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  • Dodge Dice

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    13 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    In this fast-moving dice game, there's one simple goal - dodge penalty points. Roll the dice and try not to have them match the color of the penalty die. Use your skip chips to pass a turn, but spend them wisely or else you might get hit with big points! End the game with the lowest score and escape with a win! For 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/DodgeDice Review Recaps: November 2014 http://www.boardgamecentral.com/news/review-recaps-2014-11.html Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:33:47 -0600 Board Game Central A quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note,…
  • Clare board backs free to air TV proposal for All-Ireland games

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    18 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Clare County Board last night unanimously backed a proposal to ensure future All-Ireland championship matches are available free to air.
  • Advice for Designers and Publishers: How to Write a Press Release

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    W Eric Martin
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    by W. Eric Martin The year 2014 is nearly over, and before too long I'll be on the convention circuit once again: Spielwarenmesse in Nürnberg in January, NY Toy Fair in Manhattan in February, and so on until we close with the monstrous Spiel in Essen and the post-convention aperitif of BGG.CON.Before that happens, though, I wanted to hit pause on the game announcements in order to (1) publish all of the pending videos from Spiel 2014 and other conventions on BGG's YouTube channel (subscribe!), (2) finish a few other outstanding projects, (3) organize my work process for the coming twelve…
  • Dodge Dice

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    Board Game Central
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    In this fast-moving dice game, there's one simple goal - dodge penalty points. Roll the dice and try not to have them match the color of the penalty die. Use your skip chips to pass a turn, but spend them wisely or else you might get hit with big points! End the game with the lowest score and escape with a win! For 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/DodgeDice Review Recaps: November 2014 http://www.boardgamecentral.com/news/review-recaps-2014-11.html Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:33:47 -0600 Board Game Central A quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note,…
  • BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS // FOR SATURDAY // DECEMBER 20 // 10 AM - 3 PM // SET UP CLUB // CHECK OUT PLAYING VENUE //

    Boylston Chess Club Weblog
    Steve Stepak
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBCALL FOR VOLUNTEERS BECOME PART OF CHESS HISTORY IN THE MAKINGCome on over to the BCC's new site at 40 Norris Street, Cambridge, MA to:Put away booksPut felt tips on table legsArrange tables and chairsHang up picturesSet up chess setsSet up computers, printers, phone, TVRe-stock cabinets and drawersPub up bulletin boardsPut up demonstration boardsand other little things thatmake the Club perfect!Come on over! Lend a hand.10:00 AM to 3:00 PMnew site of Boylston Chess Club40 NORRIS STREET, CAMBRIDGE: PRESS HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
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  • Dodge Dice

    Board Game Central
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    In this fast-moving dice game, there's one simple goal - dodge penalty points. Roll the dice and try not to have them match the color of the penalty die. Use your skip chips to pass a turn, but spend them wisely or else you might get hit with big points! End the game with the lowest score and escape with a win! For 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/DodgeDice Review Recaps: November 2014 http://www.boardgamecentral.com/news/review-recaps-2014-11.html Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:33:47 -0600 Board Game Central A quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note,…
  • Majority Rules!

    Board Game Central
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Who's most likely to report a UFO sighting? Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Superman, Abraham Lincoln or Mrs. Kenmore - your third grade teacher? Who would dress up to visit a nudist camp? Cheat on an exam? Be recruited by the CIA? From celebrities and politicians to fictional characters and even your now famous ex... no one is spared in the game where the majority always rules! After nominating five candidates, players draw question cards that place the characters in awkward, ludicrous or extreme situations, then vote for the one they believe the situation applies to most. The majority…
  • Review Recaps: October 2014

    Board Game Central
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers: Camel Up Review -- "a party game, something to grease the wheels at family gatherings and events" LOKA Review -- "a chess variant where dice determine whether you capture your opponent's piece" Bomb Squad Review -- "a cooperative game in which players operate a disposal robot to disarm bombs and save hostages" Splendor Review -- "a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development" Johari Review -- "players are merchants in the ancient city of Jaipur, and they…
  • Speed Farkel

