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Fischer-Spassky Tournament Chess Set for Sale

Meanwhile, while Bobby Fischer’s corpse is exhumed from his grave, you can get your hands on one of the three tables/sets on which Fischer and Spassky played their famous 1972 games. The set is for sale from one of Fischer’s former friends, Einar S. Einarsson. The table is signed by both of the players. Send bids to galleryskak@gmail.com . ( source , image )

Play Mahjong at This Texas Ranch

The Inn at El Canelo is a secluded ranch inn in Souther Texas, with the usual Texas amenities such as mesquite BBQ, abundant wildlife, and 46 hour Mahjong getaways. The owners are Mahjong fanatics happy to help you host your own tournaments. They provide everything but the Mahjong sets and gambling money. ( source ) Disclaimer: source is a new advertiser.

World Series of Mahjong

Along with confusion as to who can claim official status for the world dominoes championships and the world Bunco championships , I’m currently confused as to who can claim to represent the world for a championship in Mahjong. The third World Series of Mahjong (the first two were 2007 and 2008, with 2009 being skipped) will take place in Macao in mid-August…

World Series of Mahjong

Along with confusion as to who can claim official status for the world dominoes championships and the world Bunco championships , I’m currently confused as to who can claim to represent the world for a championship in Mahjong. The third World Series of Mahjong (the first two were 2007 and 2008, with 2009 being skipped) will take place in Macao in mid-August. This event, though it comes with…

Candyland Garden

While browsing Geekdo today, I can upon this post by chance. KandeeCorner  has created this interesting garden based off Candyland . There’s a few more pictures, and an explination, over on h er thread on Craftster . The cool part is that every “space” in her garden has a specific look, smell, and some even have a specific taste (herbs, etc..). If you’re …

World’s Tiniest Chess Set, Even Tinier

The last “ world’s smallest chess set ” with pieces was a relatively gargantuan 2.5 mm by 3.5 mm. A mere trifling. How does 435 μm by 435 μm sound to you (that’s micrometers, or .435 mm)? With pieces? And a robotic arm to automatically move the pieces? That’s what Texas Tech did for the winning design entry for a university competition in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) at Sandia National …

Quantum Tic-Tac-Toe

Want to learn quantum mechanics while playing a game? Check out Quantum Tic-Tac-Toe by Allan Goff of Novatia Labs. Each turn you play in two squares, indicating two potential plays that only resolve when states reach a circular entanglement. Or something like that. You can play online.

Chess and Games Pimping Roundup

The World Chess Hall of Fame, currently languishing in obscurity and facing eviction, is moving to the new and pretty Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St Louis . Read about its history at source. ( source ) Kirsan Ilyzumzhinov, president of the World Chess Federation who is hoping to be re-elected, is spending $1,000,000 on a series of Chess tournaments to honor his late predecessor…

Lego Robot Chess

Sure we’ve mentioned Lego chess sets before. In this one, though, the pieces are life-sized, motorized, and plan their own movement. Watch the whole video. It gets better as it goes along. [H/T: Geekosystem ]

Game Pimping Roundup

CNN  pimps Dungeons and Dragons and the D&D Encounters . ( source ) Close Encounter of Mahjong is a short film, nearly entirely filmed around a Mahjong game. ( source , info ) The San Diego Union-Tribune pimps Jack Degnan. ( source ) Funny that the San Diego News Room already pimped him last November. ( source )

Weekly Game Criminal Roundup

Chicago, IL: One woman shoots and kills another woman over a card game. ( source ) Also, one man shot to death at a dice game. ( source ) Towanda, PA: Two inmates get into a fight over a card game. ( source ) Sweden: Tournament poker player jailed for drug crimes. ( source )…

The Brett Meyer Dice Tube

Brett Meyer has created a spiffy looking dice “tube”, which is a dice tumbler in a clear plastic tube with mats at either end. He sells them with different types and colors of dice, and either sealed or removable ended. They’re expensive, however: $52 for the simplest sealed tube with two dice…