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  • Blog Post: Exploring Dungeons & Dragons’ Tyranny Of Dragons

    Last month, Wizards of the Coast generously (and cleverly) offered a free version of the basic rules for its new edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Not only does this free offer give new and old players a chance to check out the new ruleset for the classic tabletop RPG, but it also helps draw those same... More
  • Blog Post: Conspiracy Comes To Magic: The Gathering

    On June 6th, a set designed completely around the draft format and multiplayer conflict comes to Magic: The Gathering. Conspiracy will bring completely new elements to the game, and even though you won’t be able to play with it on Magic: The Gathering Online, it’s a great incentive to conspire... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table – Firefly: The Game

    Few fan bases are more vocal and enthusiastic than the Firefly crowd. Forever wronged by the untimely end of the beloved show, enthusiasts for Joss Whedon’s sci-fi universe carry a torch that continues to burn. For those always hungry for a return trip to the Verse, Gale Force Nine’s Firefly... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table – Takenoko

    The use of panda diplomacy has a long history within China. In pursuit of closer diplomatic ties with other countries, China has a centuries-long practice of gifting its giant pandas in an act of generosity and political friendship. The act was first recorded as early as the 7th century. Takenoko (literally... More
  • Blog Post: HeroClix Tackles Video Games

    Birthed from the older Mage Knight collectible miniatures game, HeroClix first launched in 2002, and allowed gamers to play out awesome superhero skirmishes between the heroes and villains of the Marvel universe. The game’s coolest feature is a dial along the figure’s base that changes that... More
  • Blog Post: Top Ten Tabletop Games Of 2013

    This year brought us a wealth of awesome video games to explore, but they’re not the only stellar games from 2013. From time to time we like to take a step back and examine the growing world of tabletop games. Board games, card games, and tabletop role-playing games have seen a renaissance in the... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table: Robinson Crusoe

    While cooperative gaming has been a rising trend in the tabletop scene in the last five years, 2013 saw an especially surprising array of engaging co-op games – enough that I’ve spent the last three months highlighting my recent favorites in the milieu. Eldritch Horror offers a Lovecraftian... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table – Eldritch Horror

    Longtime board game players likely need no introduction to Arkham Horror. The original version released way back in 1987 and was designed by Richard Launius, with a new version produced by Fantasy Flight in 2005. That newest edition has been a staple of many game libraries for years, offering up horror... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

    One of the most exciting things about following tabletop games is having a front row seat to the constant innovation unfolding in modern game design. New RPGs, card, dice, and board games are releasing all the time, and every year we see big surprises that offer fresh ideas that in turn help to fuel... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table – Lords Of Waterdeep

    In our continuing monthly look at great tabletop titles to distract you from your digital gaming, we move from last month’s Star Wars RPG to a surprising board game from the folks at Wizards of the Coast, best known as the publishers of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. Lords of... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table – Star Wars: Edge Of The Empire

    In the last couple of months, we’ve been highlighting some great games to share with the family over summer break in the form of Dixit and The Adventurers . This month, our tabletop coverage is steering in a different direction with our look at Fantasy Flight’s new tabletop role-playing game... More
  • Blog Post: Boarding Columbia: An Up-Close Look At The BioShock Board Game

    Much of the video gaming world has spent recent months exploring the city of Columbia in Irrational's long-awaited BioShock Infinite. The adventure of Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth in the dysfunctional floating city has proven to be one of the best game experiences in years. For those hungry for more... More
  • Blog Post: Top Ten iOS Board Games

    Amid the many excellent tower defense, endless runner, and puzzle games available on iOS, a lesser known breed of mobile game is gaining steam. Even as actual tabletop gaming popularity continues to soar, some of the same games have made the transition to digital devices. Many of these games make for... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table – Dixit

    The height of summer demands a game that is both simple and engrossing – something that is rewarding for the whole family to play together with ease and without extensive explanation or complication. This month's recommended tabletop game hits all those notes. Dixit's blend of storytelling... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table – The Adventurers

    It’s the end of another month, and we’ve got another great board game to recommend for those times when you’re ready for a break from the digital branch of the gaming world. Recently, we highlighted the complex and fascinating one-on-one Mage Wars , and the great storytelling fun of... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table: Mage Wars

    This month, we continue our series on highly recommended tabletop games with a look at Arcane Wonders’ Mage Wars, created by Bryan Pope. In recent months, I’ve highlighted some fun group games focused on storytelling, including Agents of SMERSH and A Touch of Evil . This month’s game... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table: A Touch Of Evil

    Video gamers often bemoan familiar settings and situations in the titles we play. It’s easy to get fed up with World War II shooters, swords and sorcery, or modern-day action games. Thankfully, plenty of developers are consciously moving their work into more original territory. If you don’t... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table: Agents Of SMERSH

    Clever storytelling and great opportunities for cooperative play make this spy-themed board game one of our recent favorites. We know plenty of our readers don’t just get their gaming fix on TVs and computer screens, so from time to time we like to point you towards some of the best games coming... More
  • Blog Post: Top Of The Table: Star Trek Fleet Captains

    Clever game mechanics and pitch-perfect implementation of the iconic franchise make this one of the best sci-fi board games around. Handfuls of awesome plastic starships don’t hurt, either. Each passing year brings more connections between the world of video games and tabletop hobby gaming, especially... More
  • Blog Post: Top Ten Tabletop Games of 2012

    We spend most of our time at Game Informer covering the best in the world of video games, but it should come as no surprise that a number of our writers and editors are also big tabletop gaming enthusiasts, following everything from the latest Dungeons & Dragons releases to new family games to play... More
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