YouTuber’s Board Game Tutorials Teach The Rules Wrong, And Way Better

Jeff Kornberg’s YouTube channel, The Dragon’s Tomb, does not stand out from the throng of other channels hosting tutorials for board games. Like his peers, Kornberg explains the rules in a slow, gentle voice with frequent cutaways to each game’s pieces, cards, and setup. The difference between Kornberg’s channel and the others is that every […]

The Tragedy of GJ237b

A role-playing game for no players system design by Caitlynn Belle, setting design by Ben Lehman History GJ 237, vernacularly known as Luyten’s Star, is a largely unremarkable red dwarf star located in the constellation Canis Minor. It is twelve light years from Earth, a distance which renders it invisible to the naked eye. The […]

Cards Against Humanity’s Never-Ending Fight Against Copycats

Art by Jim Cooke There’s a reason why Crabs Adjust Humidity, Humanity Hates Trump and Cards & Punishment might sound familiar. Their cards might look familiar, too—so familiar that the popular card game Cards Against Humanity has been forced to buckle down on those and several other lookalikes. Cards Against Humanity doesn’t own the rights […]

Dungeons & Dragons’ Gradual Shift Away From Monster Boobs

Dungeons & Dragons has historically used attractive monsters, and especially of the female persuasion, to appeal to potential players. Busty demons and lithe wood maidens populated its source material, namely its Monster Manual, throughout the last 40 years. With recent editions and supplements, D&D has phased out its bare-breasted female monsters and included more sexy […]

Women chess players must wear hijabs to play in the world championships in Iran — Quartz

Top-ranked female chess players have been told that if they want to compete in next year’s world championships, they’ll have to wear hijabs—because the competition will be held in Iran. Grandmasters have accused the World Chess Federation’s Commission for Women’s Chess of ignoring the implicit sexual and religious discrimination, reports the Telegraph. US women’s champion […]

Boardgames for MMO Addicts: This War of Mine – MMOweekly

This War Of Mine: The Board Game is the tabletop adaptation of the award-winning video game that pictures the drama of civilians trapped in a war-torn city. You will enter this experience as a group of civilians trapped in a besieged and conflict-ridden city, enduring many hardships that often test the essence of humanity. During […]