If you're looking for cheap board game deals for Black Friday then, boy, have you rolled a double six. Amazon is currently offering up to 50% on a range of big name board games. Pandemic, Betrayal At House On The Hill, Carcassonne and Catan are all in there. Even the Fallout board game is on offer if you fancy another crack at a multiplayer apocalypse. The range of discounts varies but nearly everything is around the 40-50% mark, so if you're in the market for a Black Friday board game deal this is where to look.Save 53% on the Fallout board game and grab it for just $27.99. If Fallout 76 didn't win you over, try this take on a multiplayer apocalypse instead. View DealSave 47% on Catan and get it for $25.55. It's the classic settlement and trading game literally awarded 'Game of the Century. View DealGet Pandemic for 50% off, just $19.99. Work with your friends to save the world from a massive disease outbreak as you travel the world in search of a cure. View … [Read more...] about QUICK! There’s a MASSIVE one day board game sale on Amazon. 50% off Cards Against Humanity, Pandemic, Catan, Betrayal At House On The Hill and more!
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The popular series of Legacy board games continues this month with the release of Betrayal Legacy, published by Wizards of the Coast under the Avalon Hill imprint. For designer Rob Daviau, it’s a bit like coming home. He’s credited as the co-designer of the original Betrayal at House on the Hill, a cult classic board game about a haunted mansion, first released in 2004. Now he’s been invited back to apply the revolutionary Legacy system, which he created, to one of his first hit games. They even put his name right there on the box. After playing through just a few games in its 13-session campaign, I can already tell that it’s going to be spectacular. [Ed. note: This is a spoiler-free review.] The Legacy series When I first met Daviau a decade ago, he was running around the Gen Con tabletop gaming convention with a handful of pre-production copies of Risk: Black Ops, a rare variant of the 1959 classic that now sells for a pretty penny on eBay. At the time he was … [Read more...] about Betrayal Legacy is 13 hours of bloody brilliance from board gaming’s great innovator
The best moments in board games happen while making intense eye contact. They’re when a twitch betrays a lie in a game of deception, or when you’re fixed with a look of smugness and sympathy as your neighbour marches into your territory. Digital board games definitely have their drawbacks, but so does spending hundreds of pounds on cardboard you can only break out when people lug their fleshsacks into your vicinity. Fortunately, Steam is flogging dozens of computerised tabletops in a sale this weekend. I’ve hardly played any of these on my PC but I’ve poured hours into their physical originals, so here are my faves. Scythe, 15% off for £13/$17/€17 Scythe blends the thinky resource-tinkering of a Eurogame with the territory control and bombastic miniatures more closely associated with Ameritrash (I’ll let ex-board games maestro Robert Florence tell you what those words mean). There are also little story decision moments, and the rulebook for the … [Read more...] about Digital board games going cheap in Steam weekend sale
Earlier this month, I headed to UK Games Expo to get a taste of the best in up-and-coming card and board games. With a 30% increase in size, there was plenty to see and play, from established companies trailing new products to indie developers taking a chance with their first game. Here are ten of the best games from the event that are currently seeking funding on Kickstarter – hurry though, some of them end soon! AssemblyIf you’re looking for a quick, easy card game that’s small enough to carry around but packed with plenty of substance, Assembly is probably for you. It works like a sort-of puzzle, where a virus has killed off your spaceship crewmates (except one other if you’re playing as a duo!). You have to use your time and skills wisely before the ship runs out of oxygen, and to make matters worse, the ship’s computer is here to mess with your progress. It’s cooperative, unpredictable gameplay makes it a great pick for fans of Pandemic. … [Read more...] about 10 of the best board game Kickstarters from UK Games Expo
Owen Duffy is a journalist, dad and board game expert from Glasgow. His blog, Cardboard Sandwich , is devoted to board games, card games, roleplaying games and anything else you can play around a table with friends and family. You might not have noticed, but we’re living in the golden age of board games. Video games may have dazzling graphics to savour, sprawling worlds to explore and a community of online players to pit your skills against, but analogue gaming has seen a major resurgence in recent years, with some incredibly talented designers turning out compelling, innovative titles that rival anything on your console or PC. This cardboard renaissance has dispelled some painful lingering memories of childhood Monopoly sessions, and it’s seen a growing number of players turning to analogue titles to discover just how much fun you can have with a few friends, a couple of beers and a well-crafted stack of cards, dice and tokens. But with thousands of games … [Read more...] about 8 board games to try if you love video games