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Helping people “see each other in new ways:” Ami Baio’s “You Think You Know Me”

Ami Baio’s first card game helps friends and strangers connect on a deeper level at both game tables and out in the real world.

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Super Smash Bros. on a tabletop: Tiny Swords SMAAASH!

Brian Wolf bathes the Tiny Swords universe in baby blues and pinks. It’s a style that sticks out against the darker, edgier styles that many strategy board games take. Folks looking at the box might not expect the strategic depth…but maybe that’s part of the point.

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When a game teaches you freestyle rap: the story of Vers

We’ve asked the question “Do Black People Play Board Games?” before. Here’s one example of what can happen when a black person makes one. (It’s technically a card game, but whatever.) More…

When a Civilization’s Fate Rests on Delayed Gratification

Sol: Last Days of a Star requires thoughtfulness and an ability to plan long-term…skills I realize I don’t have quite yet.
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