The Essen Factor: Germany’s Love of Tabletop

When it comes to the tabletop industry, most games fall under one of two categories; ‘Eurogame’ or ‘American-style’ (sometimes called Ameritrash by the more cynical). For most serious gamers, Eurogames make up the majority of our favourite games; the artfully...

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...