Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Steampunk Rally

Steampunk Rally

Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, and George Washington Carver walk into a board game… no, it’s no joke. Steampunk Rally is a game that pits these brilliant minds (along with Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, and Guglielmo Marconi) against each other in a madcap race to Bern, using contraptions built on the fly. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Steampunk, Spies, Dragons, Dice!

Steampunk Rally

Well, it’s happened again: I’m drowning in board game prototypes and if I wait until I have time to write a proper review of each one, the Kickstarter campaigns will be over and you’ll be wondering why I never told you about them. So, without further ado, here are several Kickstarter board games currently on deck. Continue reading

Extra Life: Play Games. Heal Kids.

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Tomorrow (Saturday, October 25) is Extra Life’s National Game Day: gamers from all over will be attempting to play games (videogames, tabletop games, mobile games, you name it) for 24 hours in order to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: The Return of Spell Saga

Spell Saga

A year ago, I wrote about a fascinating single-player “tabletop novel” called Spell Saga. It’s a card game that tells a story as you play it, and I found it very intriguing, unlike any other game I’ve played. Unfortunately, though, the Kickstarter campaign failed to meet its funding—but designer Todd Michael Rogers continued plugging away at the game anyway, promising that somehow the game would exist eventually. Well, here’s your chance. Continue reading

13 Tabletop Games for Halloween

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Halloween approaches, and what better way to celebrate than by breaking out a few spooky board games? Last year we shared a list of 13 games for Halloween, and this year we’ve got 13 more. Continue reading

D&D Adventurers League: Sessions 8 & 9 Report

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My apologies to those of you following along with my session reports for the D&D Encounters event. Last week got a bit crazy with some work-related items and I was unable to get the Session 8 report submitted. So… this week I’ll be catching you up on the events for Sessions 8 and 9 — these two gaming nights added to Session 7 make up Chapter 2 of the Hoard of the Dragon Queen. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Lanterns: The Harvest Festival

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It’s time for the Harvest Festival, and artisans are setting out beautiful floating lanterns in the palace lake, each trying to earn the most honor before the festival begins. Lanterns: The Harvest Festival is a tile-laying game set in imperial China, now on Kickstarter. Continue reading

Table for Two: Eminent Domain: Microcosm

Eminent Domain Microcosm

Table for Two is a series about board games designed for 2 players. Today’s game is Eminent Domain: Microcosm, which boils down the essence of the deck-building game Eminent Domain into a 2-player game that plays in 10 minutes. Note: Tasty Minstrel Games decided to use one of their short Kickstarter campaigns for this one, so it’s down to the last couple days to back the project if you’re interested. Continue reading

Magic: The Gathering Strategy Board Game Announced

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Come Fall 2015, Wizards of the Coast and is working with the same rock star Hasbro team that developed the much-loved classic, HeroScape and Risk Legacy to bring Magic: The Gathering to your table as a tactical miniatures board game. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Meteor!

Meteor

What do you do when a meteor swarm threatens Earth with destruction? You launch a bunch of rockets, of course! But you better be quick, because you’ve only got about five minutes before impact. Meteor is a real-time cooperative game from Mayday Games that’s very challenging and very quick to play. Continue reading