Playing Around – The Pleasure of Purgatory

Who doesn’t love a good scare? (Ok, so there are some people who can be complete wusses about that kind of thing, but bare with me.) And we all know some of the best scares are ones we have an active role in creating. So what better way to get the most fun out of a scare than playing a spooky RPG? You can do that very soon with Purgatory House: A Casual Horror Role-Playing Game, now on kickstarterContinue reading

Meeple Moments – Publisher’s Spotlight: Tasty Minstrel Games

Our friends at The Malted Meeple like to give some extra attention to their favorite board game publishers and designers. In their Publisher’s Spotlight they provide a bit of a background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives!  Continue reading

Playing Around – Happy Adventures With Cyanide

If you’re into pop culture and web comics, you no doubt know about Cyanide & Happiness. If you don’t recognize it by name, you will definitely recognize the stick figure characters. Well now that dark humor is going to be available in video game form. Yes, you will soon be able to play in the world of C&H with The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure GameContinue reading

Playing Around – Bending With Korra

Fans of The Legend of Korra are already familiar with Pro-Bending, something the series added to the elemental magic world of Avatar. It’s a spectator sport where “benders” used their abilities to combat opponents in an arena. And now, as part of a deal between IDW and Nickelodeon, it’s becoming the first official Legend of Korra board game.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Behind the Witcher

It’s been 10 years since The Witcher video game was released. It’s an RPG (based on a series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski) set in a medieval world. The main character is, not surprisingly, a Witcher, which is a monster hunter with supernatural powers. It’s been popular enough to not only get high ratings, but also two follow-up games. And now, on its tenth anniversary, there’s a documentary.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Battling to Save Hogwarts

We all know that when you’re into a fandom, you can’t get enough of it, regardless of the form it shows up in. And, not surprisingly, some big fandoms show up everywhere, even in the gaming world. So fans of Harry Potter should be happy to see there’s a new game for the franchise, Harry Potter: Hogwarts BattleContinue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Late to the Party

I am LOVING Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition. For those who don’t know, it is a hack and slash fantasy RPG video game. There are several classes that you can play, based on your preference and personality. There’s the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Wizard, Necromancer, Witch Doctor and Paladin. I chose the Monk, of course. Now, mind you, in the time that I bought this game I was trying to finish the Uncharted series, so I was little preoccupied. Oh, then there was Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Tekken 7. Let’s just say that I realized that if I was gonna fight, why not do it with style and in search of serenity (shout SERENITY NOW here).  Continue reading

Playing Around – Get Those Shrooms!

If you’re a child of the 80s or just enjoy the old school video games, you have definitely heard of Centipede. Created by Atari in 1980, this classic vertical fixed shooter was all about blasting the bugs that descended upon you. It was a bit of a button masher – all you had to do was move the little gnome back and forth across the bottom of the screen and keep pressing the button to shoot at things. And now you can do that in tabletop form!  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Perspective of a Female Gamer

Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. This time around, it’s about what it’s like to be a female tabletop gamer and DM.

Here at the Malted Meeple, one of the key things we provide our guests is a friendly and open environment. This can be challenging when a game like Dungeons & Dragons has a mythos behind it of the group of nerdy guys sitting around a table with their pocket protectors and Doritos. These games can easily seem, much like poker night, to be a time when the girlfriends or wives aren’t welcomed.  Continue reading

Playing Around – You vs. the World

You may have read some (or all) of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels. You may even have seen the Edgar Wright movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, starring the always awkward Michael Cera. Hell, you might even be a fan of the PS3/XBox side scrolling game. But now, what every fan has been waiting for will soon be available: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card GameContinue reading