Thursday, October 18, 2007

Session Report, in which we play on the France Power Grid board for the first time

The latest Jerusalem Strategy Gaming Club session report is up. Games played: Puerto Rico, Havoc, Princes of Florence, Power Grid: France, Blokus Trigon, It's Alive, Bridge.

We play on the France Power Grid board for the first time.

Raph Koster designs a construction building MMO game in the Penny Arcade forums.

Wizards of the Coast gives a video overview of how they will be using online networked presentation tools to allow gamers to play D&D across the network. Just avatars and map making, no rule enforcement.

Freakonomics exposes an online poker site cheating scandal, where the site owners are allegedly playing while having access to hidden information about the other player's hands.

One interesting game presented at the current Essen game convention is the game Ohne Bewaehrung, devised by prisoners from the German Kapellen Prison demonstrating life in prison. Essen is the world's largest board game fair, attracting over 150,000 visitors over 4 days.


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