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Lady Luck is a cruel mistress
Typically, board games involving just dice aren't my thing. I don't like playing a game in which I feel I have no control in whether I win or lose. Yahtzee is a prime example of this, while Risk is somewhere in between. Much ... read feature

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Coup

Popular bluffing card game Coup will be a videogame soon


First on iOS, later for Android and PC
Feb 09
When people talk about good games to ease newbies into board games, The Resistance is one that gets brought up often. Heck, we have even played a few games of it on our forums. It took the hidden team aspect of Werewolf, tra... read
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Pandemic Legacy

Cooperative board game Pandemic Legacy set to release October 8


Coinciding with Essen Spiel 2015
Jan 15
Pandemic has served as a primer to cooperative board games for many who have recently taken up the hobby. Last year Z-Man Games announced that Pandemic designer Matt Leacock and Risk Legacy designer Rob Daviau would be teamin... read
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Evolution review

Board Game Review: Evolution


A natural selection
Jan 01
[Note: We've been known to do board game reviews from time to time, and although this one isn't exactly based on E.V.O.: Search for Eden on the SNES, it's close enough. Happy New Year! --Chris Carter] Two things that def... read
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Deck building

So what exactly is a deck-building game anyway?


Possibly not quite what you think
Oct 29
A number of videogames have shown up lately with the gameplay adjective "deck-building" in their descriptions. Steve Swink took a break from developing Scale in order to release Dad's Building a Deck. Coin... read
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Mega Man

Mega Man: The Board Game's final sculpts revealed


Approved by Capcom and ready to go
Oct 07
Mega Man: The Board Game is coming along rather nicely, and is entering the final stages of development. Jasco is handling the game itself, and although they had to get the Capcom seal of approval on just about every facet of... read
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It works for up to eight
I was randomly flipping through my email last week and saw a peculiar Xbox One release -- a little party game called Fibbage. Billed as a "fibbing" party game (the likes of which I'm sure you've seen before), this one has a ... read feature

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XCOM: The Board Game

Fantasy Flight announces XCOM: The Board Game


Four player cooperative strategy
Aug 05
Fantasy Flight Games has a pretty good reputation for taking hit videogame franchises and translating them to the tabletop space. Previously, the publisher has released board games based on DOOM, StarCraft, Sid Meier's Civili... read
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Zelda Monopoly

Zelda Monopoly coming next month, with a GameStop exclusive version


The Ocarina piece is exclusive
Aug 04
Remember that Legend of Zelda Monopoly that was confirmed earlier this year? Well it's still a thing, and it's going to arrive on September 15 for $39.99. If you get it anywhere other than GameStop you're missing out on ... read
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League of Geeks' Armello reaches Kickstarter goal


Funded!
May 05
We recently told you about Armello, a game that creators League of Geeks calls a blend of Magic the Gathering, Final Fantasy Tactics, and board games. When we first mentioned it they were just getting going with a Kickstarter... read
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Guild of Dungeoneering

Guild of Dungeoneering takes us back to pen and paper days


For those with a soft spot for graph paper
May 01
Guild of Dungeoneering might as well be a board game. It has the look of a hastily doodled tabletop role-playing game, and it features tile-laying and hand management mechanics. Each turn, the player draws up to five cards, ... read
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Exploration, dialogue, and character development, all controlled with cards on a board
With board games continuing to increase in popularity, it is no surprise that there has been a lot of crossover between that space and videogames. Not only are a lot of board games being adapted or reimagined digitally, but s... read feature

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Tabletop Simulator

Get your table-flipping on with Tabletop Simulator on Steam Early Access


When a table comes along, you must flip it
Apr 18
We've all been so mad we could flip a table, and for the longest time we've had to use outdated AOL RP-speak and emoticons to convey said anger electronically. Well, those days are over with the advent of Tabletop Simulator,... read
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Monopoly

Zelda and Pokemon Monopoly will make you scream 'shut up and take my Rupees!'


Coming this summer
Apr 09
Monopoly, a/k/a The Game That Never Ends And Destroys Families And Friendships, is adding some flair from Nintendo in the coming months. The Legend of Zelda and Pokemon will get their own iterations of the game on A... read
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Pure Chess

That chess game with DLC is coming to the PS4


$14.99 for the complete edition
Apr 07
Pure Chess has already hit the Wii U and 3DS, but it's coming to the PS4 soon. VooFoo Studios released the game way back in 2012 on the PS3 and Vita, but has decided to start porting it to current systems, hence the new release date. It'll ring in at $7.99 for the basic version, or $14.99 for all the DLC. Yes, there's DLC in a chess game. read
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Pure Chess

This Wii U and 3DS chess game will have day one DLC


Haha, what?
Mar 20
I don't know why, but the prospect of "day one DLC" for a chess game on the Wii U and 3DS had me laughing for quite a bit. Developer VooFoo is all set to launch Pure Chess this week, and you'll have to fork over some cas... read
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Connect 4: Super Mario edition is a thing that is happening


NINTENDO IS SAVED
Mar 04
Nintendo is developing an exciting new analog gaming product called Connect 4: Super Mario. It's just like Connect 4, except now the coins you insert into the slots have Mario and Luigi faces on them. How thrilling! It's comi... read
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Mega Man Board Game

Pre-orders open for the Mega Man Board Game


Estimated delivery of October 2014
Feb 19
The Mega Man Board Game Kickstarter opened with a reasonable $70,000 goal, but it went on to reach a lofty $415,041 at closing. A ton of add-ons have been announced and are being worked into the updated version of the game, a... read
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The Witcher

Take on monsters in the Witcher Adventure Game


It's actually a board game, not a point-'n'-click title
Jan 08
Whilst fantasy RPG fans like myself bide their time until the arrival of The Witcher 3 later this year, we might have another game set in the world of Geralt of Rivia. The Witcher Adventure Game isn't actually a point-'n'-cl... read
Mega Man Board Game photo
Mega Man Board Game

20 minute video shows how Mega Man: The Board Game works


It's not all that complicated if you're a table top fan
Jan 08
The folks over at Jasco have put together a rather lengthy video of a playthrough of Mega Man: The Board Game. It'll take you through setup, a typical turn, how the pieces look while in play, and pretty much everything in-be... read
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Collusion Kickstarter

Hybrid board/videogame Collusion full of lies and deceit


Like chocolate and peanut butter with backstabbing
Jan 06
As a fan of board games and videogames, my ears perk up when I hear about developers attempting to combine the two in interesting ways. Especially exciting are games focusing on subterfuge, deception, backstabbing, and lies.... read
Mega Man board game photo
Mega Man board game

Mega Man The Board Game is going international


The Kickstarter is still pretty healthy
Dec 30
The Mega Man Board Game is a thing that's happening, and starting today, international pledges will be honored. The gates have opened for Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East, which is a major upgrade from the ... read
Mega Man Board Game photo
How does one approach Capcom with an idea like this?
It's safe to say that the Mega Man Board game Kickstarter is a massive success. In just under 24 hours it cleared $150,000, which far exceeds its $70,000 goal. But in an odd turn of events, Capcom is not funding the game -- t... read feature

Mega Man board game photo
Mega Man board game

Mega Man: The Board Game kicks off its Kickstarter


The final concept revealed in video
Dec 12
In case you hadn't heard, board game manufacturer Jasco is producing a Mega Man tabletop game with the approval of Capcom, and now, they have a live Kickstarter. It's meant for two to five players (barring future expans... read
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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
Mega Man board game photo
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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