Resources and Reviews
- Board Game Geek
- Board game Central
- Board Games News
- BoardGameRatings Reviews
- Dice Tower with Tom Vasel
- Board Games with Scott Video reviews
- The Game Table a Table Games blog
- Gaming Outpost
- Fun and Boardgames Articles and Reviews - with a special focus on German Games
- Luding Game reviews (German and English) . . Boardgames (Netherlands site . . Brett and Board (German games)
- Boardgame Players Association - Links
- About.com Boardgames Reviews
- The Gaming Report News
Sources for Games
Find a Game Store near you: The Game Store Database
- Funagain 2800 games - Ashland, Oregon
- Cardhaus - New Albany, Indiana
- House full of Games - Redmond, Washington
- Off the Charts Games - Gresham, Oregon
- Uncles Stores in Spokane, Bellevue and Redmond, Washington
- Card Kingdom - Ballard, Washington (Formerly Berserk Games)
- Fair Play Games - Skokie, Illinois
- BoardGames.com - Hillsborough, New York
- German Boardgame Company - Kitchener, Ontario
- Troll and Toad - Barbourville, KY
- Wargame Depot - North Carolina
More Resources and Game Publishers
- Web Grognard
- Game Cabinet Rules
- The Online Guide to Traditional Games
- Chess Varients
- Card Games and Invented Card Games with existing cards
- Western Domino Games . . Wikipedia
- Board Game Designers forum
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Some Current Game Publishers
- Steve Jackson including Car Wars,
Toon, the GURPS role playing system, the Munchkin series, Knightmare Chess and other card and role playing games
- Wizards of the Coast Hasbro's role playing branch - including Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering a collectable card game..
- Gamewright Rat-a-Tat-Cat and all sorts of other interesting card games such as Turn the Tide, Loot, There's a Moose in the House! and some excellent "educational" games such as The Scrambled States of America.
- Rio Grande Games US publisher of German designer games including Puerto Rico, Bohnanza, and lots lots more. Look for English versions of Kosmos, Queen, Amigo Spiele, Tilsit, and Hans im Gluck games here.
- Queen Games Among their games are the Alhambra series and Wallenstein.
- Out of the Box Games Best known for Apples to Apples - but they have quite a variety of original games.
- Mayfair Games US publisher of the Settlers of Catan series of games. They have some variants. Mayfair does English versions of Phalanx and da Vinci Games.
- Phalanx Games (Netherlands) Mesopotamia, Age of Napoleon, Hey! That's my Fish! and others
- da Vinci Games (It) Bang! Card game and many more
- Hasbro which now includes many of the classic games by Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley, and a few by Avalon Hill.
- Winning Moves sells many of the classic games that Hasbro has dropped including Rubik's Cube, Pente including the stones, Payday, Easy Money, Park n Shop, Waterworks, Rook, Pit, Mille Bornes. etc.
- Front Porch Classics Coffee Table Games such as Dread Pirate and Valley of the Pharoahs and WordSpot.
- Family Games Inc. Mainly abstract games including Cathedral.
- Fundex Games A variety of board and card games including Jumpin Java, Phase 10, Chicken Coop and Mexican Train Dominoes, a variety of classic games like chess, checkers, dominoes and a folding wood Mancala as well
- Ravensburger Noted for their jigsaw puzzles, they also have games including Scotland Yard and Crazy Chicken (since redone with cars as Simply Fun's Drive).
- Simply Fun Games Kind of a "tupperware party" approach to marketting games and puppets including:Simply Catan and Drive
- Atlas Games Makers of Once Upon a Time: the Storytelling Card game and a variety of board, collectable card, and role playing games including Over The Edge, Feng Shui, Nyambe, and Furry Pirates.
- Days of Wonder Among their games are the Ticket to Ride series, Memoir '44 series and Cleopatra.
- Eagle Games: Civilization and Age of Mythology and Railroad Tycoon are among their games.
- Gryphon Games A nice series of reprints and other games.
- Fantasy Flight Games Games include the A Game of Thrones Series, Blue Moon City, Marvel Heroes, Warcraft, etc., including the World War I Wings of War Card Game Series: Famous Aces, Watch Your Back, Burning Drachenswhich can be combined with each other; and Dawn of War, a World War II version .
- Tenkigames An Italian Company with several new games
- Cheapass Games Cheapass Games come with the bare essentials: boards, cards, and rulebooks. You need to scrounge up the rest of the components - pawns, dice, play money, etc. Among their games are the Hip Pocket Games, including The Very Clever Pipe Card Game and Steam Tunnel. And their games are cheap!
- Twilight Creations
- Ragnar Brothers (UK)
- Playroom Entertainment A variety of designer games including Deadman's Chest , Knights of Charlemagne and Killer Bunnies A series of card games where you try to keep your bunnies alive while killing your opponents.
- Deciper Collectable card games (Star Trek and Lord of the Rings)
- Kadon Enterprizes Games and Puzzles in acrylic and wood
- Looney Labs: their game products include Fluxx (a card game with ever changing rules) and Treehouse (a variety of games played with colorful plastic pyramids.)