Commander Spotlight: Spawning Pool

In the board game world, the ultimate goal of any title desiring even a modicum of healthy strategy is to ensure that it’s able to put forth multiple paths to victory. The longer and more complicated a game is, the...
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Indian Summer – Digital

As interest in board games continues to rise, so too does the interest in exploring new ways of playing those games. One such way is through digital ‘ports’ of those games – translating them PCs, consoles, phones, and tablets. While...
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November 2018 Games To Be Played

The next in our monthly To Be Played series has been posted. Check it out! We want to know if you’ve played any on our list or what you hope to get to your own table this month. 

Beside The Box 004: Brendon Soltis

Beside The Box 004: Brendon Soltis Length: 48:16 Show Links: RSS | iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Download Episode   In Beside the Box, Erin interviews the brightest minds and biggest hearts in board gaming. Each episode is an...
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October 2018 Board Game Haul

The next video in our monthly Haul series has been posted! October for most people means Essen, but since we don’t get to go usually, our handful of Essen pickups (save two) didn’t arrive before the beginning of the month. Luckily...
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Commander Spotlight: Treva, the Renewer

Humans have a natural affinity for patterns, be it real or perceived. With the right amount of time and practice, we have a knack for being able to piece together patterns with incomplete components and accurately extrapolate what is next...
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Intentional Community Building

As board gaming continues to grow in popularity, it is reaching whole new swaths of potential gamers. With that comes not only whole new ideas about the games themselves but also new perspectives on matters of theme, culture, representation, and...
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Previewing: City of the Big Shoulders

Board games have a nearly boundless array of thematic options to choose from. They are, after all, an extension of generalized play, and play often intersects with imagination. A game can therefore take on any theme we deem worthwhile, from...
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It’s Another Siteiversary!

They say to remember the Fifth of November, and we’re sure there’s some historical context for that phrase somewhere, but for us here at the CR, November 5th was our launch date. Which is today. Which officially marks us as...
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