Tabletop with Table Talk

There is usually a healthy amount of discussion that occurs at a game table. You’re there with your friends. You’re playing games and having a good time. But what happens when games force you to talk about the game and how it’s being played? Here’s a list of games that turn trash talk into table […]

Kids’ Games that are Great for Kids at Heart

Many people develop a love of board games as children. It is not uncommon for adult gamers to want to pass that love of games onto their children. However, not everyone played games as a child, and not everyone has children. That doesn’t mean that games designed for children can’t be enjoyed by adults. Today, we talk […]

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A Tale of Two Essens

In October of each year, the city of Essen, Germany, hosts Internationale Spieltage SPIEL, arguably the most prestigious board game trade fair. The Messe Essen convention center turns into a funhouse packed with game demos, sales tables, and board game geeks. The fair inspires awe and anticipation, as publishers release their latest games and savvy […]