Magazine Issues

Bezier Games' One Night Ultimate Vampire adds a new twist to the hit One Night series.

Plus: the ins and outs of deck-building games, the surprising origins of seven classic games, teaching art and design with board games, volunteering in the gaming community, and Calliope Games' new Titan Series.

Authors: 
Naomi Laeuchli, Jesse Tannous, Emil Polyak, Dann Albright, Danica Enyart

Looney Labs' Pyramid Arcade features twenty-two new games in one!

Plus: a recap of Toy Fair 2016, exploring political correctness in the game industry, the educational benefits of board gaming, more insights from world-famous game designers, and the colorful history of FoxMind.

Authors: 
Naomi Laeuchli, Matt Thrower, Eric Francis, Eric Teo, Jesse Tannous, Eric Huemmer

Crack jokes, throw punches, and spend your last gold piece on the fine brews of The Red Dragon Inn by SlugFest Games.

Plus: exploring the perspectives of world-famous game designers, lessons learned while raising children as gamers, Essen Spiel 2015 recap, busting common board gaming myths, and an in-depth look at U.S. Games Systems.

Authors: 
Naomi Laeuchli, Matt Thrower, Patrick R. Kelly, Gabriele Berzoni, James Floyd Kelly, Stuart R. Kaplan, Lynn Araujo

Build a galactic empire in Tiny Epic Galaxies, a 30-minute game by Gamelyn Games that offers an epic experience in a tiny box.

Plus: the rise of board game cafés, highlights from Gen Con 2015, problems with the Roll and Move mechanic, changing a game with variants and universal mutators, and Bananagrams' journey from 0 to 6.5 million copies sold.

Authors: 
Chris James, Matt Thrower, Charlie Hoopes, Naomi Laeuchli, Rich Hutnik, Eric Huemmer

Lamp Light's Nautilus Industries takes players deep under the sea for an extraordinary gaming adventure.

Plus: how tabletop games are manufactured, understanding game mechanics, the basics of board game crowdfunding, and the metamorphosis of Blue Orange Games.

Authors: 
Chris James, Kim Drayer, Kelly Graham, Skyler Nichol, Geoffrey Briggs, Brandan Parsons

Bézier Games’ Daybreak expands on the success of the Ultimate Werewolf party game series.

Plus: the origins of cooperative play, game industry elites discuss the ins and outs of rulebooks, why we keep returning to the table for board gaming, and the 60-year evolution of Eagle-Gryphon Games.

Authors: 
Chris James, Sebastian Fuhrer, John L. Carkeet IV, Rey Armenteros, Rick Soued

Learn about Wiggity Bang's new devious little word game, Alpha Bandits.

Plus: highlights from Essen 2014, why board gaming makes financial sense, how to avoid headaches when teaching game rules, how the Unpub network is helping designers create better games, and the history behind industry veteran Looney Labs.

Authors: 
Chris James, Blake Evans-Pritchard, Boris Lysynski, Toby T. Gee, Charlie Hoopes, Andy Looney

Join the hunt for evil creatures in Flying Frog's new deck-building card game, Dark Gothic.

Plus: a behind-the-scenes look at Geek & Sundry's hit video series TableTop, 12 rogue gaming behaviors to avoid, a look back at how Apples to Apples came to be, protecting your game from intellectual property disputes, and reviews of many great games, including Spiel des Jahres winner Camel Up.

Authors: 
Chris James, Boyan Radakovich, James Floyd Kelly, Al Waller, Matthew Rivaldi

Dungeon Roll: Legends is a brand new set of Heroes that will make the smash-hit game Dungeon Roll even more epic!

Plus: a look at gaming culture in the armed forces, how in-game accomplishments can keep a game fun even when you lose, 6 tips for organizing and running a regular game night, and how the Chicago Toy & Game Group is bringing casual gaming to the masses.

Authors: 
Chris James, Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, Charlie Hoopes, Rob Huddleston, Mary Couzin

Join with other superheroes to fight evil in Guardians' Chronicles, IELLO's new semi-cooperative board game.

Plus: game conventions for the casual gamer, the explosion of microgames (featuring an interview with Seiji Kanai, designer of Love Letter), the modern games that have replaced childhood classics, and Seth and Paula Hiatt of Mayday Games share their adventures in game publishing and relocation to China.

Authors: 
Chris James, Dan DiLorenzo, Frank DiLorenzo, Matt Thrower, Scott Almes, Seth Hiatt, Paula Hiatt, Andrew Lucas, Boris Lysynski

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