Game of the Year – The Main Players

| February 19, 2015


Never mind Wi-Fi and your battery, here are the top four board games to be excited about in 2015. Digital games of skill and chance are undoubtedly on the rise. But there is still no substitute for an old-fashioned get together. Never mind all the apps and virtual reality headsets, there is nothing like a good board […]

Cult Viking Tabletop Game Fire & Axe Sets Sail in May

| February 3, 2015

Viking tabletop game Fire & Axe lands in game stores this May, and players will race to pillage, plunder, and conquer their way across Europe. Long out of print, this cult game arrives in a new edition from IDW Games and Pandasaurus Games, with uodated art and more than 90 new sculpted miniatures. Exclusive miniatures […]

(P)Review: Jason Tagmire’s Storyteller Cards and SC: Fantasy

| April 14, 2014

Elf Bard

When I heard that Jason Tagmire, designer of the retro-pixelly deckbuilding card game Pixel Lincoln, was doing a new Kickstarter for a fantasy-themed deck of Storyteller Cards with art by Campbell Whyte (the Australian artist behind 8-Bit Dreams, a series of 365 daily drawings inspired by old Nintendo games), the combination of factors seemed so perfect for […]

Bonus Stage: Metal Gear Solid, Dark Souls, Okami, and more

| February 27, 2014


Welcome to Bonus Stage: issue 29! Bonus Stage is your regular dose of gaming goodness, where we bring you the finest game inspired art, videos , cosplay, music and more!

Bookworms: Ender’s Game (1985) by Orson Scott Card

| January 7, 2014


Ender’s Game is a book of contradictions. It is about children playing at war. It is about old men warring with children. It is about the wisdom of the young confounding the knowledge of the old. It is about xenophobia and unity. It is about war as a game.

Mass Murderer of Steel Pokes Fun of Superman Blockbuster

| June 25, 2013

Mass Murderer of Steel

In an effort to critique the overblown devastation seen in the recently released “Man of Steel” movie, American cartoonist and comic book writer Kyle John Baker created a web browser game that mocks the film’s ridiculous destruction.

Geek Haven 2: More Kickass Games on Kickstarter

| May 18, 2013

Golden Sky Stories

As promised a week ago, here are even more examples of how crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter are good news for geeky gamers. This week, the democratic fundraising platform appears to have developed a fetish or three, with multiple projects focused on augmented reality, iPhones, colons, and Cthulhu. Oh my! (Best read by your inner George Takei.) […]

Gaming: Interview with Matthew Ritter, Creator of Boon Hill

| May 18, 2013

Matthew Ritter photo

As mentioned in our Kickstarter games round-up last week, Welcome to Boon Hill is one of the oddest, most morbidly fascinating projects currently on the crowdfunding platform. It’s described (pretty much literally) as a “graveyard simulator.” The primary gameplay elements revolve around allowing the player to wander freely among, read, and contemplate rows of virtual […]

Joe Schmo Season 3: Chase is Almost Done Playing Games

| February 9, 2013

Wentworth and Karlee

EPISODE 5 Last week’s episode had Chase a little worried when inmates from a local prison showed up and Jake announced that everyone would be paired together and each pair would be ankle chained to an inmate. Of course Chase is the odd man out and has to be chained to an inmate by himself. […]

Mask & Cape Review Stan Lee’s New Game “Verticus”

| November 23, 2012

On this episode of “Mask & Cape”, Kevin and America play and review the new game “Verticus” from Apple App products. Stan Lee has teamed up with MoonShark to create this thrilling app-only game. The graphics look pretty great and Stan Lee himself is doing the voice-over. Your character (the hero) is free-falling from space into the center of the earth while collecting points and avoiding obstacles.

The “Grand Theft Auto V” Sneak Peek

| November 17, 2012

In “Grand Theft Auto V” you start out in the city of Los Santos where you chose to settle down and hang up your life of crime. Of course you quickly find yourself, your son, and close friends back in the highly addictive game of larceny. This is the epic of adrenalin-pumping games and the graphics are mind blowing. […]