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Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition

Sat, 31 May 2014 22:30:04 +00002014-05-31T22:30:04Z

(image) It's hard to believe, but it's been 10 years since Ticket to Ride, designed by Alan R. Moon, was first published by Days of Wonder. I named it the best game of 2004, and it has proven to have a lot of staying power.

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How Acquire Became Acquire - Game Development

Sat, 31 May 2014 22:20:01 +00002014-05-31T22:20:01Z

(image) Acquire, designed by Sid Sackson, is a classic board game. (It's on my lists of the best economic games and the best stock-holding games, and I chose it as one of the 50 most culturally and historically significant games published since 1800.)

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Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters

Sat, 31 May 2014 22:10:30 +00002014-05-31T22:10:30Z

Game publisher WizKids has announced a new Dice Masters game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, scheduled to be available in the fourth quarter of 2014. Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters, designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, will be the second in the Dice Masters series. The first game, Avengers vs. X-Men, was set in the Marvel universe. Lang has said the games will be compatible.

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New Cosmic Encounter Expansion

Sat, 31 May 2014 22:00:35 +00002014-05-31T22:00:35Z

(image) Fantasy Flight Games recently announced the upcoming release of Cosmic Dominion, the fifth expansion for Cosmic Encounter. It includes 30 new aliens for the game, the most ever in a single expansion, and fans were instrumental in the design and development processes. Cosmic Dominion also includes a brand-new reward deck, new variants, and new ship markers.

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Oklahoma Gin - Complete Rules

Sat, 31 May 2014 21:26:56 +00002014-05-31T21:26:56Z

Oklahoma Gin is a close relative of Gin Rummy, with one important different: the number of points you can have remaining in your hand when you knock could change every ...

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Best Games for 7 or More Players

Sat, 31 May 2014 21:22:15 +00002014-05-31T21:22:15Z

(image) In the coming months, chances are good that you'll find yourself in a big gathering of people. Here are my picks for the best games for 7 or more players. This list includes a good mix of strategy games and party games, board games and card games -- there's something for any group.

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Best Children's Word Games

Sat, 31 May 2014 21:20:41 +00002014-05-31T21:20:41Z

Word games are a great way to help young children learn how to read and spell, or to help older children really fall in love with words. Here are my picks for the best children's word games.




Hasenpfeffer - Card Game Rules

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:46:20 +00002014-04-30T20:46:20Z

I've never tried it myself, but I'm told that some people find Hasenpfeffer to be quite delicious. Rather than tasting rabbit stew, I'll just stick with the card game version, thank you very much.

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Chicken Foot Dominoes

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:38:21 +00002014-04-30T20:38:21Z

The Mexican Train family includes many of the most popular domino games. Chicken Foot (also spelled without the space, Chickenfoot) introduces a clever twist by adding a "chicken foot" shape to the game when spinners are played.

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Two-Handed Euchre

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:36:25 +00002014-04-30T20:36:25Z

If you're ever in the mood to play the trick-taking card game Euchre but you only have two players, here's the solution: Two-Handed Euchre. This version of the game is specifically designed for just two players.

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