News Flash: TableTop Season 4 Airs, Lanterns Hits App Stores

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival

Season Four of Tabletop Airs
The first episode of season four of TableTop is on Geek and Sundry and features the game Lanterns. "In Lanterns, players lay out patterned tiles for a festival with the goal of racking up honor to please the Emperor."
Source: http://geekandsundry.com/tabletop-lanterns-with-ivan-van-norman-becca-sc...

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Hits App Stores
Lanterns has also received a digital adaptation and is now on iTunes and Google Play. “This incredible beautiful app offers everything you could hope for with pass and play, online play, achievements, and more!”
Source: http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e7f51ce684ac7db3828dfd1ed&id=ec786b3...

Video Demo for Oh My Goods!
Mayfair Games has released a video demo for Oh My Goods!. "Glover returns and steps into the shoes of a medieval craftsman in Oh My Goods, a card game from Mayfair Games and game designer Alexander Pfister!"
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzm84H24cbo

Casual Dungeon Crawl Board Games
Geek and Sundry recommends four dungeon crawlers that can be played in less than an hour. "There are few things in gaming as satisfying as a successful dungeon crawl with your party. Enter the dark unknown, battle the horrors within, and escape with your loot and your lives."
Source: http://geekandsundry.com/4-dungeon-crawls-you-can-finish-in-less-than-an...

Family Board Games A to Z
The Board Game Family lists their favorite famiy board games, one for each letter of the alphebet.
Source: http://www.theboardgamefamily.com/2016/11/our-favorite-board-games-a-to-z/

Exhibit About Social Values in Board Games
An exhibit at the University of Miami looks through history at how board games reflected changing values. "It’s a form of history that totally differs from reading a book … What do games teach us? How is a game observed? What have capitalist cultures done to societies?"
Source: http://www.themiamihurricane.com/2016/11/02/board-games-reflect-values-t...

When Did Board Games Become Fun?
This article looks at the evolution of board games becoming enjoyable. "It wasn't until the 19th century, though, that The Game of the Goose became really popular, and arguably kicked off the modern era of board game design."
Source: https://www.fastcodesign.com/3065070/how-board-games-became-fun

Reviews
Speechless (The Board Game Family): “Speechless has been a hit with our family and I anticipate playing it frequently at our various extended family gatherings in the coming holiday months.”
Source: http://www.theboardgamefamily.com/2016/10/speechless-party-game-review/

Happy Salmon (Meepletown): “I forced my game night group into playing this in between two longer Eurogames, and this may have been the most fun we had that night. It’s so off the wall goofy and stupid, and somehow sneaking this into gamers’ hands reminds them what it’s like to be a kid again.”
Source: http://meepletown.com/2016/07/review-happy-salmon/

Schotten-Totten (iSlaytheDragon): “Schotten-Totten is, more than anything, a hand management game. You’re trying to manage the cards in your hand into formations that can beat whatever your opponent puts down. But unless you’re very lucky, you will have to cede territory to your opponent. The trick is knowing which border stones you can forfeit (and, ideally, slough off cards you can’t use at) and which ones you must win at all costs, and play to those.”
Source: http://islaythedragon.com/featured/review-schotten-totten/