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Variety: Puns and Anagrams

Give this funny Puns and Anagrams puzzle by Joe DiPietro a try.

Viticulture and Tuscany expansion

Plays: 5Px1. The Game Viticulture, the well-received debut game from Stonemeier Games, was funded through Kickstarter, and so was the Tuscany expansion. I played Viticulture for the first time recently, with 5 of the expansion modules from Tuscany. Show More Summary

Spotlight, Screen Presence, and the Star

One of the mechanics built into Primetime Adventures is called Screen Presence. It’s a mechanic that goes on everyone’s character sheet, but has to be coordinated by everyone before anyone can set it. Screen Presence is awesome in Primetime Adventures… and might amp up your current game too. Show More Summary

Prankster’s Claim

Very crisp Friday fare from Samuel A. Donaldson, and the answer to Joon Pahk's August 27 puzzle.

Jay Tummelson of Rio Grande Games Offers an Interview

We have been a little slow to edit and post our interviews. We have a few of them in the pipeline. We got a chance to speak with Jay Tummelson, the owner of Rio Grande Games. His game publishing company is responsible for most of the great European Family Strategy Games that make their way […]

Working With World-Class Customer Service

What’s more valuable to you? Price or service? Would you pay a few more bucks for the same product if you knew it was backed by quality service? We had an experience recently that spotlighted the benefits of working with a high-quality company that believes in customer service and in the end, doing what was […]

The Curious Case of the Tomb Board Game

About a year or so ago, AEG released a game called Tomb. It did not get a lot of fanfare at the time. As a matter of fact, we only sold a few copies of it, so we did not even stock it. This year, at GenCon, we met with some of the AEG folks […]

Chicago Express Video Posted

Our ongoing video reviewer, Cory Duplantis, has delivered yet another video for you. This one is a summary of how to play Chicago Express, the Wabash Cannonball reprint from Rio Grande Games. This is a simulation of running a railroad business in the upper portion of the US. If you are a fan of the train […]

Are You Coming to GenCon 2009?

If you plan to be there, don’t forget to look for Best Dang Games! We will be wandering the floor enjoying the event. However, we want to meet you! If you see us, come up and say hello. We will have BDG shirts on with our logo. If you give us your e-mail address for […]

New Race For The Galaxy Card Game Expansion Videos Posted

Cory Duplantis has hooked us up again with some more review and overview videos. We focused on Race For The Galaxy again, but this time, we dove into the two expansions, The Gathering Storm and Rebel Vs. Imperium. If you are curious about this game, hopefully these will help you get a better feel for them.

New Race For The Galaxy Card Game Video Posted

We have the first in a multi-video series posted about the Rio Grande Games card game, Race For The Galaxy. This game is an advanced version of Puerto Rico and San Juan, but with a science-fiction theme. In this first video, of three, Cory Duplantis introduces the concepts of the game and how the basic […]

A Look at Titansgrave – Part 1

Two years ago, I asked Wil Wheaton a question. Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana was the answer. Okay, that’s a little more dramatic sounding than it actually was. On the last day of GenCon in 2013, I attended a TableTop Q&A hosted by Wheaton, the show’s personality, and Boyan Radakovich, the show’s producer. Show More Summary

Birthplace of Paddington Bear

This crossword puzzle by Joon Pahk has an unusual property that will be fully revealed in the Friday post.

Artifacts of Play

Recently, I have become interested in the idea of artifacts of play, those things that are part of the game that persist after the game has been played. They act like souvenirs of the game played; touchstones of the game, linking memories of adventures taken, challenges faced, and treasures gained. Show More Summary

CastAR Raises $15 Million for Augmented Gaming

Jeri Ellsworth talks about what CastAR will do with $15 million in new funding. Read more on MAKE The post CastAR Raises $15 Million for Augmented Gaming appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

The Art of Punning

A good time with John E. Bennett's puzzle, and a reminder of Merl Reagle's art.

Ellie Baker and the Seamstress’s Conundrum

Can you unravel this three-dimensional puzzle by the artist and computer scientist, Ellie Baker?

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