• Miscellaneous Game News Roundup

    According to some sources, miners trapped in Chile are not allowed competitive board games, for fear of raising tensions in their cramped conditions. ( source ) According to other sources, the government is planning to send...

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  • Spin: Classic Board Games with a Twist Art Exhibition in SF

    San Fransisco’s Rare Device will showcase an exhibition of art based on classic board games in a show called Spin . Works are by Jennifer Judd-McGee and Mati McDonough and will run most of September. Jennifer...

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  • Ralph Lauren Games

    Ralph Lauren makes a few luxury games, including the Hammond Chess set: Nickel and leather, with a modernist design. $1995. They also make a Checkers set ($295) and a Backgammon set ($695), both under the name...

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  • Board and Card Game News Roundup

    I was away from blogging for a week (my father passed away), so I have a backlog of news posts to churn out. Here you go: Chess Bobby Fischer’s body was exhumed from his grave to...

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  • What’s Next for BoardGames.com?

    $450,000 For boardgames.com; What Now? In May, boardgames.com was sold to an undisclosed purchaser for $450,000. It was not the most ever paid for a board or card related website: poker.org sold for $1 million earlier...

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  • Pete’s Box: Six Wooden Game Board Form a Cubes

    Pete’s Box is a construction by Peter Blose from his oddly named company Prevideo Productions . Peter paints different games onto six wooden boards with raised ridges on each end that can assemble into a game...

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  • “The most realistic tabletop rocket game ever made”

    High Frontier by Phil Eklund, to be released by Sierra Madre Games, bills itself as “the most realistic tabletop rocket game ever made”.  By which they mean tabletop game, not tabletop rockets. And by which they...

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  • Con Competition

    This week, two game conventions compete for your attention. Gen Con is certainly the bigger of the two, but WBC (The World Boardgaming Championships) also has quite a lot going for it. Gen Con is a...

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  • July Board and Card Game Patents

    As usual, I’m skipping the card shufflers and dealers … Auto racing board game – By Carrie Moats. A roll and move game. Carrie claims her design is patent-worthy because, unlike previous auto-racing games, a) hers...

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  • Play in Public

    In March, we celebrated Read an RPG in Public Week to help generate positive exposure for the roleplaying hobby. And while I’m happy to see this week bring that celebration’s second incarnation of the year, another...

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