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Gaming, God, and Learning to Thrive with Autism

When I listen to nerd culture podcasts, a typical question that guests are asked is, “When did you discover that you were a nerd?” What’s fascinating for me is that my nerd story started out of necessity more than anything. My earliest memory of something I was nerdy about is from when I was around […]

No Local Board Game Group? Play Over Video Chat!

Chris's tabletop gaming group meets from across the miles thanks to video chat.

Community Building Tabletop Games of 2019

The LTN Writers bring you their favorite examples of community building tabletop games they played in 2019.

Building Games that Create Joy – An Interview with Chara Games

The Lysaghts of Chara Games discuss their experience designing and publishing board games and how their relationship allows them to each bring unique skills to the table.

A Christian Defense of Dungeons & Dragons

Theology professor Phil Tallon lays out the redeeming qualities of Dungeons & Dragons, and why, despite what Christians have heard, it deserves a place at our gaming tables.

Gaming for Connection

Our world may be more "connected" than ever, but we should invest in lasting social capital to help protect ourselves and the people around us from isolation.

10 Games That Handle Death Well

Gamers are well acquinted with simulated death. However, some games treat it as more than just an obstacle towards progression or a gory death sequence. Here are 10 games to get you started.

Rocket League and the Blessing of Gaming Communities

When a youth worker started playing Rocket League for the sole purpose of spreading light and positivity, he was greatly surprised by what he found.

Betrayal Legacy and the Skeletons In Our Closets

Lisa Eldred writes how a campaign of Betrayal Legacy reminded her of not only her own family tree but of another -the Messiah.

15 Games That Gave Us The Creeps

There’s a snap in the air, shadows lengthen across the ground, and you’d better check under your bed before you fall asleep. The spooky season is upon us, and the writers of LTN want to share a few of our favorite scary games. Bioshock  Dark, damp, and dreary, Bioshock perfectly blends unusual and uncomfortable. From […]