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Reaper Miniatures: A Painter’s Paradise

Since 1992, Reaper Miniatures has crafted detailed miniatures in metal, plastic, and resin for RPGs and board games, offering specific lines for Pathfinder and Savage Worlds, along with paints and learn-to-paint kits.

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Free RPG Day 2024!

Get access to this year's exclusive Free RPG Day items in store!

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Best Board Games of 2024: Q1

Board gaming is booming in 2024 with highlights like "Harmonies," "Warhammer Underworlds," and "Dune: War for Arrakis."

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Vecna – Eve of Ruin: Who is Vecna?

Wizards of the Coast will release "Vecna: Eve or Ruin" on May 21, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure that spans multiple settings, celebrating D&D's 50th anniversary with a high-level campaign to thwart the iconic villain Vecna's plan to reshape the multiverse.

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Levy and Campaign System: Medieval Wargaming

"Nevsky: Teutons and Rus in Collision 1240-1242" uses the Levy and Campaign system to emphasize strategic planning and resource management in feudal warfare, offering compelling gameplay that is continued in "Almoravid," "Inferno," and the upcoming "Žižka."

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The Pax Series of Historical Board Games

The Pax series offers strategic, card-driven board games set in historical contexts, where players vie for power through complex gameplay and rich thematic depth.

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Heroscape: Battle of Legends Makes Its Comeback

Heroscape, developed by Stephen Baker, Rob Daviau, and Craig Van Ness, is a simplified turn-based miniature wargame with customizable, pre-painted miniatures and two rule sets, soon to be expanded with Renegade Games' compatible "Age of Annihilation" set.

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The Fallbacks – A Spoiler-Free Review

The Fallbacks Bound for Ruin' revives D&D lore with a new, engaging Forgotten Realms adventure.

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The Best Dragons in Tabletop Gaming

As Dungeons and Dragons celebrates its 50th anniversary, dragons captivate tabletop gaming, featuring in games like Wyrmspan and Magic: The Gathering, and ranging from strategic gameplay to narrative-rich roles.

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Dexterity Games that Deserve Your Time

Dexterity games blend skill and strategy, offering diverse experiences.

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Roman Board Games

Board games like Caesar's COIN Crucible, Time of Crisis, Onus! Traianus, and Charioteer bring Ancient Rome's warfare, politics, and chariot races to life, each offering unique strategic gameplay.

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The Pokemon Card Game Primer

Pokémon TCG offers a blend of nostalgia, strategy, and community engagement through its accessible yet deep collectible card game experience.

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Used Board Games: A Secret Gem!

Buying and selling pre-owned board games provides access to rare titles, recycles unused games, and benefits the gaming community sustainably and cost-effectively.

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Preschoolers: The Next Gamers

Start young gamers with simple, engaging games like HABA's Animal Upon Animal, then move to adapted classics and simplify existing games to foster cognitive development and family bonding.

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Catan: A Wide World

The essence of Catan lies in its simplicity paired with strategic depth.

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Political War Games: The Great Game

The Great Game discusses political war games, where players negotiate and strategize to achieve goals, highlighting games like "Versailles 1919" and "Prime Minister." It suggests entry points for newcomers and celebrates the storytelling potential of these games.

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Star Wars Board Games: Part 2

Recent Star Wars board games offer diverse gameplay experiences, from asymmetrical play in Villainous to strategic skirmishes in Shatterpoint, catering to a variety of preferences and skill levels.

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Two-Player Cooperative Adventures

Adventure Tactics, Roll Player Adventures, and Astro Knights offer thrilling duo adventures. Tactics: colorful tactical play. Roll Player: strategy and storytelling. Astro Knights: cooperative deck-building. Perfect for partner adventures.

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Phandelver and Below: The Shattered Obelisk

"Phandelver and Below" revisits and expands the classic "Lost Mine of Phandelver" with new, higher-level content and Lovecraftian horror elements.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Getting Started

The article guides beginners on playing Dungeons & Dragons, focusing on the 5th Edition with essentials like the Starter Set, Player’s Handbook, and dice. It also suggests extra resources for a fuller experience, emphasizing learning through play.

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Board Games: Dueler’s Choice

The article covers a range of two-player board games, emphasizing the importance of matching games to player preferences.

