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The Everything Tabletop Games Book

From Settlers of Catan to Pandemic, Find Out Which Games to Choose, How to Play, and the Best Ways to Win!

Part of Everything®
By Bebo

About The Book

Tabletop and board games aren’t just for rainy days or awkward family events anymore. As the game industry grows, people of all ages are jumping to play “the original social network.”

In our ever-increasing technological world, playing old-school games is a welcome retreat from the overexposure to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of social media. Over the past few years, board games have become the hot new hobby. Instead of friends sitting around the same table and staring at their phones, they are now either working with or against each other. Millions upon millions of new fans have begun to join their friends in real life for a fun game of Pandemic, 7 Wonders, or Ticket to Ride.

The Everything Tabletop Games Book shows how to play some of the best tabletop games in the world, from classic strategy games like Settlers of Catan to great new games like Gloomhaven. Throughout the book, you’ll learn the different genres of tabletop and board games; how to play each game; rules and strategies to help you win; and even where to play online—including new expansions to keep your favorite games fresh and exciting.

So gather up some friends, pick a game from this book, and start playing! You’ll be having a blast in no time.

About The Author

Photography by Bebo

Bebo is a tabletop gaming expert who has been working in the board game and tabletop RPG industry professionally since 2012 and playing tabletop games since 1993. As a millennial mother she understands the importance of education being fun and engaging for children and parents alike and part of her aspiration as a small business owner is to help grow the hobby by making tabletop games more accessible to people everywhere! In 2018 she launched her own marketing and production company called Be Bold Games. She is the author of The Everything Tabletop Games Book.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Everything (July 16, 2019)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507210635

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Raves and Reviews

"A fantastic read and even more so a handy guide for what’s out there to play."

—Outright Geekery

"Well done."

Game Industry

"Pretty darn good."

—Geek Nifty

"A great and entertaining resource… I found it fascinating."


“A well-written and expertly curated assemblage of excellent tabletop games… a warm welcome for those uninitiated to the world of tabletop games. The gorgeous layout and smart organization make it a worthwhile tome for anyone already a fan of the hobby.”

—Super Parent

“This appeals to gamers of all experience levels and is highly recommended for all libraries with tabletop programming.”

—Library Journal

“A very useful guide.”

Marooners Rock

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