board games

You Can Now Play The Original Ultima In Board Game Form

You should play more board games. No, I don’t care if you crack out Settlers of Catan on a nightly basis, or if your flatmates want to kill your because you’re up at two in the morning owning newbs with your Big Money strategy in Dominion. If you don’t want to buy more, you can always print them out. Hey, why not blend old-school PC gaming with even older-school board gaming and play Ultima in ye-olde paper form?


Southern Hobby Supply Reveals Two New Monopoly Sets

Briefly: Southern Hobby Supply has revealed two new Monopoly sets (via NWR) — one themed after Pokémon, the other, Legend of Zelda. Both will be released on August 21.


Need Your Firefly Fix? The Official Role-Playing Game Just Came Out

There is a Firefly MMO in the works, but if you just can’t wait to get your Malcolm Reynolds on (in a completely platonic way, of course), then you can try your hand at the official pen-and-paper role-playing game, which came out this week.


Scrabble Updates Dictionary For The First Time In Nine Years

Imagine a world where you can play the word “selfie” or “twerk” in Scrabble. Sound absurd? Both these words are definitely a playable possibility starting later this year.


Inception Board Game Is A Board Game Inside A Board Game...

Inceptor is an upcoming board game that is, in everything except name (because that involves licensing), based on Chris Nolan’s movie Inception.


Lucasarts' Star Wars Creations Return For X-Wing Tabletop Game

The X-Wing miniatures game is almost the perfect tabletop experience. At least if you like Star Wars and fun things. About the only thing that could make it better would be to start introducing more units based on video game starfighters and oh what’s this?


Assassin's Creed Has A Board Game; It Comes Out In Two Weeks

The next Assassin’s Creed game releases on 26 February. Wait, what? Yeah, it’s a board game; something called Assassin’s Creed: Arena.


Six Types Of Board Gamers You've Probably Had To Deal With

Just like video games have types of gamers we’re likely to come across, board games totally have certain archetypes and characters we all encounter while playing. Some of these folks are pleasant and harmless to play with. And some of these people are kind of terrifying to play with.


Get Your Kids Into Coding And Roleplaying Games With Melbourne's Invent The World

If you live in Melbourne and you’re looking for a way to keep the kids occupied, entertained and educated over the January holidays, you might want to check out “Invent the World”, a series of workshops aimed at 7-13 year-olds involving Raspberry Pi programming, Minecraft and tabletop gaming.


A Witcher Board Game Is On The Way

Need more Geralt of Rivia in your life and the third Witcher game doesn’t look like it’ll be enough? CD Projekt Red and Fantasy Flight Games have you covered with — wait for it — a board game based on The Witcher. Far from being a dodgy cash-in, at first blush it appears intriguing.