Lucasarts' Star Wars Creations Return For X-Wing Tabletop Game

The X-Wing miniatures game is almost the perfect tabletop experience. At least if you like Star Wars and fun things. About the only thing that could make it better would be to start introducing more units based on video game starfighters and oh what's this? » 2/18/14 10:30pm 2/18/14 10:30pm

The Best Board Games of 2013

As I've talked about before, board games aren't simply enjoying a resurgence right now. They're in a glittering golden age with fabulous releases every single week, the entire hobby evolving and adapting with Borg-like ease. There's no easier way to prove it than with my favourite releases from 2013. » 12/20/13 10:40am 12/20/13 10:40am

Where Video Games And Tabletop Gaming Meet

And so, my great tabletop gaming adventure continues. Ex Illis is a tabletop miniatures game with a video game twist. While it has physical units and is played on a table, a lot of the meat and potatoes of the game - stuff that would normally require tokens, counters and books - is relegated to a second screen. » 11/07/13 3:00am 11/07/13 3:00am

The digital edition of classic fantasy board game Talisman is now on Steam early access. Hope you practiced. While Nomad Games' digitization is still waiting on online multiplayer and several other features to be implemented, it's got 14 fantasy characters fighting for the Crown of Command, which is just what I was… » 10/15/13 9:00am 10/15/13 9:00am

The Top 5 Board Games That Really Will Ruin Friendships

One piece of trivia orbits modern board gaming like a dark, sexy star. Someone who doesn't really play them will always have heard from their friend, who heard it from another friend, that games like Game of Thrones or Battlestar Galactica are mean. They ruin friendships. » 10/11/13 10:40am 10/11/13 10:40am

Stephen Colbert's 'Government Shutdown Game' Is Appropriately Unfair

Usually, comparisons to games are kind of flippant—which is probably why both Republicans and Democrats alike say the government shutdown is not a game. But if it was? According to Stephen Colbert, it would be called Not A Game: The Government Shutdown Home Game. The rules would be… interesting. » 10/08/13 7:15pm 10/08/13 7:15pm

BioShock Infinite Has A Board Game And It's Brutal

It's here! Like a murderous detective leaping from a Skyline, the Bioshock Infinite board game wants to come crashing into your house and help itself to the money in your pockets. It's a pretty exciting proposition—unlike video game tie-ins of movies, board game tie-ins aren't a meritless lake of bilge water. Some, » 8/28/13 10:00am 8/28/13 10:00am

D&D's First Official iPad Game Is Lords Of Waterdeep

Wizards of the Coast has really been on top of Dungeons & Dragons' digital initiative lately. We've seen the launch of the MMO Neverwinter, the first official mobile game in DeNA's Arena of War, and now they're teaming up with card and board game masters Playdek to bring the award-winning Lords of Waterdeep to iPad. » 8/15/13 6:30pm 8/15/13 6:30pm