Tag Archives: classic board games

Kinematic’s “Noetic” Games

Kinematic is a company run by Dr. Leigh Kibby, a self-proclaimed “Noetic” psychologist and coach. His theories are somewhat derived from logotherapy and the search for meaning, ethics, spirituality, etc. To this end, he provides a number of free downloadable games , most of which appear to be instructions for Chess variants. Not only do the rules provide for different piece movements (with unequal forces), they also include…

6 Other Interesting Games or Items on Etsy

Handmade card holders , one of several designs. Epicycle Designs makes these deluxe Agricola pieces as well as deluxe pieces for Settlers and other Eurogames. This set, which is the most expensive, costs $300. And you can buy these colored vials (from someone else) to spruce up your Pandemic (or On the Brink) game. These cards have the usual numbers in one corner and Chinese in the …

6 Other Interesting Games or Items on Etsy

Handmade card holders , one of several designs. Epicycle Designs makes these deluxe Agricola pieces as well as deluxe pieces for Settlers and other Eurogames. This set, which is the most expensive, costs $300. And you can buy these colored vials (from someone else) to spruce up your Pandemic (or On the Brink) game. These cards have the usual numbers in one corner and …

Hipster Bingo

The rules to Hipster Bingo speak for themselves: LOCATE HIPSTERS. Take out Bingo card. Use found items like change or bottle caps for game pieces. If hipsters are nearby this means you will be able to find plenty of pennies, guitar picks, cigarette butts, mustache combs… PLAY hipster bingo! $8 on Etsy.

Hipster Bingo

The rules to Hipster Bingo speak for themselves: LOCATE HIPSTERS. Take out Bingo card. Use found items like change or bottle caps for game pieces. If hipsters are nearby this means you will be able to find plenty of pennies, guitar picks, cigarette butts, mustache combs… PLAY hipster bingo! $8 on Etsy.

Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors

The Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors is a group focused on the collection and preservation of old games and puzzles. The organization holds an annual gathering for trading games and puzzles, as well as sharing information on their history and development. The AGPC maintains an archive of the rules for a number of out-of-print games, a catalog of U.S. games …

Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors

The Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors is a group focused on the collection and preservation of old games and puzzles. The organization holds an annual gathering for trading games and puzzles, as well as sharing information on their history and development. The AGPC maintains an archive of the rules for a number of out-of-print games, a catalog of…

A Portrait Using 13,138 Dice

Tobias Wong was an artist who died at age 35, or 13,138 days. His friend Fredwick McSwain created a floor installation entitled “Die”, a portrait of him using 13,138 dice. It is part of the BrokenOff BrokenOff exhibition at Gallery R’Pure in Manhattan, which is dedicated to Wong’s life and work. ( source )

Lord of Chess, The Fashion Collection

Lord of Chess is a fashion collection for men and boys from grandmaster Arkadij Naiditsch and designer Sascha Wagener. The collection includes clothing and watches with chess themes. Where is the women’s collection, you ask? I found what appears to be a related site on Spreadshirt , a German make-your-own online shop.

Pawn: A Love Story

By Imagination Asia. Felipe Jose Ramirez composer. Inspired by “Ballade del Cid Campeador”.

Texas House Approves 42 as Official Table Game of Texas

The Texas House of Representatives approved bill HCR 84 designating 42 (or Texas 42), a partnership/trick-taking/auction dominoes game, as the official table game of Texas (it has sometimes been called this, unofficially). The bill was introduced by Rep Erwin Cain, who read the following poem [1] on the floor in support of the bill and to diss poker and other games of luck: In a little town…

Royal Wedding Games

Some people just don’t get it … [1] Top Trumps Royal Wedding A selection of playing cards Stunned, I am, that I could not find a William and Kate Chess set or Draughts set. [1] I’m one of those people.

Leela

No, I’m not referring to Doctor Who’s animal-skin wearing companion, though it’s possible that her name was inspired by this game. Leela, or Snakes and Arrows, is the allegedly ancient Hindu game from which Snakes and Ladders (known in America as Chutes and Ladders) is derived. The game-play should be familiar to most everyone: roll the die, count the boxes, and move up or…

Fantasy Chess League

You’ve heard of fantasy football and fantasy baseball, so why not fantasy chess? You too can track top Chess player results and organize the players into leagues. It’s been going on since at least 2003 ; unfortunately, that site is old, and I don’t know if they’re still doing it. But don’t despair. You can get in on a new …

37th Annual Origins Awards Nominee List

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design has unveiled the list of nominees for the 37th Annual Origins Awards that will be held at the Origins Game Fair in Greater Columbus Convention Center on June 22-26 . Five nominees have been named in each of the 9 categories (except for Best Historical Board Game) through a vote by game retailers in March 2011 during the GAMA Trade Show from a shortlist…

Game Bandit—Miniature Giveaways Edition

Catalyst Game Labs will be giving away Leviathans miniatures before the game is released. The contest has three categories: best web presentation, best real-life presentation, and best game component. Fantasy Flight Games is running a miniatures painting contest, using Battles of Westeros figures. The winner will receive one copy of every Battles of Westeros game and expansion. For 25% …

Game Bandit—Memories of Play Edition

The Strong National Museum of Play is collecting video recollections of playing with friends. The top videos, as chosen by a panel of experts and by public voting, will win Flip video cameras and Amazon gift certificates. Starlit Citadel of Canada , and a Purple Pawn advertiser, is running a 4th Anniversary Sale with discounts of up to 70%. For 20% off at…

Penn’s Year of Games

As millions of students eagerly await word on their college applications, those hoping for acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania now have an extra reason for excitement. Penn (my alma mater) has declared the 2011-2012 school year to be the Year of Games: Body and Mind . As part of the Penn Reading Project, all incoming freshmen will be sent a copy of Jane McGonigal’s book, Reality is Broken , and …

Purple Parlay—Monopoly and House Rules

I know we’ve had a parlay about house rules already, but this time I’m most specifically interested in Monopoly . My wife and I were having a conversation about this the other day. A conversation which came up because of a $40 copy of Monopoly we saw in a store. One thing led to another, and I stated that I …

ICv2 2010 Q4 Market Report

ICv2 has reported that there was a 10% growth in the sales of hobby games during the 4th quarter of 2010 with Magic: The Gathering becoming a main contributor. According to the market report found in ICv2′s Internal Correspondence #74, sales were boosted by the holiday seasons, with the collectible games and boardgames registering growths in their respective areas. The report …