The Rise of the Miniature!

I love miniatures. It is not unknown for me to purchase a board game chiefly because I love the miniatures in it (Labyrinth), or to buy miniatures from a game just to paint and display (Batman, Guild Ball). I’ve spent hours painting my Mansions of Madness miniatures, I drool over the Malifaux faction boxes (damn, those Neverborn are so cool!), … Continue reading

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GameSpot: Avalon Hill

Avalon Hill Games, Inc. is a game company that specializes in wargames and strategic board games. It has also published the occasional role-playing game, and had a popular line of sports simulations. Established in 1954 as The Avalon Game Company, it is now a subsidiary of Wizards of the Coast, who famously bring us Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons! Avalon Hill pioneered many of … Continue reading

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Tips to Get Your Friends Into Tabletop Gaming

You know how it is – you have a great new game that you’re dying to play, but you don’t have enough friends who are into tabletop gaming to really give it the number of players it deserves. But when you try to get your friends into gaming, they respond with scorn or confusion. Because board games are either for … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Attack – The Games We Used to Play

Recently, I was playing a game with some of the older members of my family (Betrayal at House on the Hill, if you’re wondering), and they were quite mystified at the complexity of it. “I remember when games were just a board, some tokens and and some dice!” they said mournfully, and it got me thinking. There are so many amazing … Continue reading

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