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Anyone who owns a lot of board games will know that storing them isn’t that hard.

Anyone who owns a lot of board games will know that storing them isn’t that hard. Storing them nicely, though, is almost impossible, which is why BoxThrone is trying to change that with a modular shelving system designed to accommodate any game, no matter how weird or heavy it is. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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DialVision is an unofficial app for the excellent X-Wing miniatures game that works as targeting com

DialVision is an unofficial app for the excellent X-Wing miniatures game that works as targeting computer, using augmented reality to project firing arcs and range limits onto the table so you don’t have to fiddle with those rulers all the time.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Star Wars: Imperial Assault is already one of the best tabletop experiences around, but it looks lik

Star Wars: Imperial Assault is already one of the best tabletop experiences around, but it looks like the game’s upcoming app release is going to make it even better, allowing for stuff like fog of war and true cooperative play, as the AI takes control of the Empire.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Notorious Board Game That Takes 1,500 Hours To Complete

The thick, black-and-white rulebook packaged with every copy of the 1979 war-game The Campaign For North Africa is full of obtuse decrees, but the tabletop community always had a special appreciation for entry 52.6 – affectionately known as the “macaroni rule.” The Italian troops in World War II were outfitted with…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Find the Perfect Soundtrack for Any Book

When I read genre fiction, I like to get immersed in the world of the story. I’ll often play period music or a relevant soundtrack. For Hilary Mantel’s literary Tudor drama Wolf Hall, I spent over an hour meticulously researching pre-Elizabethan folk and choral music. I’ve finally found a simpler, less distracting…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The next time you’re playing board/tabletop games, or even just working or playing a grindy kind of

The next time you’re playing board/tabletop games, or even just working or playing a grindy kind of video game, consider firing up Tabletop Audio, a website that loops ambient background noise for situations ranging from “Lunar Outpost” to “Medieval Library”.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Magic: The Gathering Issues Rare Emergency Card Ban

Magic: The Gathering has issued a rare emergency card ban effective today. One card in a popular but dramatically overpowered two-card combo is now illegal in Standard play. Publisher Wizards of the Coast announced the emergency ban two days after they put out their April “Banned and Restricted” cards list, prompting…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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