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TableTakes News Briefing for May 11, 2020

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines New Free Catan Mini Expansion and Two-Player Rules Dicebreaker: Catan’s two-player rules and free mini-expansion released for COVID-19 lockdown Catan Studio: CATAN – Scenario – #WeStayHome Kickstarter Lays off […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Games as Tools for Mental Health

Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD and Rachel Kowert, PhD of Take This on How Games Can Help Us During Social Distancing Times are tough right now. Anxiety and stress are high, partially due to the sense of unknown that continues to loom across the globe. This is not only because of the realities of COVID-19 itself, but […]

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Gift Guide

Top Gifts for the Tabletop Gamer Mom

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your gaming-loving mom, check out these selections from our official Gen Con merchandise! My Love Language is Board Games Slouchy Tee My Heart Belongs to Gen Con Slouchy Tee Ladies 8-Bit Genevieve Tee Gen Con Burnout Dice Hoodie Ladies Genevieve V Neck […]

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TableTakes News Briefing for May 4, 2020

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Frosthaven Becomes Third-Highest–Funded Project on Kickstarter, Raises Nearly $13 Million Kickstarter: Frosthaven Z-Man Releases Language Rights Back to Feuerland Spiele Dicebreaker: A Feast for Odin, Terra Mystica and more […]

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TableTakes News Briefing for April 27, 2020

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Privateer Press Cancels Lock & Load GameFest 2020 Tabletop Gaming News: Lock & Load GameFest 2020 Canceled Privateer Press: Lock & Load GameFest 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns […]

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Q&A

Gen Con 2019 Make-A-Wish Recipient Drake Kiderlen on His Gen Con Memories

Eight Months After His Gen Con 2019 Adventure, We Check in With Drake to See How He’s Doing and What Games He’s Playing Last year, we teamed up with Make-A-Wish to bring Drake Kiderlen of Troy, MO and his family to Indianapolis for an all-expenses-paid trip to Gen Con 2019. While battling a pineal parenchymal […]

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TableTakes News Briefing for April 20, 2020

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Ikoria Commander Decks Delayed ICv2: Half the ‘Commander’ Decks for ‘Ikoria’ Delayed Due to Coronavirus Ikoria Releases on MtG Arena Dot Esports: Big changes in Booster Draft are coming […]

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TableTakes News Briefing for April 13, 2020

Weekly Tabletop Gaming News Highlights, Selected by the Hosts and Producers of TableTakes Want to get this in your inbox every Monday? Sign up here! Headlines Free League Releasing Another Cinematic Scenario for Alien RPG This Summer Free League: Free League Newsletter Stay at Home, Play at Home From Wizards WotC: Remote D&D Tips and […]

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Gaming Recommendations

Gen Con Staff Are Working (And Gaming) From Home #5

PR & Advertising Manager Jackie Miserany on Party Games for Sheltered-in-Place Adults (With Suggested Drink Pairings) What’s up party people?! Jackie here, PR & Advertising Manager at Gen Con and party game enthusiast. If you’re like me in California, you’ve been sheltering in place for what feels like forever and social distancing has you missing […]

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Q&A

Author Guest of Honor Q&A With R. A. Salvatore

R. A. Salvatore on His First Gen Con, Staying Inspired, and What He’s Playing During Social Distancing It must be said that these are strange times, dark times, and one thing we can all use right now is our sense of imagination. Luckily, we have access to an expert in imagining alternative worlds. We reached […]