Gleemax.com is (going to be) a new site by Wizards of the Coast, an "online destination for hard core strategy and hobby gamers". Read more. The upshot is that it's an attempt to breathe new life into the old Avalon Hill line of games.
In Portland, OR, you can rent board games at Le Happy creperie.
Don't play cards in public in the Philippines or you'll get arrested. (The game was tong-its.)
Women's chess in Yemen is getting a governmental boost.