It’s no surprise that a comic book based on the classic whodunnit board game Clue is outlandishly silly—after all, just like the beloved movie, it’s hard to take the fact you’re an adaptation of a board game with any sense of seriousness. IDW’s new Clue series rolls with that, and takes it a step further with several…
Star Wars Armada is a great game to play every once in a while. But committing to play a lot of it in the name of an organised campaign is another story.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all things merchandise. This week we’ve got even more San Diego Comic-Con exclusives to drool over, some new Lego from the upcoming Ninjago movie, and the best plastic recreation of Bruce Campbell’s face the world has ever seen. Really!
The Legend of Korra brought a new twist to Avatar’s world of element-wielding magic users by introducing Pro-Bending, a 3v3 spectator sport where benders could use their abilities in arena combat. Now, it’s becoming the first official Korra board game, thanks to IDW and Nickelodeon.
Houses on hills full of creepy horrors that gnaw away at your mind, body, and very soul are so out. Why explore a mere house when you could explore Baldur’s Gate itself, one of the most famous cities in the Forgotten Realms?
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the fanciest toys around. This week we’re already hiding our wallets from amazing SDCC exclusives, plus Hot Toys teases its next Wonder Woman figure, Thor: Ragnarok comes to Lego, and a Transformer turns into a giant medieval dragon. No, really!
There are plenty of horror board games and tabletop RPGs that thrive on fantasy, whether it’s helping a ghost solve its own gruesome murder in Mysterium, or helping to stop (or aid) the rise of evil gods with Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game. But of course, the biggest horrors are the ones humans actually face in real…
The captain’s been killed, the engines are dead, and aliens are at the front door just waiting to come in and make a bloody mess. New board game The Captain Is Dead is basically what you get when you fast-forward to the final disastrous minutes of any Alien movie.
Yesterday may have been May the Fourth, but the Star Wars deals seem to be like Sandpeople, walking single file to hide their numbers. Amazon has a ton of Star Wars toys and board games marked down, and you don’t need to be Force-sensitive to see that these prices aren’t ones to pass up.
Your friends laughed at you, your parents wondered why you weren’t getting a job, and even your fellow Trekkies raised an eyebrow. But all those nights you spent learning tlhIngan Hol, the Klingon language, will finally pay off when you sit down to play Star Trek Klingon Monopoly.
If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s one-day Gold Box deal.
When you play Game of Thrones Monopoly, you win, or you get bored after 90 minutes and trade away all of your properties. Today’s deal is within $1 of an all-time low, so you won’t need a loan from the Iron Bank of Braavos.
Tim Fowers, a self-published game designer with tons of hits under his belt, has announced his latest deck-building card game: Hardback, a sequel to Paperback that actually takes place a hundred years in the past. So, think less Philip K. Dick, and more Mary Shelley.
If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s Buy Two, Get One Free sale.
Much like Chewbaca, the new Star Wars: Rebellion board game is intimidating and difficult to understand at first, but the more time you spend with it, the more you’ll love it. Amazon’s marked it down to $65 today, and yeah, that’s a lot for a board game, but it’s about $10 cheaper than usual, and each play-through…
Welcome back to the Toy Aisle, io9's new weekly collection of the best toys around. This week, we’ve got cosmic Marvel monopoly, adorable Power Rangers toys for toddlers, a gorgeous Blade Runner collectible, and more Star Wars goodness than you could shake a double-bladed lightsaber at.
For the second time in the past few months, Americans went to the polls and voted in a way that will have half the country scratching its heads. Kicking the classic boot, wheelbarrow, and thimble tokens to the curb, the nation has chosen to replace those classic Monopoly tokens with a rubber ducky, a penguin, and a…
Plenty of io9 readers are already obsessed with role-playing games; to you guys, we say take five. It’s the rest of you that we’re talking to, those who might be looking to get into the hobby but might be a bit daunted by the rules and the guidelines and the sheer number of games available. Don’t worry! We know…