Space Cats Fight Fascism Is a Card Game With a Great Name and an Even Better Mission

It all started after the 2016 election. The TESA Collective, which makes games and tools about social causes, was in a bind. They wanted to make a game that would inspire players to change the world, but they knew people also needed a break from all the crap. How could they accomplish their goal and combat the…

Scifi Author Martha Wells Is Bringing Magic: The Gathering Back to Where It All Began 

For decades, Magic: The Gathering has built up characters and worlds for its expansions in all the little details—snippets of story in the “flavor text” on cards, to novels, and more regularly these days, online short fiction. But its next set, Dominaria, is taking Magic’s story back to the setting it started in 25…

Zombie Survival Game Dead of Winter Is So Scary I'd Rather Die Than Play It Again

I was about an hour into zombie horror board game Dead of Winter when I gave up all hope of ever being happy again. My players were surrounded by the undead, I was nearly out of supplies, and my heart was beating like a jack-hammer. It took all my courage not to flip over my brother-in-law’s table and scream: “Screw…

The Trailer for Big Trouble in Little China: The Game Has Us Even More Excited to Start Playing It

Big Trouble in Little China is one of the most beloved cult movies of all time, and a tabletop game is the perfect extension of its crazy world of magic, monsters, and Kurt Russell. We’ve been pumped about Big Trouble in Little China: The Game for nearly a year, and we’re very excited to debut the official game…

The Mind Behind Adventure Time Helped Craft Dungeons & Dragons' Newest Story

Over the weekend, Wizards of the Coast held its biggest-ever streaming event for D&D’s next adventures. Dubbed The Tomb of Annihilation, it will take players to a new land to tackle a mystery that strikes at the very heart of a mechanic parties have taken for granted for years—and it’s an idea shaped by none other…