Getting started as an RPG game master

For the last few weeks the ITB offices have been downing tools and spending one night a week immersed in a fantasy world of adventure and peril. Once a week the team (as well as our friend Paul from Apauling Games) get together for a game of D&D, where I act as...

Codebreaking and deduction: three of our favourites

Most board games require logical thinking, the ability to calculate risk and the skill to plan ahead. Games like Mysterium, Codenames, and Deception: Murder in Hong Kong demand something entirely different: imagination. Often seen as party games because of the silly...

Sub Terra in Numbers

It’s been just over 4 months since the end of Sub Terra’s Kickstarter campaign, which propelled Inside the Box from a one-person team to a thriving creative studio – and it’s now high time we went back over our numbers with the beauty of...

Do board games have a colonial problem?

The tabletop hobby has grown significantly in recent years. Not just in terms of the number of players or games available, but in ideas and innovation too. We are living through a golden age of board games, with new and exciting ideas seeming to appear every week. But...