board games

Classic PC Space Game Returns As A...Tabletop Game

Freespace, the last of the great PC space shooters, is coming back. But as a tabletop miniatures wargame. Made by Chris Taylor, lead designer on the original Fallout.

Turning Stealth Video Games Into Stealth Board Games

Thibaud de la Touanne spent 20 years working in the video game business, most recently with Ubisoft Montreal. He’s left that behind now, though, and is bringing that experience to board games.

Watch The Finals Of The Netrunner World Champs

Fantasy Flight’s World Championship Weekend is still going on, closing with the finals of the Netrunner tournament. You can catch it right here.

The Best 3D Castlevania Is This Custom-Made Board Game

A massive game board inspired by the original NES classic, 11 characters with upgrade-able weapons and abilities, battle dice, movement dice and more than 100 item and monster cards — this is the ultimate Castlevania board game.

Tell Us Dammit: Board Games

Here’s something that continually surprises me at PAX: the amount of people who attend the show purely to play board games with their buddies. It’s insane. This is a massively growing thing in gaming culture so I wanted to ask you all about it: have you recently gotten into board games? What games are you playing?

Four Board Games You Should Avoid At All Costs

Some of these board games Jimmy Fallon brought to his show, such as “The Sinking of the Titanic game” or “Big Foot”, are just too cruel, but they exist. Some of you might even have them in the basement.

31 Of The Most Satisfying Feelings In Board Games

Picking up a wild draw four card in Uno. Letting all of the Connect Four pieces drop after a match. Playing a dirty word in Scrabble. Being an ace at Jenga.

It's The Perfect Time To Play Dungeons & Dragons

You might know that the long-awaited new edition of Dungeons & Dragons is upon us. You might be playing it right now, waving an HB pencil around, informing your friends that they’re up to their nips in orcs and should roll for initiative.

10 Things I Learnt Acting Out XCOM In Real Life

The new XCOM board game sounds phenomenal, but last month I played a different kind of XCOM board game. Watch the Skies was a day-long game run by the UK Society of Megagame Makers. “Megagame” is a name that doesn’t disappoint — each one features dozens of players controlling small parts of a massive story.

OK, The XCOM Board Game Sounds Awesome

While the idea of a co-op XCOM board game sounded great, the fact it required use of an app turned a lot of people – myself included – off. Well, maybe I was being premature, because it turns out calling it an “app” is doing it a disservice.