Thursday, December 14, 2006

Session Report, in which many people bring partners

The latest Jerusalem Strategy Gaming Club session report is up here. Games played: Settlers of Catan, Lost Cities, Cosmic Encounter, Santiago, Yinsh, Quo Vadis, Power Grid, Tichu, Modern Art, (Lo) Ra, Magic: the Gathering x 3, Tigris and Euphrates.

A few newcomers came, and some irregulars.

I'm happy to see that my secret santa target has received, opened, and is happy with the gift. Still awaiting mine. I'll probably get hit with custom's charges. We'll see.

Let's hit another triple play: tech, Israel, and games. Israel has banned Israelis from gambling on online Backgammon sites.

And another: Manifesto games has reviewed Shivah, a point-and-click adventure game mystery about a Rabbi investigating a death while the family sits shivah. (via Jewlicious)

And another related item - Israel and tech, which should have some relation to games in the future: Linguistic Agents, an Israeli company, says its "NanoSyntax" technology will provide real usable natural language parsing. Frankly, I remain skeptical. (via Linuxdevices)

Back to games, the Mississippi Clarion Ledger is looking for board gaming stories for an upcoming article. Let's give them some real stories. Heh.

Yehuda

Nominate now for The Gone Gaming 2006 Board Game Internet Awards!

3 comments:

adam said...

Isn't there some kind of free trade agreement with the US, or did I just dream that up?

Yehuda said...

Dreamed up. Any goods over some amount get no customs, single customs, or double customs, depending on the mood of the customs inspector that morning.

Yehuda

Adam said...

No it's true, I didn't dream it up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US-Israel_Free_Trade_Agreement. But maybe there are exceptions for board games because Israel must protect and nourish its burgeoning board games industry.