Meeple Moments – Publisher’s Spotlight: Passport Game Studios

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 – Elder Gods Gaming

If you’re a tabletop gamer into the horror genre, you very likely have played at least one game that involves Lovecraft monsters or storytelling. There’s a high probability that it’s been a version of the popular Arkham Horror series. (No, Bat fans, this has nothing to do with the asylum in the bat-verse.) For those unfamiliar, it’s a Lovecraftian horror cooperative game that, essentially, involves defeating (or escaping) lots of nasty monsters. But that’s not the only tabletop game dedicated to the Elder Gods.  Continue reading

Playing Around – Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!

Are you a fan of Rick and Morty who’s just biding time waiting for the new season to start? Have you watched all the episodes four or five times (or more) already? How about kicking back for a half hour or so and “playing” an episode? That’s right, dawg, the Rick and Morty: Total Rickall Card Game is based on the “Total Rickall” episode of the show we all know and love!  Continue reading

Playing Around – You Remind Me of the Babe

If you are a fan of 1980s fantasy films, you undoubtedly know Labyrinth. Jim Henson’s musical fantasy adventure starred David Bowie as the Goblin King and Jennifer Connelly as a girl trying to rescue her baby brother. It gained a cult following, had a sequel in comic book form and there has been talk over the past couple of years of doing a sequel/spin-off movie. And for those into gaming, there is also a tabletop version of the story.  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Game of the Month: Here, Kitty, Kitty!

Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. Their Game of the Month series highlights one of the many games in their libraries at Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple. They briefly describe the game, how to play it, and why they like it.

 Game: Here, Kitty, Kitty!

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Playing Around – Video Game to Tabletop

Dark Souls is a popular role play videogame franchise that was first released in 2011 and quickly gained a big following. It takes place in an open world environment, so obviously there is a lot of exploration involved. The plot isn’t too detailed, but basically there’s a prophecy that must be fulfilled and you’re the one to do it. Oh, and there are plenty of monsters and magic thrown in along the way. And now, you can attempt to fulfill that prophecy with friends in a tabletop version.  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Game of the Month: The Captain is Dead

Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. Their Game of the Month series highlights one of the many games in their libraries at Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple. They briefly describe the game, how to play it, and why they like it.

Game: The Captain is Dead

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Playing Around – All in the Reflexes

Last summer, in our GenCon coverage (way back in Issue 67), we shared news of the co-op deck-building game Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China. It was big news at the time because there wasn’t any other game set in that universe – until now. For those who lean more towards playing board games (or if you just can’t get enough of ol’ Jack Burton), Big Trouble in Little China: The Game is currently in development.  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Publisher’s Spotlight: Cryptozoic Entertainment

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!

Publisher: Cryptozoic Entertainment  Continue reading