Crossfire: A Virtual Run

Shadowrun: Crossfire (Demo)

Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged, 7/17/2014 The Shadowrun: Crossfire card game has been greatly anticipated since its initial development announcements. With a retail release just around the corner, Catalyst Game Labs has designed a Virtual Run promotion. What’s a virtual run? Well, every decker worth their cred-stick knows that a skilled runner can find all kinds…

Review – Song of Shadows and Dust

Song of Shadows and Dust

Scott Pyle, Play Unplugged Ganesha Games has been producing outstanding, fast-playing skirmish battle games since the release of its now classic Song of Blades and Heroes (SoBaH) more than ten years ago. Since then, this versatile, D6-based rules engine has been bent to many different genres. In Songs of Shadows and Dust (SSD) author Nicholas…

Unboxing – Ars Victor

Ars Victor: The One-Hour Wargame

Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini prepares for another battle. This time he unboxes Ars Victor: The One-Hour Wargame. Ars Victor is a science fiction wargame from Trip West Games. You can win a copy of Ars Victor by entering this raffle! Tweet

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part II

Shroud of the Ancients RPG Core Rules

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part II Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Welcome to the second of a three-part deep-dive review series. In this, we’ll be looking primarily at the magic system of Shroud of the Ancients. If you haven’t yet, make sure you check out Part I. If you have, welcome back, and let’s…

AEG Code of Conduct: Bringing Order to the Empire

L5R Legend of the Five Rings Logo

Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Tournaments of Collectible Card Games — large and small, at conventions and shops around the globe — can be wonderful, hobby-affirming experiences, right? Being knee-deep in the late rounds of a tournament that I’m winning is the only time my adrenaline opts for “fight” instead of “flight.” However, there are sights…

Unboxing – The Noteboard

The Noteboard

Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged What this?! A Play Unplugged unboxing that isn’t an actual game?!?! Yes, that is true, but I wanted to share this awesome product with you because of how useful it is to my fellow gamers. This is The Noteboard. It is a dry erase white board that folds up into a…

Unboxing – Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Starter Set

Dungeons & Dragons: Starter Set

Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged It’s finally here! Fans of Dungeons & Dragons have been waiting for what seems like ages for the first official release for 5th Edition, also known as D&D Next. Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini delves into Wizards of the Coast’s first new D&D product, The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set. Tweet

Review – Shroud of the Ancients – Part 1

Shroud of the Ancients RPG Core Rules

  Matt Snodgrass, Play Unplugged Welcome to the first of a three-part deep-dive review series. We’ll be taking you on a quick overview of the book and the core mechanics of Shroud of the Ancients, by Dark Tavern Press. Shroud of the Ancients is a relatively new tabletop role-playing game. After a successful Kickstarter last year, it…

MTG Madness Results from the Milan GP 2014

MTG Madness Magic the Gathering Decklist

Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Team MTG Madness invades Milan Italy for the latest Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix. We’ve watched the team perform expertly at so many Grand Prix events, and this event continues that trend as MTG Madness’s own Jeremy Dezani takes the top spot! Check out the following videos from the team to…



Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Wiggity Bang is at it again! For those unfamiliar with their previous offerings, Wiggity Bang is the creative force behind games like QUAO, Magic Feather, and FURT. These titles definitely place them on the lighter side of gaming fare, but their games are entertaining and enjoyable, and great for a family game…