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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 >>


Batman Board Games Show the Difference Between Players and Collectors (4/25/13)
batman 4Wizkids, the makers of the popular comic-book-themed Heroclix tabletop game, just released a new Batman board game. In Batman: The … More >>


A Bad Video Game for an Ancient Gaming System Features an Outsized Price Tag (4/23/13)
stadium events 1The world of collectible video games and video gaming equipment is a peculiar thing. Vast swaths of software and consoles … More >>


Hare and Tortoise adds Strategy to Fairy Tale Racing Concept Board Game (3/28/13)
Hare and Tortoise boxIt’s springtime again, and soon Peter Cottontail will be hoppin’ on down that bunny trail delivering his bounty of plastic, … More >>


Papal Games: If You Can’t be the Pope, at Least You can Play one at Home (2/28/13)
vatican closeupFolks don’t tend to resign from the office of the Pope, the Bishop of Rome and the appointed worldwide leader … More >>


A Gamer’s Valentine’s Day Question: What Board Games are there about Love? (2/11/13)
Love LetterValentine’s Day is here again, and somewhere between the flocks of half-naked, infantile archers, mountains of terrible chocolate packed in … More >>


Kickstarter Craze Causing Chaos in Board Game Collectors’ Corners (1/31/13)
Alien FrontiersBack in 2010, a tiny board-game publisher called Clever Mojo put its first title, a sci-fi dice game called Alien … More >>


If You’re Hearing that Metal Buzz, it Must be Time for Electric Football (1/24/13)
Total Team ControlAs a games journalist, I am beholden to be completely honest with my readers. And I will be completely frank: … More >>


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