Apart from Fox Trot, Baby Blues seems to be the mainstream comic that mentions board games most frequently (Fox Trot mentions mostly RPGs and video games). Today's comic shows you how to turn Parcheesi, if I'm not mistaken, into a war game.
An international games laboratory is being formed.
A conference on the philosophy of computer games is being organized in Italy. (via)
And there's now a serious game dealing with Darfur. Hmmmm. Here's a neat subject for an Ethics in Gaming article. Let's marinate on that.
Still working on my longer post ...