Star Wars Rebellion is an excellent board game that manages to capture the feel of the entire classic trilogy inside a single tabletop experience. Rise of the Empire is a new expansion for the game that does the same thing, only for Rogue One.
In a screen-focused world, board games can seem antiquated to some, particularly kids. But in our family, we have found that putting down the tablets and phones for some throwback fun with board games (and a big bowl of popcorn) makes for a successful family night. With children ranging from two to 11, our games vary…
The last time Amazon had a big board game sale, Zombicide Black Plague stood out in the comments as a reader favorite. If you missed out on that deal though, it’s down to $63 today, which while not an all-time low, is definitely below its regular price range.
Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids’ books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with The A.V. Club for adults. Every month or so, we will feature a new subject with a few essential pop culture takes parents should know, saving you from the mountains of kids’ dreck…
Board games. They’re fun! And loads of people who play them also play video games. And the companies who make board games are really starting to figure this out.
You may not have heard of the board game Scythe, but it has great reviews all around the web, and has never been cheaper, if you’re getting a little sick of Catan.
The thick, black-and-white rulebook packaged with every copy of the 1979 war-game The Campaign For North Africa is full of obtuse decrees, but the tabletop community always had a special appreciation for entry 52.6 - affectionately known as the “macaroni rule.” The Italian troops in World War II were outfitted with…
Now that summer is fading into fall and there’s less time to be outside in the sunshine enjoying the best type of games, lawn games, people are starting to think about hunkering down for the long, cold, worst months ahead, pondering alternative, indoor diversions like board games. Here is a ranking of the best ones:
Netrunner, one of the best card games on the planet, is in for some changes next month after Fantasy Flight announced a revised core set.
Uno is testing out a slight redesign of the classic family/hate game. And it’s a practical one, making some changes so that colour blind players aren’t stuck staring at a hand full of red and green cards and going “oh, great”.
Update: Sold out
Star Wars Destiny is normally a trading card game (meaning you buy decks, ala Magic or Pokemon), but this new version bundles a bunch of characters and cards into a pre-loaded box designed specifically for two players.
Cards Against Humanity just released the 2.0 version of their base game box, complete with 150 new cards, and it’s currently in stock on Amazon. That probably won’t be the case for long. Just don’t blame us for any discomfort if you play this with your parents.
Steven Richter, a man so talented with wood and blades that it’s a little terrifying, felt like creating a “screen accurate” recreation of Jumanji. So he did, and filmed the whole process.
Alter your own deals with the Star Wars: 40th Anniversary Edition Monopoly for just $18. Here’s hoping you can
do the Kessel Run pass Go in under 12 parsecs, and don’t end up getting taken out by a rogue dianoga in a trash compactor.
Update: Amazon’s listing is now up to $21, which is still a pretty solid price. As of now though, there are a few third party sellers that still have it for $19.
When you play Game of Thrones Monopoly, you win, or you get bored after 90 minutes and trade away all of your properties. Today’s deal is the best price Amazon’s ever listed, so you won’t need a loan from the Iron Bank of Braavos.
I never knew being a truck driver could be so much fun.
If you missed out on yesterday’s big board game sale, a few favorites are still down to some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen.