Thursday, December 21, 2006

Hanukkah Session Report, in which we review new games

The latest Jerusalem Strategy Gaming Club session report is here. Games played: Saboteur, Children of Fire: board game, Power Grid, Tichu.

First plays and reviews for Saboteur and Children of Fire: board games. Both good.

As I write, Nadine is hopefully picking up two other games of mine in Teaneck, NJ, to bring back to Israel.

It is my duty to report that Foxtrot is ending its weekly strips and moving to a Sunday only format. Since FT was among the comic greats for a while, but then started recycling all of its jokes for the past few years, this doesn't distress me too much.

Mt Kilajava is a serious board game that might be interesting. It's serious part is to teach about the difficulties faced by crop farmers. It is made in New Zealand. By something called Monsoon Games.

Identity Games put out a few interesting inter-faith board games this year, one called Foto-Religie and one called Geloo't of niet. There's no information about these games on their English website. Anyone?

Many more news articles about "increasing sales" in board games, "small recovery" for board games industry, the value of traditional games, etc.


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