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Great Obscure Halloween Board Games Lurking in the Shadows (10/25/13)
The Hammer Horror Forbidden Territory Board GameIt’s Halloween time once again, and that means it is also time for my annual Halloween games roundup. I was … More >>


Kid-Friendly ‘Disney Infinity’ Video Game is Only the Beginning as Extras Abound (9/24/13)
infinity 1If you’re the parents of Disney-inclined kids or if you’re Disney-inclined yourself, you’ve likely either heard of or already invested … More >>


5,000-Year-Old Game Pieces Prove the Impulse to Create Board Games is Intrinsic (9/4/13)
Stone game piecesWhen I’ve written in this column about hobby board games or the kinds of board games that most folks are … More >>


Playing at the House of Mouse: Disney’s Magic Kingdom-Themed Board Games (8/13/13)
Disney World box topFor the first time since before my first child was born in 2010, we’re going on an old-fashioned, summertime family … More >>


For Board Game Collectors, Crowdfunding Offers Rewards at a Great Risk (8/6/13)
funded with kickstarterI’ve written about Kickstarter and the current crowdfunding craze—specifically its impact on the gaming hobby—quite a bit, not just here … More >>


Warhammer Quest’s Treasure Trove of Components makes it a ‘Holy Grail’ Game Find (7/9/13)
Warhammer QuestOne of the biggest hit games in Apple’s App Store right now is Warhammer Quest, a fantasy-themed dungeon crawl wherein … More >>


Revolutionary War Games: Fighting Redcoats on your Table Top (7/1/13)
1776With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, our thoughts turn to things like hot dogs and made-in-China fireworks as we … More >>


The Lost Art—and Value—of Early Video Game Manuals (6/20/13)
clayfighterI’ve reported on a number of breathtaking auction closes for exceptionally rare video-game paraphernalia and massive collections, but I think … More >>


Star Wars-Themed ‘X-Wing’ Miniatures Game a Collectible in the Making (6/4/13)
base gameThe biggest blockbuster to come out of the relatively tiny hobby games business last year was the Star Wars-themed miniatures … More >>


Are You Game for a Game of Thrones? (5/9/13)
game of thrones 1When I tried to read George R. R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones” some years ago, I found it to … More >>


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