    Board Game Central
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Speed Farkel is the latest and fastest way for up to six players to play the super dice game that people around the world are enjoying! Unlike regular Farkel where you have to wait for your turn to roll the dice, in Speed Farkel every player rolls at the same tie, frantically trying to achieve a score determined by the Ignition Die! Super action means super family fun! For up to six players, ages 8 and up. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/SpeedFarkel Jumbo Bananagrams http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/JumboBananagrams Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:47:00 -0500 Board Game Central Players…
  • Risk: The Walking Dead

    Board Game Central
    12 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    Risk: The Walking Dead is based on a futuristic and apocalyptic story of humanity's survival from the hordes of walking dead. A very exciting game where players make choices which can result in their final survival or demise. You are the leader of a group of survivors. You are responsible for their fate and possibly the future of the human race. In order to survive you will need to grow the population and sphere of influence of your group, control more of the landscape and resources. When the inevitable overrun of the Walkers occurs, the group controlling the most territories will stand to…
 
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  • Clare board backs free to air TV proposal for All-Ireland games

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Clare County Board last night unanimously backed a proposal to ensure future All-Ireland championship matches are available free to air.
  • Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Board Resignation

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI or the Company) announced Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., has resigned from the Company's Board of Directors effective December 17, 2014. Mr. Coleman, who ...
  • Top 10 Christmas games for kids

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Everyone loves a board game, right? Well here's some suggestions suitable for all the family...
  • US will bid for 2024 Olympics

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The United States Olympic Committee announced it will bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, but the candidate city won't be selected until early next year. Los Angeles, Washington, Boston and San Francisco all made their final pitches for staging the four-yearly showpiece to the USOC board of directors on Tuesday. "The board voted unanimously to move forward with a bid," said USOC chairman Larry ...
  • Half off board games at Amazon, go jump start a collection

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Stay Connected. Follow Polygon Now! Today only Amazon is marking some great tabletop games down by half . It's rare to see board games on sale, mainly due to the relatively limited quantities they're made in.
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  • Advice for Designers and Publishers: How to Write a Press Release

    W Eric Martin
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    by W. Eric Martin The year 2014 is nearly over, and before too long I'll be on the convention circuit once again: Spielwarenmesse in Nürnberg in January, NY Toy Fair in Manhattan in February, and so on until we close with the monstrous Spiel in Essen and the post-convention aperitif of BGG.CON.Before that happens, though, I wanted to hit pause on the game announcements in order to (1) publish all of the pending videos from Spiel 2014 and other conventions on BGG's YouTube channel (subscribe!), (2) finish a few other outstanding projects, (3) organize my work process for the coming twelve…
  • New Game Round-up: Stronghold Picks Up Two Heavy Hitters, Upper Deck Preps for Gen Con & Heroes Prepare to Flatten Monsters

    W Eric Martin
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    by W. Eric Martin • U.S. publisher Stronghold Games has announced two upcoming releases for 2015, in association with German publisher Spielworxx, that should make a number of gamers quite happy. First, Stronghold will release a new edition of La Granja from designers Michael Keller and Andreas Odendahl, a game that sold out its initial thousand copy print run in no time and has been selling for $120-180 on the secondhand market in late 2014. For an overview of the game, I'll direct you to an explanatory video that I recorded with Spielworxx' Uli Blennemann.Second, Stronghold will release…
  • New Game Round-up: Exploring New Land as Homo Sapiens, Collecting Gamey Eggs from Eagle-Gryphon & Uncovering a Murderer in Mysterium

    W Eric Martin
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    by W. Eric Martin • Catch Up Games is a new French publisher that plans to release its debut title — Sapiens from designer Cyrille Leroy — in March 2015. Here's an overview of the game:The time has come for the tribe to leave its shelter and head for new lands. As the chief of your clan, it's up to you to guide your prehistoric people through the valley: Take advantage of the environment, pick and hunt for food, discover big and safe caverns for the upcoming winter, gather your tribe and discover the valley!Sapiens is a short and easy-to-learn tile-placement game that can prove much…
  • New Game Round-up: Teasers from France and Germany, Tasters from Japan & Tsars in Ukraine?

