Star Trek Risk Will Finally Determine Who's the Best Starfleet Captain of All Time

The Kirk vs. Picard debate will wage on in internet forums for centuries to come, but you can settle it at home by gathering your friends around a table and going head-to-head with Star Trek Risk. It pits your favorite Starfleet captains against each other including Kirk, Picard, Sisko, and Janeway. Jonathan Archer is…

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The Creator of Settlers of Catan Has Some Important Gameplay Advice for You

Klaus Teuber is a name that’s probably not immediately recognizable to you but might ring a bell in the back of your mind because as the inventor of Settlers of Catan, his name graces every box. Surprisingly, board game design was originally Klaus’ hobby, but after selling 25 mil copies of Catan, he no longer has to…

Everyone Is Probably the Killer in Game of Thrones Clue

Last year ThinkGeek created a fake version of Clue featuring characters and locales from Game of Thrones for April Fools’ Day. It was a fun prank but also a damn good idea. Which is probably why over a year later there’s now an official version of Game of Thrones Clue that lets players figure out who in Westeros is a…

Betrayal at House on the Hill Is Finally Getting Its First Ever Expansion

Betrayal at House on the Hill has been an icon of board games for over a decade now. But despite having reprints and new editions, the game has never officially been expanded beyond its original scope. That is until now: a whole new series of horrifying new haunts are on the way, and we have the first look.

Board Games Have Always Been Great at Teaching Americans To Buy More Stuff

Here in the wake of Thanksgiving, there’s a tremendous marketing push by retailers who implore us to buy more things. Frankly, our entire economy depends upon people buying stuff they don’t need. But Americans have a tendency to romanticize the Before Times™ — an era when consumerism wasn’t so rampant. This longing…

The Magic: The Gathering Board Game Is Getting A New, Gigantic Monster To Play With

Arena of the Planeswalkers, Hasbro’s tabletop strategy take on the world of Magic: The Gathering, is usually all about pitting Planeswalkers against each other in magical battles—but now they’re going to have to team up to take on a new threat: the game’s first colorless hero character, and a major part of the game’s…

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A Board Game’s Idea Of The Moon Landing, 14 Years Before It Happened

The oldest toy I own is a board game called Careers. It’s set 14 years before Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, yet it includes a moon expedition mission. It’s a curious artifact — a look into a previous generation’s dreams and ambitions, when space exploration was still an unknown intangible. Our dreams, however,…