Bethesda’s Fallout games always deliver a unique gaming experience, from the top-down role-playing of the early years to the first-person gameplay of the later titles. The futuristic companion to the Elder Scrolls fantasy series, Fallout places the player in the …Read more
As you flip through this issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES, you’ll notice features on Scrabble, chess, and vintage board games—some by authors new to these pages. We’re excited that a whole new crop of clever puzzle mavens want to …Read more
In each of these puzzles, fill in the squares so that each digit from 1 to 5 appears exactly once in each row and each column. Greater-than and less-than signs indicate the relationship of two adjacent squares.
The crossword world lost so many notable members in 2015. Though I was acquainted with all of these talented folks, I knew two personally: Merl Reagle, who passed away in August of 2015 (see our tribute to him by editor …Read more
The original BioShock won the coveted Electronic Game of the Year Award (December 2007 GAMES), and now the first sequel produced by the original team is scooping up this year’s GOTY.
Bioshock is one of the best games in the …Read more
First-time designer Doug Bass thoroughly deserves our top spot for his immensely enjoyable dice game that offers plenty of scope to control your destiny.
You begin this battle on a 6×6 garden with a Sundial, Bird, and Sun, and roll …Read more
Even the worst years have some really standout titles, and 2012 is no exception. A gaming landscape with Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dark Souls, Quantum Conundrum, Uncharted 3, and Where’s My Water is a good year, if not a particularly title-rich …Read more
In last year’s Games 100, we honored designer Stefan Feld by naming two of his games as Best and Runner-Up in the Advanced Strategy category. We never expected him to surpass those wonderful designs so soon!
In top place this …Read more
Portal started as a school project, and was published as added content for Valve’s Orange Box compilation. These humble origins belie the heights to which it eventually would rise, and the original is now considered one of the classics of …Read more