    W Eric Martin
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    by W. Eric Martin • Majdan by Krzysztof Dytczak and Symeo Games is a revamping of his 2006 release Pomarańczowa Rewolucja about the Orange Revolution in Ukraine to now cover the Ukrainian political situation in early 2014, with players competing to either maintain control by the existing government or to create from the opposition a new government.• Designer Gerhard Junker has released a small expansion for his dexterity game Blocky Mountains: The Rock Slide, which consists of an S-curve block and new route cards. More challenges on the mountains!• The second issue of Lookout Spiele's…
  • New Game Round-up: Conan Clears a Path, Killers Clear Out an Inn & Wombats Clear the Room

    W Eric Martin
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    by W. Eric Martin • As part of its preparations for a January 2015 Kickstarter campaign, French publisher Monolith has passed along a few more details about Conan: Hyborian Quests, starting with the cover artwork, which I've reproduced below at a larger-than-average size.As you might know, Frédéric Henry is responsible for the overall design of Conan: Hyborian Quests, but the game will consist of multiple scenarios and to help bring different points of view to those scenarios Henry and Monolith have recruited a who's who of the French gaming world: Croc, Bruno Cathala, Antoine Bauza and…
 
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  • Dodge Dice

    Board Game Central
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    In this fast-moving dice game, there's one simple goal - dodge penalty points. Roll the dice and try not to have them match the color of the penalty die. Use your skip chips to pass a turn, but spend them wisely or else you might get hit with big points! End the game with the lowest score and escape with a win! For 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/DodgeDice Review Recaps: November 2014 http://www.boardgamecentral.com/news/review-recaps-2014-11.html Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:33:47 -0600 Board Game Central A quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note,…
  • Majority Rules!

    Board Game Central
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Who's most likely to report a UFO sighting? Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Superman, Abraham Lincoln or Mrs. Kenmore - your third grade teacher? Who would dress up to visit a nudist camp? Cheat on an exam? Be recruited by the CIA? From celebrities and politicians to fictional characters and even your now famous ex... no one is spared in the game where the majority always rules! After nominating five candidates, players draw question cards that place the characters in awkward, ludicrous or extreme situations, then vote for the one they believe the situation applies to most. The majority…
  • Review Recaps: October 2014

    Board Game Central
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Here's a quick recap of some recent board game reviews of note, from some of our favorite board game reviewers: Camel Up Review -- "a party game, something to grease the wheels at family gatherings and events" LOKA Review -- "a chess variant where dice determine whether you capture your opponent's piece" Bomb Squad Review -- "a cooperative game in which players operate a disposal robot to disarm bombs and save hostages" Splendor Review -- "a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development" Johari Review -- "players are merchants in the ancient city of Jaipur, and they…
  • Speed Farkel

    Board Game Central
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Speed Farkel is the latest and fastest way for up to six players to play the super dice game that people around the world are enjoying! Unlike regular Farkel where you have to wait for your turn to roll the dice, in Speed Farkel every player rolls at the same tie, frantically trying to achieve a score determined by the Ignition Die! Super action means super family fun! For up to six players, ages 8 and up. http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/SpeedFarkel Jumbo Bananagrams http://www.boardgamecentral.com/info/cl/JumboBananagrams Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:47:00 -0500 Board Game Central Players…
  • Risk: The Walking Dead

    Board Game Central
    12 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    Risk: The Walking Dead is based on a futuristic and apocalyptic story of humanity's survival from the hordes of walking dead. A very exciting game where players make choices which can result in their final survival or demise. You are the leader of a group of survivors. You are responsible for their fate and possibly the future of the human race. In order to survive you will need to grow the population and sphere of influence of your group, control more of the landscape and resources. When the inevitable overrun of the Walkers occurs, the group controlling the most territories will stand to…
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    Boylston Chess Club Weblog

  • BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS // FOR SATURDAY // DECEMBER 20 // 10 AM - 3 PM // SET UP CLUB // CHECK OUT PLAYING VENUE //

