Mastering the game of chess is infinitely complicated, but getting started just got easier with a chess board that’s perfectly set up and ready to go as soon as you open the box. That’s the genius of Preset Chess.
Parodying the ridiculous and made-up technical jargon thrown around in sci-fi classics like Star Trek and Star Wars, Spaceteam started life as a mobile game where players shout instructions at each other while trying to keep their malfunctioning spaceship running—but it’s now a card game for those times when you want…
Last year ThinkGeek created a fake version of Clue featuring characters and locales from Game of Thrones for April Fools’ Day. It was a fun prank but also a damn good idea. Which is probably why over a year later there’s now an official version of Game of Thrones Clue that lets players figure out who in Westeros is a…
If your board game collection has been gathering dust, you can freshen it up with over 70 discounted strategy games on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.
After licensing the classic board game to a company called USAopoly, there’s now a version of Monopoly for almost every fan base you can imagine. But the latest version of the game, which celebrates Japanese arts and crafts traditions, might be one of the most beautiful yet.
Since the early 19th century, many chess grandmasters have come and gone, some better than others. This elegant data visualization by Abacaba shows which players were the very best, and how long they were able to maintain their dominance.
The worst thing that can happen in Settlers of Catan isn’t ending up with settlements that don’t yield any resources, it’s when someone accidentally bumps the board sending roads and cities flying in all directions. So maybe playing Catan is yet another thing we should leave to the robots?
Richard Garfield, best known as the creator of Magic: The Gathering, is working with Hasbro to release a new version of his 1995 pet project Robo Rally.
Is there anything worse in a game of Monopoly than thinking you’ve bankrupted another player only to discover they have a secret stash of cash hidden away? That’s no longer an option with the new Monopoly Ultimate Banking edition that uses a tiny ATM to keep track of every last financial transaction.
It’s slowly replacing Scrabble as the de facto party game for anyone who hates trivia and charades. But the newest version of Bananagrams might turn friends into enemies by the end of the night thanks to new random tiles with challenges that encourage players to sabotage their opponents’ word grids.
Here in the wake of Thanksgiving, there’s a tremendous marketing push by retailers who implore us to buy more things. Frankly, our entire economy depends upon people buying stuff they don’t need. But Americans have a tendency to romanticize the Before Times™ — an era when consumerism wasn’t so rampant. This longing…
Humans have been designing portable versions of chess for almost as long as the game itself has been played. But few designs are as elegant, or as compact, as this set from Raw Studio that rolls into a tube—complete with 32 chess pieces—that’s just 16-inches long.
In the board game world, Monopoly has undergone more facelifts over the past few decades than an aging movie star. But now, after going mostly unchanged for over 50 years, it’s time for Risk to finally get some fresh paint, polish, and redesigned game tokens.
Experienced Scrabble players know there’s more to the game than an expansive vocabulary. An effective player should also be able to quickly find words in a jumble of letters. Developing this skill, reports a team of Canadian researchers, will not only improve your game, it will change the way you use your brain.
Cards Against Humanity is the most popular game we’ve ever posted, and it never goes on sale. Hell, on Black Friday last year, they actually raised the game’s price by $5. Today only though, Amazon is taking 20% off the base game and all of its expansion packs, while supplies last.
If you somehow haven’t played Settlers of Catan yet, all you need to know is that it’s basically the board game, perfected. And today, you can add the 5th edition to your game cabinet for just $36, the lowest price Amazon’s ever offered.
In the board game world, the North American convention season is mostly over. Gen Con saw a unique attendance of almost 62,000 people and had slightly over 400 new games. The upcoming convention at Essen, Germany in October already has a list of almost 600 new games, and it is not done yet. With so many new games, how…
You know the sense of satisfaction you get from conquering an entire planet while playing Risk? Well imagine what it must feel like when you take over an entire galaxy. If that’s not enough reason to try Risk: Star Wars Edition, playing with X-wings and TIE fighters should sweeten the pot.
The oldest toy I own is a board game called Careers. It’s set 14 years before Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, yet it includes a moon expedition mission. It’s a curious artifact — a look into a previous generation’s dreams and ambitions, when space exploration was still an unknown intangible. Our dreams, however,…