Well Played Ponderings

  • Introducing: the Spiel des Jahres

    The Game of the Year. Quite a title! You might see our team at Board's Edge Games refer to this award around the site as "the Board Game Oscars." And indeed, Spiel des Jahres is German for Game of the Year, and this is the most prestigious award in the board game world, awarded each year in June and July. Why? Find out here.
  • Introducing: the Deck-Building Game

    If I ask you over to play a deck-builder, and you come ready to help build a backyard deck, this one's for you! It's time to learn what a deck-building card game is. In this type of game, each player starts with a small deck of cards and builds on it through the game. When the game is over, the deck resets, and all the cards you need are in the box.
  • Introducing: the Cooperative Game

    Who’s Playing Whom? You might see the term "cooperative" game used on our website. If you haven't played board games in a while, this might be new to you. Learn more about the cooperative game style and see if it might be right for you!