    Steve Stepak
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBCALL FOR VOLUNTEERS BECOME PART OF CHESS HISTORY IN THE MAKINGCome on over to the BCC's new site at 40 Norris Street, Cambridge, MA to:Put away booksPut felt tips on table legsArrange tables and chairsHang up picturesSet up chess setsSet up computers, printers, phone, TVRe-stock cabinets and drawersPub up bulletin boardsPut up demonstration boardsand other little things thatmake the Club perfect!Come on over! Lend a hand.10:00 AM to 3:00 PMnew site of Boylston Chess Club40 NORRIS STREET, CAMBRIDGE: PRESS HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
  • BOYLSTON CHESS FOUNDATION PRESENTS: HERB HEALY MEMORIAL // 40 NORRIS STREET // CAMBRIDGE / MA // OPEN HOUSE // JANUARY 1st //

    Steve Stepak
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBHERB HEALY MEMORIALand Open House4SS // 2 SECTIONSHERB HEALY: PRESS HERE FOR DETAILSNEW HOME OF THE BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB40 NORRIS STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02140BOYLSTON CHESS CLUBPRESIDENTWISHES YOU !A HAPPY HOLIDAYS! CAREY THEILCarey "EveryGreen" Theil vs Jason TangGRANDMASTERLARRY CHRISTIANSEN3 TIME USA CHAMPIONPLAYING THE HERB HEALY 2012Larry invites you to come on over to the newsite of the BCC and play chess, socialize and takephotos of the celebration, inaugurating the 40 Norris Street venue.GM Larry C, loved by all,especially the kids!NM Mika BrattainMASS…
  • BCC QUADS: DECEMBER 6 // KAVI / MANZO / ROBERTS / EDDIE WEI // 1st // YOUTHS EXCEL //

    Steve Stepak
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    QUAD 1CONSISTENTLY GOOD!Nithin Kavi 3-0, clear 1st.Rating +34 to 2156! Bravo, Nithin!QUAD 2Matthew Manzo 1 win; 2 draws: 2 points, 1st place.Rating: +43 to 1809. Bravo, Matthew!QUAD 3William Connor Roberts, 3-0, clear 1st place. Rating: +81 to 1768!  Bravo, Connor!3SS (SMALL SWISS)Eddie Wei, 3-0, clear 1st place.Rating: +22 to 1651. Bravo, Eddie, way'ta go!(ps. 7 yr old Derek Jin and 6 yr old Evan Wei,Eddie's younger brother, were each 2 out of 3!)PHOTOS: STEVE STEPAKTHIS QUADS WAS THE LAST TOURNAMENT ATBCC ELM STREET VENUEWONDERFUL MEMORIES!!ONWARD AND…
  • TOP EVENTS OF 2014: BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP / HAUPTTURNIER // BRATTAIN / CHASE / 1-2nd // ELDRIDGE / CLEAR 1ST //

    Steve Stepak
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    9 ROUND BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP10 ROUND HAUPTTURNIERBCC CHAMPIONSHIPYOUTHNM Mika Brattain scored 7.5 points out of a possible 9 totie for 1-2nd Place and earn the title:Boylston Chess Club co-Champion for 2014.Mika was +12 to 2455 rating for his efforts. Bravo, Mika!VETERANFM Chris Chase (right), many time former BCC Champion,(seen here playing NM Chris Williams in Round 2: draw!)also scored 7.5 points to share 1-2nd place with NM Mika Brattainand earn the title of BCC co-Champion 2014.Chris was +18 to 2423 rating! Bravo, Chris!NM Professor J. Timothy Sage plays…
  • BCC PRESENTS: GAME 80 // SATURDAY / NOVEMBER 29 / FOR THE THOUGHTFUL CHESS PLAYER // 3SS //

    Steve Stepak
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    BOYLSTON CHESS CLUB PRESENTSGAME3SS 60+20=80YES!80 minutes to play each roundof a 3 round swiss!SATURDAY: NOVEMBER 29thPRESS HERE FOR DETAILSBoylston Chess Club 2014 Hauptturnier 2nd Place FinisherTerrence Fricker endorses this event.80 minutes is time to think; to play good chess!This event is a 3 Round, Swiss Paring SystemCash prizes awarded!SEE YOU TOMORROW!
 
