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Attempts to Build LEGO Board Games take the Fun out the Construction Toy System (3/18/14)
LEGO Time CruisersIn case you didn’t get the memo, “The LEGO Movie” is awesome. It’s a celebration of the perennially popular Danish … More >>


New Ogre Designer Edition is a Monstrously Detailed Board Game (2/17/14)
Steve Jackson OgreFans of classic hobby games, rejoice! Steve Jackson Games, one of the oldest and most successful companies in the business, … More >>


Bring the Exciting Winter Olympic Sport of Curling to Your Gaming Table! (2/5/14)
international challengeThe 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are just about to start. Between concerns over terrorism, confusion over choosing a site … More >>


Awesome Toys of the ’80s: First Generation Jetfire (2/4/14)
JetfireSeveral years ago, I walked into one of Atlanta’s most awesome stores—the Book Nook, a veritable treasure trove of used … More >>


Heroquest Kickstarter Controversy Highlights Dungeoncrawl Games’ Collector Value (1/29/14)
Oiriginal HeroquestThere’s been a lot of controversy in the hobby gaming and game collecting world recently due to a Spanish publisher, … More >>


Awesome Toys of the ’80s: Japanes Kinnikuman & M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures (1/20/14)
Satan CrossIn my third-grade class, we had a Japanese exchange student named Kenta. He couldn’t speak much English, but he understood … More >>


Failed Video Game Consoles of the 1990s Have Some Collector Value Now (1/7/14)
virtualboyIf you’re not tuned into the video games world (or any television, radio, print or online news source), you may … More >>


Gale Force Nine becomes a Development Force with Cult TV Board Games (12/19/13)
Spartacus  Gale Force Nine started out in the hobby gaming business as a manufacturer of accessories for miniatures games—mostly die-cut acrylic … More >>


Awesome Toys of the ’80s: Shogun Warriors (12/16/13)
Shogun family portaitMy soon-to-be-4 son has suddenly taken an interest in the Power Rangers, Saban’s long-running (20 years!) Westernization of several different … More >>


Despite their Current ‘Hot’ Status, Skylanders’ Collectibility is a Shaky Proposition (11/5/13)
skylanders 2If you’ve got kids of video game-playing age (or if you are a video game-playing adult), I’m sure that the … More >>


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