PAX Unplugged Schedule Has Arrived!

Excited for PAX Unplugged yet? Well we are! There are a ton of exciting events to check out at this year’s inaugural convention. I’ve gone through the list to give you a quick breakdown of everything you can expect at

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Board Game Costumes

Jess: Halloween is fast approaching! The time for ghosts and ghouls is one of my favorite holidays. I love seeing the amazing costumes that people come up with each year. Board games might not be your first thought when coming up

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New Cast member: Meeple!

You may have noticed this kitten appearing in our Twitter feed lately. Well it’s finally time to announce we’ve adopted him! Meeple is a sweet little guy who loves snuggling and eating random things. He’ll most likely be appearing in

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Gen Con 50: Are Mountains the New Vikings?

Jess: Walking around Gen Con can often give you a good idea of what’s trending. Some themes seem to be evergreen like Cthulhu or sheep, but then you get waves of games including pirates or last year’s Viking craze. The

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Gen Con 50 Interview with Alison Haislip

Let me just say, Alison Haislip is delightful. The American actress and former TV correspondent for Attack of the Show! has been featured on several episodes of Wil Wheaton’s show Tabletop, Titansgrave, and other gaming related shows. She is exuberant about gaming and

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Shopping for Board Game Tables

With the gaming table giant, Geek Chic, riding off into the sunset, where are we to turn to for our custom, felted, inset tables with drawers, card slots, and other accoutrement? As much as we love Ikea, it just isn’t

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CMON Iello Mapps

What Are MAPPs?

Recently Cool Mini or Not (CMON) and IELLO announced that they would be implementing a Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy (MAPP). According to the companies, these changes are being made to protect vendors and the companies reputations. In IELLO’s words: IELLO desires

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Interview with Matt Lees at GDC

During my visit to the Game Developers Confrence (GDC) I had a chance to sit down with Matt Lees of the popular board game site, Shut Up & Sit Down. We got to chatting about the conference, the board game industry,

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Excerpt of “Creating ‘Burgle Bros’: The Fantasy of the Heist”

This talk was given by Tim Fowers at the 2017 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Tim’s talk focused on the way a game tells a story and how it makes players feel. In Burgle Bros he wanted to evoke

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Excerpt of “The State and Future of Board Game Design”

This talk was given by Rob Daviau, Geoffrey Engelstein, and Eric Lang, and moderated by Paul Dean at the 2017 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Oh my god, there was so much great stuff in this talk. I wish I

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