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…
If there’s one thing you do more than anything else while playing Star Wars: Armada, it’s shout INTENSIFY FORWARD FIREPOWER.
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.
Since the early 19th century, many chess grandmasters have come and gone, some better than others. This elegant data visualization by Abacaba shows which players were the very best, and how long they were able to maintain their dominance.
There’s a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles board game up on Kickstarter. It’s already been funded, so don’t sweat, it’s getting made. Which is cool, because it sounds like the perfect TMNT game.
The Ghostbusters board game Kickstarter achieved phenomenal success, racking up $1.5 million in pledges in February. Now that the game has been released, it’s time to bust some ghosts!
There have been several ad hoc board game discounts over the last several days, but Amazon just rolled double sixes with this massive Gold Box deal.
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…
Imperial Assault is a board game that was released in late 2014. I only got around to playing it over the weekend, and I already count those months between as wasted.
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…
In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits... to not pass go, and not collect $200? Sure. Let’s go with that.
Experienced Scrabble players know there’s more to the game than an expansive vocabulary. An effective player should also be able to quickly find words in a jumble of letters. Developing this skill, reports a team of Canadian researchers, will not only improve your game, it will change the way you use your brain.
In the board game world, the North American convention season is mostly over. Gen Con saw a unique attendance of almost 62,000 people and had slightly over 400 new games. The upcoming convention at Essen, Germany in October already has a list of almost 600 new games, and it is not done yet. With so many new games, how…
You know the sense of satisfaction you get from conquering an entire planet while playing Risk? Well imagine what it must feel like when you take over an entire galaxy. If that’s not enough reason to try Risk: Star Wars Edition, playing with X-wings and TIE fighters should sweeten the pot.
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,…
Chaosmos is a race to find a mysterious artifact that could stave off the end of the universe while other alien artifact hunters try to track you down and steal it for themselves. Meanwhile, a cosmic clock counts inexorably down to a galactic apocalypse.
The rules of chess have remained consistent since the early 19th Century, but that doesn’t mean our approach to the game has stayed the same. Here are some intriguing and surprising ways the Game of Kings has changed its shape over the past 150 years.
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Yes, the beloved strategy board game is finally getting a new edition, thanks its its makers at Mayfair Games. Debuting at this year's GAMA Trade Show and due out this year, there aren't many details on the game's new 5th edition, but here's what we know so far.