Overturn: Rising Sands has been one of the most hyped board game projects on Kickstarter this past month, blowing past its funding goal and exciting players with its miniatures (and cheap prices). But it’s now dead in the water, having had its funding suspended by Kickstarter after allegations of, among other things,…
A Kickstarter for a board game adaptation of Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog had looked to be going very well earlier this week, going 4x past its stretch goal in just a matter of days. Slight problem though: the game never had the Dr. Horrible license.
Gerrymandering—“a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries”—is a problem in a lot of places, but few are as badly affected as the USA. So a group of young Texans decided to make a board game about it to highlight the issue.
Jeff Kornberg’s YouTube channel, The Dragon’s Tomb, does not stand out from the throng of other channels hosting tutorials for board games. Like his peers, Kornberg explains the rules in a slow, gentle voice with frequent cutaways to each game’s pieces, cards, and setup. The difference between Kornberg’s channel and…
Mars is inhospitable. Let’s change that.
Scythe, one of the best board games in years, is now in Early Access on Steam. It’s a very bare-bones port, though, so you might be better off playing the Tabletopia version instead, at least for now.
Your “port everything to the Switch” jokes might soon extend to board games as well, with publishing giant Asmodee announcing that the classic Carcassonne is headed to Nintendo’s latest console.
I’ve played plenty of board games that are better than GKR, but I don’t think I’ve ever played one that’s cooler than GKR.
Paper? Cardboard? Plastic models? That’s some 20th century D&D shit. The adventures of the future look like this.
Crusader Kings II, a sprawling PC game with around 17,534 buttons and menus, is coming to tabletops, and has been condensed so much that it’ll be playable in 2-3 hours.
I reviewed V-Commandos last year and absolutely loved it, but 12 months later I’m somehow finding space in my heart to enjoy it even more.
Polish studio Acram Digital, who have released games like Steam: Rails to Riches and Eight-Minute Empire, have had all their content scrubbed from Steam after Valve caught them posting fake reviews of their own games.
Darwin’s Choice, a card game where you build your own animals and have to guide them through millions of years of evolution, is now up on Kickstarter. I’ve actually played a bit of it and it’s great fun. Plus the hand-painted art is gorgeous.
I’m a sucker for board games with an interesting premise and cool art, so I’m very interested in Brook City, an upcoming release by the same guys behind Street Masters.
Fantasy Flight’s money-printing X-Wing, which has been killing it for a few years now, is getting a reboot with a new Second Edition of the game.
CIA Senior Collection Analyst David Clopper has, since 2008, created three complex board games designed to test employees. They used to be a secret, but a recent public showing, along with a Freedom of Information request, has resulted in the necessary rules and paperwork being released so anyone can play.
A miniatures board game based on Hellboy—the comic, mercifully, not the movies—has launched on Kickstarter, and is already 6x over its funding target.
Games publisher Wonder Dice has been accused of stealing a designer’s ideas for its upcoming board game Alien: USCSS Nostromo.