Thursday, January 31, 2008

Session Report, in which we lose more respect for Lost Valley

The latest Jerusalem Strategy Gaming Club session report is up. Games played: Odin's Ravens, Notre Dame, Lost Valley.

We still love Notre Dame, but we think that Lost Valley needs an overhaul.

Welcome to any new visitors from Boing Boing, Kotaku, Joystiq, Raph Koster, and others. Check out the highlights on the right sidebar. (Actually, this is not my first time getting linked from any of these sites (maybe Kotaku), but it's the first time I got linked from all of them at once. So much for Tracksy.)

Simon J pointed out this article: one Chess master forfeited a game for refusing to shake the hand of another Chess master. After an appeal, the game may be replayed if an apology occurs. Those wacky Chess masters!

TV channel KVEW, an ABC affiliate, has a series of videos called Gamer Geeks, wherein a lovely young newscaster tries to make sense of board gaming geekery.

More on the dangers of Monopoly: four dudes killed another over a game in Hartford, CT. They probably forced him to play the shoe, too.

The York Press covers the irrepressible Beyond Monopoly club.

Nuremberg Toy Fair

Foxmind wrote to tell me that they will be showing off some new games at the upcoming Nuremberg Toy Fair, including: Kajunga, a survival game; Dig It, a multi-level brain teaser; and Trixo, "a new dimension to Tic Tac Toe".

For more on upcoming releases at the festival, check out BoardGameNews.


On the Israel scene, Israel's government has invited the remaining Beatles to play on Israel's 60th birthday. Apparently, the last time the Beatles were scheduled to come to Israel, the Israeli government refused on the grounds that their music would corrupt the country's youth. Oh, the shame.


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