So, you know how Monopoly is an objectively terrible game? What if I told you there was a version that took significantly less time, that was actually good, and that gave all the players a moment of visceral yet educational horror? My friends, you want to play Black Wall Street. Black Wall Street at first […]
June has arrived, which means that it’s time for the DWP writing team to assemble and compile our most memorable gaming experiences from the previous month! Curious to know what we have been playing? Keep on reading for all the juicy details! NICOLE H: I tried out a 2p game of Keystone: North America on […]
When you think of tabletop games that pit one player against several others, what comes to mind? Fury of Dracula is a masterpiece in that style of game, as is the classic Scotland Yard. What often does not come up in those discussions are games for young children … but all that changes with the […]
Back in the Before Times I previewed James Naylor’s Magnate: The First City (which I still highly recommend). Recently James has branched out into podcasting, and I was flattered/honoured to be invited to chat with him about all things tabletop. You can listen to the result here and I encourage you to do so!
Charles Dickens was not a bad writer. The hottest of takes, I know. Dickens was a master of worldbuilding—creating spaces you could smell and taste and feel. He invited his readers into the lives of his characters, showing us their pain and hope and also, hot damn, that man needed an editor. My husband the […]
If you don’t like decoding messages or co-operative games (heads-up:I enjoy both very much), then I’ve got nothing for you this week. Move along and clear the sidewalk. If, on the other hand, you have at least a passing interest in either of the above, and you want a unique, original, and oh-so-satisfying tabletop experience, […]
The board gaming community over on Instagram is a pretty magical place! One of the weekly highlights is Mechanisms Monday, created by @Jim.Gamer. Each week, one board game enthusiast selects a game mechanism, and the broader community takes that baton and shares their favourite games that sit under that umbrella. This week, Hidden Movement games […]
It’s hard to believe that Katie, our Australian Shepherd, came to live with us just two short months ago! She’s an amazing pup, aside from her tendency to chew literally everything in our house. What a lovely addition to our family! Speaking of additions, our game shelves grew a tiny bit recently with the arrival […]
Back in February I looked at the first game in publisher dV Giochi’s lineup of Decktective games. Now the second game in the series, Nightmare in the Mirror, is coming out in North America, along with a new Deckscape game, Crew vs Crew. The games were designed by the same pair (Martino Chiacchiera, Silvano Sorrentino) […]
About two months ago I tried to sum up the past year of tabletop gaming during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It was mainly bullshit. Bullshit in the sense that I was trying to maintain a sense of normality, a façade of “everything’s ok” here at the DWP–when in fact neither is true. Here is a more […]
Hope you had fun deciphering the Gamojis! Here are the answers: Catan Splendor Wingspan Terraforming Mars Pandemic Dinosaur Island Ticket to Ride Root Twilight Struggle Carcassonne Star Wars: Rebellion Cartographers Patchwork Isle of Cats Stay tuned for our annual Halfway Day Contest on July 2. You could win a free game!
How many times have you heard or read the advice to “follow your bliss”? Channel your passion into a profession and it’ll never feel like work, they say. Maybe you’ve tried to turn your passion for tabletop games into a paying gig. You’ve tried your hand at designing your own game but it hasn’t panned […]
With parts of Canada currently suffered their worst waves of the pandemic, our entire writing team is feeling the burnout. As such, we’ve made the decision to roll back What Have We Been Playing from a weekly article to a monthly release. Below are our most memorable gaming experiences from April 2021! BILLY C: The […]
RRRAAAAAAWR! Whether it’s a silly dexterity game or a multi-hour brain burning strategy slog, dinosaurs are a reliable mainstay in the tabletop gaming sphere. And not just in recent years! Back in the 1980s, Dizzy Dizzy Dinosaur featured a wind-up toy dino that rampaged around the board with a goofy smile on its face. Of […]
Anyone involved in the board game hobby or industry will tell you that we are currently in a Golden Age of Board Games, but I’m here to tell you that the 1990s were an excellent decade in the world of board gaming, too. Not just for me personally, but for the industry in general. I […]
Bonfire is the latest completely new Stefan Feld game and his second release of 2020 (Castles of Tuscany was the other one, which I wrote about back in November). For some reason Bonfire was slower to make it over the pond and I was only able to get my hands on it recently. In Bonfire […]
Exploration in tabletop gaming is a magical thing to behold, often for adults, but especially with children! Few game genres offer more opportunity for exploration than dungeon crawling, so when I learned that such a game was being produced specifically for younger children, I was very keen to check it out. The Quest Kids is […]
It’s taken four years but finally the two-player version of 2015’s The Game has been released in English here in North America by Pandasaurus Games, continuing their run of high-quality curated designs. The Game: Face To Face is competitive, unlike the original, with each player racing to be the first to run through their own […]
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