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Pandemic in the New Year

Pandemic is a cooperative board game with multiple versions, blending strategy and teamwork across diverse, thematic settings.

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Demos & Unboxings

Wolf Bristle Brush – Review

One of our resident painting experts, SteviL, reviews the Chronicle Cards Wolf Bristle Brush Set.

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Gaming News

War Games: Best of 2023

2023's wargaming spanned from political simulations to historical battles, offering innovative and accessible experiences for all players.

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2023 Games for Board game lovers

The 2023 board game collection features diverse titles like Beast, Hegemony, Voidfall, and Age of Innovation, catering to advanced players and emphasizing varied themes and gameplay. Stock availability may vary.

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Bolt Action: World War Tactics

"Bolt Action" is a WWII-themed miniatures war game by Warlord Games and Osprey Games, combining action and simulation in short battles.

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My City: The Coziest Campaign

My City and My Island are engaging, easy-to-play legacy board games by Dr. Reiner Knizia, ideal for family and friends with their blend of strategy, fast-paced sessions, and welcoming themes.

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Games of 2023: The 12 Next Levels

This article offers a selection of 2023 board games suitable for players advancing from gateway games.

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Japan – Tokyo Tabletop

Japanese board games offer diverse, engaging experiences with unique themes and familiar mechanics.

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Board Games Set in Japan

The article reviews board games themed around Japan, such as "Tokaido," "The White Castle," and "Sekigahara," highlighting their cultural and strategic gameplay.

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Wargames: A cold Day

"Celles: The Ardennes" is a beginner-friendly wargame with dynamic chit-pulling gameplay, introducing players to wargaming.

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Napoleonics: Commands and Colors

"Commands and Colors: Napoleonics" is a simplified, strategic Napoleonic warfare board game, suitable for both new and experienced players, with solo and multiplayer options.

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Co-Op Games: Challenging

This guide reviews cooperative board games like "Gloomhaven," "Spirit Island," and "D-Day at Omaha Beach," offering insights for those exploring the genre.

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Unique Cooperative Games

This article covers unique cooperative board games: "Vengeance" for action, "Forgotten Waters" for narrative pirate adventures, and "Mansions of Madness" for Lovecraftian horror.

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Cooperative Games Starter Kit

"Explore top cooperative board games like Pandemic and Castle Panic in this guide, highlighting how they transform game nights with teamwork and inclusive fun."

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Tabletop Games – Terrifying

"Psycho Raiders," "Deep Madness," "Lobotomy 2," "Vampire: The Masquerade - Chapters," and "Malifaux" are standout horror board games, each offering distinct narratives and mechanics for a thrilling game night experience.

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Scary Board Games

Halloween offers spooky board games like "Horrified," "Betrayal at House on the Hill," and "Unfathomable." Zombie lovers have "Zombicide" and "Resident Evil 3," while "Candy Land" adds a whimsical touch. Dive in for chilling fun!

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Space Adventure Board Games

Space Board Games: Upgrade ships and craft unique interstellar tales with games like Twilight Imperium and Firefly. Narrative takes center stage in these exciting adventures.

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5 of the best: Fantasy adventures

Looking for quick adventures? Try these: Apple Lane (Runequest, 1978): 3 intro quests. Ravenloft (AD&D, 1983): Gothic vampire classic. Rough Night at the Three Feathers (Warhammer, 1987): Comedic one-shot. Sailors on the Starless Sea (DCC, 2012): Zero-level crawl. Deep Carbon Observatory (D&D, OSR, 2012): Versatile mega-dungeon. Fast, diverse fun awaits!

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Publisher Spotlight: Frog God Games

Frog God Games: D&D adventures, founded by Bill Webb, embrace OGL, old-school charm, The Lost Lands setting, content-driven fun adventures for all.

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Publisher Spotlight: Role 4 Initiative

Role 4 Initiative, a family-run company from Portage, MI, specializes in unique, inclusive dice for tabletop RPGs.

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Universal RPG Systems

Universal systems like GURPS, Fudge, D6, FATE, Savage Worlds, and Cypher System can adapt to various genres.

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Beer Board Games

The article introduces brewing-themed board games for fall: "Brew-Opoly" for humor, "Beer & Bread" for baking and brewing competition, "Heaven & Ale" for strategic monastery brewing, "Taverns of Tiefenthal" for bar management, and "Distilled" for cocktail crafting, catering to various preferences.

