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... more
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 ... more
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. more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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 ... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
[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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
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.
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... more
[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... more
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... more
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... more
Earlier this year, we told you that USAopoly, the company that takes Parker Brothers games like Risk and Jenga and incorporates popular licenses like Spider-Man and The Simpson, was working on Monopoly: Street Fighter Collect... more
At their store on the San Diego Comic-Con show floor, Capcom is selling this beautiful Street Fighter chess set. I don't play chess, but this thing is so fancy that I want one anyway. Too bad it's $400. Checkmate.
This thing ... more
I remember picking up the first Rayman Raving Rabbids game when the Wii launched in 2006. While I had planned on buying Red Steel alongside Twilight Princess (a purchase mandated by Nintendo fan law), a negative early-mo... more
Your name is Hasbro and you own the rights to a well-known board game, centered about guessing where the opponent's ships are. What do you do? Naturally, you let Universal turn it into a blockbuster marketed to look like Mich... more
Hasbro has no problem whoring itself out to whatever company is willing to lend a license. Gone is the pot-bellied nudist of the classic Operation, discharged to make way for the likes of Shrek, Homer Simpson, and f*ckin' Ma... more
In a chat with Shacknews, game designer Jordan Weisman spoke about his interest in possibly working on more Crimson Skies once the chaos of Shadowrun being Kickstarted has died down. "I'm hopeful that's another property that ... more
Today, prior to their new IP slated to be shown at PAX East this month, Harmonix has premiered the trailer for their newest entry in the rhythm game series. Eagle-eyed viewers may be able to spot former Dtoid EIC Nick Cheste... more
"Another Mario Party? Good grief. Is there really any way this game could give us something we haven't already gotten from the Mario Party series? Is there going to be any reason to buy this game over the seven other Mar... more
Based on the tabletop wargame, Cyanide's Confrontation brings the fantasy world of Aarklash to the virtual realm. The over-productive French studio which used to primarily work on the Cycling Manager series has diversified it... more
Thanks to a tweet by Alan Lee, we know there is going to be a Street Fighter Monopoly board game. Not only that, but it looks like fans will be able to vote on which characters are made into playable pieces.
It is worth ... more
I've somehow managed to forget that the HeroClix tabletop game existed. In the time since I last pondered the hero-centric miniatures game, they've apparently launched HeroClix Online. I'll have to start looking into that in ... more
In the last few years, videogame themed board games seem to have found a market; whether it be for the hardcore fan of the series or the avid board game collector. During the 109th New York Toy Fair this past weekend, USAopol... more
At first glance, Fortune Street may look like another Mario-themed, board game-structured mini-game collection. It's not. Anyone who picks this game up expecting another light, mindless, motion-controlled mini-game romp like ... more
As many of you are aware, my passion for games extends far beyond the computerized entertainment we all hold so dear. I was raised as much on board games as I was on videogames and I usually love it when those two worlds inte... more
[Update: Contest closed! Winner is DestroyerTZ for this haiku:
Inside this Dungeon Stories beneath the city Dragons are mating]
Today's 25 Days of Giving contest has us giving away DRAGONS! Wizards of the Coast rele... more
Super-fun comparison board game Apples to Apples will become a PSN and XBLA game this holiday season. THQ is adding social and online connectivity in the videogame version, which will allow for connected play, anywhere a... more
Up until today I had no idea there was a miniature fantasy wargame called Confrontation, but Cyanide (Blood Bowl, A Game of Thrones: Genesis, Of Orcs and Men) is working on a PC game based on it. I honestly have no idea what ... more
The Gears of War series needs no introduction. Though it saw its initial entry during the current generation, its popularity is undeniable, and its influence can be seen in nearly every third person shooter released since 200... more