Two great Halloween board game stories: Halloween Horror from Pawnstar and Frankenmeeple - A Halloween Tale from Paul DeStefano (Geosphere).
I wrote Winning Alternatives for Gone Gaming, about alternatives to the usual end game scenario of "I win, you lose".
A massive multi-player online chess game is being formed. It's not the first; Kasparov played the World via the Internet a few years back.
Destructoid weighs in on video games and art.
Only a Game invents a hex based war game, his second (follow links to the first, a science fiction empire game).
And more talk about serious games, this time from Forbes.
Update: AimlessWords covers Eurogames. (via Critical Gamers)