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Besides the latest Star Trek movies, the franchise has recently received a new lease on life, with news that CBS is cooking up a TV series. It appears that's not the only item on the cards — we're getting a pen-and-paper RPG too.
Birth of the Federation is easily in my top five games. Made during Microprose's golden age, BotF managed to capture the spirit of Trek, while also delivering a bloody fantastic sci-fi 4X. While I've yet to find a video game that has the same feel, an upcoming board game, Star Trek: Ascendancy, might just do it.
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when we posted a bunch of tabletop memories? Just as I predicted, one post wasn't enough to list all of my favourites, so I compiled another.
Most of us have played a game or 20 of Settlers of Catan. Despite its constant popularity (enough for someone to buy the rights for the movie), the original came out over two decades ago. If you've ever wondered how the board game came to be, this short, yet fascinating look at creator Klaus Teuber should prove enlightening.
If there's one thing you do more than anything else while playing Star Wars: Armada, it's shout INTENSIFY FORWARD FIREPOWER.
Chess is timeless. Chess is the original esport.
And this fascinating video does something extremely cool: it takes a number of data sources and places them into a single timeline that tracks the rise and fall of the greatest chess players in history.
I don't play chess. I don't care about chess at all. But holy hell is this fascinating to watch.