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Scrabble is everywhere, making the Word Game more Beloved than Valuable or Collectible (9/4/14)
It’s estimated that one out of every three homes in the United States has some version of Scrabble in it. Scrabble. Chances are, you’ve played it and found yourself wracking your brain over a rack of tiles that seems to … More >>

Subbuteo has been bringing Soccer Action to Enthusiasts’ Tabletops for 70 Years (7/17/14)
Here they are, the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team, in Subbuteo form, as they appeared recently in Brazil, featuring their home kit (uniforms). This set is custom made and currently sells for about $40 direct from the manufacturer. So, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has ended and the Germans—undeniably the most organized team in the tournament—have been christened … More >>

Rare World Cup Game Brings Soccer’s Premier Tourney to Your Tabletop (6/16/14)
Shaun Derrick’s The World Cup Game, published in 2006 by Games for the World. The giant referee and penalty flags on the cover symbolize how much bad officiating has influenced the “history of the greatest football tournament.”The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway in Brazil and for fans of the Beautiful Game worldwide—which cuts across all … More >>

Enjoy the Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men Bubble While it Lasts (6/4/14)
The Green Goblin “Gobby” super-rare that I sold for $45 almost as soon as I opened a 79¢ Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-men booster pack. The red stripe under the text denotes its rarity. Hey kid! You want to buy a Green Goblin card and a single, six-sided die for $45? Sure, I paid … More >>

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 >>

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