Tag: Board Games

I might have to see if I can build me one of these:

Here’s a great article on the Huffington Post about the current Board Game Renaissance. Check it out Here!

Here is an article in the Wall Street Journal about the Board Game Company Days of Wonder. They make some great games, especially for those just getting into the hobby. Read the article Here.

The sci-fi website I09 recently put out a list of their top 10 ‘greatest sci-fi games of all time’. You can read the article Here. I agree with all the games on the list being good games in the Sci-Fi genre, but there are some notable exclusions such as Android:Netrunner, Space Alert, Dune, Earth Reborn, Space Hulk, Nuroshima Hex, and Merchants of Venus, just to name a few. Is this a good list of sci-fi games? yes. Are these the ‘greatest sci-fi games of all time’? highly debatable.

Here’s a quick article on The Guardian about why Board Games are ‘making a come back’. You can read it Here.

The big news from Gen-Con Friday:

-Fantasy Flight announces Star Wars RPG called ‘Edge of Empire’ and it is currently in beta. you can read more about it Here.

-I saw in a FFG official video, in one of their case displays, a big box expansion to Mansions of Madness called ‘Call of the Wild’, they haven’t announced anything yet as far as i can see, but is clearly going to be soon.

-Wizards of the Coast didn’t release much concrete info about D&D Next in their seminar/key note, but they did mention that the novel universe is going to go through something called ‘The Sundering’ which Ed Greenwood mentioned would entail some form of war. And it looks as if the characters in the main Forgotten realms novels will be crossing over and come in contact with each other.

-Soda Pop miniatures announced an expansion to their game Super Dungeon Explore which looked like a lot of fire and fire like things. you can see pictures of the miniatures Here.

– The new game from designer Geoff Englestein called ‘Space Cadets’ is getting good reviews. It’s a co-op game where everyone is working together to control a ship in space.

-There will be a new expansion for the game ‘King of Tokyo’ which will include a new monster….and that monster will be….. a panda? okie.

-The Spoils CCG is still not dead after having been raised from the dead a few years ago, they are still coming out with new sets and people are playing this great game. See more about the Spoils Here. As a former Spoils player, it’s good to see that this game is still around, still kicking, and still making waves. It really is a great card game.

more news to come later!

Here’s a great talk about ‘What is Fun?’ and how modern board games are just that. Take a watch!

Ever wonder how all those pieces got in the box? Are you curious about the materials used and the logistics involved in bringing a board game to the market? This is the documentary for you. The guys from The Spiel Podcast made a great movie about a company in Germany called Ludo Fact who manufacture board games. This is a very well produced movie which satisfied several of my curiosities related to how they make board games. Give it a watch!

Made for Play: Board Games & Modern Industry from The Spiel on Vimeo.

Here is a great little article about the hobby as well as a convention called Geekway to the West that is held in St. Louis. Check out the Article Here.