Category Archives: Board games

Rampaging wage slaves and Marie Antoinette – the pick of avant-garde festival games

An edible board game and a trickster goose were among offerings at London’s Now Play This experimental games showcase

Now Play This is an exhibition of experimental game design and a regular feature of the annual London games festival. For this year’s Now Play This, at Somerset House earlier this month, exhibition director Holly Gramazio and digital curator George Buckenham spread a wide range of games – digital, physical, edible, musical – across the site’s indoor and outdoor spaces. Here are some of our favourites.

Lost Wage Rampage (Jane Friedhoff, Marlowe Dobbe, and Andy Wallace)

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PlayTable tablet uses blockchain technology to enhance board games

Bored of normal board games? A San Francisco company has developed a tablet system to ride the resurgence in tabletop gaming

San Francisco-based company Blok.Party has developed a new way to play board games using blockchain technology: the PlayTable, a hybrid of video games console and table-sized tablet.

Designed to enhance the experience of playing tabletop games, the system will launch with digital versions of popular board games such as Catan, Ticket to Ride and Texas Hold ’Em, and a bespoke game called Battlegrids that illustrates how blockchain tech can change how you play.

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Source: gadt