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Magic: The Gathering—The Origin of the Collectible Card Game Gold Rush (1/9/12)
Magic the Gathering cardsWhen I was in college back in the halcyon days of the early 1990s, I remember sitting in a literature … More >>


Shall We Play a Game? An Interview with a Board Game Über-Collector (12/20/11)
DanBaden 1Dan Baden is a published board game designer who has a multiplayer simulation of United Nations negotiation coming out in … More >>


The Rise and Fall of the Great Sid Sackson Gaming Collection (11/29/11)
Sid SacksonSid Sackson is regarded by many to be one of the most important and influential game designers of all time. … More >>


No Rubber Bands: Preserving Game Cards (11/7/11)
BU001683It’s happened to anyone who has ever bought a vintage board or card game from an antiques dealer, a thrift … More >>


Horror Board Games: Spooky Play with some Scary Secondary Values (10/24/11)
Halloween_Haunted HouseMonster, horror and other Halloweenie themes have long been popular in both mainstream and hobby market board games. Modern examples … More >>


3M’s Innovative Bookshelf Games: The Precursors to Today’s Hobby Board Games (10/10/11)
3m image 2When most folks think of the 3M corporate brand, their thoughts most likely turn toward the unmistakable smell of Scotch … More >>


Star Wars Board Games Have Game-Playing, Monetary Values (9/26/11)
lukeGeorge Lucas’ Star Wars saga—both the three great films and three really bad ones—hit Blu-Ray this past week, shattering sales … More >>


Battleship: Its Value is in the Playing of the Game (9/12/11)
1967 Battleship“You sank my battleship!” is—without a doubt—one of those iconic catchphrases that kids picked up from commercials shown during Saturday … More >>


You May Pass Go, but Do Not Collect $200: Assessing Vintage Monopoly Games (8/29/11)
1935 editionFor most folks, the term “board game” is practically synonymous with Monopoly, the venerable game of real estate ownership patented … More >>


What Makes a Hobby Board Game Valuable? (2/11/09)
DuneMany board games found in antiques shops and other secondhand retailers may not be as valuable as some might hope. … More >>


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