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Count down the 12 Plays of Christmas in the latest Tabletop Gaming, out today!

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It’s Christmas come early in December’s issue of Tabletop Gaming magazine, as we take a look at every single game you should be playing this winter!

The latest issue is out now in shops and on our online store (with free UK P&P as standard). Subscribe to keep up-to-date with every must-play game in 2019!

On the front of the magazine is a set of free and exclusive cheat cards for 8Bit Box, the brand new ‘board game console’ that pays tribute to retro video games on the tabletop. Open the mag to hear from its designers and find out everything you need to know. Get a closer look at the cards in the video teaser below.

Continuing the festive celebrations, the Tabletop Gaming team and you very readers have put together a list of the 12 Plays of Christmas – over a dozen modern classics that you should play with family and friends during the holidays. We’ve even set them all to a song, if you’re in the mood for a gaming carol.

Of course, it wouldn’t Christmas without Monopoly! Love it or hate it, there’s no ignoring it – but the board game’s latest editions have taken steps to reinvent its much-maligned gameplay and bring it back to the table. We ask: does Monopoly deserve a second Chance?

As the nights grow long, we gather around a candle with Great Western Trail and Mombasa creator Alexander Pfister to take a look at his new game, Blackout: Hong Kong. Set in a powerless city plunged into chaos, it promises to be something unexpected from the accomplished designer.

There might not be a new Star Wars hitting cinema screens next month, but the Force remains strong with the galaxy far, far away. We travel back to the beginnings of the saga and look at the history of Star Wars in roleplaying games, discovering how the tabletop redefined and saved the sci-fi space opera.

In a very different sci-fi universe, Warhammer 40,000 creator Rick Priestley takes us back to the genesis of the grimdark galaxy and considers how it’s shaped the state of sci-fi on the tabletop more than three decades later.

With the immense Dungeons & Dragons tome Art & Arcana sure to be under many a roleplayer’s tree come Christmas Day, we speak to the Hollywood stars and D&D diehards behind the most comprehensive visual history of the original RPG.

Most people know Matt Edmondson as a BBC Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter, but he’s also been behind some of the funniest party games in recent years. As he follows up the ridiculous rhyming of Obama Llama with Santa Banter, he tells us about getting into games and what comes next.

That’s just a little bit of what’s inside this month's issue of Tabletop Gaming, where you’ll also find our in-depth reviews and verdicts on this year’s biggest games. Including: 

  • KeyForge: Call of the Archons
  • Discover: Lands Unknown
  • Betrayal Legacy
  • Arkham Horror: Third Edition
  • Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault
  • Legend of the Five Rings RPG
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Mayhem
  • Reef
  • Railroad Ink
  • Kids on Bikes
  • Raccoon Tycoon
  • Pantone: The Game
  • Wendake
  • Luxor
  • Chronicles of Crime
  • Orbis
  • Gizmos
  • Coimbra
  • Gunkimono
  • Gingerbread House
  • Heaven & Ale
  • Flotsam Fight
  • Deadwood 1876
  • And more!

Order your copy of the latest Tabletop Gaming magazine today via our online store (now including FREE delivery to the UK), or find it in Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, WHSmith, hobby stores and newsagents in the UK and around the world – find your local supermarket stockist here.

If you're reading this on November 30th, it's your last chance to grab a digital subscription to the magazine for HALF PRICE on Pocketmags as part of our Black Friday deal. Move fast before it's gone!

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