When Video and Board Games Collide

I grew up an avid video gamer. I played pretty much everything: shooters, RPGs, action/adventure, stealth, puzzles, platformers, etc., etc. It’s only in the last 3 or 4 years that my interests have gradually shifted to board games, but that’s not to say my love for the alternative has gone away completely. Rather, I’ve become…

Top 10 Board Games of All Time

I don’t consider myself some sort’ve savant on Board Game history. That mantle probably goes to Tom Vassal over at The Dice Tower. The man annually ranks his Top 100 games of all time (and even goes as far as to order his top 200). I like games, but I’m fairly new to the hobby…

5 Games to Replace the Classics

Monopoly. Scrabble. Risk. Clue. Chess. These are some of the most popular and best-selling board games of all time, and chances are you’ve played most of them. These also tend to be the games that immediately enter into the consciousness of someone when you ask them to think of their favorite board game. For better…

8 Games to Play Around Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and in a few days (if not already) most of the Halloween movie marathons will begin. Even TV shows have their annual specials, like The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horrors. If you’re looking to do something a little different this year, instead of gathering around to passively watch something, why…

So You Think You Know Board Games? Part 2

Back by (semi)popular demand, it’s round 2 of “So You Think You Know Board Games?” I covered only a fraction of the different types of mechanics and genres of gameplay found in many modern and traditional board games in the last post. I’ll be going over many more this time, to hopefully give everyone an even greater understanding of the sheer variety that the contemporary board gaming landscape contains.

So You Think You Know Board Games?

I love board games. That much is obvious. But why? What is it about them do I find so entertaining. To put it simply, it’s the communal experience. I love playing these games with friends, laughing, joking around, getting into character. If you grew up playing D&D, you know all too well the joys of…