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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 ...

UK Games Expo 2013

Last Saturday I attended my first ever games convention, the UK Games Expo. It was sufficiently easy to reach by public transportation to convince me to drag my lazy bum out of the house. But not before 9am, of course. I reached Birmingham International by train at 10am, and after ...

spielbox April 2011

My final spielbox subscription issue arrived today. The envelope was suspiciously hard for a magazine and upon opening it I found an A4 cardboard within the issue, with 222 small pieces! If this was a game expansion, the base game wasn't named on the cardboard; and the spielbox centrefold ...

BoardGameInfo Games Giveaway

Board Game Info, the new kid on the block of general boardgaming sites, is giving players the opportunity to contribute to the site (by uploading reviews and game data, for example) and thereby earn points which can then be converted to free games. If you prefer to spend less effort ...

spielbox December 2010

Although I have received this issue long time ago, I only got round to read it yesterday. The highlight of the year's final issue is of course the almost 30-page long report on SPIEL'10, the world's largest game fair, in Essen, Germany. I was very pleased to ...

Caravels and trains

This week I was again in Portugal for work. I had intended to go to one of the weekly Wednesday meetings of the Lisbon Boardgamers, which was not far from my hotel, but in the end had to skip it. It was a shame, because from before 6pm to after ...

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