Do you find trivia games too difficult, too easy, too boring, or too time-consuming? Now you can easily make your own trivia game from scratch! Includes instructions for making question cards, game pieces, and a game board.
Read my review of the game Mystic Vale. I explain what this game is about, how to play, and what makes it GREAT!
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?
Monopoly buys, trades, and moves that guarantee losses. Guide to 7 common traps of Parker Brothers and Hasbro's most famous board game.
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.
A new chess variant based on some old concepts. It is free, fun, and can be customized for all ages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Scythe is a worker placement/economic engine board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. We'll explore how colorblindness affects gameplay.
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!
Explore some ideas for improving your cluegiving in Codenames based on the author's personal experiences, past mistakes, and disastrous encounters with the assassin.
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.
Read my review of Epic Spell Wars of The Battle Wizards- Rumble at Castle Tentakill, a 2-4 player card game that's very funny and entertaining.
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 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.
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.
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!
The value of board games continues to make collecting a good investment both financialy and historically important because of a significant change in cultural changes between the 50's and 60's. What's hiding in your attic? Do not throw your old games away. They may be more valuable than you think!
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!
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.
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.
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: it's simple.
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.
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.
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!
Learn the true story of Monopoly, the game that inspired this timeless classic, and the woman who started it all.
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!
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.
This is an opening that I discovered through trial and error, and 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. I use a slightly...
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!
Discover the card game that started America's gaming craze in the late 1800s...and the woman who invented it.
You know the games, the ones that you shouldn't play with close friends (since they'll no longer be your close friends)?
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.
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 enjoyment of the game. Board tutorials are included as examples.
Reiner Knizia's classic Lord of the Rings board game is a cooperative board game that is steeped in Tolkien tradition, well-balanced, and fun for friends and family ages 12+.