Board Games

2017’s “Board Game of the Year” shortlist is out—get playing!

More Vikings, a new "escape room," some dominoes, and more.<p>The shortlist for board game's biggest international award, the Spiel des Jahres (Game of …

Three Deep Tabletop Board Games that Play In About an Hour

Nothing beats diving into a really meaty, deep board game. You can see empires rise and fall, carefully laid plans that slowly build to fruition, and …

Geek

The final battle between man and machine in the board game Go is here

From May 23, Google’s artificial intelligence program AlphaGo is taking on the world’s No. 1 player Ke Jie in three games in a five-day festival of Go in the game’s birthplace, China.<p>The millennia-old board game of Go had long been thought of being beyond the reach of AI algorithms thanks to its …

Artificial Intelligence

Fantasy Flight Games Previews Imperial Light Carrier for Star Wars: Armada

If there’s one thing that the space battles in <i>Star Wars</i> taught us, it’s never underestimate the power of a fighter squadron. X-Wings and a light …

Fantasy Flight Games

Real-time strategy game Brass Tactics places you in the middle of a VR battlefield

Brass Tactics is a real-time strategy game in virtual reality. Coming soon for the Oculus Rift and Touch, it makes you feel like you’re in the middle of a virtual tabletop game with castles and fantasy armies.<p>The art style is pretty, but it’s not super realistic. The hills are stacks of blocks …

Virtual Reality

Shuffle And Cut Your Way Through the Opposition in Hand of Fate: Ordeals

Deck building games always make me think about video game RPGs. You start out with next to nothing, but an old sword and a couple of cents to your …

Geek

Monday Terrain Corner

Well, I’m back in the office. The tub was fixed. The carpet’s been cleaned. And while I certainly can do what I need from basically anywhere with an …

Badlands

The Golden Girls Solve the Mystery of the Missing Cheesecake in a New Version of Clue

Grab your girl squad and a box of wine, we've got your weekend plans covered. USAopoly, the company behind all the pop-culture-themed board games you …

Smith, Barkley unsure of what board game to play during Game 3's halftime

Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley had a big decision to make before halftime of Sunday's Game 3: Should they play Monopoly or Scrabble? Evidently they …

Sports

The Secret Anti-Landlord Origin of Monopoly - VICE

<i>Games expert Tristan Donovan's fascinating new book</i> It's All a Game<i>, out May 30 from Thomas Dunne Books, is a deep-dive into the unexpected stories behind some of the world's most popular board games. Readable and well-sourced, the book includes chapters like</i> <i>"Clue's Billion-Dollar Crime Spree,"</i> …

J.P. Morgan

EduTech: Keep your knowledge up during summer break with these apps

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>As …

Education Technology

7 free iPhone games that just launched on the App Store this week

Build a base, save a universe and run your own dinosaur factory with this week’s selection of free iPhone, iPad and iPod touch games. It’s set to be …

War

Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 Fame and Strategy Expansion Review

Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 Fame and Strategy Expansion Review<p>/ May 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM / Game Reviews, Gaming<p><i>Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13</i> …

Gaming

Review Roundup

Well, it’s almost like the week is getting back on schedule, even though it’s Saturday. I woke up. I got groceries. I’m now typing up the Review …

European History

Cowabunga! Playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ new sewer-crawl board game

Play Shredder or the Turtles in this beat-‘em-up.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming …

Comics

101 Easy Summer Activities for Kids

This is our last summer before Jack starts school (give me a moment while I bawl my eyes out).<p>So I’m still used to helping him find things to do …

Kids

GW: New Releases May 20th "Pricing & Links"

It’s fast-paced combat with a handful of models – Age of Sigmar goes Skirmish Scale!<p><b>via Games Workshop</b><p>Lying forgotten in the Desert of Bones, the …

RPGs

Rules (English) for Town Center | Town Center

New revised rules for Town Center with more examples for black cubes, scoring thanks to questions and replies on forums from users and players<br>I …

Top 10 Couples Date Night Games

When my board game collection got large enough that it was moved from the closet, to the crawl space, and then finally to the office, an unexpected …

Key Factors to Look for in Board Game Replayability

One of the best things about board games is that, unlike other forms of entertainment, they give you new experiences every time. That book or movie …

Geek

The Size of Things

I knew that Enrique Duvel had inherited a lot of money, and also that, though he was sometimes spotted with women, he still lived with his mother. On Sundays, he cruised around the plaza in his convertible, self-absorbed, never looking at or greeting any of his neighbors, and then he’d disappear …

Board Games: The Arrival

Check out the latest game from Martin Wallace — The Arrival.<p>Alright, I’m calling dibs on playing Amy Adams. Oh wait. This game is called <i>The</i> Arrival. …

RPGs

Paired Board Poker: 4 Examples That Reveal The Optimal Approach

Paired boards can be confusing and frustrating.<p>They often create scenarios where one player is way ahead and another is way behind, which makes it …

Correcting a misconception about the rounding rule | For Sale

Recommend<p>29 Posts<p><b>1</b> , 2 <b>Next »</b> |<p>Your Tags:<p>Popular Tags:<p>I know this has been hashed out a bunch of times, but there seems to be a common misconception …

Endless Space 2 review

Need to know<p><b>What is it?</b> 4X space strategy with diverse factions.<p>Endless Space 2's journey is just beginning. The lifecycle of a 4X strategy game …

PC Gaming

Sabres and Smoke – New Game Lets Players Refight the War of 1812

The War of 1812 is one of America’s lesser-known wars. One young historical game designer hopes to bring the conflict’s battles into the spotlight. …

Military History

Crown of Fangs Miniatures Set For Pathfinder Battles Now Available From WizKids

Whenever you sit down for your RPG session, you want to have the right minis for the right situation. At least, I do my best to always have the …

Re-Roll: This Week’s Tabletop Game News

Here are the latest announcements and stories that caught our eyes this week:<p>Ever since it was announced, <i>NMBR 9</i> is one of those games I am really …

The 'Repeat Players'

Once a week, I go to a community board game night for several hours. There’s usually about 20 people in attendance with a healthy mix of ages, …

Escapist Favorites Top in Europe

Rebecca Gablé, the bestselling author of historical fiction, returned to Germany’s fiction bestseller list in April at #1 with <i>The Foreign Queen</i>, the …

Settlers of Catan