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King Post Back With Another Tabletop Literary Adaption

Briefly: The guys who brought you a card game adaptation of Moby Dick are back with another tabletop literary adaption, this one about Beowulf. King Post is following last year’s successful Kickstarter campaign with another crowdfunding drive to make their nerdy dreams come true. If you like the sound of playing a Grendel card, check the game out here.


People Used To Think Chess Would Ruin Everything

You know how it goes: something new comes along and catches everyone’s attention. Immediately, people think the new thing will corrupt society and make everything worse: this has been true for everything from books to video games. And yes, it also holds true for chess.


Sorry, Rabbits, This Strategy Game Says You Have To Die

For fantasy buffs of a certain age, there’s a series of books dearer to our hearts than Lord of the Rings or even — dare I say it — Harry Potter. I’m talking about Redwall, the kid-friendly epic that reads like Games of Thrones with furry little animals instead of gratuitous raunchy sex. Unlike those other series, however, Redwall has remained impervious to any sort quality adaptation. This has left Redwall lovers (like yours truly) feeling sadly jilted by the as-yet-unfulfilled promises of a true video game adaptation.


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.