Il Vecchio Box

Move Over Niccolò!

Published on May 3rd, 2013 | by Across the Board Games Staff

I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home By Jake Waltier In “Il Vecchio”, players represent power-hungry Italian merchant families wishing to bring down the old bastard Cosimo de’ Medici (i.e. [&hellip... Read More


The Audacity of Friese

Published on May 1st, 2013 | by Across the Board Games Staff

By Raj Giri “You remember that Holly Hunter movie ‘Copycat’?” – No one ever Friedmann Friese is a German designer best known for designing the widely heralded Power Grid. He is also well known for his comically outlandish [&hellip... Read More


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Top 5 Best Digital Board Games

Published on April 29th, 2013 | by Luke Turpeinen

For those times without a board, a friend to play with or the will to score things manually. Board games are a largely social activity, but in situations without a social gathering board games can be [&hellip... Read More



Some Things We’ve Seen

Published on April 27th, 2013 | by Luke Turpeinen

Week of 4/22/13 Today has been a really fun week on social media. Honestly, if you haven’t already then follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you get this kind of news and more that doesn’t make [&hellip... Read More


Top 5 Games New Gamers Should Play First

Published on April 26th, 2013 | by Nicole Jekich

There are hundreds, maybe thousands of board and card game choices for a gamer’s entertainment needs. If you are new to board gaming or looking to start gaming as hobby, I have some starter board game recommendations [&hellip... Read More


DC Comics Deckbuilding Game Box Art

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet!

Published on April 22nd, 2013 | by Luke Turpeinen

More powerful than a locomotive! There have been many variations of deckbuilding games since Dominion came onto the board game scene and introduced us to the idea in 2008. There have been fantasy versions, licensed video [&hellip... Read More


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Some Things We’ve Seen

Published on April 20th, 2013 | by Luke Turpeinen

Week of 4/15/13 Here’s some of the cool things we’ve seen this week in the board game world. Follow Across the Board Games on Facebook and Twitter to get updates and news as we find it!... Read More


Around the World in 45 Trains

Published on April 19th, 2013 | by A. J. Asplund

Determining the most effective way to connect two cities on a map can be a difficult problem to solve. It gets even more difficult, but potentially more interesting, when somebody else interferes with your plan. This [&hellip... Read More


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Just The Good Stuff

Published on April 17th, 2013 | by Nicole Jekich

Give Me Some of That Good Stuff Like I mentioned in my previous biography article, I appreciate games that are the opposite of my adolescent experience with Monopoly. I enjoy games that are quick, pretty, and most [&hellip... Read More

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