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Gen Con 2020 Canceled Over COVID-19 Concerns

After spending weeks on tenterhooks regarding the decision to cancel Gen Con, the event team has announced the convention will not take place this year. The event, the largest tabletop gaming…

May 19, 2020 | 01:02 EDT

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Creating A Monster - How Kingdom Death Monsters Are Designed

It's always a pleasure to talk to Adam Poots of Kingdom Death about the world he's created, its lore, and how it all works together to tell such immersive stories. At Gen Con 2019 we met up with Adam…

September 28, 2019 | 01:14 EDT

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Crusader Kings Gameplay Demo | Gen Con 2019

At Gen Con 2019, we got a chance to see the Crusader Kings The Board Game in action, a game that merges storytelling and strategy well.

September 27, 2019 | 10:35 EDT

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Gen Con 2019 Talisman: Kingdom Hearts First Look

Even though its gameplay is relatively simple, we've always had a soft spot in our hearts the various versions of Talisman over the years. The newest version of this classic game is being released in…

August 29, 2019 | 02:00 EDT

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Gen Con 2019 Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game

Die Hard is a Christmas movie. If you believe otherwise then you are simply wrong. Die Hard is now also a Christmas board game, exactly what you didn't know you needed in your life. Whether you are a…

August 29, 2019 | 12:00 EDT

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Gen Con 2019 - Digging Up The Dirt On Shovel Knight Dungeon Duels

  One of the most exciting games the TechRaptor crew saw this year at Gen Con was Shovel Knight: Dungeon Duels. We talked with Heath of Panda Cult Games this year to find out just what…

August 12, 2019 | 12:30 EDT

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CMON and Xplored Collaborating on Hybrid Console Teburu

Do you sometimes feel that tabletop games can get a little too involved? Feel envy for digital RPGs that automate enemy stats? Has flipping through the many pages of a rulebook turned tedious? If you…

July 19, 2019 | 09:00 EDT

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Gen Con Pop-Up Events For Stores Across America

The world's longest-running tabletop gaming convention, Gen Con, has announced a series of pop-up events to be run at local game stores in the US during the course of the convention this August.…

May 4, 2019 | 11:45 EDT

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Mole Rats in Space, Monkey Around, Bedtime Bunny, & Where's Bear? - Gen Con 2017

Earlier this year at Gen Con 2017, I had the opportunity to chat with Pareen Shah, the Director of Marketing and Sales at Peaceable Kingdom, about their upcoming lineup of games. Peaceable Kingdom…

November 15, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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Syrinscape: Epic RPG Sounds at Gen Con 2017

Are you looking for a way to spice up that Pathfinder campaign that seems to have hit a lull? Or maybe you just want to add some ambiance to your settlements in Catan. If so, I would recommend …

November 9, 2017 | 11:00 EST

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Robit Riddle: Storybook Adventures - Gen Con 2017

Last year at Gen Con 2016 I was wandering through the First Exposure Playtest Hall after another interview when I was struck by the artwork for Robit Riddle. At that point, Kevin Craine the designer…

October 2, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Steve Jackson Games: Port Royal, Muertoons, & Kitties - Gen Con 2017

Every year at Gen Con, the Steve Jackson booth is packed with attendees trying to see what's next from the coveted Munchkin's developer. Of course, they were showing off the latest in that series,…

September 27, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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Last Night On Earth 10 Year Anniversary Edition Interview - Gen Con 2017

Flying Frog Productions has been celebrating their 10 year anniversary as a company and the 10 year anniversary of the first game that they published, Last Night on Earth. The celebration was in full…

September 14, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Kingdom Death Lore Interview - Gen Con 2017

It's no secret that I love Kingdom Death Monster. It's my favorite game of all time, I've written about it more than I'll probably write about any other game, and I can't get enough of the game's…

September 13, 2017 | 11:00 EDT


Tasty Minstrel Games Quick Look at Exodus Fleet and Downfall - Gen Con 2017

Tasty Minstrel Games were showing off their lineup of brand new releases at Gen Con 2017, but they also had a single copy the upcoming game Exodus Fleet on hand at their booth that they were…

September 5, 2017 | 09:00 EDT


Tasty Minstrel Games Gen Con Lineup - Gen Con 2017

Tasty Minstrel Games has already published a plethora of interesting, satisfying and downright terrific games, and if their 2017 Gen Con lineup is any indication, they have no plans to slow down any…

September 4, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Fallout Wasteland Warfare - Gen Con 2017

If you've ever wanted to bring the world of the Fallout video games to your tabletop and wage Warhammer-esque miniatures battles, Modiphius Entertainment has got you covered. We stopped by the…

September 2, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Star Trek Adventures - Gen Con 2017

2017 is a great time to be a live if you are a fan of sci-fi tabletop role playing games, and doubly so if you are a fan of Star Trek. Modiphius Entertainment released Star Trek Adventures at Gen Con…

September 2, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Talking Seikatsu with Ross from IDW - Gen Con 2017

Before we met up with Ross at the IDW games booth at Gen Con 2017 Seikatsu wasn't even on my radar. The game is a tile laying game that has players collaboratively building a garden, while…

September 1, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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Talking Starfinder With Paizo's Robert McCreary - Gen Con 2017

It only took a few minutes after the doors to Gen Con 2017 opened for people to realize that Starfinder, Paizo's newest space RPG based on their well established Pathfinder game rules, was going to…

August 30, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Gen Con 50 Had Record-Breaking Attendance

Gen Con has broke turnstile attendance records on its 50th anniversary as reported by Dice Tower News. For those not in the know, Gen Con is a gaming convention that features a mix of video games,…

August 28, 2017 | 09:40 EDT

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Talking Company of Iron with Privateer Press - Gen Con 2017

