Save Big on Digital Board Games This Week on Humble Bundle!

It’s tabletop week on Humble Bundle,the digital charity storefront for video games! They are currently running an 80% off sale on digital board games! Woot! When you make a purchase through Humble Bundle, they’ll donate 5% of the cost to a charity of

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Jess’s Top Five Kickstarters of the Week

Jess: I thought I would try something new and take a look at some of the Kickstarters I’ve been drooling over  this week. 1. Dinosaur Island The more I look at this game, the more I want it. Dinosaur Island has

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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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Game In A Minute Ep 39: Las Vegas

Title: Las Vegas Publisher: alea Designer: Rüdiger Dorn Artist: Harald Lieske, Markus Schmuck, Mia Steingräber Player Count: 2-4 For People Who Like: Rolling dice and getting stacks of cash With a name like Las Vegas, minimal components, and simplistic rules,

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5 Great Games for Younger Gamers

Gamers, awesomely, come in all shapes and sizes.  However, what is fantastic table-fodder for your crew of game night regulars may not be ideally suited for families with a wunderkind or two.  No matter!  There are a ton of games perfectly

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OffWorld Designs is Giving Away 2 Tickets to Gen Con!

Do you want to go to Gen Con 50, one of the largest gaming conventions in the world, but are lacking tickets? OffWorld Designs, the official merchandise partner of Gen Con, is giving away 2 tickets right now! You can enter

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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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Excerpt of “Secret Hitler: Designing Conflict & High Tension Moments”

This talk was given by Mike Boxleiter at the 2017 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Mike talked a lot about making the design focus for games about individual experiences.  A good game should leave your player with a story

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Jess Visits the Game Developers Conference

Each year Game Developers Conferences (GDC) occur all around the world in locations like China, Canada, Europe, and San Francisco. I ventured across the country to check out how board games have infiltrated this typically video-game focused event. This was my

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