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RPG Guide: The Cypher System

The Cypher System: A versatile tabletop RPG with concise rules, character-defining descriptions, and unique "cyphers."

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The Big Show: Sports Board Games

"Tabletop sports: fantasy football, futuristic battles, fast racing. Exciting game nights await."

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Dungeon Deck-Building

Clank! series: treasure, decks, strategy. Versions: original, space, campaign. Features: factions, unique boards, luck-strategy mix. Exciting gameplay.

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Of War and Wonder

Para Bellum’s Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings invites the fantasy epic, nay, promises it with a miniature rank-and-file wargame stuffed with lore, grit, and guts.

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Spice Life

Dive into the desert world of Dune: Imperium, a strategic masterpiece that blends spice, intrigue, and fierce battles. Uncover the secrets of Arrakis and lead your faction to victory. Discover why this captivating game is a must-play for both Dune enthusiasts and strategy game lovers. Explore our review now!

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Video Game to Board Game Adaptations

Board game publishers adapt popular video games into engaging tabletop experiences, offering role-playing, tactical battles, and cooperative quests.

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In The Grim Darkness of the Future, There is Only War (Warhammer 40k)

Warhammer, and 40k in particular, is a vast hobby in and of itself.

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Just For Fun

RPG Guide: Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) RPG

The Dungeon Crawl Classics Roleplaying Game is an homage to the kind of adventuring that was en vogue during the days when D&D was first published.

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How to Reskin D&D Monsters

How to Reskin Monsters for D&D

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GodTear

Godtear is an epic tabletop combat game for gamers of all kinds.

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Eagle-Gryphon Games Publisher Spotlight

Eagle-Gryphon Games is a top pick for many players for their quality games.

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Events & Conventions

Free RPG Day 2023!

Get access to this year's exclusive Free RPG Day items in store!

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Uwe Rosenberg Plants a Field

Uwe Rosenberg has been creating delighful games for players of all kinds!

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Zombicide – Dice of the Dead

Pick your weapon and sit back as you and your friends pull together an arsenal to fend off the unrelenting hordes. Zombicide offers plenty of options!

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The Great Outdoors of Boardgaming

Adventures of the mind pair well with a change of scenery.

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Ye Olde CCG – How to Give Your CCGs a Second Chance!

New and old CCG's can be livened up by making a few simple tweaks along the way. We'll explore Drafting Cubes, Pick-and-Play Decks, Smash-Up Style and more!

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OSR’s: The Beauty of Old School RPGs

A first hand look at what is so great about OSR's and why players love them.

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From Jedi to Sith: A Guide to the Best Star Wars Games

Star Wars games come in all different shapes and sizes.

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The Blood Wars CCG – A Game of Planes, Powers, and Proxies

A blast from the past and Bloodwars!

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Three’s Company – The best board games for three players

The best board games and options for a three player game night!

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March of the Machine — Magic Events

Make your last stand against the Machines...

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A Beautiful Day for a Skirmish – Marvel Crisis Protocol

The minis skirmish game Marvel: Crisis Protocol, with its quick play time and broad appeal, makes for an easy add to your game store rotation!

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Honor Among Thieves and D&D’s Bumpy Movie Past

We discuss D&D's upcoming film—Honor Among Thieves—and what we can expect from it based on what we know, and what we can extrapolate.

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Board Game Accessories to Deluxify Your Games

Transcend the "meh" of your board game's components by upgrading tokens, game boards, dice, minis and more!

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The Rise of Solo Play Games

Solitaire games are more popular than ever. Find out why and meet some of our favorites!

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Deck Building Games: Explanation & Recommendations

What's the difference between Deck Building games, Trading Card games, and Living Card games? And which ones are worth your time?

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Carrier Battle – Philippine Sea

Carrier Battle - Philippine Sea is a solitaire simulation of the largest carrier battle in history—during the WWII invasion of Saipan!

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Game Inserts — Organize Your Box

Foam, high-density fiberboard, wood... Choosing the right game inserts for your tabletop games can make setup/breakdown far less daunting!

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A Quick History of the D&D Open Gaming License

A brief summary of the Open Gaming License.

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