• “Go” Diplomacy With China

    In 1971, a Chinese and an American ping-pong player became friends. This resulted in mutual invitations to visit each others’ countries, and eventually to a visit to China by Nixon. The situation later became known as...

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  • Countdown to New York Toy Fair: An Inventor’s Perspective

    The following is a guest article by Kim Vandenbroucke. Kim is a professional game inventor (her latest published is Scattergories Categories) and she has agreed to take time out of her very busy schedule at this...

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  • Game Bandit—Mystery Edition

    Amazon is bundling the base Dominion game with two of the expansions, Alchemy and Prosperity , for $79.76 (a 36% discount). Also included are the two promo card sets, Envoy and Black Market, that were previously...

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  • Game Bandit—Mystery Edition

    Amazon is bundling the base Dominion game with two of the expansions, Alchemy and Prosperity , for $79.76 (a 36% discount). Also included are the two promo card sets, Envoy and Black Market, that were previously...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Chess Players Launching Hedge Funds

    Patrick Wolff left Clarium Capital to found a new hedge fund Grand Master Capital. Wolff is a grandmaster chess player with a 2563 ELO. Now three other guys, two with ELOs of 2423 and 2238 are...

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  • Chess Players Launching Hedge Funds

    Patrick Wolff left Clarium Capital to found a new hedge fund Grand Master Capital. Wolff is a grandmaster chess player with a 2563 ELO. Now three other guys, two with ELOs of 2423 and 2238 are...

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  • TisTheGift: Hand-painted Classic Games

    Tis The Gift paints, works, or embroiders classic games with a feminine touch. They’re rather pretty, complete with peace signs, or Indian totems, or whatever theme you want, actually. I particularly like the blood-spatter and steak...

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  • 100 Rooks Over Krakow

    In anticipation of the World School Chess Championship and the FIDE Congress, 100 larger-than-human rooks are being erected all over Krakow. ( source ) Source doesn’t say who’s doing the erecting, nor who took the pictures,...

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  • Game Criminal Statistics 2010

    Our game criminal roundups are mostly a result of Google News alerts. It’s fair to say that a great majority of game related violence is not reported (assaults, petty robberies, and so on), or not noted...

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  • It’s Christmas So You’re Not Reading this Post Roundup

    Chess Male chess players adopt riskier strategies when playing against more attractive women. ( source ) India sets world record in number of simultaneous Chess players in one location: 22,480. ( source ) Obset: The Chess...

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