December 2017

The Top Tabletop Games Of 2017

The tabletop gaming world has seen a year of innovation and design excellence, with dozens of stellar projects to discover. It’s challenging to narrow down to just a few standouts; this year’s selections attempt to target the most innovative, artistically rich, and elegantly designed games that rolled out to players over the last 12 months.

Many of the best releases of 2017 boasted intricate “legacy” elements, allowing groups to carry over storytelling and add new game elements from one session to the next. Other projects had abstract, single-session strategy designs that felt inventive and surprising. Still others managed to capture the spirit of existing fictional universes, and translate them into stunning game concepts.

Flip through the pages of the article to see some of the best the tabletop scene had to offer in 2017. The first half of the article includes dedicated board, card, and miniature-driven games, listed alphabetically. The second half of the article focuses on some of the most intriguing tabletop role-playing products of the year. Enjoy!

The 7th Continent
Publisher: Serious Poulp
Who’s it for? Invested explorers in for a lengthy expedition

Inspired by the “weird” pulp fiction of the early 20th century, The 7th …read more


The Top Tabletop Games Of 2017

The tabletop gaming world has seen a year of innovation and design excellence, with dozens of stellar projects to discover. It’s challenging to narrow down to just a few standouts; this year’s selections attempt to target the most innovative, artistically rich, and elegantly designed games that rolled out to players over the last 12 months.

Many of the best releases of 2017 boasted intricate “legacy” elements, allowing groups to carry over storytelling and add new game elements from one session to the next. Other projects had abstract, single-session strategy designs that felt inventive and surprising. Still others managed to capture the spirit of existing fictional universes, and translate them into stunning game concepts.

Flip through the pages of the article to see some of the best the tabletop scene had to offer in 2017. The first half of the article includes dedicated board, card, and miniature-driven games, listed alphabetically. The second half of the article focuses on some of the most intriguing tabletop role-playing products of the year. Enjoy!

The 7th Continent
Publisher: Serious Poulp
Who’s it for? Invested explorers in for a lengthy expedition

Inspired by the “weird” pulp fiction of the early 20th century, The 7th …read more


Jared’s 10 Best Games of 2017 – Some of the Biggest Releases of the Year and a Few Hidden Gems

Well, 2017 has been yet another incredible year of mobile game releases, and just like always when I sit down to pick out my own personal favorites of the year I had a really hard time keeping it to just ten. For this list I focused mostly on the games that made the biggest impact on me this year as well as the ones I spent the most time playing. That said, this list could easily be ten times the size and there are a lot of fantastic games that I enjoyed in 2017 that I had to make the tough decision to omit. Heck, our 100 Best Games of the Year list actually IS ten times this size, and there’s dozens of games that I wish we could have included on it still. I think we just have to get used to the fact that there’s an overwhelming amount of great content on mobile, truly something for everybody if you’re willing to search through all the crap to find it. That’s really why TouchArcade exists in the first place, and we busted our collective butts this year to bring you as many great games as possible, and we …read more


Nintendo Year in Review 2017

Weeelcooome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Episode 388 — our big NVC Year in Review for 2017! In this special year-end episode, we reflect back on Nintendo’s year in 2017: the good, the bad, and everything in-between. Please keep in mind; this episode was recorded in advance. But don’t worry, we’ll be back next week with our regularly scheduled programming.

As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and hit the bell!) or listen to it on your commute in audio format. If you enjoy the show, share it with other Nintendo fans, make a constructive comment, and give us a thumbs up or leave us a review. Listen to the Latest Episode of NVC Right Here

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Why Collecting 900 Korok Seeds Gets You a Giant Poop

Of the many tasks in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, collecting every Korok seed is perhaps the most daunting. Around every corner, at the top of every mountain, behind every pillar, a Korok seed could be waiting, along with a short puzzle or race in order to unlock it.

After finally completing the monumental task of collecting all nine hundred of them, your reward is probably not what you were expecting: Hestu’s Gift, a golden piece of poop.

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Question Of The Month: What Was Your Favorite Game Of 2017?

The end of 2017 is upon us, which means most of us are busy arguing about our favorite games of the year. While you can expect a full rundown of G.I.’s 2017 picks and genre awards in January, you’re under no obligation to wait for us. Now is your chance to declare your game of the year.

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that gamers had some marvelous GOTY contenders to choose from this year. Sure, some highly anticipated games like Mass Effect: Andromeda and Battlefront II left players disappointed, but there were plenty of hits to make up for them. Nintendo led the pack this year with not just The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but also the phenomenally fun Super Mario Odyssey. Sony had a few blockbuster exclusives of its own to flout, including Horizon Zero Dawn and Persona 5, which I’m pretty sure goes on forever. And while Microsoft doesn’t chase down exclusives like it once did, Cuphead and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are certainly feathers in the caps of Xbox One owners.

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A Complete Guide to The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia’s Preorder Bonuses

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is set to launch exclusively for PlayStation 4 on February 9, 2018. Originally a manga, The Seven Deadly Sins has inspired an anime series as well as a 3DS game and a mobile game in Japan. But Knights of Britannia represents the first time a Seven Deadly Sins game has landed on consoles or come to the West. It’s kind of a big deal.

If you’re thinking about buying The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, you probably want to know what’s in the preorder bonus, which stores have the cheapest price, and whether there are any retailer exclusives to consider. We have all the information you need below, so keep on reading.

Namco Bandai isn’t offering any fancy steelbook or collector’s editions for the game. It’s a standard $60 game. But if you want a little something extra, you will get a bonus for preordering.

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Eli’s 10 Best Games of 2017 – These Games Need to Be Listed SOMEWHERE

The thing that sucks about putting together a top 100 best games list is that even though it seems like a ton of games, all sorts of awesome stuff inevitably gets left out. Mobile is a totally unique platform where 100 games can be released in a single week, so doing this end of year coverage often feels like trying to fill a shot glass with a fire hose. This year I’m dedicating my list to great games that I feel like should be somewhere in our “best of” year-end coverage.


AMAZING KATAMARI DAMACY, Free
Forum Thread – This game had a truly bizarre launch, as it seemed like Bandai Namco would soft launch it somewhere, pull it, then randomly soft launch it again. This went on for months, and when you play the “final” game that was released, it makes sense why- The monetization in Amazing Katamari Damacy is super wacky, like they kept trying to tweak or add new things it and eventually were like “Screw it, release it anyway.” If you disregard the abomination of freemium shenanigans (which you totally can), …read more