Monday, August 20, 2007

Even My Youngest Daughter is Beating Me at Games, Now

On shabbat, I finally lost a game of Spit to Tal. Actually, I don't think it was my first loss to her, but it was the first loss while I was playing my best. And it was resounding, too.

To make up for it, she wanted to play Oh Hell, which I usually win handily. I lost that, too.

Parents: smackdown your children when they're young, because soon they'll be smacking you down.

If I hadn't been beating them when they were young, they wouldn't be beating me now. They wouldn't be playing with me at all.

The Competition

Speaking of beating me, no one has sent me an entry for my $25 Amazon coupon giveaway. Is the game too boring, too difficult, or the prize not good enough?

Save me from having to drink cheap beer.

Game News

The dangers reported about Chinese made toy products may result in an upswing in European made, higher quality and higher priced, components. Here is a contrasting opinion.

Recent news reports cover a few of the Nazi board games, some of which are up for auction this week.

Oddbattles turns his new blog about wargames in the direction of Eurogames with an article about the sociability aspect of modern board games vs video games.

MTV posts a long interview with Jonathan Blow, a video game designer, which touches on many aspects of games and art.

And the Games Scholar's Journal finds that M-rated games are now segregated behind the counter at his local Toys-R-Us.

The Bellingham Herald has a small piece on a local game shop devoted to Magic: the Gathering.

And the Financial Times reports on a plan by Harvard Law school to solve all the problems of the world, including teenage delinquency and world conflicts, by teaching everyone how to play poker.

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