First of all, I feel I owe it to you to tell you my favorite feed right now: Flickr Interesting. Just wow, every day.
Legal Dept: I noted this patent as it went by, and now here comes Wizkids trying to get the recent patent about collectible figurine parts by Wizards of the Coast overturned, or to at least establish that they are not violating it. Click here for details.
Free Games Dept: Gnome points us to a number of free downloadable board and dice games from Cheapass games.
Also free are thousands of Flash games around the web, which you don't need me to tell you about. Nevertheless, people ask me to link to them. FreeGeekery posts a list of his favorites.
Hot Women Who Play Chess Dept: Here. Don't ask me why.
Sweaty Board Games Dept: Go will be a new competition in the 2010 Asian Games. Chess already is.
Points on the Compass Dept: The Northern Echo talks up Beyond Monopoly. The Southern talks up HeroClix.
Pay a Fortune to Play Sorry Dept: Omni Hotels is another chain carrying board games (for kids, they say). I've emailed them for the list of games.
Hippy Dippy Dept: "The Abounding River Board Game is an explorational board game that introduces people to an unfamiliar view of BEING ABUNDANCE. It encompasses both training people in a day to day practice as well as discovering a Spiritual foundation that opens up to a whole new way of looking at money and resources.
People experience themselves being at the source of unlimited supply."