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Mega Man Board Game

Mega Man Board Game shows off Guts Man and Fire Man


The project has also submitted to Kickstarter
Dec 10
That Mega Man board game project is still chugging along, and it has new figures for Guts Man and Fire Man to show off. So far all of the figures look pretty detailed, so I can't wait to get my hands on the finished prod... read
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Space Hulk digital version now available on iPad


Get your motion detectors ready
Dec 05
Space Hulk, the Games Workshop board game of paranoid derelict exploration, has found a new home on iPad today. Featuring cross-platform play with the PC and Mac versions, you can now skulk around killing your friends pretty ... read
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DICE+ impressions

Impressions: DICE+


High tech hexahedron
Nov 26
Earlier this year, we got our first look at DICE+, which promises to combine the physicality and social aspect of board gaming with the wider appeal of tablet-based videogames. With tons of features listed, it appeared to be a pretty slick piece of technology, but limited by its short list of compatible software. For now, that is still a pretty accurate assessment. read
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Backgammon

Backgammon Blitz headed to PS4 this winter


As well as PS3 and PS Vita
Nov 07
When a new console comes out and there's nothing left to play, we sometimes resort to buying games we'd otherwise never get. Thinking back to some of the utter garbage I bought on Xbox Live Arcade in the Xbox 360's first year... read
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Mega Man board game

Mega Man board game shows off Proto Man mini


Kickstarter is launching this week
Oct 29
Jasco's Mega Man board game is shaping up quite nicely, with a new miniature shown off in the form of Proto Man. A Kickstarter is also planned this week to help fund more extras like this, but rest assured the board game is c... read
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Kickstarter

These castAR glasses do virtual and augmented reality


Former Valve engineer's project turns to Kickstarter
Oct 14
The augmented-reality project hardware engineer Jeri Ellsworth was working on while at Valve didn't stop once she was let go from the company. castAR, glasses that put "holographic-like" projections on a special surface, has... read
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Risk: Plants vs. Zombies board game looks super cool


Has double-sided game board
Sep 30
PopCap's Plants vs. Zombies gets mixed with living room classic Risk for a cool hybrid board game. Imagine the tabletop battle we all know, but now with characters from PvZ. The double-sided game board lets you play three way... read
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SeaFall

Risk Legacy designer announces new game SeaFall


Start a legacy up in this ship
Sep 23
Risk Legacy was probably the most innovative board game of 2011. It took the classic Risk gameplay that we all know and hate, and turned it on its head by adding a multi-game campaign, built in mini-expansions with prerequisi... read
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The Witcher

A Witcher board game is in the works for 2014


An iPad version will be launched as well
Aug 26
It feels like a long-overdue idea but the world of The Witcher will become a board game, set to be released in 2014. Polygon spoke to CD Projeckt's Red Marek Ziemak, who confirmed that an iPad version would be released alongs... read
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Impressions: Boss Monster


Retro Card-Gaming Fun
Aug 26
Boss Monster is a card game you likely haven’t heard of. Successfully Kickstarted back in November of last year after exceeding its requesting funding amount by almost 18 times the original goal, it’s been availab... read
Mega Man board game photo
Mega Man board game

Details on Mega Man The Board Game sound wild


This ain't no Candy Land
Aug 17
While Jasco Games' Mega Man CCG is more or less ready to ship out the door, Mega Man The Board Game is still a work in progress. However, Jasco did go into some detail at Gen Con about how the game will progress and how it ca... read
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Dragon dragon, rock the dragon
Dragons and jetpacks, Civilization and StarCraft. Mix'em all together and what do you get? Divinity: Dragon Commander. Okay, it's a bit more complicated than that, but those are certainly the core elements at play when discus... read feature

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Space Hulk

You can now pre-purchase Space Hulk on Steam


Purge the hulks of the foul xenos in the name of the Emperor
Jul 27
If you've been hankering to purge Tyranids then you'll be glad to hear the new version of Space Hulk is now available for pre-purchase on Steam. It's been 20 years since the original PC version and with XCOM: Enemy Unknown&nb... read
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Mega Man Board Game

Mega Man Board Game Facebook page opens


It looks like it may incorporate the Archie comics
Jul 26
Remember that amazing Mega Man Board Game that was revealed a short while back? Now it has an official Facebook page, promising updates and info very soon. While we don't know a whole lot right now, due to the first Facebook ... read
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Golem Arcana

Shadowrun dev builds board/videogame hybrid Golem Arcana


Expect a Kickstarter campaign next month
Jul 24
Jordan Weisman has a pretty impressive résumé, not only for the quality of games he has been behind, but for the fact that they have been in both the board game and videogame arenas. With titles such as Shadowr... read
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Chainsaw Warrior

Vintage solo board game Chainsaw Warrior going digital


'The Dark Souls or Super Meat Boy of its day'
Jul 23
Joining the ever-growing list of board games turned videogame is Games Workshop's 1987 solo adventure Chainsaw Warrior. In the solo affair, one man is tasked with saving New York from an evil presence known as the Darkness. A... read
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Mega Man board game

