Though buggy and crash-prone (at least until the update hits the App Store), the superb strategy-fest Kolonists gives budding Neros the chance to build a Roman Empire.
Attendees of this week's Origins Game Fair will get to see a sneak peek of the popular German board game running on Microsoft's tabletop touch computer.
For fans of the strategy classic, it's a $4.99 dream come true. For newcomers to the game, it's $4.99 well spent. And for everyone, it's a chance to play solo and on the go.
CNET's Ina Fried proves herself an ungracious guest and a poor reporter, winning a "Settlers of Catan" board game tournament she showed up to cover.
Researchers are working on electronic board games that merge the tangible aspects of board games like the Settlers of Catan with the software-generated action normally seen in strategy games such as Warcraft.
Challenge friends to a round of your favorite board game or RPG for International TableTop Day. Wil Wheaton, Geek & Sundry founder Felicia Day, and other celebs explain why tabletop gaming is so fun.
And these are some seriously good games, too, with titles like Catan, Vector, and Zombie Gunship. Plus: a sweet e-book bundle!
Pandora's head of electronics partnerships talks about rolling his eyes at the idea of a smart fridge, how far connected devices have come, and where they're going.
These popular TV-streaming and -recording services now support HD, and for a limited time, they're bundled on the cheap.
Do you like Catan? Get thee to the App Store ASAP.