Boardgames in the News (and stuff)

I think we never had a thread like this. I am always interested when my hobbies get written up or mentioned somewhere that’s not already part of the hobby and I don’t browse other places that mention these types of articles (like r/boardgames) often enough. So to start here’s a nice thing I read the other day:

npr.org: A look into the wild economy of boardgames

It’s mostly about Kickstarter funding of games and mentions Frosthaven quite a bit.

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Interesting thread!

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I thought I might try and look for more content then for this and found this ancient “gem” on the guardian. It’s from 2015 and is mostly of “historical” value but seeing how I know some of you like the games it mentions and how the mix is weirdly weird, here is

20 awesome games (you probably heard of)

Here’s a quote from that one:

Now guess the game :wink:

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That’s quite the range! I did not correctly guess the game associated with that quote :grin:

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Wow. Unexpected inclusion of Heroes Wanted. The game I own all the expansions for and have played exactly twice. At some point I want to sit down and work out if there’s a way to make it a better game.

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Not exactly newsy news but I got another SPIEL newsletter and maybe some of you are interested in how the plans for spiel.digital are progressing… the current video is somewhat in (English)–well most of the words are anyway. But he’s showing a few interesting mockups of what they are planning. Knowing how hard it can be to get a software project (which that is) off the ground, they have very little time to accomplish this, so consider me sceptical they are going to achieve what they propose.

Note: I only scrolled through the video to have a look at the mockups because too many words to listen to that kept being repeated over and over and over.

Looks like they are making a website with events, gaming table, shopping and involving several well-known gaming entities including SUSD.

Here’s one of the mockups. There’s also one showing different boardgame themes you can browse and then each publisher will have a page with their games, a schedule of online events, links to gaming tables (online?) and (most importantly?) shopping! He said something that publishers can include links to different shopping options depending on where you are to reduce shipping cost etc.

But as noted, I’ve only listened to a few parts of the lengthy thing.

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Oh god, they called Euphoria awesome. :nauseated_face::nauseated_face::nauseated_face:

I won’t rest until every copy of that game is burned to a cinder.

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I’m sorry. I can’t not see “ASS” in the lower-right corner.

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Well that is for the ASS Verlag. Considering the German word Ass means “ace”–as in the card–it’s a pretty good name for a boardgame publisher.

But then so was the name MR2 until Toyota sold them in France.

edit: how many typos can one short post have? and why do I always notice them after posting but never before?

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Well you’re not having mine.

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Oh Michael, I didn’t mean it. Maybe you could invite me round for dinner and I could explain myself better?

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Fine by me, just give me a bit of time to hide the ethanol and the matches. :wink:

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Glasgow the board game gets an article in Glasgow newspaper: https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/glasgow-board-game-puzzle-player-18614449

Interesting as it isn’t even out yet.

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This is probably a stretch to post here but I think it’s seriously cool and want to share…

Of the example coats in the linked article, two include depictions of the board game Go, speaking to its popularity and significance in Japanese culture at that time.

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I remember that article. I’m pretty sure I commented on it

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