Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Real Cave of Zork (Colossal Cave Adventure)

Raph and BoingBoing both point us to the real caves that were the map for the original Adventure aka Colossal Cave Adventure aka Zork. They look scarier in real-life than they do in plain text.

In my continuing coverage of chess maniacs, the Russian serial killer was apparently trying to fill in all the spaces of his chess board with his victims.

Here's Games Day at the Salvation Army.

North Star Games' Wits and Wagers seems to be soaking up the spotlight, getting featured in Time Magazine and now carried at Target stores nationwide.

Jurors waiting for selection at the Northampton County Courthouse in New Jersey will now be offered card and board games while they wait.

You can also get board games on the deck of a Greenland coastal cruise, as well as a Sony Playstation with a widescreen monitor. Which may defeat the point, somewhat.

The Post Standard lists the Go books available at the Syracuse public library, as donated by the local Go club.

Technology Review has a long article marking the tenth anniversary of computers beating Kasparov in Chess, and what it really means for a computer to play Chess.

I've also lots more to say about Web 2.0, but further coverage about this topic will be on my new blog.

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