Found 63 articles matching Games and Puzzles category.
  • Jun 20 2013
  • 20 Jun 2013

The Lost Art—and Value—of Early Video Game Manuals

I’ve reported on a number of breathtaking auction closes for exceptionally rare video-game paraphernalia and massive collections, but I think this fairly modest $1,377 item […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

Star Wars-Themed ‘X-Wing’ Miniatures Game a Collectible in the Making

The biggest blockbuster to come out of the relatively tiny hobby games business last year was the Star Wars-themed miniatures game, X-Wing. Published by Fantasy […]

  • May 31 2013
  • 31 May 2013

Space, the Final Collecting Frontier: ‘Star Trek’ Toys and Memorabilia

The second half of the 1960s was a memorable time for American television programming. Audiences were introduced to numerous shows that would become revered classics, […]

  • May 9 2013
  • 9 May 2013

Are You Game for a Game of Thrones?

When I tried to read George R. R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones” some years ago, I found it to be turgid, soapy and overwhelmingly […]

  • Apr 25 2013
  • 25 Apr 2013

Batman Board Games Show the Difference Between Players and Collectors

Wizkids, the makers of the popular comic-book-themed Heroclix tabletop game, just released a new Batman board game. In Batman: The Gotham City Strategy Game, two […]

  • Apr 23 2013
  • 23 Apr 2013

A Bad Video Game for an Ancient Gaming System Features an Outsized Price Tag

The world of collectible video games and video gaming equipment is a peculiar thing. Vast swaths of software and consoles are quite literally worthless, unusable […]

  • Mar 28 2013
  • 28 Mar 2013

Hare and Tortoise adds Strategy to Fairy Tale Racing Concept Board Game

It’s springtime again, and soon Peter Cottontail will be hoppin’ on down that bunny trail delivering his bounty of plastic, candy-filled eggs to children everywhere. […]

  • Mar 15 2013
  • 15 Mar 2013

Collecting the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ — A Look at King Kong Memorabilia

It was 80 years ago this month that movie-going audiences were first introduced to one of filmdom’s most iconic—and arguably tragic—characters: the gargantuan-sized gorilla, King […]

  • Jan 31 2013
  • 31 Jan 2013

Kickstarter Craze Causing Chaos in Board Game Collectors’ Corners

Back in 2010, a tiny board-game publisher called Clever Mojo put its first title, a sci-fi dice game called Alien Frontiers, up as a Kickstarter […]

  • Jan 24 2013
  • 24 Jan 2013

If You’re Hearing that Metal Buzz, it Must be Time for Electric Football

As a games journalist, I am beholden to be completely honest with my readers. And I will be completely frank: I know next to nothing […]