Podcast: Episode 1 – Escape Plan

In this inaugural episode of the Board Game Squad, Paul and Adam talk about the games that they have been playing, Kickstarters that caught their eye, and some news from the world of tabletop gaming. They go into detail and discuss at length Vital Lacerda’s “Escape Plan” recently published by Eagle Gryphon Games. There are … 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

Content Creators and Other Attendees Share Their Essen Spiel 2019 Highlights

Essen Spiel is the biggest board gaming event of the world. It’s a huge event and this year it attracted a record-breaking 209,000 attendees. But if you couldn’t make the trek to Essen, Germany? Don’t let the FOMO kill you, I’ve reached out to some fellow content creators, publishers/designers, and attendees to share with us … Read more

Top 10 Most Anticipated Releases at Essen Spiel 2019

Internationale Spieltage SPIEL (also known as Essen Game Fair) held every year in Essen, Germany is the largest board gaming event in the world. Although held late in Q4 (October 24th-27th), it marks the debut of some the hottest eurogames of the year. There are dozens of board game titles that I’m excited for this … Read more

RONE (Complete Edition) & Last Stand Expansion Review: an Under-the-Radar Card Game Worth Your Attention

Did you ever wonder what it would be like after a nuclear fallout? Enter the world of RONE: Races of New Era. In RONE you play as a hero forced to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland—a world of diminishing resources, with enemies around every corner, and devoid of Kickstarter. Life is grim and you need … Read more

Gùgōng Review

The following is a guest post from contributor Anthony Ball. Game: GugongDesigned by: Andreas StedingAccommodates: 1-5 playersAuthor’s Plays: 13 at various player counts (1-4 players) BoardGameGeek Link Appearance The front of the box is very pretty and shows someone being given a gift which is the theme of the game. The back of the box … 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