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Robit Riddle is a kid's gateway into role-playing

Tabletop role-playing has survived all these years, through the advent of video games and the resurgence of board games starting in the 1990s. One reason it's still around is that it provides an experience those other media don't. It gives ...

 
 
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Root has cute animals and a vicious revolutionary uprising

Asymmetry in board games is a tricky thing. Do it wrong, and asymmetry can lead to imbalance, which can lead to flipped tables and scattered pieces, or at the very least a muttering of "I'll never play that again."  So most games that ...

 
 
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In Superhot: The Card Game, cards only move when you do

Superhot was slick as heck last year. The stark red-on-white low-poly models were one part of that, but the real draw was its unique "time only moves when you do" mechanic, allowing for careful planning and some Matrix-esque bullet-dodging....

 
 
 
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Sony is making a Settlers of Catan movie

You know who Sony Pictures is. You know the kind of movies it creates, the drivel that its marketing executives spout. Jack and Jill, Pixels, Ghostbusters (2016), The Emoji Movie. This studio has generated some of the worst p...

 
 
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Resident Evil 2 is getting a board game

Steamforged Games, the company responsible for the Dark Souls board game, has announced a new partnership with Capcom to bring a tabletop adventure based on Resident Evil 2.  Resident Evil 2: The Board Game will be launched via Kicksta...

 
 
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Fantasy Flight publishing Fallout: The Board Game

Fantasy Flight Games has quite a few video-game-to-board-game adaptations under its belt at this point (there's Gears of War, XCOM, and DOOM, to name a few). It's about to add another one to its repertoire, and this one's a doozy. Fallout: ...

 
 
 
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PAX Unplugged registration opens today

The PAX empire is growing. The sixth show in the PAX canon, PAX Unplugged is debuting this year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Unplugged is all about board, card, and other tabletop games. Sure, the original gangster PAX shows have always h...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PAX Indie Megabooth's layout, games finalized

It's hard to believe, but PAX West is only a few weeks away. One of the most interesting parts of PAX each year is the Indie Megabooth, an area of the show floor highlighting upcoming releases from smaller developers that might otherwise sl...

 
 
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Superhot is getting a real-life card game

In this era, we have release dates for Kickstarters. It's a crazy, crazy world. The Superhot team has announced just that for its card game project, which is set to hit the crowdfunding platform in December. Agent Decker author Ma...

 
 
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Dan Hsu is starting a video series on board games

Part of my personal mission at Destructoid over the past several years has been to cover tabletop gaming as it relates to the predominantly video game crowd. The fruits of my efforts pale in comparison to shows like Wil Wheaton's Tabletop a...

 
 
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A crap-ton of Dungeons & Dragons news came out this week

Once again, I've been slacking when it comes to writing about Dungeons & Dragons news. Even arranging time to be the Dungeon Master in a Curse of Strahd campaign has proved difficult lately, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited about t...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
 
 
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Curse of Strahd seems like good goth-y D&D fun so far

Shame on me. I made a mental note to write about Curse of Strahd the day it came out last week, but GDC's chaos complicated my plans. I read about half of the new adventure book for Dungeons & Dragons while on Steven's futon betwee...

 
 
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The Cthulhu Mythos is officially coming to Pathfinder

[Welcome to Tabletoid! I'm going to make an effort to write about tabletop games (board, pen and paper, and the like) here on Destructoid. I'm but one man, so I can't cover every little thing that comes out. Maybe Darren will take a break f...

 
 




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