Now that summer is in full swing, I hope you have penciled in some downtime on your schedule. If you’re reading this magazine, chances are that some of that free time might be spent playing games or solving puzzles. As …Read more
It’s been almost two years since the premier issue of GAMES WORLD OF PUZZLES, and many of our readers, perhaps nostalgic for the old Letters/Laundry/Eureka column in GAMES, have called for the return of a “Letters to the Editor” page. …Read more
There’s no question that we live in a digital age. We see evidence of this everywhere: Go into any waiting room, for example, and you’ll find people passing the time on electronic devices—iPads, Kindles, smartphones, etc. They may be playing …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
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