Like Herding Cats: Mastering DND Scheduling and Getting Your DND Group Together

There are few magics as dark and arcane as DND scheduling. Everyone wants to play DND, but no one has the time. Whether it's school, work, or family, scheduling a group of six people means scheduling around six sets of problems. It can be done, but it will take some extra work.

Re-Chord Brings Guitar Hero to Board Games

With real picks, chords, and songs to play, Re-Chord has struck a chord with board gamers. Funded in just 7 hours, the pattern matching game Re-Chord has reached $20,032 of its $7,500 goal. A single pledge of $29 gets you a copy of Re-Chord and all of its stretch goals, which have become substantial as the game has blasted away its milestones.

6 Political Board Games to Get Your Mind Off the Government Shutdown

Alright: our government is taking a bit of a break. And that could probably have some consequences for us, at some point in time. But the reason we play board games is to get our minds off reality. In keeping with that theme, here are some of the best political board games you can play at your "democracy is ending" game night.

The Truth About Dice: What DnD Dice Collectors Need to Know

It's almost a right of passage. Once you get really into roleplay, you begin collecting sets of dice. Your first set will usually be Chessex... but then you'll begin to expand, almost uncontrollably. Almost as though there's a hunger within you. It's not uncommon to see a beginner who already has two or three sets. But eventually, there are a few things that you're going to notice -- and it may make it hard for you to find new dice that you love.

Topiary (Renegade Game Studios) Game Review

There's not that much going on in Topiary, but it's also really not that sort of game. The first thing you'll notice about the game is its relaxing, watercolor-inspired art; after all, who doesn't love a bush in the shape of a dinosaur? And it actually has a rather clever mechanic. In this game, you're trying to build a gorgeous garden and position your visitors in the best vantage points4 from which to view the garden. As the garden changes, certain areas can get cut off from viewing, impacting scoring.

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Imhotep: Builder of Egypt (Thames & Kosmos) Game Review

In Imhotep, players are competing to mine blocks in their quarry and build the most fantastic structures to honor their rulers and their gods. Each player is given a large number of very brightly colored blocks, which will then be stacked and sorted on the game boards throughout a total of six rounds (and about forty five minutes). Players are building different monuments which need to be ordered in different ways in order to score the most victory points.

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Edgar Allen Poe-Themed "Masque of the Red Death" Has Deluxe Version Funded!

IDW's Masque of the Red Death has funded the "deluxe" version of the game, now hovering above $50,000 on a $15,000 Kickstarter campaign. The campaign will officially close on January 26th. Masque of the Red Death will be a deception-based game, in which characters select their moves during the famously cursed ball. An attractive art style, grim theme, and high quality pieces appear to have made this Kickstarter popular. 

In Roar: King of the Pride, Everything the Light Touches Is Yours

IDW's Roar: King of the Pride puts you in control of a pride of lions, complete with lions, lionesses, and cubs. In Risk-style gameplay, your pride proliferates over the land, taking over territories and consuming resources. Lions can be used to pull other lionesses to your side (or build ancestral strength), lionesses bring in food, and cubs are born to grow your pack. 

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