board games

​The 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.


Digital Edition Of Talisman Now On Steam Early Access

The digital edition of classic fantasy board game Talisman is now on Steam early access. Hope you practised.


The Top 5 Board Games That Really Will Ruin Friendships

One piece of trivia orbits modern board gaming like a dark, sexy star. Someone who doesn’t really play them will always have heard from their friend, who heard it from another friend, that games like Game of Thrones or Battlestar Galactica are mean. They ruin friendships.


Stephen Colbert's 'Government Shutdown Game' Is Appropriately Unfair

Usually, comparisons to games are kind of flippant — which is probably why both Republicans and Democrats alike say the government shutdown is not a game. But if it was? But if it was? According to Stephen Colbert, it would be called Not A Game: The Government Shutdown Home Game. The rules would be… interesting.


A Mega Man... Board Game? Sure, Why Not

Collectible card game purveyor Jasco Games is planning to launch an officially licensed board game based on Mega Man, in which you “take control of your favourite hero, and battle Dr Wily and his forces of evil robots”.


Careful, Don't Fall In

This amazing chalk drawing of a Monopoly board by Leon Keer may look like it contains a deep, deadly pit, but that’s just perspective screwin’ with ya. More pics of the work — made for the Victoria International Chalk Art Festival in Canada — after the break.


This Amazing Flowchart Will Help You Choose The Perfect Board Game

Little known fact: there’s actually something of a Kotaku board game club lead by regular Trjn. They play board games on weekends and have a lot of fun doing so. My experience with board games runs about as deep as family games of Catan, but I am interested in getting on… board with board games and this brilliant little flowchart (via Reddit) is a great place to start.