Cooperative board games are fun for groups but also a great choice for solo game play! Read on to learn about my favorite picks for solo gaming.
This is an opening that I discovered through trial and error, and I didn't realize until recently that it had a name. The Inverted Hanham is quite close to the King's Indian Attack, which itself can be played against many openings.
Simple house rules make a game of mahjong faster and more enjoyable, with easy-to-calculate scores. These house rules are great with three or four players!
I love throwing parties and inviting guests over to play games. Here are a few of my favorite adult party board games that are easy-to-learn and fun.
Explore some ideas for improving your cluegiving in Codenames based on the author's personal experiences, past mistakes, and disastrous encounters with the assassin.
In Stone Age, players collect wood, break stone, wash their gold from the river, trade freely, expand their village and so on to achieve new levels of civilization. Colorblindness may affect play.
Scoville is a strategy board game in which colorful peppers are planted, harvested, and sold. All of the colors may make game play challenging for individuals with colorblindness.
Dominoes is a game that is fun to learn. I was at an Ugly Sweater party and was invited to play. In this article, I share how to play, how to win, and a little advice on strategy.
What started out as a teaching aid now entertains millions and has even resisted the digital onslaught.
Do you love the game of Scrabble but wish you were a bit better? Take a look at these tips to improve your score and your enjoyment of the game. Board tutorials are included as examples.
Read through some Monopoly buys, trades, and moves that guarantee losses. This is a guide to 7 common traps in Parker Brothers and Hasbro's most famous board game.
Munchkin Panic is a new board game that infuses the cooperative game Castle Panic with elements from the popular card game Munchkin. Read my independent review to learn more.
Merkator is about the rise of Hamburg after the Thirty Years' War. Players act as merchants collecting goods to fulfill contracts. Colorblindness may come into play with this bright, colorful game.
The best free chess engines for game analysis, playing against, engine vs. engine bouts, and anything else you might think of. Warning! These chess engines are super powerful!
Scrabble is a very simple and fun game, yet it's more complex than just chucking up words. It involves plenty of strategy.
These are 10 board games I have played in the last year that I have found to be very fun and entertaining. I think everyone should play them at least once!
The value of board games continues to make collecting a good investment both financially and historically. What's hiding in your attic? Do not throw your old games away. They may be more valuable than you think!
Learn how to play a new chess variant based on some old concepts. It is free, fun, and can be customized for all ages.
Need a new game for your family game night? Find out why The Game of Life by Milton Bradley will be the perfect fit for you by reading this review. You'll learn a little history about the game, too.
One of our favorite games is The Castles of Burgundy. Set in medieval France, each player builds their own princedom using buildings, farms, mines, and more. Let's see how colorblindness affects play.
Discover the card game that started America's gaming craze in the late 1800s . . . and the woman who invented it.
Reiner Knizia's classic Lord of the Rings board game is a cooperative game that is steeped in Tolkien tradition, well-balanced, and fun for friends and family ages 12+.
The Roman game of Rota was popular with Roman soldiers 2000 years ago. It's easy to play, and unlike tic-tac-toe, it's not liable to end in a tie!
Board games are an essential part of my vacation luggage. But which games to choose? Here is my selection of games portable, durable, and fun enough to take up space in my backpack.
To win a conflict, you must first deploy your soldiers to advantageous positions to prepare for it. In this visual tutorial, that's exactly what you'll learn to do. The best part is that it's simple.
Settlers of Catan is one of the best strategy board games of all time. What sets it apart, though, is the range of excellent expansions. This guide will review the features of each.
You know the games, the ones that you shouldn't play with close friends (since they'll no longer be your close friends)?
A good board game can bring so much fun to your kids during the Christmas season. A great one will keep everyone's interest and last all year round. Here's a short list of my favorites.
The amazing benefits of crowding around a table with people and enjoying some good ole' fashioned board gaming mayhem. Why you need to start playing as well.
It's true, chess makes you smart and intelligent; however, there's more to it than that. Want to know how else chess can improve your life? Read on to find out.
This Heroclix guide contains a printable ability sheet, information for people new to the game, and links to purchase every single required item to begin playing.
Read my review of the game Mystic Vale. I explain what this game is about, how to play, and what makes it GREAT!
Here's a collection of free UCI-compatible chess programs for running UCI engines such as Stockfish, Komodo, and more. These programs are great for analyzing games, managing pgn files, and more!
This article covers how to play the popular and award-winning board game Carcassonne. Jump-start your gaming with this guide, and get some strategy tips as well!
This article discusses accepting what seems like a violation of a principle in order to attain good middle game play.
Game of the Generals is an original Filipino board game. This article will explain the process and rules of playing it.
Some of us still love the old games. Remember the classics? This article is about traditional board, dice, and card games and will take you down memory lane. You can reminisce on the games you loved to play, and perhaps, may start to play again.
Five lines is a board game from at least the 7th century BCE (maybe older). There are no known extant rules, but we can speculate on how to play. Want to learn how to play the historic game of five lines?
Board games are one of the oldest forms of gaming—and one of the oldest games found to date comes from Ancient Egypt. It is called Senet, the game of “passing.”
Scythe is a worker placement/economic engine board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. We'll explore how colorblindness affects gameplay.
Do you love playing Scrabble but wish you could score more? Using these tips will not only increase your score but also your enjoyment of the game.
Get planning suggestions, game ideas and some fun themes for your game night party. Fun for everyone and easy to organize, game night parties are always a hit!
Learn to play chess the easy way with this 3-step visual guide, which covers all the basics and provides tips to help you get started.
Read my review of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Rumble at Castle Tentakill, a 2- to 4-player card game that's very funny and entertaining.
This article contains information about darts, including the board, dart types, and barrel grips, as well as the rules for 21 variants of the game.
Read my review of Tiny Epic Quest. This game is adorable and fun! You can even play it by yourself! I will explain how to play and what makes this game great!
Learn ten tips to help you achieve victory in the critically acclaimed board game "Above and Below"!
Boggle is a classic family game that's fun for people aged 8–80+. This review and analysis of the game shows you why it’s a wonderful way to bring your family together for a few minutes in the middle of the chaos of modern life. Family time is precious, and Boggle is a great way to play and connect.