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Build A New City To Escape Your Own With Suburbia 

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here for more. If Catan and SimCity had a baby, Suburbia would be it. Build your own city, create communities, tear down buildings, and more for $29. It’s a quality addition to your board game rotation. $29 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission Commerce Editor, Lifestyle | Send deal submissions to deals@gizmodomedia.com READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Grab Some Friends and Play Pandemic For Just $20

Pandemic is one of the best cooperative board games you can buy, and $20 is the one of the best prices Amazon’s ever listed. I suggest spending the money you saved on pizza to share with your squad. $20 From amazon 657 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The devious digital board game “Antihero” is now available for PC and MAC

Players Face Off to Become the Ultimate ‘Master Thief’ in a Gas-Lit Victorian Underworld. Press release: BALTIMORE, MD – July 10th, 2017. Independent video game publisher Versus Evil, in partnership with independent developer Tim Conkling, have announced that strategic digital board game, Antihero, is now available on PC and Mac, with a mobile version launching later in the year. Set… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Mario-Themed Monopoly Gamer Has Power-Ups And Boss Battles

Hasbro’s been pumping out branded versions of classic board game Monopoly for ages. With token-specific abilities, power-up dice and boss fights, Mario-themed Monopoly Gamer is something different. The heart of Monopoly remains intact in Monopoly Gamer, which hits stores in August. Players roll the dice to travel around the edge of the game board, buying and trading properties. But the rest has been severely Nintendo-ized. We’ve got two denominations of cardboard gold coins in lieu of colorful faux cash. Rather than Boardwalk and Park Place, these cardboard coins are used to buy properties like Bowser’s or Peach’s Castle. The game comes with Mario, Yoshi, Peach and Donkey Kong tokens. Each of the four characters has a “Super Star” ability, activated when they land on special spaces on the board. Mario rolls the game’s numbered die and collects that many coins from the bank. Princess Peach collects rent on all properties she owns. Yoshi collects all coins on the board, and Donkey Kong steals three coins from each player. Then we have the dice. Instead of a pair of standard six-siders, the game comes with one READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Star Wars Armada: The Corellian Conflict: The Kotaku Review

Star Wars Armada is a great game to play every once in a while. But committing to play a lot of it in the name of an organised campaign is another story. Star Wars: Armada: The Kotaku Review If there’s one thing you do more than anything else while playing Star Wars: Armada, it’s shout… Read more The Corellian Conflict, released last year, is an attempt by Fantasy Flight to add a bit more weight to your fleet engagements by linking a series of battles together. No longer will you just turn up at a friend’s house, wreck some cheap squadrons, shake hands and call it a night. Advertisement Instead, The Corellian Conflict asks players to build a fleet then carry it through battle after battle after battle as part of a long campaign, with everyone able to repair, replace and upgrade ships throughout depending on how well they did. Advertisement It’s an idea I like in theory, but the execution could have been better. This went about as well for the Rebels as it looked. Here’s how it works. Everyone READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Add 7 Wonders To Your Board Game Shelf For $24

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here for more. Amazon’s had a ton of good board game deals lately, but if you’ve still got room on your shelf, 7 Wonders is well worth picking up for $24, within about a dollar of an all-time low. From Board Game Geek, where it’s a top 40 game: You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times. 7 Wonders lasts three ages. In each age, players receive seven cards from a particular deck, choose one of those cards, then pass the remainder to an adjacent player. Players reveal their cards simultaneously, paying resources if needed or collecting resources or interacting with other players in various ways. (Players have individual boards with special powers on which to organize their cards, and the boards are double-sided). Each player then chooses another card from the deck they were passed, and the process repeats until players have READ…

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Survive the Trenches With Your Friends In The Grizzled Cooperative Card Game

Unlike most of the card and board games in your game cabinet, The Grizzled is cooperative, meaning everyone’s either going to win or lose together. In The Grizzled, players are tasked with surviving the trenches of WWI until Armistice. The mission leader will decide the difficulty of each round as players try to avoid matching the identical symbols or environments on a card. Soldiers will also face other hardships during the war that add to the difficulty. If one of your friends falls in the trenches, your entire group fails. Play together. Survive together. Win together. Amazon’s marked it down to an all-time low $14, but it could sell out at any time, so don’t let the other buyers outflank you. $14 From amazon 1962 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nintendo Can Take Over Your Board Game Cabinet For 20% Off

