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Watch It Played

The Watch It Played YouTube channel is devoted to tabletop game enthusiasts. The videos give overviews of the setup, gameplay, and playability of new and upcoming games.

No need to slog through the rule books of new games, thanks to channels like Watch It Played. Host Rodney J. Smith walks viewers through a different game in each video. Would-be players get an introduction to the game, then a deep-dive into the intricacies of gameplay as Rodney and a guest play through the game. It’s a quick and easy way to learn new games while determining which games are worth adding to your library.

The Friday Five

Discover books, magazines, podcasts, and blogs that celebrate toy history, pop culture, and collecting.