One Cube Collection: Peter Blenkharn

A constant problem for many board game lovers is the issue of space. Tabletop is an endlessly enjoyable pastime, but one that can take up more than its fair share of shelf space. With so many games competing for attention designers and publishers often create their...

Introducing the new ITB Community Manager

Well hello there, my name’s Paul and I’m the new Community Manager at ITB. By way of introduction I’m going to take a trip down memory lane and give you an insight into the journey that’s got me here. Growing up I remember playing Monopoly and...

Are board game themes in need of a shakeup?

As important as mechanics are, the theme of a board game is equally, if not more important. We all know examples of good board games that could be even better with a more engaging theme – and we all know games that are simply too dry and boring to be fun,...

5 Predictions For The Future of Tabletop Gaming

Last week we looked at some of the recent trends seen at Gen Con 50. If you didn’t see the full post you can check it out here. Gen Con, and similar events, offer industry insiders and amateur hobbyists the chance to see where the hobby of tabletop is headed. It’s a...

The Board Game Storytelling Revolution

It’s a well documented fact that boardgaming has undergone a renaissance in the past decade. Kickstarter has been a useful metric for recording this rise. The total $ pledged for tabletop games on kickstarter has increased from just over $20,000,000 in 2014 to over...

5 important trends from Gencon 50

Another year has passed and Gencon, the largest tabletop gaming convention outside of Europe, has just wrapped up its 50th year. As the oldest, and one of the most well known board games conventions in the world the event is an opportunity to see how much the tabletop...