05 October 2017
Movie board games, Legend of the Five Rings, Lovecraft on the tabletop, Risk turns 60 and more...
The October issue of Tabletop Gaming is out today! Find it in your local hobby store, WHSmith, Tesco or Sainsbury’s in the UK, get it delivered right to your door or digital device by ordering via our store or subscribe to never miss an issue again.
In this month’s issue we’ve got a world-beating look at 2017’s biggest game: Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. Our exclusive interview and bumper mega-feature with creators Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau about their ambitious blockbuster sequel is just the start of a magazine filled to the brim with the best coverage of analogue gaming in the world.
We’ve got another fantastic free gift for you on the cover – one of five different customisable double-sided promo cards for hilarious guessing and deduction game When I Dream, available nowhere else in the world!
We’re also taking a close look at the world of movie board games, from The Godfather and Ghostbusters to Star Wars and Evil Dead, finding out why films have never been bigger or better on the tabletop.
If you’re more of a bookworm, we’ve got you covered, too. We speak with designers, fans and experts of legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft to find out why the master of scary stories continues to thrill and excite players with monstrous creations in games from Call of Cthulhu to Arkham Horror.
Moving into the digital age, we take a close look at Dungeons & Dragons’ new companion app D&D Beyond to find out how the iconic RPG is breaking into the 21st century, and speak with the creators of Dized to find out how they plan to revolutionise rulebooks with their interactive tutorial app.
It wouldn’t October without the biggest gaming show in the world – Essen – and this year’s no different. Whether you’re in Germany or not, we’ve rounded up 10 of the games you shouldn’t miss from this year’s event.
Elsewhere, we’re celebrating the 60th anniversary of strategy icon Risk, taking a tour inside the world of gaming comics and catching up with Dungeon Saga sequel Star Saga as it prepares to blast off.
Of course, there’s our regular line-up of first-class interviews, features and guides, including painting tips for mech masterpiece Scythe, a chat with Spiel des Jahres winner Bruno Cathala about his very first game and a delve into the making of innovative party hit Magic Maze – a game like no other.
We’ve got more reviews than ever before, with a staggering 30 verdicts on the latest gaming games and accessories you should (or shouldn’t) be buying.
Leading the way are our thoughts on samurai epic Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, the high-octane Mad Max-a-like Wasteland Express Delivery Service, impressive hidden movement sensation Whitehall Mystery, two-player spin-off Codenames Duet, Eric Lang’s take on The Godfather, Exploding Kittens follow-up Bears vs Babies and much, much more!
It’s truly an issue that shouldn’t be missed – head down to your local shop, get your copy in print or digital today and sign up for a subscription to be the first to know the latest from the world of tabletop gaming.