Found 63 articles matching Games and Puzzles category.
  • Sep 23 2016
  • 23 Sep 2016

Game Collectors Enter Panic Mode as Fantasy Flight Games ends deal with Games Workshop

Way back in 2005, I attended the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) trade show in Las Vegas on behalf of my game shop. One of the […]

  • Aug 1 2016
  • 1 Aug 2016

Value in Pokémon Go Collectibles Appear to be Future ‘Tradable Assets’

I knew that Pokémon Go was a “thing” when I was standing in line with my kids at the grocery store playing it, scanning the […]

  • Jun 29 2016
  • 29 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Jigsaw Puzzles – Fun to Collect and Use

Antique and collectibles jigsaw puzzles are utilitarian collectibles. Besides their historical imagery and collector interest, jigsaw puzzles are fun to assemble, individually or with family […]

  • Feb 26 2016
  • 26 Feb 2016

Scrabble is everywhere, making the Word Game more Beloved than Valuable or Collectible

Scrabble. Chances are, you’ve played it and found yourself wracking your brain over a rack of tiles that seems to only spell out “XYNOBIS” or […]

  • Feb 11 2016
  • 11 Feb 2016

A Gamer’s Valentine’s Day Question: What Board Games are there about Love?

Valentine’s Day is here again, and somewhere between the flocks of half-naked, infantile archers, mountains of terrible chocolate packed in heart-shaped boxes and overpriced long-stem […]

  • Sep 30 2015
  • 30 Sep 2015

No Rubber Bands: Preserving Game Cards

It’s happened to anyone who has ever bought a vintage board or card game from an antiques dealer, a thrift store or a yard sale: […]

  • Sep 21 2015
  • 21 Sep 2015

Papal Games: If You Can’t be the Pope, at Least You can Play one at Home

This week we will get an up-close-and-personal look at Pope Francis. I often wonder what it would be like to be the Pope, the Bishop […]

  • Mar 23 2015
  • 23 Mar 2015

Magic Still Gathering Fans long after the Bubble was supposed to Burst

Twenty-two years ago, I was sitting in a college literature class reading a Gundam comic book, waiting for the professor to show up. I looked […]

  • Jan 28 2015
  • 28 Jan 2015

Two-Week Window to Make a Profit on Overpriced Nintendo Handheld Game

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Nintendo will be releasing a new revision of its popular 3DSXL handheld game console. Imaginatively titled the “new 3DSXL,” […]

  • Nov 13 2014
  • 13 Nov 2014

For Video Game Collectors, Acquiring Atari’s E.T. is the Ultimate Dumpster Dive

Back in April, an excavation crew dug up the fabled “Atari landfill” in Alamogordo, N.M., where supposedly thousands of unsold copies of the “E.T.: The […]