• 16
    Jun

Rare World Cup Game Brings Soccer’s Premier Tourney to Your Tabletop

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway in Brazil and for fans of the Beautiful Game worldwide—which cuts across all economic classes, religious divisions and club loyalties—there is no more exciting time in the world of sport. “Soccer,” as we call it in America, has never had much of a foothold (pun intended), but that […]

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  • 4
    Jun

Enjoy the Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men Bubble While it Lasts

Hey kid! You want to buy a Green Goblin card and a single, six-sided die for $45? Sure, I paid less than a dollar for it … but it’s super rare! Welcome to the Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men speculation bubble. Enjoy it while it lasts. A little more than a month ago, Wizkids […]

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  • 18
    Mar

Attempts to Build LEGO Board Games take the Fun out the Construction Toy System

In case you didn’t get the memo, “The LEGO Movie” is awesome. It’s a celebration of the perennially popular Danish construction toy and the particular culture of LEGO building, playing, and collecting. References abound throughout the anarchic film, including funny jabs at failed LEGO concepts like the pro sports-themed sets, circa 2002, and the flat-out […]

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  • 17
    Feb

New Ogre Designer Edition is a Monstrously Detailed Board Game

Fans of classic hobby games, rejoice! Steve Jackson Games, one of the oldest and most successful companies in the business, recently shipped the Ogre Designer’s Edition to retail shops shortly after those who supported the game in its million-dollar Kickstarter campaign received theirs. If you happen to go looking for one, good luck. I watched […]

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  • 7
    Feb

Those Four Mop-Topped Lads from Liverpool—The Beatles—Invaded America 50 Years Ago

If you were on this earth on Feb. 9, 1964, I’ll bet dollars to donuts you remember what you were doing that evening. Well, that might be pushing it a little. I was 4 years old and I sitting on the floor watching the Ed Sullivan show with my parents and, unbeknownst to us, we […]

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  • 5
    Feb

Bring the Exciting Winter Olympic Sport of Curling to Your Gaming Table!

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are just about to start. Between concerns over terrorism, confusion over choosing a site in a rather mild climate, allegations of high-level corruption and Russia President Vladimir Putin’s questionable political motives, it is sure to be an event to watch. And that’s without considering the exciting sporting events that […]

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  • 4
    Feb

Awesome Toys of the ’80s: First Generation Jetfire

Several years ago, I walked into one of Atlanta’s most awesome stores—the Book Nook, a veritable treasure trove of used books, comics, movies, music and whatever else they cram on to the overflowing shelves. This was back in the old days, when the store was in its old Clairmont Road location, so this puts it […]

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  • 29
    Jan

Heroquest Kickstarter Controversy Highlights Dungeoncrawl Games’ Collector Value

There’s been a lot of controversy in the hobby gaming and game collecting world recently due to a Spanish publisher, Gamezone, announcing a quite possibly illegal Kickstarter campaign for a 25th-anniversary edition of Heroquest without any arrangements or agreements made with the game’s original publisher or designers. As soon as the Kickstarter campaign was opened, […]

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  • 20
    Jan

Awesome Toys of the ’80s: Japanes Kinnikuman & M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures

In my third-grade class, we had a Japanese exchange student named Kenta. He couldn’t speak much English, but he understood the universal language of toys well enough. Kenta had lots of really awesome 1980s toys that my friends and I had never seen before—it was long before the Internet exposed everybody in the world to […]

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  • 7
    Jan

Failed Video Game Consoles of the 1990s Have Some Collector Value Now

If you’re not tuned into the video games world (or any television, radio, print or online news source), you may not be aware that when you woke up this morning that you are now living in the 8th generation of home video game consoles. Nintendo released its pre-emptive entry into the next generation sweepstakes last […]

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