Interview – Varun Khetarpal on Warhammer: Conquest

On a cloudy weekend at the 2015 UK Board Games Expo in Birmingham, Varun Khetarpal was taking on all comers to become the UK National Champion of the Warhammer Conquest LCG, becoming known for his Dark Eldar ‘Packmaster Kith’ deck and a rock-solid control playstyle. A few months later and halfway across the world, Varun … Read more

X-Wing Store Championship Report – Owen Appleton

On the 26th March we ran the 2016 Athena Games Store Championship, with a regional bye for the winner. With a field of 45 players running everything from Tie Fighter Swarms to the Emperor Palpatine on a shuttle it was one of our largest Star Wars X-Wing events to date! We asked the tournament’s victor, … Read more

Why Social Gaming Matters

8 people sit around a table, glaring at each other. Knowing that someone’s not going to get back up again. The Godfather sits calmly, fingers wrapped around the pistol in his hand. Everyone is silent. Guitar music drifts in from outside. A child laughs. “You.” The Godfather says. A single word shaped like a dagger, … Read more

Athena’s Christmas Board Games!

With winter winds picking up and temperatures plummeting, going outside looks less and less appealing by the day. Christmas means spending time with family and, if you’re not going outdoors as much, will involve…ugh…interacting with them. But why get out the battered old scrabble set? Why argue over whether you can use props in charades? … Read more