The Best Board Games of 2013

As I've talked about before, board games aren't simply enjoying a resurgence right now. They're in a glittering golden age with fabulous releases every single week, the entire hobby evolving and adapting with Borg-like ease. There's no easier way to prove it than with my favourite releases from 2013. » 12/21/13 3:31pm 12/21/13 3:31pm

Archaeologists Unearth Pieces from a 5,000 Year-Old Board Game

While excavating an ancient burial mound at Başur Höyük near Siirt in southeast Turkey, archaeologists discovered a set of sculpted stones that may represent the earliest recorded gaming tokens. » 8/16/13 8:00am 8/16/13 8:00am

Homemade Settlers of Catan board game turns your sheep into LEGO bricks

We've seen the venerable "wheat-and-brick-and-yelling board game" Settlers of Catan go gigantic and to the final frontier. Now — in a marvelous act of nerdiness — LEGO sculptor Ryan H. has built a playable Catan board out of little plastic rectangles. Explains Ryan, "I played this every night at Brickworld; I think every… » 7/02/12 10:35am 7/02/12 10:35am

Let's write the sequel to Battleship based on some crap I found on my…

A few years back, moviegoers had a big belly laugh when they heard that a movie studio was immolating $200 million on an alien invasion flick based on the 1967 board game Battleship. "Haw haw!" we innocently guffawed. "Obligatory bon mot about red and white pegs! You sunk my battleship! Insert mock glee about cultural… » 5/16/12 9:45am 5/16/12 9:45am

Michael Bay's Ouija movie is back from the dead, with a 95% budget cut!

We thought all of Universal's board game-inspired flicks were dead and buried (with the obvious exception of Battleship). But with shaved production values comes a renewed hope for one flick — the Ouija board movie! With a brand new budget of two nickels and a couple dusty Starbursts, the Hasbro-backed board game is… » 3/06/12 8:45am 3/06/12 8:45am

Classic Board Games Photoshopped into terrifying horror films

Battleship, Monopoly, Ouija — these are all real board games Hollywood has been turning (or at least attempting to turn) into major motion pictures. But what about the rest of the classic brain teasers? A Photoshop contest challenged folks to imagine even more board game movies — by creating horror movie posters. The… » 10/14/11 6:30am 10/14/11 6:30am