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Reprints of Out-of-Print Board Games Roil Collectibles’ Values (2/28/12)
arkham horror oldOver the past 10 years, board game collecting has seen tremendous changes, particularly in the hobby sector. As the Internet … More >>

Dark Tower: Finding the Game and Playing the Game are both Adventures (2/7/12)
dark towerThese days, there are relative few Holy Grail-class collectibles or out-of-print collection showpieces for the board game collector. Over the … More >>

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 >>

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