Gen Con

10 Minute Heist: The Wizard's Tower is a new set collection game by Daily Magic Games that is quick yet strategic. Plus: highlights from Gen Con 50 and Origins 2017, how abstract games can offer a rewarding gameplay experience, crowdfunding catastrophes (and how to avoid them), an interview with Kingdomino designer Bruno Cathala, and how IELLO's passion and creativity beautified the board game world.

Daily Magic’s Valeria: Card Kingdoms is designed to reward players as much as possible. Plus: highlights from Gen Con 2016, 10 steps to bring your game to market (part 1), how storytelling has driven the resurgence of board gaming, an inside look at the Watch It Played! YouTube channel, and the origins of the hit game SET.

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.

Zombie game, Run, Fight, or Die! is set for release next week, lots of news from Gen Con, and Formula E is now available.

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, 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.