The thick, black-and-white rulebook packaged with every copy of the 1979 war-game The Campaign For North Africa is full of obtuse decrees, but the tabletop community always had a special appreciation for entry 52.6 - affectionately known as the “macaroni rule.” The Italian troops in World War II were outfitted with…
Now that summer is fading into fall and there’s less time to be outside in the sunshine enjoying the best type of games, lawn games, people are starting to think about hunkering down for the long, cold, worst months ahead, pondering alternative, indoor diversions like board games. Here is a ranking of the best ones:
Yesterday may have been May the Fourth, but the Star Wars deals seem to be like Sandpeople, walking single file to hide their numbers. Amazon has a ton of Star Wars toys and board games marked down, and you don’t need to be Force-sensitive to see that these prices aren’t ones to pass up.
If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s one-day Gold Box deal.
If your board game collection is gathering dust, it’s time to freshen up your options with Amazon’s Buy Two, Get One Free sale.
If there was ever a piece of IP perfectly suited for a Risk adaptation, it’s Game of Thrones, and you can get the game for $46 today, within a couple bucks of an all-time low.
Just in time for holiday family gatherings, Amazon’s put a whole cabinet full of strategy board games on sale in today’s Gold Box.
Playing board games at holiday gatherings, parties, or anywhere else should be fun. It usually isn’t, because the most popular party games are awful.
If those copies of Monopoly and Risk are gathering dust in your game cabinet, you can stock it with better options during Amazon’s one-day Ravensburger and Wonder Forge board game sale.
If your board game collection has been gathering dust, you can freshen it up with over 70 discounted strategy games on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.
There have been several ad hoc board game discounts over the last several days, but Amazon just rolled double sixes with this massive Gold Box deal.
Cards Against Humanity is the most popular game we’ve ever posted, and it never goes on sale. Hell, on Black Friday last year, they actually raised the game’s price by $5. Today only though, Amazon is taking 20% off the base game and all of its expansion packs, while supplies last.
If you somehow haven’t played Settlers of Catan yet, all you need to know is that it’s basically the board game, perfected. And today, you can add the 5th edition to your game cabinet for just $36, the lowest price Amazon’s ever offered.
Get set for your next game night with great deals on a variety of discounted strategy board games, today only on Amazon.
In her book The Monopolists, Mary Pilon explores the secret origins of the game Monopoly, which begin with Lizzie Magie, a forgotten feminist who patented her Landlord's Game in 1904—not, as many think, a man during the Great Depression.
The Wall Street Journal's Kevin Clark, who has been pumping out fun, off-color NFL stories all year, has another good one today. It's all about how a handful of Green Bay Packers got hooked on Settlers of Catan, the board game that all of your buddies who are bearded craft-beer enthusiasts are addicted to.
Everybody knows how to play Jenga, right? The word "Jenga" is Swahili for "build," and the purpose of the game is to pull a brick from the base of the structure and add it to the top without making the whole thing topple over.