Valentines Day 2023

Feb 01 2023


What happens on Animal Crossing: New Horizons in August?

Jul 20 2022

Here are all the fun things to get up to in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in August in the Nothern hemisphere.

August Events

Every Sunday: Enjoy the amazing fireworks show eve...

What Are Fortune Cookies in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp?

Jul 04 2022

Fortune cookies in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp are special items that contain a random piece of clothing or furniture from a selection.

How Can I Get Fortune Cookies?

There are four ways you ca...

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - A Quick Guide

Jun 28 2022

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a free-to-play mobile app developed by Nintendo. The game was released on November 22, 2017, and requires an internet connection to play. In-app purchases are available....

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Day 2022

May 01 2022

Good Morning Islanders!

One of my favourite events is right around the corner. The beloved May Day event is back! This is a limited-time event that takes place in the Spring on our wonderful islan...

A Guide to Animal Crossing Balloons

Apr 05 2022

It's so exciting seeing a balloon passing over your island, especially when there is a promising looking gift attached! But, what are you likely to receive from this present? And when...

Villager Spotlight : Parties and Games with Ione

Mar 21 2022

Hello Resident Reps!

The villager in today’s Spotlight may be familiar to some of you already as she made quite a stir when she debuted in last year’s generous Animal Cross...

Blathers on Art : The Basic Painting

Mar 13 2022

Good Day, esteemed visitor and welcome to another edifying instalment of art history as presented by yours truly.

In today’s exploration we will be considering the Basic Painting, formally known...

March Round-Up with Dot : 2022

Mar 07 2022

Hello Resident Reps! It’s Dot here with your ACNH round up for the third month of the year. March in-game brings us a fun mix of events and of course, event items and recipes to collect. If...

Celeste’s New DIY Recipes

Mar 02 2022

Hello Sweet Souls! In case we’ve never met before - let me introduce myself! I’m Celeste, sister of Blathie and cosmic educator, ha! Most of you may know that I visit your...

US Shipping Update | 23 Feb 22

Feb 23 2022

To our US readers,

Following months of hard work to minimise postal times, we have made the difficult decision to revert back to shipping all fanzines from the UK.

There are two main reasons for...

Villager Spotlight : Baking and Chocolates with Marina

Feb 19 2022

Hello Resident Reps! Today we’ll be spotlighting everyones’ favourite, cute pink octopus villager - Marina. Marina is an affable, normal type villager who is fond of music...

Blathers on Art : Detailed Painting

Feb 12 2022

Good Day, esteemed visitor and welcome to another edifying instalment of art history as presented by yours truly.

In today’s exploration we will be considering Detailed Painting, actually titled...

February Round-Up with Dot : 2022

Feb 10 2022

Hello Resident Reps! It’s Dot here with your ACNH round up for the second month of the year. Assuming you’ve fished to your heart’s content in last month’s tourney, collected enough gyroids t...

Villager Spotlight: A Musical Afternoon with Marshal

Jan 21 2022

Hello Resident Reps, today’s villager spotlight features everyone’s favourite fluffy-tailed, smug squirrel villager - Marshal. This adorable villager was introduced in Anim...

Blathers on Art : Valiant Statue

Jan 17 2022

Good Day, esteemed visitor and welcome to another edifying instalment of art history as presented by yours truly.

In today’s artistic sojourn, we will briefly discuss the...

January Round Up with Dot - January 2022

Jan 07 2022

Hello Resident Reps! It’s Dot here with your ACNH round up for the first month of the year. I hope putting away your island’s holiday decor doesn’t leave you feeling too glum? Chin up butte...

Villager Spotlight : Tea with Kitty

Dec 31 2021

Good day Island Reps, in this week’s villager spotlight we’ll be featuring an exclusive q & a with the gorgeous and elegant cat villager - Kitty. Many players will remember Kitty from as far ba...

US Shipping Update | 16 December

Dec 16 2021

Dear readers in the United States

As some of you may not be aware, our fanzines used to be shipped from the UK. However, we have been working hard over the past few months to set up another ship...

Blathers on Art : Solemn Painting

Dec 11 2021

Good Day, esteemed visitor and welcome to another edifying instalment of art history as presented by yours truly. This Solemn Painting, known as Las Meninas was rendered by the Spanish painter Di...

December’s Round Up with Dot - December 2021

Dec 06 2021

Hello Resident Reps! It’s Dot here with your ACNH round up for the final month of the year. There’s plenty to look forward to in the coming weeks ahead so here are a few tips and tricks to...

Holly Bush Candy Recipe

Dec 06 2021

One of the most fun parts of the new update has been getting to see Leif any time we want. And we’re lucky because he’s always eager to show us the new little seeds and starts that he has. This...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Villager Personalities

Nov 29 2021

Each of the loveable villagers that live on our islands have their very own personality, just like each of us! These personalities influence a lot in Animal Crossing New Horizons including how the v...

Brewster Brewster

Nov 29 2021

Newer players may be wondering how to invite Brewster, the much loved NPC to their island museums and in doing so will discover why this cool pigeon is so well-loved by many. Thankfully, the fairie...

Villager Spotlight - Sasha

Nov 19 2021

Introducing Sasha

Hello Resident Reps, today we’d like to introduce you to one of the newest villagers to join the Animal Crossing gameverse - Sasha!



Nov 13 2021

After lots of requests from our lovely readers, we are very pleased to announce the launch of our gift subscriptions!

Do you know a friend who would LOVE their own copy of The Crossing B...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 Update Is Released a Day Early!

