Before last weekend’s Indianapolis tabletop gaming convention Gen Con, I was skimming lists of the weekend’s most anticipated games and seeing the same-old, same-old: a feudal Japan card game, a fantasy role-playing campaign—but a ubiquitous outlier kept catching my eye: Photosynthesis, a game about growing trees.…
Upcoming horror board game Monster Slaughter taps into the best thing about watching campy horror movies: the order in which teens die. Where it one-ups popcorn and The Blair Witch Project is that, in Monster Slaughter, the player is the beast killing off the obnoxious teens.
Tales From The Loop, a role-playing game, is what happens when Netflix’s Stranger Things and the Welcome to Night Vale podcast go bump in the night. Players step into the role of kids in the 1980s, trying to get by in a town where anything can happen. Only the biggest scares aren’t from aliens or killer birds, but…
Beasts of Balance is a game of balancing skills featuring stylized plastic animals and icons. It’s also a colorful mobile strategy game involving collecting and evolving fantastic hybrid animals. It’s how both of these elements come together that make it a game that’s hard to stop playing.
A three-year labor of love for a very small team at League of Legends developer Riot Games, Mechs Vs. Minions is a co-op programmatic board game pitting four freakishly adorable Yordle characters against a horde of trash mobs.
The new game from the creators of the outstanding God of Blades is a free card game?
This is the board game Der Bergbau, or The Working of Mines from The British Museum's collection:, irresistably described as "An amusing sociable game, to which a plan is subjoined":
The newly-revealed Assassin's Creed Monopoly set comes with six assassin figurines: Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Ratonhnhaké:ton, Aveline de Grandpré, Edward Kenway and Arno Dorian. The game should be available in October.
There's a new XCOM board game that comes packed with 16 soldiers, over 200 cards and tokens, and more:
Lords and Ladies is a card game where the goal is to build a powerful aristocratic family and while crushing rivals with gossip and betrayal.
David OReilley, who has been teasing his new video game Mountain (a "mountain simulator"), posted this custom made Mountain board game. See the contents below:
In 1992, the plan was to take advantage of Alien 3 and create a saturday morning cartoon and accompanying toy line under the banner Operation: Aliens. The plans fell apart, but not before merchandise was released, including an Aliens board game.
Bioshock Infinite-themed caged snowglobe by xSimonBelmontx. See the entire sculpture below, as well as the Fallout board game he created.
It's time to sign up support a team in the Seventh Annual Scrabble for Cheaters fundraiser to benefit 826NYC. As always the list of cheats you can buy to use in the tournament are fun:
Coming in July, The X-Files board game:
Watching a true chess Grandmaster at work is a thing of beauty — masters like Bobby Fisher, Garry Kasparov, Deep Blue. And now, Simba the Cat enters their hallowed ranks.