Best modern board games for beginners - Article

The Best modern tabletop board games / gateway games for beginners: Maybe you've reached this article because you've just discovered modern board gaming. Perhaps you already game and have a few n00bs coming over for games night and you're so used to heavy games, you're not sure what won't overwhelm your…

Top 10 Games With Historical Themes

I watched one of the most entertaining top ten video’s the other day. I often try to spread the love about original creators for board game content. The Board Game Kaptain and crew are always entertaining and provide great insight into games. This week they offered their Top Ten…

Play to Win But...

Last week I sat down with my friend Ricky and we got out Ghost Stories. We did this with a sense of dread because this game has beaten us time and time again. In fact, neither of us have ever won at this game. I still love the look and…

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Great Stories in Games

As the dice were rolled I did a quick count of the Omen cards out on the table; 5. As the dice hit the table I held my breath, it was not impossible, but the likelihood was that the haunt was ready to begin. 3 pips, time for the haunt.…

Time's Up: How I Gave Up Hating Party Games

I’m not a fan of party games. Well, not really. OK. Some are fine. Maybe just when I’m in the mood. I don’t know anything anymore. A number of weeks ago I went along to my regular DnD night and discovered that the agenda had been changed…

NFC technology and board games - Article

DropMix: My Favorite Game Mechanism by Jamey Stemaier: One of my favorite game designers and people in the industry overall is Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier games. To me he's a great designer, he's inclusive in his thinking and he always seems to be forward thinking with regards to board game…

Tins or Boxes that's the question - Article

Board Game tins or Board Game Boxes, that's the question: Last week we posted how happy we were to see the next Matt Leacock title in the 'Forbidden' line seems to come in a box. We posted this from one side, the side that prefers boxes to tins, and then…

The TableTop Effect - Article

I had heard about Habour from a few friends who said they had played it and liked it. It wasn’t a high priority for me, but the more I toyed with the idea of buying it the more enticing the game became. One day I saw Harbour for $20…

Why I Stopped Using Kickstarter - Article

Why I Stopped Using Kickstarter: Hi fellow gamers! So, I thought I'd share my Kickstarter ups and downs with you all and tell you why I no longer Kickstart board games. I'm hoping this will be useful to those of you questioning wether it's a worthwhile endeavour. Since I started…

Christmas Cards - Article

I am currently packing for a holiday. We haven’t been on a holiday as a family like this since the birth of our little one. As I pack for our trip I realised I was packing more than a few card games. This is for a couple of good…