Welcome, foolish mortals, to another edition of our yearly spoOooOOooky board games list to make sure your Halloween season is thoroughly creep-tastic.Read More… “13 Creepy Board Games for a Haunted Halloween 2022”
It’s Pride Month and as a queer-owned and operated business, we wanted to put together a list of all the best LGBTQIA+ board games and game creators out there! What better way to celebrate Pride Month, right?Read More… “LGBTQIA+ Board Games and Creators to Help Celebrate Pride Month”
As the popularity of board games and role-playing games continues to increase and more people gather around the gaming table, there are often some noticeable (and not-so-noticeable) absences both at the table as well as on it.Read More… “Women in Gaming: Building Representation and Inclusion at the Board Game and TTRPG Table”
This is a question we get asked a lot, so we wanted to take some time to answer it here – not only because we love creating jigsaw puzzles, but we’re also pretty proud of the story behind it!Read More… “Why The Rook Room Started Creating Jigsaw Puzzles in Des Moines”
We’re back with more spooky game recommendations to give you and your friends some horror-ble vibes for Halloween or any time of year (if you’re anything like us).Read More… “13 More Spooky Games to Play for Halloween”
Here at The Rook Room, we’re thankful for a lot this Thanksgiving. We can all agree that 2020 has been a crazy, unexpected year. A crazy year that just keeps on giving, really. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t full of some wonderful things as well.Read More… “What We’re Thankful For in 2020”
Many people will be coming together in the next several weeks for holiday gatherings. While eating tons of food and catching up with friends and family are fun, don’t let the celebration culminate with your uncle falling asleep on the couch. Instead, we highly recommend planning some family game time to liven things up and keep the celebration going.Read More… “Perfect Games for Family Fun During Holiday Gatherings”
Deutscher SpielePreis has announced the 2020 award winners for best board games of the year and the co-op, space-themed game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine took the top prize.Read More… “Here are the Top Board Games of 2020 According to the Deutscher SpielePreis Awards”
The Rook Room and Bozz Prints have partnered to bring you a series of puzzles featuring iconic landmarks from around Des Moines and Iowa.Read More… “Des Moines and Iowa Puzzles Featuring Bozz Prints On Sale Now”
Games are a conundrum these days. While many are practicing safe social distancing, they have more free time than ever. It might sound like a great idea to play games with friends, but it’s not.
The problem is that games, by their very nature, are social and rely on (most times) people to interact face-to-face. That’s why we at The Rook Room love them. But right now, that interaction is the worst thing people could be doing.
So, is there a way to indulge your love of games with friends while also keeping people healthy by social distancing?Read More… “Playing Together While Apart: Best Ways to Play Games While Social Distancing”