Dungeons & Dragons Brings Fresh Elemental Evil To MMO And Tabletop

Considered by many to be the greatest D&D adventure of all-time, "The Temple of Elemental Evil" gets a major nod this March when the latest storyline, simply titled "Elemental Evil", hits the MMO Neverwinter, the tabletop game and beyond. » 1/20/15 12:00pm 1/20/15 12:00pm

Here's How I'd Change The Witcher Board Game To Make It Not Suck

In the board game version of the popular Witcher video game series, you and your friends travel around a war-torn realm, completing quests for victory points. Though it has some very clever elements, the game is crippled by poor design decisions. Here's how I'd fix it. » 12/19/14 7:20am 12/19/14 7:20am

Everything You Need to Know about the 5th Edition D&D Player's Handbook

At last, a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook has been released. This version of the world's first RPG wants to satisfy old-school gamers and draw in newcomers at the same time. With its classic feel, combined with buffed and polished rules, it just might succeed. » 8/21/14 9:29am 8/21/14 9:29am

The New Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook Is Here

Twenty years ago I would have taken a week off for the release of a new set of Dungeons & Dragons rule books. Perhaps that's one of the reasons Wizards of the Coast is releasing the three core 5th Edition rule books over the course of three months, starting with today's Player's Handbook. » 8/19/14 9:40am 8/19/14 9:40am

Assassin's Creed Has a Board Game; It Comes Out in Two Weeks

The next Assassin's Creed game releases on Feb. 26. Wait, what? Yeah, it's a board game; something called Assassin's Creed: Arena. » 2/15/14 2:00pm 2/15/14 2:00pm

Warhammer's Mortal Enemy Now has A Video Game

Warmachine, the tabletop wargame that's stealing a ton of Warhammer's thunder, is about to get its first video game adaptation. Provided its fans can raise $500,000. » 7/11/13 12:00am 7/11/13 12:00am

The New Age Of Star Wars Tabletop Role-Playing Begins Today

West End and Wizards of the Coast had their go. Now it's Fantasy Flight Games' turn at tackling Star Wars tabletop role-playing, and they're off to a gruff and gritty start with Edge of the Empire. Who wants to be a bounty hunter? » 7/05/13 2:00pm 7/05/13 2:00pm

Board Games, War Games, Pen-and-Paper RPGs — What's Your Tabletop…

In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, likely inspired by the release of an MMO-themed Monopoly game, curious commenter Dracosummoner wants to know what games you bring to the table when you're not glued to the screen. » 6/20/12 5:30pm 6/20/12 5:30pm

Study: Board Games Started as a Pastime for the Elite

Competitive board games started as a pastime for the elite, spreading to Europe during Roman conquest, according to a new study published in Antiquity. » 12/06/11 2:00pm 12/06/11 2:00pm

Fund Chocolate Dice For Delicious Games of D&D

Funding video games is great and all, but lets not forget table top gaming, especially when it involves dice you can eat. Actually all this is, is funding the creation of dice you can eat, but that's enough for me. » 11/30/11 1:00pm 11/30/11 1:00pm

Angry Birds' Slingshot-Toting Board Game In Eight Exciting Images

Earlier this year we heard about the Angry Birds' board game from Mattel. Then we had a chance to see the game in action at CES. Now we've noticed that it's for sale over on Amazon for $20. And there are PICTURES! » 11/02/11 5:40pm 11/02/11 5:40pm

Last Week, I Killed the Red Baron In my Living Room

What a coincidence. No sooner does Crecente spend the weekend playing tabletop games than I go and do something similar. Only instead of fighting a messy, dirty ground war, I took to the skies with Fantasy Flight Games' Wings of War. » 9/27/11 2:00am 9/27/11 2:00am

Thorn Dice, The Most Brutal Tabletop Dice In All The Land

Although you'll have to make sure they get a good randomizing rotation in the air before they land-they don't look like they'd roll well-you'd be hard pressed to find a more badass set of number generators than these "thorn dice," available in hard resin or metal depending on how much you'd like to pay. (Platinum… » 3/30/11 4:30pm 3/30/11 4:30pm

The World's Greatest Dungeons & Dragons Room

Devon Burntwire has, for the last two years, been working on a little project: a custom room, designed solely for games of Dungeons & Dragons. It's now finished, and it's amazing. » 3/08/10 6:30am 3/08/10 6:30am

Tabletop Gaming & Video Games Meet In A Safe, Happy Place

This is SurfaceScape, a project aimed at taking Microsoft's "Surface" touch-screen table and bending it to the will of a bunch of tabletop gamers. » 12/10/09 4:30am 12/10/09 4:30am

WizKids DOA

WizKids, makers of all things HeroClix and Halo ActionClix, just got shuttered by parent company The Topps Company. “This was an extremely difficult decision. While the company will still actively pursue gaming initiatives, we feel it is necessary to align our efforts more closely with Topps current sports and… » 11/11/08 11:00am 11/11/08 11:00am