So much has changed for board gamers in 2021, you’ll have to forgive our sentimentality as we approach the end of the year. The return to normalcy has officially begun, and we couldn’t be more excited about the following promising signs that board games are back in all their glory. Here are three things giving… Continue reading Board Game Year in Review – 2021
They say you can’t pick your family, and never is that more apparent than on Thanksgiving—a veritable debutante ball of oddballs and wackos you may simply share nothing in common with. But when they inevitably ask what you’ve been up to, take the opportunity to wow them all the same by regaling them with tales… Continue reading Gaming with Relatives
The weather is getting nippier and the leaves are changing color—autumn is upon us, and with the seasonal shift comes the impending Halloween holiday. Get into the ghoulish spirit by checking out some of the spookiest board game box art out there; then, seek out your own favorites, IF YOU DARE!!!… Ghost Train The lengths… Continue reading Scariest (strangest?) Box Art!
If you’re one of the (presumably) not many people who want their board games to match the harrowing and demoralizing realities of life, you’ll be eager to kick off a campaign of Pandemic: Legacy this fall. For the last year and a half, it was rare to get in one good gaming session, let alone… Continue reading How To Prep for Legacy Games
Games played in large groups reward players in ways that significantly differ from standard board games. For starters, many don’t involve a board at all—some opt for cards to deliver secret role information to players while others exist as purely verbal affairs. Still, many of the same principles of play apply, and a mastery of… Continue reading How to Take Group Gaming to the Next Level
Summer should be a time to soak up some rays, brats and brews while experiencing only the chillest of vibes—busting out a favorite board game to enhance the experience should be received by nothing less than a rousing round of “huzzah!” from friends and other onlookers. But we have some horrifying news (we hope you’re… Continue reading The Perils of Gaming Outdoors
The opening of cities across the country represents an opportunity to restore a sense of normalcy to us pale, multiplayer-deprived gaming types: Conventions! Finally, a chance to reconnect with likeminded gamers around a shared affinity for a particular game, artist or spin off TV show. Before venturing forth into large, empty convention halls, heed these… Continue reading Conventions Are Back! Are you ready though…
After the last 14 months, we could all use a trip to a galaxy far, far away right about now (though we would also accept a place from a long, long time ago). Luckily, the perfect day to reproduce this situation is arriving in just a few days. May 4th is Star Wars Day, as… Continue reading Star Wars Day, Board Game Style
The art found in board games can often be an unsung hero of the game itself. Our brains drift to mechanics and strategy, but a truly great visual designer can transform a round of a game into a journey through the deep forest, or a quick jaunt through a Spanish villa. But that’s not always… Continue reading Board Games with…Questionable Art
The air in our homes is stale, the windows are caked in sludge and the broom has been out-of-commission long enough to attend night school and earn its GED: The time for spring cleaning has arrived. Our games collections have been gathering dust over the winter and may be missing countless pieces (why would we… Continue reading Spring Cleaning — Board Game Style!