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


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

Adventurers League

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


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

Magic The Gathering Strategy Board Game2 - UNDER EMBARGO

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!


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

D&D Adventurers League: Session 7 Report (Bonus: New DM Interview!)

Adventurers League

I’m still smiling over the adventure my group shared with Session 7 on Wednesday night. It was an amazing amount of fun that I’ll discuss shortly. This week’s gathering of players at Titan Games & Comics looked to about 26 players and four DMs — based on the noise coming from other tables, I’m guessing the other players felt the same way about this week’s adventure. Continue reading

Table for Two: Strife: Legacy of the Eternals


Table for Two is a series focusing on two-player games. Today’s game is Strife: Legacy of the Eternals, a compact card game about battling for control of locations using your team of Champions. It has great artwork, surprising strategic depth, and perfect information. Continue reading