tabletop games

Because who wouldn’t want a board game about Giant Killer Robots from the masters at Weta Workshop? [click to continue…]

An official LEGO dungeon building set for use with role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons is something people clearly want, which is why the LEGO Ideas project for this Dungeon Master set skyrocketed to 10,000 supporters in a matter of days. That means it will be officially considered for production. [click to continue…]

This isn’t a Valentine’s Day gift, but it is the perfect example of something given as a pure expression of love. The lucky recipient of this customized Settlers of Catan / Skyrim game was Imgur user menazavutcheburashka, who received it for her 21st birthday from her sister and her sister’s boyfriend. They thought of EVERYTHING. [click to continue…]

This Gaming Dice Soap Set includes 3 individually wrapped citrus-scented soaps (a d20, a d10, and a d8) with a Chessex Gemini die of the same type inside. Because of that I worried that rolling with these would result in a critical chafing, but the dice are apparently loaded safely inside little capsules. Dropping the soap has never been more fun! [click to continue…]

Adam Savage and Tested recently visited Weta Workshop to meet with sculptor Johnny Fraser-Allen, who developed miniatures for River Horse’s Labyrinth board game. In the video below, you’ll watch Adam gleefully examine Fraser-Allen’s personal Labyrinth project that includes a maze miniature and other amazing bits and pieces that will eventually come together to create a massive one-of-a-kind version of the board game. [click to continue…]

Okay, so you may not be able to make a custom D&D table like this, or a badass game room like this, but a glorious DM screen like the one pictured here might be little more approachable as a DIY project. It was built by Dave Henning as a gift for a very lucky friend.

It was made almost entirely from foam board and includes dice storage shelves with lighting, a place to hang reference material, a dice tower and additional storage for writing implements and NPC miniatures. Check out some additional angles below. [click to continue…]

I am surprised at how much I want this amigurumi Beholder by Wen Rou. There are a few problems with this. For one thing, it’s not for sale. Also? There’s no pattern. Also? I don’t know how to crochet. Hmmmm.

(Laughing Squid via Knithacker)

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AWE me has been making fan’s dreams come true for a while now with their Super-Fan Builds series, but goddamn….this Dungeons & Dragons table is something special. Check out all of the features and see how it came together in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Man, I wish I had these D20 String Lights when I put up my tree the other day. Part of my brain is like “there’s still time!” while the other part is like “re-stringing lights would be a pain in the ass!”.

Okay laziness, you win this round.

If you’re more ambitious than I am, now is the time to grab them. These are the kind of string lights you can have fun with year round. The bulbs can be easily replaced and the lights can be used indoors or out. [click to continue…]

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Hasbro recently unveiled a Star Wars-inspired version of their popular board game Clue, but with a big twist. Instead of the old school murder mystery theme, players of Clue: Star Wars Edition have to figure out how to escape the Death Star. [click to continue…]