10 Comics for Board Gamers

I’ve scoured the internet for some of the best board game comics. They made me laugh, click each one for the full comic!

1. Board Games are Hard

Credit: Abby Howard @ Junior Scientist Power Hour https://www.jspowerhour.com/comics/138

2. Party Game Mood? Euro Game Mood?

Credit: Caldwell Tanner @ loldwell http://loldwell.com/?comic=god-of-funder

3. Have you any wheat?

Credit: Monica Ray @ Phuzzy Comics http://phuzzycomics.monicaray.com/comic/sheep-town/

4. Nothing about Fantasy Flight is Casual

Credit: David Vargus & David Yun @ Dave The Direman http://direman.com/direman/comic.php?comicID=1066

5. Last Night on Earth has the best stories

Credit: Emily Chan @ https://eychanchan.deviantart.com/art/At-the-Moment-July-2011-217455450

6. Drinking on the Job

Credit: Imaginary Girl @ Real Life Fiction http://rlfcomic.com/yummy/

7. Elegant Weapons for a more civilized age

Credit: Ninni Landon @ http://www.lukali.deviantart.com

8. Marketing Potential

Credit: Andy Kluthe @ Nerd Rage http://www.nerdragecomic.com/index.php?date=2012-10-05

9. Don’t Piss off the DM

Credit: Daniel @ https://daniel-sg.deviantart.com/art/Dummies-and-Dragons-548391323

10. Sounds about right

Credit: Ice Cream Sandwich Guy @ Ice Cream Sandwich Comics http://icecreamsandwichcomics.com/post/159777230164/i-actually-love-monopoly-and-also-my-friends-hate

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10 Times Board Games Got In Your Video Games

Don’t you love it when designers put games in your game so you can game while you game? Whether board games are used to enhance the setting, make a joke, or change the pace of a video game, these ten video games add a little analog gameplay to their digital narratives.

1. Assassin’s Creed III – Nine Men’s Morris

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Nine Men’s Morris is a very old game, at least as old as the Holy Roman Empire. So when a member of an ancient order of Assassins encounters the game in colonial New England it evokes a light touch of history and mystery. Continue reading “10 Times Board Games Got In Your Video Games”

10 Times Board Games Got Into Your SitComs

Sitcoms rely on characters to be successful. Well, often they rely on stale jokes and a distracted audience, but good sitcoms rely on characters. We only care about the plot if we care about the people the plot is happening to. There are a lot of ways we learn about characters, but few are as clever or as interesting as watching them play a board game. Take a look at 10 examples of board games in your favorite sitcoms.

1. Community | S2E14 – D&D

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There are enough board game references in Community to warrant its own list, but none so moving as the first Dungeons and Dragons episode. Continue reading “10 Times Board Games Got Into Your SitComs”

Five Fave Board Game References

January has 5 weeks in it, so this week I’m giving a little extra. In no particular order, here are 5 of my favorite board game references.

1. Stranger Things | S1E1 – D&D

Taking a page from E.T., Stranger Things opens on a group of kids playing Dungeons and Dragon. Beyond the 80’s set dressing, D&D becomes the lens through which our protagonists understand the supernatural happenings around them. Continue reading “Five Fave Board Game References”