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April 2023 Archive

    1. Mensa’s favourite board games of 2023 include treks through history, catfights on beds and Victorian garden-growing
    2. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    3. Terraforming Mars TV series studio co-founder dreams of acquiring Gloomhaven rights
    4. Use actual Nerf guns to battle kaiju in tabletop RPG Hyperweapon
    1. MOBA-inspired board game Guards of Atlantis II returns to crowdfunding with new heroes and updated rules
    2. Newest One D&D playtest update is the biggest yet - includes changes to five classes, weapons and spells
    3. Magic: The Gathering publisher hires Pinkerton to seize leaked cards from YouTuber’s house
    4. How to play Codenames: board game’s rules, setup and scoring
    5. Pathfinder 2E is remastering its core rulebooks to split from D&D OGL and make learning the RPG easier
    1. Poll: Do you prefer hexes or squares in your board games?
    2. Hello Kitty is getting a new board game from the folks behind the Binding of Isaac card game
    3. Clash of Cultures is the greatest Civilization board game without Sid Meier in its name
    4. BAD BAD BAD’s mixture of Kingdom Hearts and creepypastas swerves on traditional worldbuilding in RPGs
    5. Dune and Star Trek RPG studio announces original TRPG, with plans for TV series and video game adaptations
    6. Check out an exclusive reveal of Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet – Paldea Evolved cards
    7. Rare Pikachu card from Pokémon TCG’s first-ever 1997 tournament fetches $300,000 at auction
    8. 6 best Aliens board games to play this (and every) Alien Day
    1. D&D created its own “rather desperate” need for more dungeon masters back in 2014
    2. Mall full of D&D players teamed up to defeat Vecna and set a Guinness World Record
    3. Be Like a Crow creator invites players to now Be Like a Cat in new RPG
    4. One D&D's new Dungeon Master’s Guide could fix 5E's biggest problem
    5. Assassin’s Creed board game adds an open-world campaign, grapple and familiar face from the video games in new expansion - exclusive first look
    6. D&D’s revised Dungeon Master's Guide aims at new facilitators and Critical Role fans
    1. You can save £50 on dungeon-crawler board game Frosthaven right now
    2. SPONSORED: Here’s everyone you’ll be able to play as in Apex Legends: The Board Game - and how to get them
    3. Call of Duty’s board game adaptation will include a Ghost miniature and iconic multiplayer maps
    4. Into the Mother Lands finds new home at Expanse, Dragon Age RPG publisher
    5. The history of Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Exodia, the most complicated win condition in trading card games
    1. Infinity spin-off wargame Acheron’s Fall pits fleets of warships in “frenetic and dynamic battles”
    2. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    3. Arnak publisher’s new city-building board game asks if collective prosperity is worth its weight in silver
    4. Critical Role publisher announces new tabletop titles and hiatus on Critical Role Adventures
    5. 6 Nimmt! designer’s classic Monopoly-esque board game is getting a re-release
    1. Poll: How many games do you back on Kickstarter each year?
    2. Disney Animated is a co-op board game from the studio behind Disney Villainous
    3. Gorgeous Nausicaä and Delicious in Dungeon-inspired RPG Break!! launches crowdfunding campaign
    4. Strap on your ork-stompers and boltguns as we play Warhammer 40,000 PC game classic Dawn of War 2!
    5. Avatar RPG’s first post-launch sourcebook focuses on Legend of Korra location and characters
    6. Magic: The Gathering’s Endgame, March of the Machine, wraps up the card game’s years-long storyline with a fan-pleasing finale
