Tokyo Game Market Spring 2020 Preview: The Latest in Japanese Board Games

In the midst of a slew of cancelled board game conventions due to the pandemic, I have some great news to share! Like its sister show in Osaka previously, Tokyo Game Market is still happening! Irresponsible, you say? Not at all. This event is the 20th anniversary of the original Tokyo Game Market and an … Read more

Top 100 Board Games of All Time: Analyzing Your Favorite Reviewers’ Top Games Lists [2020 Edition]

Is your shelf of shame ever growing? With thousands of new board games being released every year, it’s harder than ever to figure out which games to buy, which to play, and which to avoid. There’s simply too many games! Overwhelmed with choices, many of you may have turned to popular board game reviewers such … Read more

Tokyo Game Market Fall ’19 Preview

In my role as with the First Look area at PAX Unplugged, North America’s second largest tabletop convention, I constantly seek new titles to invigorate our show with new life, shining a spotlight on the best of what’s going on worldwide in board gaming. That’s why I’m paying special attention to Tokyo Game Market (TGM) … Read more

10 Japanese Board Games Worth Checking Out

Play is a universal activity. Though we often focus on the types of games from our own region, healthy tabletop design culture exists around the world. Titles from countries such as Argentina, Nigeria, Brazil, Iran, Indonesia, India, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan join the familiar western publishers at Spiel in Essen, Germany each fall. In this … Read more

Top 100 Board Games of All Time: Analyzing Your Favorite Reviewers’ Top Games Lists [2019 Edition]

Is your shelf of shame ever growing? With thousands of new board games being released every year, it’s harder than ever to figure out which games to buy, which to play, and which to avoid. There’s simply too many games! Overwhelmed with choices, many of you may have turned to popular board game reviewers such … Read more