The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls – A Physical Game Based on a Video Game

My brother loves everything related to the Binding of Isaac, and it’s one of the games he’s proud to have nearly perfectly completed. So when he heard of a board game kickstarter, of course he had to go and spend €50 on the game, which arrived just before Christmas. And it’s alright. The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls is a board/card game where four people can play as one of the characters from the Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, using various items from the Binding of Isaac series. Players take turns attacking monsters by rolling dice and buying and using various… [Continue Reading]

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Board Games: Cash ‘N Guns & Bloodbound

One of the coolest parts about attending the UCSC Games & Playable Media program is the games lounge on the second floor. It’s a large room with a bunch of gaming consoles, board games, and tabletop RPG books, and I’ve been able to play all sorts of different board games in the last year. Two of them really stood out as amazing party games that I’ve purchased my own copies of, and I wanted to pay them some lip service. If you’re the sort who looks for games that large groups can enjoy, I highly recommend these two, especially because… [Continue Reading]

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Flipping Tables, Uno Decks and Exploding Kittens – Tabletop Simulator

My siblings have been begging me to play Tabletop Simulator for ages. I never understood why because we have a large amount of board games at home already, as well as multiple decks of cards. We have Cards against Humanity, the basic pack, and I’m considering buying some expansion packs because of how much awful fun we’ve had playing that game. Tabletop Simulator seems like the sort of thing one would try if all your friends lived in a different country and you desperately wanted to play games together. That’s exactly what it is. Tabletop Simulator is a way to… [Continue Reading]

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