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How the Ultima Trilogy Took a Genre from Tabletop to Hi-Tech

HISTORY OF RPGS | In Part One of our new monthly series, Lord British shares his perspectives on the process of bringing pen-and-paper RPGs into the digital realm.

Civilization Is Getting yet Another Board Game

Taking everyone's favorite strategy game back to dining tables... again.

When Digital Goes Cardboard: The Most Creative Tabletop Video Game Adaptations

With Deadly Premonition on its way to a board game adaptation, it's time to look back at the creative, clever, and just plain weird board game adaptations of the past.

Divinity: Original Sin 2's Game Master Mode Weaves Tabletop and Video Games Seamlessly

PREVIEW: Tabletop fans will be pleased with Divinity: Original Sin 2's Game Master mode, where the only barrier is your own imagination.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Are the Best Board Games That Play in 30 Minutes or Less?

Want to get together with friends and play something, but don't have the hours required for a game of Arkham Horror or Mage Knight? USgamer to the rescue with a list of quick-hit board and card games you can get to the table super-quickly.

Fantasy Flight Games Bringing The Witcher to Your Tabletop

The Witcher series is getting a board game spinoff. Bring two swords, both for monsters.