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Teaching Kids Soft Skills With UnboxEd: Auction Ends December 10

Board games aren't just all about fun. Β Over the years, many scientific studies have found that board games can improve all sorts of mental skills (like creativity and logic), have emotional benefits (like increasing patience and lowering anxiety), and social benefits (like improving sportsmanship and creating a sense of community)....

What Board Games Mean To Me

. . . is the title of a new book from Aconyte, an imprint of Asmodee. I have an essay in the collection, and I'm in very good company. Other contributors include John Kovalic, James Wallis, Holly Nielsen, Sir Ian Livingstone, Matt Forbeck, and a couple of dozen others! There's...

Music Recommendation: Security Project

Here's a music recommendation I've used and enjoyed at the gaming table: Security Project. This is a band devoted to the music of Peter Gabriel and Gabriel-era Genesis. If that piques your interest, then you've probably already clicked the link (or might even own their tunes). If you haven't, then...

A Plug For St. Ick

Last year about this time, give or take, we released the first Foes collection of STL files. One of the monster types was "octopus." And a special model was good old St. Ick . . . that is, Santa Claus depicted as an octopus. It was just one of those...

A Rag Man's Daring Idea: "I'd Dig Anagram Arenas"

Here's another RPG idea for GMs: anagrams. Take any interesting name the players would recognize (hero, villain, locale, etc.), and plug it into an anagram generator. Then see if the outcome is inspirational. Maybe a villain is hiding in plain sight, or a hero becomes ensnared in some lexiconic dilemma....

Steve Jackson Games' 2024 Schedule Announcement!

If you weren't able to make it to PAX Unplugged this weekend, you missed a not-so-little presentation we gave to unveil our 2024 lineup! Fear not! We have the best bits right here for you to glue your eyeballs to, and throughout the year we will be writing Illuminators to...

The New Kickstarter: Best Thing Since ANY Bread

Our current big Kickstarter is a special one to me personally -- not just the Foes 2 STLs but the Bestiary itself. The Bestiary has been a project longer than I've been an SJ Games employee. It took a long time to get it exactly right. In addition to the...

Today's Random Thought: Talon Show

I have never had an RPG campaign that wasn't improved by the addition of pets for the PCs. These critters don't have to be magical, or special, or important. You give someone the opportunity to have a wisecracking parrot, a ferret in a trench-coat pouch, or a headquarters full of...

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