• University Courses in Board Games

    Last year we told you about EdTec 670 at San Diego State University. I’m happy to tell you that it is back again this year . If you find yourself closer to Texas than to California,...

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  • October Board and Card Game Patents

    I’m skipping the electronic poker tables, slot machines, and a cup designed to hold poker chips. System and method for playing a team gaming tournament – Team poker, with a method for calculating a total score...

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  • Jennyruth Quoits, Made by Adults With Learning Disabilities

    All products made at Jennyruth Workshops in Ripon, North Yorkshire, are made by adults with learning disabilities. They make Quoits (above) and various toys and household items.

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  • The Dreidel Board

    In time for Hannukah, if your floor is covered with carpeting: the Dreidel Board . Comes with a dreidel. $30, when they have it in stock.

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  • A New Simultaneous Chess Games Record: 523

    Last we reported, the record for simultaneous chess games was 360 by a Bulgarian . Since then the record was taken by an Iranian with 500. The new record is 523 by an Israeli . For...

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  • Hot Games and Fast Cars Roundup

    Surely you didn’t think MEGA Bloks would let LEGO hog all the glory? Mega Bloks Race Car Builder lets you roll the die and move around the board trying to collect the eight pieces you need...

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  • Online Dating Infographs a Timeline With a Few Games

    OnlineDating.org attempts – very poorly – to create an infograph timeline on the history of board games. Instead, we get a very few important dates on board games and a list of five popular games, skipping...

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  • Computer Beats Professional Shogi Player

    Shogi is a number of orders of magnitude more difficult for computers to evaluate than Western Chess, but a computer named “Akara 2010″ recently bested the top rated professional woman player Ichiyo Shimizu. In 2005, the...

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  • Dominoes Roundup

    The BBC takes a look at Dominoes players in Cuba. ( source ) The Taylor Daily Press takes a look at Dominoes players in Taylor, TX. ( source ) Thomas Pausz made some rather odd Dominoes...

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  • Vibrator Chess

    Um … Made by Aruliden for Kiki de Montparnasse (adult toys and costumes). Silicon with gold-plate detailing. $7,000. ( source )

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