Nov 04 2021

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 update was scheduled for release on 5th November. However, a huge surprise on the morning of the 4th (or evening of the 3rd if you're a night owl like Blathers!) w...

Halloween Round Up 2021

Nov 03 2021

Hello Friends!

This is your Halloween roundup for 2021 and hopefully, a spooky time was had by all. Seasoned players may have had the opportunity to complete their collection of special items from th...

How to get the new Happy Home Paradise DLC

Nov 01 2021

One of the most exciting announcements to come out of the recent Animal Crossing Direct is the new paid downloadable content: Happy Home Paradise.

If you love to decorate your home in Animal C...

How to Prepare for the 2.0 Update

Oct 29 2021

Remember, remember the 5th November

Unless you’ve been living on a Mystery Island, you’ll know that we are a week away from the major final free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Fa...

Blathers on Art

Oct 26 2021

’The Opulence of Nature’

Hello Esteemed Visitor, welcome to what I hope will be another informative and titillating sojourn into the world of art. A lovely season unfolds outside our windows a...

15 Things We're SCREAMING About from the Animal Crossing Direct

Oct 17 2021

The speculation has gone for months now that Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 was, well, on the horizon. Now, we’ve got confirmation of that after today’s Animal Crossing Direct. (An entire direct...

US Shipping Update

Oct 07 2021

Hey, readers in the United States!

We've heard your feedback and we've been hard at work to minimise postal times for you... We're very excited to finally be able to announce that one of our team...

5 Things To Do After Finishing Your Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island

Sep 16 2021

Animal Crossing Timmy and Tommy

If you have finished decorating and terraforming your island and are looking for fun activities to do in the Animal Crossing:...

Best Museum Photo Opportunities ft. Blathers

Aug 23 2021

Hoo! August, it seems, is International Fishing Month! Of course, it would be wonderful if you chose to donate any new fish you find to your island museum in honour of this esteemed month. But mi...

CJ's O-fish-al Snack Mix

Aug 10 2021

Hey, seasports fan! CJ here, coming at you live from The Crossing Board. Summer is o-fish-ally coming to a close soon here in the Northern Hemisphere, and I’ve been doing fishing challenges left an...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sea Creatures Guide (Northern Hemisphere)

Jul 26 2021

We have all been enjoying exploring the waters around our islands for just over a year since the feature was reintroduced to the game in July 2020’s summer update, along with Pascal and Pirate...

Staying Safe Online in the Animal Crossing Community

Jul 12 2021

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game like no other before it in the franchise. While New Leaf had online features and a healthy social media following, New Horizons has certainly eclips...

June’s Ice Lollies

Jun 25 2021

Hi all!

It's me, June, rainbow. I have spent the last few hours making my very own versions of some delicious lemon and orange ice lollies I saw on the beach the...

Fanzine subscriptions via Paypal have arrived!

Jun 17 2021

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We are so pleased to announce that we are now offering the payment option ‘Paypal’ when paying for your fanzine s...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Art Guide

Jun 04 2021

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A returning character to the Animal Crossing series, the rebranded “Jolly Redd” was added to New Horizons in the 1.2.0 Earth Day upd...

Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s Update Announced!

Apr 27 2021

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With May fast approaching, we will see the ret...

Important update! We've moved...

Jan 08 2021

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We have some BIG news to share with you all... Our current subscription platform can no longer handle the number of wonderfu...

December Fish and Bugs Update! (Northern Hemisphere)

Dec 01 2020

One of our favourite things to do on Animal Crossing is to run around our islands looking for all of the animals, swimming or crawling, to donate to our beloved Blathers! We love seeing him display them in all their glory! But wh...

Turkey Day Recipes

Nov 26 2020

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Calling all foodies! The first big event of the winter - Turkey Day - is almost here as chef extraordinaire, Franklin arrives on your islan...

Everything New In The Animal Crossing New Horizons Winter Update

Nov 17 2020

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‘Tis the season to celebrate the next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons! From Turkey Day to Toy Day and every moment in between...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons November Update Predictions

Nov 12 2020

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After two long months, we have finally been treated to the long awaited Fall update! While our villagers are gearing up for the Halloween f...

Fall Update Roundup

Sep 27 2020

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Trick or treat? Nintendo has given us a very sweet treat today: The long-awaited Fall/Halloween update announcement for Animal Crossing: Ne...


Sep 01 2020

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When it comes to visiting someone else’s island, there are things that a visitor should and absolutely shouldn’t do. Ever wondered what the...

Animal Crossing Villagers’ Fudgesicle Recipe

Aug 20 2020

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It’s the height of summer and your Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers are wandering around the island with some kind...

Key Lyman Pie

Aug 10 2020

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With summer in full swing, there’s never been a better time to appreciate the citrus in your life. Key limes can be pretty hard to source o...

Our Top 10 Features From The Second Summer Update.

Jul 30 2020

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Well, it seems like the second wave of the summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a lot to offer! From firework shows to a mys...

How to Overcome Animal Crossing Burnout

Jul 23 2020

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Have you ever felt like playing isn’t fun anymore? As if the game you once loved is tiring, like you’re playing just for the sake of it? You...

Diving Into July

Jul 13 2020

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Pirates and mermaids and Pascal, oh my! Nintendo has really blessed us with this latest summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We...


Jun 30 2020

Hello there! Welcome to The Crossing Board; a fan-based project created by enthusiastic volunteers from around the world. Our platform is dedicated to bringing you the latest news and entertainment surrounding Animal Crossing. Ye...