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  • BOARDgamer: The Perfect Party Games

    In this installment of our board gaming column, we take a look at three games that are super-simple to learn, heavy on the interaction and ideal for social gatherings.

    By Pete Davison By Pete Davison 3

  • BOARDgamer: Traitorous Titles to Strain the Strongest Friendships

    Some games are outright competitive. Others are purely cooperative. And then there's games that occupy a curious middle-ground -- games that will get you eyeing the person sitting next to you somewhat warily. Pete explores four of the best.

    By Pete Davison By Pete Davison

  • BOARDgamer: In the Lab with Pandemic and Expansions

    We take a look at Matt Leacock's popular cooperative game Pandemic and its expansions; a game that demands good communication, forward planning and a desire not to see the world destroyed by PAX Pox.

    By Pete Davison By Pete Davison 2

  • BOARDgamer: Journeys in the Dark with Descent

    We look at dungeon crawler-cum-tactical skirmish title Descent: Journeys in the Dark, Second Edition, a tabletop game in the vein of Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics.

    By Pete Davison By Pete Davison

  • BOARDgamer: Jacking In to Netrunner's Cyberpunk World

    Android: Netrunner is one of the hottest tabletop games around right now. But how friendly is it to a beginner? Pete jacks in and tries to avoid the attention of the Jinteki corporation and Project Junebug.

    By Pete Davison By Pete Davison 2