Video Games Are Too Perfect, Which Is Why I'm Playing More Board Games

Outside of work hours (or work assignments), I'm finding myself playing as many board games as I am video games these days. I'd long assumed the reasons for this was the obvious: that sitting around a table, beer in hand, was an infinitely more social experience than sitting on my couch shouting at strangers (if I was… » 2/22/15 7:00pm 2/22/15 7:00pm

How To Win At Game Of Thrones (The Board Game)

Game of Thrones is not like other board games. While there are plenty of strategy games out there, and plenty of games where people have to be dicks to each other, none walk the line between them as well as Fantasy Flight's classic. Which can make it tough to get your head around. So I'm here to help. » 1/14/15 8:00pm 1/14/15 8:00pm

Classic PC Space Game Returns As A...Tabletop Game

Freespace, the last of the great PC space shooters, is coming back. But as a tabletop miniatures wargame. Made by Chris Taylor, lead designer on the original Fallout. » 12/14/14 9:00pm 12/14/14 9:00pm

Turning Stealth Video Games Into Stealth Board Games

Thibaud de la Touanne spent twenty years working in the video game business, most recently with Ubisoft Montreal. He's left that behind now, though, and is bringing that experience to board games. » 12/04/14 8:00pm 12/04/14 8:00pm

Watch The Finals Of The Netrunner World Champs

Fantasy Flight's World Championship Weekend is still going on, closing with the finals of the Netrunner tournament. You can catch it right here. » 11/09/14 5:23pm 11/09/14 5:23pm

OK, The XCOM Board Game Sounds Awesome

While the idea of a co-op XCOM board game sounded great, the fact it required use of an app turned a lot of people - myself included - off. Well, maybe I was being premature, because it turns out calling it an "app" is doing it a disservice. » 8/19/14 9:30pm 8/19/14 9:30pm

Because I Always Wanted To Be A Star Wars Admiral/Fish Man

I always thought the coolest job in the Star Wars universe was one of the guys/gals/fish aliens in charge of a fleet of enormous starships. So little exertion, so much fun. » 8/11/14 10:00pm 8/11/14 10:00pm

Stupidly Expensive Tables Are A Board Gamer's Fantasy

If current trends continue, there'll soon come a time when I play more card/board games than video games. And when that time comes, I hope to be playing on something as extravagant as this. » 7/30/14 10:00pm 7/30/14 10:00pm

​Excellent D&D Tips From A Veteran Dungeon Master

If you've ever been a Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master, you know that it's a weighty responsibility. The dice may help decide who wins and who loses, but you and you alone are responsible for everyone's fun. » 7/17/14 9:00pm 7/17/14 9:00pm

The guys who brought you a card game adaptation of Moby Dick are back with another tabletop literary adaption, this one about Beowulf. King Post is following last year's successful Kickstarter campaign with another crowdfunding drive to make their nerdy dreams come true. If you like the sound of playing a Grendel… » 6/03/14 12:00pm 6/03/14 12:00pm

Scrabble Updates Dictionary For The First Time In Nine Years

Imagine a world where you can play the word "selfie" or "twerk" in Scrabble. Sound absurd? Both these words are definitely a playable possibility starting later this year. » 3/12/14 6:00pm 3/12/14 6:00pm

Inception Board Game Is A Board Game Inside A Board Game...

Inceptor is an upcoming board game that is, in everything except name (because that involves licensing), based on Chris Nolan's movie Inception. » 2/25/14 11:30pm 2/25/14 11:30pm

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

Here Are the Items that Your Gamer Friends Actually Want as Presents

If there's a tabletop gamer in your life, your gift-giving dilemma is one of abundance – there are so many awesome things to give a gamer, how do you pick the right one? We'll sort you out with this guide to great gaming gifts. » 11/28/13 7:30am 11/28/13 7:30am

What was the most memorable game you ever played?

The best role playing game campaigns create stories you’ll be telling around the gaming table decades later. But what's that magic ingredient that takes a game from great to once-in-a-lifetime? We talked to gamers, game designers, and authors to find out what makes a campaign truly memorable. » 10/28/13 11:29am 10/28/13 11:29am

The Greatest Out-of-Print Tabletop RPGs That We Still Love

A lot of our love for tabletop games comes down to nostalgia. A game we played in the 80s might have terrible rules and a hackneyed game world, but we love it all the same. Sadly, many of those classic RPGs are long out of print. Here’s a look at the best of these lost games. » 9/24/13 11:00am 9/24/13 11:00am

There Is A Kickstarter For "Flying Assault Butts"

There are genuinely attractive Kickstarters, there are joke Kickstarters, and then there are Kickstarters like this, which somehow manages to be both at once. » 5/19/13 9:00pm 5/19/13 9:00pm