I've always been fascinated by Privateer Press's Warmachine and Hordes universe. On top of a badass mix of steampunk and fantasy, the miniatures for both games are excellent. I've never been able to…

August 27, 2017 | 09:00 EDT


Time of Legends: Joan of Arc - Gen Con 2017

Last year, at Gen Con 2016, we were blown away by Mythic Battles: Pantheon. The game had incredible miniatures that combined with great gameplay in such a way that it ended up being our team's…

August 26, 2017 | 01:00 EDT

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Gen Con 2017 - Stonemaier Games: Charterstone, Scythe, and Kickstarter

Gen Con is always a great time to reconnect with many of the devs we've worked with before, seeing the latest updates, expansion packs, and new products they have lined up for sale and future release…

August 25, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Game On Tabletop Gen Con Game Design Contest

Do you have what it takes to design your own tabletop game? What about if you were only given one weekend to accomplish this feat? Gamers from across the country will be storming Indianapolis in just…

July 26, 2017 | 08:50 EDT


Gen Con 2016: Godfather: A New Don

Godfather: A New Don is my favorite gateway game, and one of my favorite games thus far this year. Set in the beloved world of the movies directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and originally penned by…

October 13, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Gen Con 2016 - Ice Cool

Gen Con 2016 is no stranger to new and unique games for players to check out, play, and purchase. One of the games we checked out this year that was especially “cool” is Ice Cool, a game that has you…

September 7, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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Gen Con 2016 - Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle

The Harry Potter franchise is beloved by countless people who grew up reading the books and watching the movies as they followed Harry Potter from "The boy who lived" through the final battle with…

August 15, 2016 | 09:00 EDT

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Gen Con 2016: Mythic Battles Pantheon First Look and Gameplay

Mythic Battles Pantheon stole the show at Gen Con 2016. All three of us working the convention unanimously agreed that it was the game we were most excited about after seeing it in action. The game…

August 13, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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Gen Con 2016: Dark Souls Board Game Interview and Gameplay Demo

Dark Souls is a video game series that is extremely well-loved by scores of gamers. The name alone is enough to evoke powerful images in the minds of players who have spent hours upon hours exploring…

August 10, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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Gen Con 2016: Kingdom Death Monster 1.4 and Invasion Expansion Interview

Kingdom Death Monster is aptly named. It is a mad monster of a game, both in physical size and in scale of gameplay. The game, which was brought to life via Kickstarter that took the boardgame world…

August 9, 2016 | 01:16 EDT

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Gen Con 2016 to Expand into Lucas Oil Stadium

Gen Con is the largest hobby gaming convention in North America, and with each year, it is growing in both the number of attendees as well as the number of events and exhibitors. The yearly event…

December 4, 2015 | 02:41 EST

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Flick 'Em Up Interview & Demo - GenCon 2015

Before you ask, yes, I know. It's a bit late. We do our best to get content out on a regular basis, but there was a lot to go through at this point. Thankfully, we got some skilled editing hands to…

October 10, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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A Chat with Norman Hunter about Warehouse 51 - Gen Con 2015

Have you ever wanted to collect ancient artifacts with wondrous properties? Well then, as one of a few multimillionaires from around the world, you have the opportunity to bid on artifacts from the…

August 15, 2015 | 12:31 EDT

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Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot Interview - Gen Con 2015

If you are a fan of fun, happiness and rolling dice you are probably going to enjoy Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek and published by Portal Games. During our yearly…

August 12, 2015 | 04:00 EDT

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Mistfall Interview and Gameplay - GenCon 2015

As is becoming more common in the board game industry Mistfall, designed by Błażej Kubacki, was brought to life via a very successful Kickstarter campaign in March of of 2015. Mistfall smashed its…

August 12, 2015 | 02:00 EDT

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The Undercity Interview and Demo - GenCon 2015

Back in February Privateer Press announced that they were working on a fully cooperative, campaign driven game set in the Iron Kingdoms universe entitled The Undercity. The wait for the game is…

August 11, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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An Interview with Jamey Stegmaier on Scythe - Gen Con 2015

At Gen Con we have the chance to sit down and talk with many people about the games they are working on and creating. One of those people was Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier games, the designer of…

August 1, 2015 | 11:00 EDT

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Pros of Cons: Games on Demand

Every year after any major convention I always run into a couple of people disappointed with the way they spent their time. They didn't get to demo most of the things they wanted, or it was too late…

September 12, 2014 | 09:00 EDT

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Dungeon Roll Gen Con 2014 Quick Bite

The expo floor at GenCon was huge, with a ton of great games and things to check out, and we wanted to make sure we highlighted the ones that we found especially fun and interesting. One of those was…

September 9, 2014 | 10:00 EDT

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Golem Arcana - GenCon 2014

One of the things that seems to be gradually growing in tabletop gaming is the leveraging of technology as a major part of experience . With games such as X-COM (Fantasy Flight Games), software…

September 9, 2014 | 10:00 EDT

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Gale Force Nine's John Kovaleski at Gen Con 2014

Gale Force Nine has made a name for themselves by making games from material others might be afraid to tackle. At Gencon 2014 we got to sit down with CEO and founder of Gale Force Nine, John…

August 26, 2014 | 09:00 EDT

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Gen Con 2014: Surviving The Witcher Adventure Game

Once in a long while, we get introduced to something special. A board game so magnificent, so daring, so eloquent in execution that we can only fall to our knees and weep at the beauty laid before us…

August 20, 2014 | 03:30 EDT

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LM Studios Gen Con 2014 Spotlight

Time can seem to stand still for some players in the turn-based combat we’ve come to associate with JRPGs, but when we got an opportunity at Indy PopCon to play LM Studios’s Super Turbo bit Crawl FX…

August 13, 2014 | 10:00 EDT