An official Mega Man board game is a thing


Jasco Games is heading up an offiically licensed tabletop entry
Jul 03
Look up! It's not a bird, it's not a plane -- no, it's not the incredibly obscure Rock Board videogame -- it's an actual physical Mega Man board game, coming soon! There aren't any details yet, but we do know that it is comin... read
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The Generation Game
Board game, wheel of fortune, a vast narrative spanning thousands of years -- 7 Grand Steps is a strange beast. Through simple slot machine mechanics, choose-your-own-adventure scenarios, and eventually actual strategy, one b... read feature

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Space Hulk screens

Space Hulk unit sports stylish belt chain in new screens


Perhaps to keep his space wallet from being space pickpocketed
Jun 18
We haven't seen much from the videogame adaptation of the board game Space Hulk since its initial reveal. During GDC this year, GameSpot was able to see a gameplay demo, and it looked rough around the edges, to put it li... read
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Batman board game

Batman Arkham City Escape the Board Game is a thing


The Dark Knight is not limited to L-shaped movement
Jun 17
Walking through my friendly local board game shop the other day, something caught my eye. On a display stand was a shiny box labeled Batman Arkham City Escape: the Board Game. We hadn't previously heard about it, but it has b... read
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Flower coming to Vita, IndieCade E3 lineup revealed


So many indies!
May 29
Here's a nice surprise! Hidden within the IndieCade E3 lineup was the announcement that thatgamecompany's Flower is officially heading to the PlayStation Vita. Oh, and like I said, the full IndieCade E3 lineup was revealed. Y... read
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BioShock board game rules

BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia rulebook posted


Read how cardboard Columbia will function
Apr 24
We first heard about BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia just a few weeks ago, and this week, Plaid Hat Games has released a PDF of the game's rulebook for your perusal. Board game geeks may want to read it from cover to... read
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Mario's Game Gallery

Behold, the first Mario game voiced by Charles Martinet


No, it wasn't Super Mario 64
Apr 20
[Update: And I've just been informed that Mario was voiced in Mario Teaches Typing, which predates even Hotel Mario. The original 1991 DOS version used a different actor, but a 1995 CD-ROM re-release replaced him with Martin... read
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Fallout Monopoly

Homemade Fallout Monopoly makes the apocalypse worth it


This is the best way to show that you love someone
Apr 11
Despite my love of board games, I rarely get a chance to play any. My friends and the people I can occasionally stomach socializing with have little interest in sitting down and playing them with me, so I have to content myse... read
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BioShock board game

BioShock Infinite goes cardboard in The Siege of Columbia


Pre-order now for a $25 discount
Apr 02
The Internet is abuzz about Irrational's long-awaited BioShock Infinite. Amidst all of the discussion and praise for the videogame, Plaid Hat Games has announced BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia, a board game adaptati... read
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DICE+

Play digital board games with physical DICE+


Roll those micro USB-charged LED-faced bones
Mar 26
I love rolling dice. Gathering up a hoard of plastic polyhedra, rattling them around in my hands, spilling them on a table, and subsequently sorting through and interpreting the results is one of more satisfying aspects of t... read
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Be Jim Sterling in the Zpocalypse board game


Angry Joe, Totalbiscuit, Spoony, and Linkara also on the cards
Mar 18
Greenbrier Games' Kickstarted undead board game expansion, Zpocalypse Aftermath, is heading to stores around December time of this year. An expansion to the main Zpocalypse game, Aftermath adds new content -- including a play... read
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Ten boards spanning the Star Wars lore
There's not a whole lot of explaining needed when talking about pinball, unless you've been socially ignorant for the past forty years. There is a ball, and you must make sure that it doesn't fall off the board. Sometimes... read feature

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New concept shots of Shadowrun Returns


The sixth age never looked so right
Feb 05
The latest issue of Game Informer is making its way out and though the cover story has exciting news for RPG fans, it's the feature on Harebrained Scheme's upcoming Shadowrun Returns that has this tabletop player's heart... read
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Impressions: StarCraft Collector's Edition Risk


It's Risk, but with StarCraft pieces
Nov 06
[Destructoid is considering adding board games (videogame-themed or not) to what we cover. Think it's a good idea? Want us to stick to videogames only? Let us know in the comments.] Themed variants of popular games like Monop... read
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IndieCade 2012 award winners announced


First annual IndieCade East teased
Oct 11
The winners of the IndieCade 2012 are a diverse group, the kind of groundbreaking games many of us would realistically never hear about were it not for the awards. Hopefully, you'll be curious enough to investigate further. H... read
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Hungry Hungry Koopas, another Kodykoala masterpiece


Sep 12
Well damn, son! I didn't think you'd be able to top Operation: Guts Man Edition, but lo and behold, I am spellbound by Hungry Hungry Koopas! Donald "Kodykoala" Kennedy has worked wonders once again by taking a classic board g... read






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