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Travel to the Golden Age of The Witcher and See Pandemic’s Newest Legacy in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, Gen Con Online gets things in full swing with its events schedule for the digital convention experience. Plus, a look at Pandemic Legacy’s upcoming season and a special anniversary edition for The Lord of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Travel to the Golden Age of The Witcher and See Pandemic’s Newest Legacy in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, Gen Con Online gets things in full swing with its events schedule for the digital convention experience. Plus, a look at Pandemic Legacy’s upcoming season and a special anniversary edition for The Lord of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Travel to the Golden Age of The Witcher and See Pandemic’s Newest Legacy in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, Gen Con Online gets things in full swing with its events schedule for the digital convention experience. Plus, a look at Pandemic Legacy’s upcoming season and a special anniversary edition for The Lord of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Rap Godz Co-Creator Shares Why He Made One of the Industry’s Only Hip Hop Board Games

Three years ago, Omari Akil and his brother Hamu Dennis were sitting down for a night of board games. A few hours later, they were making their own. They’re the team behind Rap Godz, a tabletop game about becoming an industry-changing hip hop artist. And just like the characters in their game, the founders of […]

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13 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Board Games That Are as Gorgeous to Behold as They Are Fun to Play

As we shut ourselves inside and try to find things to do, many have turned to the world of tabletop gaming to find comfort and distraction (and something to do that scratches that social itch in the era of social distancing). But if you’re looking to pick up another board game (or six), you might […]

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13 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Board Games That Are as Gorgeous to Behold as They Are Fun to Play

As we shut ourselves inside and try to find things to do, many have turned to the world of tabletop gaming to find comfort and distraction (and something to do that scratches that social itch in the era of social distancing). But if you’re looking to pick up another board game (or six), you might […]

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13 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Board Games That Are as Gorgeous to Behold as They Are Fun to Play

As we shut ourselves inside and try to find things to do, many have turned to the world of tabletop gaming to find comfort and distraction (and something to do that scratches that social itch in the era of social distancing). But if you’re looking to pick up another board game (or six), you might […]

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8 Non-Combat Roleplaying Games for When You’re a Lover, Not a Fighter

It can be fun getting into a squabble with some goblins in a dungeon, or facing off against an army of Jem’Hadar. But what about those times you want to play a roleplaying game where violence is off the table? Here are some picks for those times when you’d prefer a little romance, mystery, or […]

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5 Expert Tips to Build a Great Tabletop RPG Character

There’s a lot that goes into playing a tabletop roleplaying game. The rules, the improv, the drama—and it all starts with a Player Character (or PC). It can be scary trying to make a new character for an RPG game, especially for folks who’ve never done it before. Here are a few handy tips from a […]

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Check Out These Free Print-and-Play Games, Plus More in Tabletop Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. Things are…complicated right now. Some game companies have had to shut down production, while others are releasing free games to help folks out during social distancing. We’ve got all of that plus some exciting…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Friday the 13th Unleashes Terror and Thanos Gets a Love Letter in the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. It’s now been a couple of weeks since social distancing started, making at-home game nights feel more important than ever. We’ve got some suggestions on things to play at home, as well as some upcoming releases that take … Read […]

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15 Unique Board Games and RPGs for Families That Aren’t Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit

Families are experiencing some of the hardest changes with social distancing. Kids are home from school and parents have had to transition to a new way of learning for the first time. There’s also the issue of keeping kids entertained while they’re stuck inside for hours. We’ve made a list of family-friendly games,…Read more… Continue […]

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12 Board Games and RPGs 2 People Can Play While Keeping Their Distance…Together

Social distancing isn’t necessarily a one-person experience (although if it is for you, we made a list of games that can help with that). Some of us are living with a partner, a roommate, or someone else who plays an important role in our lives. It’s important to take time to spend together—without driving each […]

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Head Back to the Future and Win the Hogwarts House Cup in the Latest Tabletop Gaming News

Welcome to the latest Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This year’s Toy Fair brought a bunch of surprises and great reveals, like a new Marvel Villainous board game. Check out the latest stash of gaming news, where we’ve got a telenovela RPG, a Scooby-Doo dose of Betrayal…Read more… […]

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Why It’s Hard, But Not Impossible, to Make a Board Game About Climate Change

Game designer Elizabeth Hargrave helped jumpstart a tabletop revolution with Wingspan, an environmental board game about creating habitats for birds. Her upcoming release, Mariposas, has players guiding monarch butterflies on their migration. But there’s something unsettling lurking beneath the table.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Wonder Woman, Marvel Heroes, and Power Rangers Are All Stars of the Latest Tabletop News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This weekend’s Toy Fair will bring all sorts of awesome gaming news. We’ve got some exciting stuff here, and be sure to be on the lookout for some reveals and announcements on io9 in the coming days. Right now, we’ve […]

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Wonder Woman, Marvel Heroes, and Power Rangers Are All Stars of the Latest Tabletop News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This weekend’s Toy Fair will bring all sorts of awesome gaming news. We’ve got some exciting stuff here, and be sure to be on the lookout for some reveals and announcements on io9 in the coming days. Right now, we’ve […]

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Steamforged Games, the team behind those cute dogs and cats you can use in D&D campaigns, are re

Steamforged Games, the team behind those cute dogs and cats you can use in D&D campaigns, are releasing their own complete box set called Animal Adventures: Secrets of Gullet Cove, which includes a bunch of animal miniatures as well as its own rules, story and map so that it can run as its own campaign […]

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