board games

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.


The Best Board Games Of 2013

As I’ve talked about before, board games aren’t simply enjoying a resurgence right now. They’re in a glittering golden age with fabulous releases every single week, the entire hobby evolving and adapting with Borg-like ease. There’s no easier way to prove it than with my favourite releases from 2013.


‚ÄčThe Greatest Board Game Never Made

What happens when you take every ’80s and ’90s board game and mash them together to create a garish monster? Pure magic.


Here's How To Win Connect Four Every Time

Connect Four might be a game that triggers childhood flashbacks, but it’s not simple stuff. In fact, Numberphile reports that there are more than 4 trillion unique ways to fill a standard board. But there’s only one way to guarantee a win every time.


Nintendo, Take My Money, Please

At the end of this month, Nintendo will be re-releasing a game. It’s beautiful. An all-time classic. And it’s… not a video game.


Where Video Games And Tabletop Gaming Meet

And so my great tabletop gaming adventure continues. Ex Illis is a tabletop miniatures game with a video game twist. While it has physical units and is played on a table, a lot of the meat and potatoes of the game – stuff that would normally require tokens, counters and books – is relegated to a second screen.