Category Archives: Academy: Board Games

Academy: Board Games

Go Go Game Night! Finding Your Party

New gamers assemble!

Go Go Game Night! Finding Your Party Jasmine Davis, Play Unplugged Solitary gamers who love tabletop games really have the short end of the stick. While video games can be played alone, they don’t offer the social experience of pushing stacks of cardboard and plastic around a table (plus, video games entirely eliminate the possibility…

Go Go Game Night! Picking the Right Game

Just say no to boring game nights!

Go Go Game Night! Picking the Right Game Jasmine A. Davis, Play Unplugged So you’ve found a likely gaming group, and you’re ready to get some games on the table? Not so fast, buster. If you’ve played a few games in your life, you’re probably familiar with the flow of a deckbuilder, or how set…

Interview with Don Mitchell of Eye4Games

It won't take all of Wimbledon Fortnight to get through a game of AlakaSLAM!

Interview with Don Mitchell of Eye4Games Paul Carboni, Play Unplugged (05/23/2014) Don Mitchell, head of Eye4Games, is a game designer, an iOS and web developer, and an improviser, based near Boston, MA. He has done iOS development on Spellstorm and Codename Cygnus and has been immortalized in Spellstorm as an event character, Donnel Mikero. He…

Unplugged Halloween Picks 2013

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Unplugged Halloween Picks 2013 Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Greetings gamers and ghouls! It’s that time of year again, the time when I ask Play Unplugged’s team of freelancers what games they would like to be playing this Halloween. These games can be brand new horrors or spooky old favorites. Here are their terrifying choices.  Paul…

Zombicide: Surviving Switch City Part 2

Time for these zombies to "hit the road!"

Zombicide: Surviving Switch City Part 2 Chris Snyder, Play Unplugged Hunger drives the walking dead forward in a relentless search for fresh meat. Of course, when pushed, humans aren’t much better. The survivors had pushed deeper into the city looking for what they needed; and they needed everything. The same six players, the same six…

Zombicide: Surviving Switch City

Oh crap!

Zombicide: Surviving Switch City Chris Snyder, Play Unplugged Six survivors, Nick, Wanda, Josh, Ned, Doug, and the one called El Cholo, found themselves on the outskirts of Switch City. Physically and mentally dead tired (pun intended), they needed food, water, and weapons. But more than that, they needed rest. They needed a respite from running,…

Three Games for Under 100 Dollars

Three Games for Under 100 Dollars Enrico Nardini, Play Unplugged Board games have progressed a long way from the days of Trouble, Life, and Monopoly.  Not that there is anything wrong with those games. The fact that they are all still in circulation is proof enough of that.  However, like video games, board games have…