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Make Family Game Night Educational With These 10 Board Games

Make Family Game Night Educational With These 10 Board Games

If your kids are home for the rest of the school year and you're feeling less than confident about educating them yourself, consider playing board games with some kind of learning tied in to get you

9 Gorgeous Puzzles and Games to Keep You Entertained

Photo by Atelier-D At the end of another day hunkered down at home, it’s safe to say we could all use a little social distance from our devices. One unexpected upside of spending our evenings indoors?
Grab Some Popcorn! Cards Against Humanity's Family Edition Is Free, and Game Night Is On

Grab Some Popcorn! Cards Against Humanity's Family Edition Is Free, and Game Night Is On

During a time when families across the world are getting especially creative with their free time, Cards Against Humanity is here with a new Family Edition that's about to make game night a lot more
Best board games 2020: For adults, families, two players, and more

Best board games 2020: For adults, families, two players, and more

Video games? Who needs them when you and your friends can gather around a table and play some board games?
Gloomhaven's Sequel Raises Over $4 Million In One Day

Gloomhaven's Sequel Raises Over $4 Million In One Day

Gloomhaven, one of the most popular board games in years, launched its big new campaign Frosthaven today on Kickstarter. Things are, uh, going well. Read more...
Friday the 13th Unleashes Terror and Thanos Gets a Love Letter in the Latest Gaming News

Friday the 13th Unleashes Terror and Thanos Gets a Love Letter in the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. It’s now been a couple of weeks since social distancing started, making at-home game nights feel more
Friday the 13th Unleashes Terror and Thanos Gets a Love Letter in the Latest Gaming News

Friday the 13th Unleashes Terror and Thanos Gets a Love Letter in the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. It’s now been a couple of weeks since social distancing started, making at-home game nights feel more
Friday the 13th Unleashes Terror and Thanos Gets a Love Letter in the Latest Gaming News

Friday the 13th Unleashes Terror and Thanos Gets a Love Letter in the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. It’s now been a couple of weeks since social distancing started, making at-home game nights feel more
Remix Your Board Games With This Free Kit

Remix Your Board Games With This Free Kit

If you’re getting a little bored with your board games (sorry, I had to), the team behind the Board Game Remix Kit—which, as the name implies, provides instructions for new games stitched together
You can buy Friends-themed Guess Who—so could game night BE any better?

You can buy Friends-themed Guess Who—so could game night BE any better?

One of our favorite ways to pass the time while we’re self-quarantining during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is by playing board games. Over the past few weeks, we’ve dug out the dusty boxes
What Are the Best Board Games to Play Over Zoom?

What Are the Best Board Games to Play Over Zoom?

The screens, they are unavoidable right now. Our kids were probably already getting plenty of screen time before the pandemic swept the world, but now, they’re not just using screens for
Live Alone? These 8 One-Person Games Will Keep You Entertained For Hours

Live Alone? These 8 One-Person Games Will Keep You Entertained For Hours

If you live alone, you know that things can sometimes get a little . . . boring. And even if you love your alone time, doing things for yourself away from screens once in a while is just good for the
Live Alone? These 8 One-Person Games Will Keep You Entertained For Hours

Live Alone? These 8 One-Person Games Will Keep You Entertained For Hours

If you live alone, you know that things can sometimes get a little . . . boring. And even if you love your alone time, doing things for yourself away from screens once in a while is just good for the
This Friends-Themed Guess Who? Board Game Has Me Saying "Oh My God" in Janice's Voice

This Friends-Themed Guess Who? Board Game Has Me Saying "Oh My God" in Janice's Voice

We're assuming Janice would have the same reaction as we did when seeing this Friends-themed board game, because "Oh my god!" Over the last few weeks, we've been playing more games than usual, and
Why More Women Entrepreneurs Should Play Chess

Why More Women Entrepreneurs Should Play Chess

There's a dearth of women in chess clubs, just as there is in the entrepreneurial community. But there are strategic opportunities in both spaces.
Why More Women Entrepreneurs Should Play Chess

Why More Women Entrepreneurs Should Play Chess

There's a dearth of women in chess clubs, just as there is in the entrepreneurial community. But there are strategic opportunities in both spaces.
This Micro 2000-Piece Plain White Puzzle Is “Pure Hell”

This Micro 2000-Piece Plain White Puzzle Is “Pure Hell”

Japanese company Beverly may have come up with the most effective solution for quarantine boredom — a super small 2000-piece clean white puzzle with no pattern or print whatsoever. A level up from its
Board Games Adapted for the Pandemic

Board Games Adapted for the Pandemic

Stacey Brook writes a humorous list of popular board games, like Monopoly, Jenga, and Battleship, with coronavirus-quarantine spins.
13 Board Games, RPGs, and Resources for Playing with Friends and Family Remotely

13 Board Games, RPGs, and Resources for Playing with Friends and Family Remotely

Let’s face it: We miss playing games with people. Social distancing doesn’t just mean avoiding other shoppers at the grocery store; it means no longer having friends or family over to our houses.
12 Two-Player Board Games That Are Perfect For Your Next Game Night

12 Two-Player Board Games That Are Perfect For Your Next Game Night

Whoever said you need a large group to have a game night has never experienced a two-player board game. Whether you're looking to do something different for date night or got a last-minute