    7. Dog Park creators new canine companion board game similar to Azul and Cascadia
    1. The most legendary Yu-Gi-Oh! cards in the TCG’s new Legendary Collection
    2. How to play Splendor: board game’s rules, setup and scoring explained
    1. Pokémon TCG champions give their tips on how to be the very best
    2. Yu-Gi-Oh! announces dates and location for 2023 World Championship
    3. Boop. and Turing Machine among big winners at 2023 American Tabletop Awards
    4. The next edition of Werewolf: The Apocalypse horror RPG is coming this summer
    5. 10 best March of the Machine cards in Magic: The Gathering’s latest set
    6. Build two Warhammer: Age of Sigmar armies for under £100 with this Arcane Cataclysm battle box
    1. New D&D board game Trials of Tempus is an eight-player arena brawl that rewards more than just violence
    2. The D&D movie skips over Cleric and Monk, but will they feature next time around?
    3. The Witcher, Blackadder and Jane Austen inspirations for monster-hunting tabletop RPG
    1. Dicebreaker’s D&D actual series, Storybreakers, has even more podcast episodes up
    2. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    3. Disney Lorcana’s organised play shifts focus from winning to building community
    4. Bag-building board game Quacks of Quedlinburg is over 30% off
    5. Magic: The Gathering rare and bizarre Chaos Orb set to sell for over $10,000
    1. How to play Frosthaven: setup, character creation and rules explained
    2. Trickerion and Anachrony film rights sold to studio producing Terraforming Mars for cinema
    3. 7 best hidden movement board games
    1. Monster Hunter World board game sequel will adapt Iceborne’s clutch claw and mid-fight turf wars
    2. Forget Honor Among Thieves sequels or a TV show – Dungeons & Dragons should get a stage musical next
    3. Monopoly Go! is a “highly social" mobile game based on the family classic
    4. The Last of Us meets Little Miss Sunshine in this survival tabletop RPG
    1. Disney Lorcana's leaked rules show a trading card game eager to be slightly different from its peers
    2. SPONSORED: Tabletop RPG accessories maker’s crowdfunding campaign goes beyond selling fancy dice to give backers a stake in the company
    3. Pathfinder Studio releases first draft of ORC universal roleplaying game licence for public comment
    4. An introduction to Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel, the faster, simpler reboot breathing fresh life into the TCG
    5. New Pathfinder video games coming from studio behind Age of Empires IV
    1. 9 best 4X board games
    1. What are you playing this weekend? Here’s what we’ve been playing!
    2. The next D&D movie could see the party level up – here’s what to expect
    1. 6 D&D adventures that should inspire the Honor Among Thieves sequel
    2. Mech miniatures classic BattleTech is a surprisingly approachable, affordable - and brilliantly compelling - way into wargaming
    3. New owner of Sub Terra 2, Alba and other board games from troubled UK studio Inside the Box confirms plans for burned Kickstarter backers
    1. How to play Carcassonne: board game’s rules, setup and scoring explained
    2. Get an exclusive early look at the latest Critical Role: Mighty Nein Origins graphic novel
    1. Star Wars Rivals is the sci-fi giant’s latest lightsaber stab at a collectible tabletop game
    2. Without Catan, board gaming as we know it today wouldn’t exist
    3. Spider-Man, She-Hulk and Doctor Strange suit-up for Unmatched board game entry
    4. Creator of Catan, Klaus Teuber, has passed away at the age of 70
    5. 5 things Honor Among Thieves gets right about D&D - and 3 it gets wrong
    6. Inspire your next D&D campaign with Vermis, a guidebook to a Dark Souls-like video game that doesn’t exist
    1. Pathfinder studio’s “first board game in more than a decade” mixes tile placement and secret objectives
    2. Stay up-to-date with the latest board game and RPG news by turning on Dicebreaker push notifications!
    3. Explore absurd fantasy tabletop RPG Troika! at half price during Melsonian Spring Sale
    4. An adaptation of Terra Mystica is coming from studio with Terraforming Mars screen rights
    5. 5 best miniatures paints that aren’t Citadel - and what to use them for
    6. Dungeons & Dragons film takes the weekend top spot at the US box office
    7. Sub Terra and Alba picked up by Magnate publisher as embattled UK board game studio Inside the Box closes its doors