respond to the shortage of black comic-book stars with characters to inspire a growing audience for graphic novels

A cornucopia of board games now playable on mobile via Board Game Arena

Tzolk’in. It’s not as complicated as it looks.In the past I’ve mentioned how I play boardgames via different browser-based implementations, namely …

Days of Wonder Announces Quadropolis

Today saw an event that doesn’t happen too often – Days of Wonder announcing a new game! Quadropolis puts players in control of their own city where, …

Searing

The 10 Best Boardgames of 2015

The flow of new games in 2015 just kept going, with more variety in the games I was able to sample than I found in the games I tried in the previous …

Pandemic: The Board Game gets even more ill

When has the government ever interfered with anything?The past couple months my most played board game is Pandemic: Legacy from designers Matt …