Century: Eastern Wonders makes cardboard spice trading fun again

Enlarge (credit: Owen Duffy) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. In 2017, newly founded tabletop studio Plan B Games released Century: Spice Road. A tight, brain-teasing card game, Spice Road cast players as merchants trading spices on the overland route between Europe […]

Kawasaki ZX10R sport bike recreated entirely out of cardboard

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Design/Style,Videos,Weird Car News,Motorcycle You can watch the full build in the video. Continue reading Kawasaki ZX10R sport bike recreated entirely out of cardboard Kawasaki ZX10R sport bike recreated entirely out of cardboard originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 16:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for […]

You can now play Mario Kart 8 with Labo’s cardboard motorbike controller

In a surprise announcement this morning, Nintendo revealed a free downloadable update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that will allow the Switch game to be controlled using the Toy-Con Motorbike controller constructed with the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit. As shown in a brief preview video, the cardboard enclosure uses the Joy-Con’s gyroscopic motion sensing to […]

Here’s a $20 arcade cabinet made of cardboard and a Switch

Where Nintendo goes, others follow. Off the back of Nintendo’s popular Labo cardboard kits, accessory maker Nyko has concocted its own cardboard creation — the PixelQuest Arcade Kit. Like Labo, it comes flat-packed as cardboard sheets. Where it differs is that the Arcade Kit doesn’t come with any software. It’s instead meant to act as […]

Nintendo Labo tests, part one: Robot Kit’s cardboard stomps are fun but shallow

Sam Machkovech There’s a lot to unpack with the build-your-own-controller series of Nintendo Labo kits. Figuratively, the two boxed releases, dubbed Variety Kit and Robot Kit, include many opportunities to build, play, experiment, and learn, and that’s worth exploring. Plus, they have to be literally unpacked before you can even get started—because you have to […]

The Morning After: Nintendo’s DIY cardboard kits reviewed

Happy Friday morning! We bust out the cardboard and make a robot suit in our Nintendo Labo review, Apple ends its AirPort WiFi family and we figure out what’s going on with HD vinyl. There’s other things too, of course! Nintendo’s DIY cardboard kits reinvent gaming. Nintendo Labo review: a labor of love Nintendo’s Labo […]

Incredible Cardboard Sculptures of Fantastical Machines and Architecture

Cardboard isn’t just for questionable bodega fruit anymore. Melbourne-based artist Daniel Agdag works his magic when it comes to the brown paper stuff, creating quirky, intricate sculptures that will make you wonder how the heck he had the patience to build each piece. “Cardboard is a surprisingly robust material that always surprises me to the […]

The games behind the cardboard: We finally know how Nintendo Labo will play

Wednesday night saw the reveal of a brand-new series of videos for Nintendo’s big, weird Labo launch coming on April 20. We learned a lot about the build-your-own-cardboard toys of this new Switch “game” when it was first announced in January, but now, we’re getting a better idea of the actual games in this thing—and […]

Nintendo’s Labo playset slaps the Switch into build-your-own cardboard toys

Enlarge / Labo looks like a trip, Nintendo. (credit: Nintendo) Nintendo has announced a new build-your-own-accessories line for the Switch console, dubbed Nintendo Labo. It will arrive on April 20 in the United States and Japan and April 27 in Europe. Labo’s two playsets, the $ 69.99 Variety Kit and the $ 79.99 Robot Kit, […]

Cardboard Cinema: ‘Star Wars: Legion’ Miniatures Game Coming in 2018

(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, a feature that explores the intersection between movies and tabletop gaming. This column is sponsored by Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, Texas.) Fantasy Flight Games and the Star Wars license are a match made in heaven. The company behind some of the biggest, glossiest, and most thematic tabletop games in the world paired […]