Tabletop Games

11.16.18

How One Dev Is Using Games as Therapy to Reach Across Generations

Game designer Alex Jimenez and social worker Timothy Burns are using games to help young people to open up about mental health.

10.22.18

The Final Days of 'Netrunner'

What happens when your hobby is cancelled.

7.25.18

At Insane Clown Posse’s DCGCon, the Clown Is Down with Board Games and RPGs

Welcome to a very special trip to an Insane Clown Posse gaming convention.

1.9.18

'Monstrous Races' Allows You to Play D&D as an Owlbear

Tyler Kamstra’s “Monstrous Races” offers guidelines for playing as species that are far from humanoids.

11.30.17

Board Games Were Indoctrination Tools for Christ, Then Capitalism

The very weird tale of how American board games used to teach you how to get to heaven, and later, how to make bank.

11.21.17

How Fantasy Flight Made 'Fallout' Into a Surprisingly Authentic Board Game

Fantasy Flight Games has adapted the radioactive world of Fallout into cardboard.

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8.2.17

Before 'Paper Mario' There Was Cardboard Mario and Tabletop Zelda

Game researcher Nathan Altice looks at the fascinating history of NES board games.

6.21.17

The Latest 'Warhammer 40K' Edition Is a Triumphant Expression of the New Games Workshop

Games Workshop finally remember the "games" part of the Warhammer equation.

6.9.17

I Played 5 Professionally-Designed Drinking Games

I had a party with my closest friends, 5 drinking-themed board games, and a whole lot of booze.

5.7.17

Playing the Birth and Death of Language in 'Dialect'

Language can be quietly—or loudly—revolutionary in 'Dialect,' a tabletop game about communities and the words that make them.

4.24.17

‘Dark Souls: The Board Game’ Makes Death Feel Truly Unfair

By putting players’ fortunes in the hands of fate, rather than skill, Steamforged’s tabletop adaptation loses a vital aspect of Dark Souls’ appeal.

3.25.17

Diving Deep into Gothic Horror in 'Bluebeard's Bride'

Using folktale and gothic horror tropes, the RPG explores horror from a woman's point of view.

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