Two of the world’s greatest Scrabble players break down the best game at the North American championship.

April 28 2017 12:11 PMAnnapurna’s First Video Game Plays Like a Short-Story Collection The ambitious company behind The Master and Her is doing for video games what it’s done for the movies.
Oct. 14 2016 9:32 AMWho Says Games Need to Be Fair?They don’t—and that’s why Zach Gage’s Really Bad Chess, featuring randomly placed pieces, is so illuminating.
Aug. 25 2016 11:45 AMThis Man Will Change the Way You Play Board GamesRob Daviau and the legacy game revolution.
Aug. 2 2016 2:00 PMI Had to Catch ’Em AllHow I came to play Pokemon Go beyond the bounds of human ability and sanity.
July 24 2016 8:31 PMPokémon or Cholesterol Medication?The most important quiz of our time.
May 23 2016 4:51 PMShorter Isn’t BetterThe Wall Street Journal says Nigerian players have developed an amazing new Scrabble strategy. Don’t believe the hype.
March 17 2016 12:57 PMUSA Today Plagiarized My CrosswordWhy couldn’t they pick one of the good ones?
Feb. 25 2016 9:21 AMPlaying With WordsThe remarkable Firewatch is part of a new generation of games taking cues from the text adventures of the 1980s.
Nov. 13 2015 9:19 AMThe Fun of Betraying Your FriendsWe’re in a golden age of board games. Betrayal at House on the Hill is one of the best.
May 1 2015 3:16 PMChoose Your Old AdventureCrowdfunding was supposed to transport video games to strange and exciting places. Instead it took them back in time.
Jan. 6 2015 12:16 PMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 11: Why should I devote 70 hours to a game that can’t even bother to design decent menus?
Jan. 5 2015 11:59 AMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 9: One of my favorite video games of 2014 doesn’t even have any video—you don’t even need a screen.
Jan. 1 2015 9:29 AMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 7: Sure, I’m biased—toward games that are fun to play.
Dec. 30 2014 1:02 PMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 5: E-sports vs. e-arts, and why I’ve never even played League of Legends.
Dec. 29 2014 1:03 PMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 3: This weird game about a sad-sack dog whose wife left him is my favorite game of the year.
Dec. 1 2016 3:42 PM50.Qh6+!!Magnus Carlsen retained his world title with one of the most beautiful, stunning moves in the history of the World Chess Championship.
Sept. 1 2016 5:00 AMOne of the Most Important Crosswords in New York Times HistoryThe story behind a very special puzzle.
Aug. 11 2016 10:00 AMYou Are Now a Guardian of LibertyUnnerving new surveillance games give players the chance to see something and say something.
July 25 2016 11:44 AMCan a First-Person Shooter Be Nice?Games like Call of Duty feel like toxic cesspools. How does Overwatch manage to feel so cheerful, welcoming, and fun?
June 16 2016 2:49 PMScare TacticsThe low-budget terror of game developer Kitty Horrorshow.
May 2 2016 11:17 AM“It’s Not Real, It’s Not Real, It’s Not Real”Virtual reality and the dangers of 360-degree abuse.
March 10 2016 3:09 PMHow to Spot a Plagiarized CrosswordA crossword constructor explains the puzzle scandal.
Dec. 15 2015 5:57 AMBattlefront Embraces the Dark SideIs this the end of the golden age of Star Wars video games?
Sept. 29 2015 3:37 PMPaint. Learn Piano. Build Mario Levels!Super Mario Maker isn’t just about creating your own video game. It’s about deepening your love of an art form. 
Feb. 23 2015 10:20 AMLife as a TargetThis War of Mine shifts the focus of war games from the shooters to the civilians caught in the crossfire.
Jan. 5 2015 2:01 PMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 10: Defeating zombies by dancing? Crypt of the Necrodancer felt like the coolest game of 2014.
Jan. 5 2015 10:47 AMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 8: Gamergate is the most expansive real-world ARG in video game history.
Dec. 31 2014 9:56 AMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 6: I’m no longer interested in worrying about whether other gamers think I’m sufficiently hardcore.
Dec. 30 2014 8:13 AMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 4: 2014: The year the pause button died.
Dec. 29 2014 7:00 AMVideo Game Club 2014Entry 2: The long road where achievements go to die, aka my favorite game of the year.