Another Alternative to Inexpensive Minis for Gaming

Skeleton Army

Yesterday, Ryan Hiller provided some great tips on finding inexpensive mini figurines for gaming that included offerings on Kickstarter and eBay. There’s no doubt that miniatures are useful to our favorite games, especially RPGs, and it’s nice to know there are options out there for those on a limited budget. While I’m all for saving money, I also would like to toss out two more factors for consideration when investing in minis — storage and durability. Continue reading

Flipping Out Over ‘Flip City’

Flip City

Welcome to ‘Flip City.’ It’s a small town: a convenience store, a hospital, a factory, a central park, and a few residents. But you’ve got big plans. Raise money to expand and improve your city, but watch out that you don’t make your residents too unhappy! Continue reading

Table for One Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Quest: Awakening of Melior’

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‘Quest: Awakening of Melior’ is a new game on Kickstarter that is a single-player expandable game of dice, cards, exploration, and questing. A beta version of the game is available as a print and play and on Tabletop Simulator right now. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

Hey, things are starting to gear up for Gen Con in a couple weeks, which means you can expect there will be a whole host of tabletop-related Kickstarter projects in the works on top of the new releases. Here are a few projects currently raising funds that caught my attention. Continue reading

‘Rhino Hero’ Saves the Day… From Boredom

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Haba is probably most well known for two things: high-quality kids games with fantastic production values… and those bright yellow boxes. You’ve seen them. They’re kind of hard to miss. And when you see one, chances are there’s a remarkably well crafted, incredibly fun game inside. ‘Rhino Hero’ is no exception. Continue reading

‘Dead Men Tell No Tales': Loot, Fire, & Undead Pirates

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Skelit’s Revenge, the most feared ship on the high seas, has finally been defeated. Now you need to loot the treasure before the ship burns down and all is lost to Davy Jones’ locker. The problem is, Captain Fromm and his skeleton crew are still wandering the ship, guarding the booty. It’s time to play ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales.’ Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Take on the Dungeon Boss With ‘100 Swords’

100 Swords

Armed with nothing but some boots, an awkward sword, and several crappy swords, you set off into the dungeon in hopes of slaying monsters, finding better equipment, and—just maybe—defeating the dungeon boss. Grab a friend (or an enemy) for a quick two-player session of ‘100 Swords.’ Continue reading

A Peek Inside ‘Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous’

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Although my ‘Pathfinder Adventure Card Game’ group is probably a couple months away from finishing ‘Skull & Shackles,’ I could help sneaking a peek at the next base set, ‘Wrath of the Righteous,’ to see what we’ve got in store. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘JurassAttack!’

JurassAttack

Everyone who watched the trailer for ‘Jurassic World’ wants to be like Chris Pratt, leading a band of velociraptors on the hunt, right? Well, here’s your chance: ‘JurassAttack!’ puts you and an opponent in charge of a pack of dinosaurs for a head-to-head battle. Motorcycle not included. Continue reading

A New Type of Tabletop Gaming: ePawn Arena

ePawn Arena

I love the mash-up of digital and analog, particularly when it comes to games. It hasn’t always been done well, but I love to see the ways that people are experimenting to combine the fun of playing board games with the powerful capabilities of smartphones and tablets. The latest device to come across my radar is the ePawn Arena. Continue reading

Table for One Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Dark Dealings’

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If you like deck building, bidding, dungeon building, and competitive strategy game elements like I do, then you’ll love ‘Dark Dealings.’ The game combines all of these mechanics with fun, beautiful artwork as you take on the role of an evil overlord trying to defend your home from the heroes of the realm. Continue reading

Table for One: 2015 Solitaire Print and Play Contest and Interview with Chris Hansen

Solitaire Print and Play Contest

Time constraints, especially with children, and difficulty getting a gaming group together has made the popularity of solo tabletop gaming soar in recent years. Not to mention there are plenty of us who just like some alone time but still want to game. I recently interviewed Chris Hansen, the creator and moderator of the Solitaire Print and Play Contest on BoardGameGeek. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert and Interview: Yan Egorov’s ‘Swords and Bagpipes’

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Freeeedom! As someone with a background in Scottish medieval history, ‘Swords and Bagpipes’ seemed like a game meant for me. Yan Egorov has made a great, fun game where you and your friends take on the role of Scottish lords trying to gain independence from England using might, strategy, and treachery. Continue reading

Today’s ‘TableTop’ Episode Is ‘Legendary’

TableTop Legendary

Today’s episode of TableTop is about one of my favorite games: Legendary, a cooperative deck-building game set in the Marvel universe. It features Allie Brosh, Mark Fischbach, and Brea Grant along with host Wil Wheaton as they take on the Red Skull and his nefarious scheme. Continue reading