Tagged tabletop games

6 Reasons You Should Be Playing HeroClix by WizKids

HeroClix is a tactical-combat collectible miniatures game that is centered around comic book characters, mostly from the DC and Marvel universes. Are you a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh!, The Lord of the Rings, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek, BioShock, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, or Iron Maiden? Yes, Iron Maiden—they have all those too. New sets are released on a regular basis, so there’s always a chance to add fresh characters to your team. Some people may be intimidated by the...

Save Baby Toby from Becoming a Goblin in Labyrinth: The Board Game

Labyrinth lovers! Did you know there is now a board game based on the movie? I preordered this game last spring and checked my email weekly once I knew it was finally being produced. Then I received the notification that my game was headed to my doorstep, and my anxiousness grew. I started planning for my monthly game-night party and eagerly awaited its arrival. Finally! My daughter sends me a picture text of nothing but the game, just in...

3 Anime-Inspired Board Games to Keep You Warm This Winter

The holidays are upon us, and as usual, it’s pretty darn cold out! It’s the perfect time to stay at home, brew some hot cocoa, pile blankets on top of yourself, and binge-watch anime on Netflix or Crunchyroll. But it’s also a great time to get together with friends for some gaming fun. If you’re an anime lover who needs a new addition to your gaming shelf, or if you’re doing some holiday shopping for someone who fits that...

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone: This Is Geek’s Shanna Hartzell Talks Speed Gaming

We’ve all heard of speed dating: you show up to the event, sit across from a potential mate, ask some questions, answer some questions, form a first impression, and move on to the next table. I believe that any actual connection is somehow arranged via the event organizers. But, then again, I’m not the cutesy, mushy type and have no interest in writing a Valentine’s Day-themed piece on how to meet the love of your life . . . unless,...

Hunters: Enter the Darkness Is a Gothic Fantasy Board Game Created by Twin Cities Talent

I was introduced to the realm of tabletop gaming relatively recently, and I fell in love. Of the board games I’ve played, Eldritch Horror from Fantasy Flight Games, perhaps the best-known board game company based in Minnesota, is my all-time favorite due to its cooperative gameplay and Gothic elements. I was intrigued to learn another Minnesota company, Kid Loves Tiger Games, is currently promoting a new Gothic-influenced tabletop game on Kickstarter titled Hunters: Enter the Darkness. It has artistic...

Crossing the Streams: Bunraku

Crossing the Streams is a regular column that highlights exciting and enjoyable movies that you can find streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and VOD, providing you with plenty of great movies to add to your queue so you don’t waste time searching for something worthwhile. Typically these movies will be genre-based and geek friendly (though it’s not a requirement to be featured), and a large percentage of them will be independent and lower-budget productions. Chances are you’ve already...
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