Super Mario Bros. Monopoly, $32 | Legend of Zelda Chess, $60 Update: Zelda Chess is a few bucks cheaper on Amazon. $60 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission Buy now Board games are more fun when Nintendo’s involved. Today at GameStop, save 20% on Super Mario Bros. Monopoly and Legend of Zelda Chess, plus free shipping with promo code SAVER. Those should help keep you busy until Super Mario Odyssey comes out. Recommended Stories Today’s Best Deals: Anker Gold Box, Clear the Rack, Amazon Dash Wand, and More Amazon’s New Dash Wand Is a Full Alexa Assistant, and It’s Basically Free Right Now Amazon’s Running an Anker Gold Box Deal! I Repeat, Anker Gold Box Deal.  READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Pandemic Legacy Forces You to Make Decisions You Can't Reverse – Get It On Sale Today

Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here for more. Pandemic Legacy is a co-op board game that raises the stakes by adding permanent (actually permanent) changes to the board as you play, and it’s amazing. It also happens to be marked down to $36 on Amazon today, within a few cents of an all-time low. Note: Both of these products are essentially the same game, just with different color schemes, allowing you to keep two games going at once without getting confused. Managing Deals Editor | Send deal submissions to deals@gizmodomedia.com READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The next time you’re playing board/tabletop games, or even just working or playing a grindy kind of

The next time you’re playing board/tabletop games, or even just working or playing a grindy kind of The next time you’re playing board/tabletop games, or even just working or playing a grindy kind of video game, consider firing up Tabletop Audio, a website that loops ambient background noise for situations ranging from “Lunar Outpost” to “Medieval Library”. Luke Plunkett is a Contributing Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Street Masters Turns Beat-Em-Ups Into A Board Game

Street Masters: Rise of the Kingdom is an attempt to take the underlying design of games like Double Dragon and Final Fight and turn them into a board game (with a lot of miniatures). Designed by Adam and Brady Sadler, it’s for 1-4 players, and features both an “arcade mode” (for quick and random action) as well as a proper scripted campaign. Both task the player (or group of players) with taking on waves of grunts in a stage before grappling with boss characters. Attacks are resolved with both cards and dice, while you can also earn tokens for blocking and defending, which add up to unleash special moves. Advertisement It’s asking for $60,000, and at time of publishing has picked up just over half that. Luke Plunkett is a Contributing Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Go Beyond Catan: Carcassonne is Another Fantastic Board Game, And On Sale Today

If you like board games like Settlers of Catan and Agricola, you’ll definitely want to give Carcassonne a try. Today’s price is within about a dollar of the lowest Amazon has ever listed, and a great investment for your next game night. $19 From amazon 2222 purchased by readersGizmodo Media Group may get a commission READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Board Games Are Helping My Wife Recover From Her Traumatic Brain Injury

For some people, board games are only bits of cardboard, wood or plastic. They’re just spaceship models or dungeon maps or dense rulebooks, a bit of fun after a strenuous week at the office. I know they’re more because they helped give me back my wife. After she was critically injured in a car crash, I watched her slowly, and in fits and starts, reclaim her speech, her movement, and her brain functionality with a broad diet of tabletop games. Advertisement Massive internal trauma. She has a lacerated spleen, collapsed right lung, broken clavicle. Her lower jaw is broken into three pieces. The right cheekbone is separated from the rest of her skull. . . multiple broken bones in her chest and back. . . I struggled to process and mentally catalog the laundry list of issues the medical resident was matter-of-factly relaying to me. “But we’re not really immediately concerned with any of that at the moment,” he continued. I blinked, surprised. He told me that I needed to sign a piece of paper allowing him to cut into my wife’s head. The most important and threatening thing to her, READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Bring a Galaxy Far, Far Away, A Lot Closer With This Star Wars Toy and Board Game Sale

Yesterday may have been May the Fourth, but the Star Wars deals seem to be like Sandpeople, walking single file to hide their numbers. Amazon has a ton of Star Wars toys and board games marked down, and you don’t need to be Force-sensitive to see that these prices aren’t ones to pass up. $11 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $60 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $6 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $12 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission A couple board games are thrown in as well and even though it’s not listed on the page, Star Wars Monopoly is down to its best price ever. $16 From amazon Gizmodo Media Group may get a commission $22