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 Chaosium founder Greg Stafford passes away Posted: Sat, 13 Oct 03:04:59  
Game Design, Geek Culture, Industry
Founder of Chaosium and longtime game industry trailblazer Greg Stafford passed away yesterday. Greg founded Chaosium to get his work on the fantasy world of Glorantha published, and from there went on to design Pendragon, co-design the roleplaying games of RuneQuest, Ghostbusters, Prince Valiant, and HeroQuest, and influence the entire industry of adventure roleplaying. There’s […]
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 New details on Pathfinder Adventure Card Game redesign Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 16:45:38  
Card Games, Pathfinder, Reviews
In his latest Design Diary blog post, Paizo’s Lead Adventure Card Game Designer Mike Selinker describes some of the adjustments gamers can expect in the revised edition of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. Fans of the game should keep in mind the main game won’t be changing too dramatically – as Selinker stated, “we’re not […]
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 Gale Force 9 gets Dune license Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 03:25:32  
Board Games, Industry, Roleplaying Games
Gale Force Nine has reached an agreement with the Herbert Estate to publish tabletop games based on the Dune property. This will include a roleplaying game in late 2019, as well as board and miniatures games timed to release just before Legendary Pictures’ Dune movie in 2020. GF9 says it “plans to align with other […]
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 It’s Morphin’ Time as Power Rangers Kickstarter launches Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 21:22:18  
Board Games, Crowdfunding, Miniatures Games
Early yesterday, Renegade Game Studios unleashed the Kickstarter for Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, a new cooperative board game based on Saban’s beloved series TV series. In just over 24 hours, the crowdfunding campaign has amassed pledges reaching more than $150,000 – easily funding the project with more than 22 days left. The love […]
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 2018 Origins Award winners Posted: Sun, 17 Jun 17:59:33  
Board Games, Card Games, Dungeons & Dragons
You’ve already read through the 2018 Origins Award nominees, right? And played all of them, as you were instructed? Okay, good – let’s proceed. As always, congratulations to all the nominees. Here’s the winners: 2018 Origins Award winners Best Board Game, Fan Favorite, and Game of the Year: Gloomhaven (Cephalofair) Best Card Game: Ex Libris […]
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 2018 Origins Award nominees announced Posted: Fri, 01 Jun 16:44:48  
Board Games, Card Games, Conventions
The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design has announced their 2018 Origins Award nominees. There will also be Fan Favorite categories, voted on by attendees of the Origins Game Fair (as usual). Let’s peruse the list, shall we? Then, hurry and play all of them so you can make your predictions. Let us know […]
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 2018 Spiel des Jahres nominees announced Posted: Wed, 16 May 06:46:26  
Board Games, Card Games, Game Design
This year’s nominees for the Spiel des Jahres – Germany’s Game of the Year, a highly regarded title in tabletop gaming – have been announced, along with nominees for the Kennerspiel des Jahres (“Expert Game of the Year”, intended for game connoisseurs) and the Kinderspiel des Jahres (“Children’s Game of the Year”). Three titles were […]
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 OgreCave review: Goblin Grapple Posted: Mon, 07 May 03:02:47  
Card Games, Game Design, Reviews
On the day of it’s Kickstarter launch, Lars Roberts brings us a review of Goblin Grapple from Silver Gaming Company. A fantasy-themed card game of speedy combat, this Stratego-like design is perfect for playing a few rounds between longer games. Have a look at our review to see what Lars thinks of the upcoming game, […]
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 Z-Man announces Choose Your Own Adventure co-op game Posted: Sat, 14 Apr 21:47:13  
Board Games, Gamebooks, Geek Culture
With board games becoming more story-driven, it makes sense for game publishers to look toward classic adventure stories for design inspiration. It makes even more sense to design a game around the Choose Your Own Adventure books – stories that invented the “gamebook” and captured the imagination of a generation of kids. Z-Man Games has […]
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 OgreCave review: Brothers Posted: Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:58:41  
Computer and Console Games, Reviews
To close out the year for us, Lars Roberts offers us a review of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from 505 Games. This adventure game for PC and consoles stands out for its unique controls, which both play off of and add to the game’s story. If you’re in the mood for a heartbreaking […]
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 Eleven Games to Play at your Stranger Things Party Posted: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:15:32  
Board Games, Card Games, Dungeons & Dragons
More than anything, watching the kids on Stranger Things obsess over their favorite games hits us with heavy nostalgia for those classic games of the 1980s. When you celebrate this modern classic of kids against the supernatural, whether you binge-watch entire seasons or savor each episode slowly, you’ll want an ideal activity to symbolize that […]
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 Z-Man posts preview of Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 Posted: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 17:30:00  
Board Games, Game Design
Z-Man Games has posted a preview of Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2015 boardgame. Designers Rob Daviau and Matt Leacock have created a game of both exploration and resource management in the anticipated co-op sequel, which per the “Legacy” line, will permanently alter the year-long game campaign depending on player […]
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