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Things video games need to learn from board games

Video games (single-player ones, at least) teach you that you are the best, you are the only one who matters, you will always get more powerful, that your hand will be held, that you don't need to actually care about other human beings. Boa...   read

 
 
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This War of Mine: The Board Game captures the despair of the video game

Most video games about war focus on the glory of combat, vanquishing an evil foe through prowess and cunning. This is even truer for tabletop games; I can't think of many games about war that aren't about how cool it is to dominate opponent...   read

 
 
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Bored game

Good lord, Dark Souls board game closes near $5.5 million

The Kickstarter campaign for Dark Souls: The Board Game has mercifully come to a close (though you can still offer a late pledge) at around $5,466,884. Almost five and half million dollars. It began with a goal of just under $73,000. It mad...   read

 
 
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This War of Mine board game Kickstarter surpasses its goal

The Kickstarter for a tabletop version of This War of Mine has already made its goal and then some, with 20 days left to go. Looks like people are excited for more shivering in the dark, starving for food, and hiding from soldiers. At the t...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls

We really want to play that Dark Souls board game

The Dark Souls board game Kickstarter has surpassed £2 million. Over 21,000 backers have pushed the Kickstarter fund past over £2.3 million (that’s roughly $3.3 million)… and there’s still seven days to go. "&...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls

Well dang, the Dark Souls board game crowdfunded half a million dollars real quick

I imagine the Venn diagram of people who play Dark Souls and people interested in board games has a fairly significant overlap. So of course Steamforged Games' Dark Souls board game was always destined to make a bunch of mone...   read

 
 


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Dark Souls

The Dark Souls board game has Ornstein & Smough figures

Yep, Steamforged games is indeed working on a Dark Souls board game, and thanks to a new blog update, we now know that the Kickstarter for it is dated for April 19. Oh, and it totally has Ornstein & Smough figures, and is described...   read

 
 
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Dark Souls

The Dark Souls board game is real, coming to Kickstarter this month

I'm just glad we're getting something other than meme-filled clothing! Steamforged Games, manufacturer of the tabletop series Guild Ball, is crafting an official Dark Souls board game in a partnership with Bandai Namco. It will ev...   read

 
 
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Bloodborne

Bloodborne as a card game, huh?

My first reaction to hearing that a popular video game is being adapted into a board game is usually skepticism, but in this case, I'm more curious than anything else. Designer Eric Lang (Blood Rage) took to Twitter this week to announce hi...   read

 
 
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Superfight is coming to Steam

Superfight is one of those things I instinctively sneered at the first time I heard about it, only to be proven dead wrong. The game is a mix between Cards Against Humanity and every embarrassing cafeteria nerd argument you ever had in high...   read

 
 
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Tsuro iOS

Casual dragon board game Tsuro out on iOS now

Tsuro is the type of game that hits the table during parties at the ol' Casa de Nakamura. It caters to people who aren't especially experienced with modern board games, it doesn't take up a lot of table space, and it seats up to eight at a ...   read

 
 
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Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeon Masters Guild lets you self-publish your D&D material

Wizards of the Coast has just implemented the new Dungeon Master's Guild website, where you can self-publish adventures, character classes, monsters, and whatever else you can dream up. When placing your content on the website, you can eith...   read

 
 
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Review: Tharsis

Space is dangerous, everyone. If you weren't aware of this, just play Tharsis. If you wanna feel sad and hopeless, just play Tharsis. If you're known for always getting great dice rolls at tabletop night, definitely play Tharsis. Digital bo...   read

 
 
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Mega Man

The Mega Man Board Game is finally coming soon

I backed the Mega Man Board Game Kickstarter at its lowest level nearly two years ago, and now, it's finally ready to ship. Jasco games has announced that the final editions of the game will arrive in their warehouses today, at which point,...   read

 
 
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Tharsis

I ate a crew member in Tharsis, it wasn't a big deal or anything

I hadn't been keeping up with Choice Provisions' Tharsis, so I had no idea what to expect when Steven assigned me to preview it at PlayStation Experience. As soon as the developer who was leading me through said it was a "realistic spa...   read

 
 
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Review: Animal Crossing amiibo Festival

Earlier this year, Animal Crossing series director Aya Kyogoku was asked why she decided to make Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. She said it was because the team thought amiibo were cute and really wanted an Animal Crossing version of the...   read

 
 
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This War of Mine

This War of Mine is getting a board game

This War of Mine can be a pretty heavy game, but 11 bit studios has a lighter sight in mind -- a board game adaptation. It will sport a companion app, and the creator notes that it will support up to six players with easy to follow rul...   read

 
 
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Ghostbusters

The Ghostbusters board game is like a mini Arkham Horror

Every so often we cover board games here at Destructoid, mostly from our tabletop expert Darren Nakamura. But when the opportunity presented itself to check out the brand new Ghostbusters game, I sprang at the chance. Hailed as one of ...   read

 
 
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Tabletopia wants to be the premier digital board game platform

So we already have Tabletop Simulator, but a new challenger approaches. Tabletopia aims to bring board games into the digital space in a similar manner, and it has taken to Kickstarter for its last push in funding. It works by providing pie...   read

 
 
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The Banner Saga: Warbands

The Banner Saga getting a cooperative tabletop miniature game

Stoic released The Banner Saga last year, and it was a great strategy role-playing game. It had characters on a square grid, drama, and lots of death. Basically, it was ripe for conversion to a board game. Today at GenCon, Stoic and its par...   read

 
 
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Risk Legacy designer working on new civilization-themed legacy game

It sure has been a long time since Risk Legacy originally released, and yet, I can't help but perk up at the news that Rob Daviau is working on something in that vein. Heck, I named the previously announced SeaFall as my most anticipated g...   read

 
 
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Mega Man board game team doing a Street Fighter one

After an exciting EVO weekend of fighting game intensity, I guess it's a good time to announce a much more boring version of that? Jasco Games, the company behind the official Mega Man board game, has partnered with Capcom again, securing t...   read

 
 
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Halo: Fleet Battles

Tabletop wargame Halo: Fleet Battles available now

Man, look at those dice. There's some explosions, there's a "no" symbol, and there's the iconic Halo skull. I don't know exactly how Halo: Fleet Battles plays, but I do love me some custom dice. Halo: Fleet Battles is based off the Planetfa...   read

 
 
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Wild speculation commence: Capcom hires new Mega Man producer

According to the folks over at the Mega Man Board Game Kickstarter, Capcom now has a new producer for the Mega Man franchise. This bit of information came to light casually when talking about approved designs, a process that has delayed the...   read

 
 
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Haha sure: Crysis board game on Kickstarter

Crysis Analogue Edition - The Board Game. Huh. Okay. I have been pleasantly surprised in the past with video game shooters turned into tactical board games, but I'm still a bit skeptical about this one. I mean, Crysis's biggest claim to fa...   read

 
 
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