• A few minor changes to the blog’s appearance

    You probably won’t notice but I’ve gotten rid of the Google AdSense advertisement block, along with the star ratings plug-in. My original intention with the AdSense block wasn’t to actually make any money but instead I...

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  • Awards and English Game Magazines from Austria

    Dagmar de Cassan at Spielen writes to tell me about some news items from Austria: Atlantis by Leo Colovini and published by Amigo won the Austrian Spiel Der Spiele. See the rest of the winners here...

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  • BGG Adds Podcast Directory

    BoardGameGeek has, for the first time, acknowledged that other board game sites exist, by adding a beta podcast directory . Each podcast includes a description, link to the feed, and the ability to listen to each...

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  • The Social Studies Teacher Who Designs Games

    The Herald-Mail has a great writeup today about game designer John Poniske , a Social Studies teacher in Pennsylvania. You may recognize his name as we’ve covered some news about his game, King Philip’s War, before ....

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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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  • School club update: 16 players!

    Today was the first meeting of the after-school game program I’ve been running for the past seven years and we had quite a turn-out: 16 players, all of which were interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons....

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  • Zombie cards and my absence from the site

    Hey folks!  To get some business out of the way, you won’t be seeing much of me on Troll in the Corner for a few weeks.  I’m set to go in to Surgery tomorrow and am...

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  • Imagination Sells Two Games to Spin Master for 24M AUD

    Australian board and DVD game company Imagination Game s has sold two of its games – Fact Or Crap and Battle of the Sexes – to burgeoning game and toy company Spin Master for $24 million...

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  • 25 years later… 24 years later!

    The nonsensical title to this posts is actually a reference to my first ever attempt at designing a game. From that attempt I learned that designing a game is hard, a mixture of creativity and perseverance....

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  • Monster Vault Unboxed

    This box set also looks really nice – the tokens alone make it very appealing to me.

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