Articles published in 2014

Christmas session 2014

Three weeks ago we had our Christmas session. Less well attended than previous years, it was not less fun, with all the traditional bits: mince pies, David's picture quiz, Pete's miniature model game, my ...

Tournament 2014

This week the 2014 edition of our annual games tournament ended. In the league phase, 16 participants played 5 games in 4-player groups: Village, Caverna, Steam, Terra Mystica and Power Grid. Damen ended with 49 points, impressively winning 4 of the games and coming 2nd in the other. David H ...

Family holiday games

Due to limited shelving at home, I've re-packed several games more efficiently, chucking the original game boxes and rule books to the loft. I put game pieces into business card boxes (BCBs), and put 9 BCBs into an A4 box, with boards and short rule summaries (written by myself ...

Play the Game

Knowing I'm going to give a talk about race games, David kindly lent me the book Play the Game, compiled by Brian Love and published by Michael Joseph Ltd and Ebury Press in 1978. The ...

Playing too many different games

As a member of a games club, I get to play many different games. Far too many, as I realised when David, the club’s organiser, suggested to use the h-index to measure how many games we tend to play regularly.

The h-index was proposed by a physicist in 2005 ...

Looking back on 2013

It’s time to reminisce on the games and events of the past year, its highlights and let-downs, and to list some new year's resolutions ...

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