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  • Russian 101 (off-topic)

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    11 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    To anyone who wants to learn Russian, I have one small warning: One of the first words you’ll see is also the second-hardest word to pronounce. The word is “Hello,” or in Russian, “Zdravstvooeetye.” That’s the bad news. The good news is that once you’ve learned that word, all the other words (except one) are easier! Not only that, in most situations you can fake it. First of all, in any informal situation you can say “Privyet,” which is very easy for American tongues. And second, even if forced to say the more formal hello, you can kind of…
  • Khachiyan’s lecture, plus thoughts on my style

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    10 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    Thanks to Gjon Feinstein and Mike Splane for telling me that GM Melikset Khachiyan has posted a lecture on chess.com about the game that we played in the recent Reno tournament. If you’re a member of chess.com (and you should be, because membership is free), go and check out his lecture. My short description: It’s a great lecture about a not very wonderful game. I made a couple mistakes in the opening and by move 16 Melik was up a pawn and had an endgame that was simply winning. The way that he handled the technical part of the game was very instructive, and the way he discusses…
  • Bad Trap, Good Lesson

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    9 Dec 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Today’s chess club at the Aptos Library was one of the best I can remember. We had 18 kids, and everybody seemed to find a good match to play against. In the lesson I talked about an age-old trap: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nd4? 4. Nxe5?! Qg5 5. Nxf7?? Qxg2 6. Rf1 Qxe4+ 7. Be2 (diagram). FEN: r1b1kbnr/pppp1Npp/8/8/3nq3/8/PPPPBP1P/RNBQKR2 b Qkq – 0 7 Black to play and win. First question: Does anybody know if this trap has a name? I told my kids about the Fool’s Mate and the Scholar’s Mate, but I didn’t know a name for this one. It ought to be the Greedy…
  • Pop Goes the Kitty

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:46 pm
    I’m sure that some of you have noticed that I haven’t posted in a couple weeks. The main reason is that I’ve been pretty busy doing my real job. I have made some time for chess (studying the games from my last tournament, in Reno) but not for chess blogging. I’ve been a little bit surprised by the Reno games. A couple games that I thought of as not too great actually turned out to be better played than I thought. There was a rook-and-pawn endgame where I thought my opponent just lost his mind, sacrificing a pawn with no compensation. But it turns out that he was…
  • Carlsen-Anand: Post Mortem

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    23 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Today, as I expect most readers of this blog know already, Magnus Carlsen won the 11th game of his match with Viswanathan Anand to retain his world championship title. The final score of the match was 6½-4½ (+3 – 1 =7 for Carlsen). What can I say? I think the primary reaction of the chess world this time was ennui. The question was not really whether Carlsen would win, but how much he would win by. For many fans it was too soon after the 2013 match to get excited, especially about another match between the same players. Thanks to Fabiano Caruana’s breakthrough tournament in the…
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    Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information

  • Iran, Russia, and India tie for the lead after 7 rounds at WYCO

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Full standings here: http://chess-results.com/tnr153962.aspxChess Daily News from Susan Polgar
  • Brilliancy prize at World Youth u16 Chess Olympiad

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Sophus Mechlenburg Moller (2133) - Jason Cao (2309)Najdorf SicilianWorld U–16 Chess Olympiad 2014 Györ round five, 16.12.2014[By Marin,Mihail]1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.f4 Qc7 8.Qe2 e6 9.0–0–0 b5 10.a3 Bb7 11.g4A typical 6.Bg5 Najdorf position, with mutual pawn attacks on the opposite wings.11...Be7 12.Bg2 Rc8 13.Bxf6 Nxf6 14.g5 Nd7 15.h4 Qc4 16.Qe1 b4 17.Bf1 Qc5 18.Nb3 Qb6 19.axb4 Qxb4 20.Kb1 Nc5White has maintained his space advantage, but Black seems to be the first in creating concrete threats. On the next move the Danish player thought up a…
  • Hot chess summer in Australia

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Hot chess summer in Australia Wednesday, 17 December 2014 08:51Traditionally in December and January in Australia we are holding many chess events for the players of different strength. At the moment quite a few foreign players are visiting the Green continent and participating in various events around the country. International Master Kanan Izzat from Azerbaijan won the Australian Young Masters competition scoring 6.5 points from 7 games. Full details are there http://lidumsaym.com/ After 3 rounds in the Cat. 8 Australasian Masters Grandmaster Norm 10 players round robin tournament being…
  • Chess Is Being Forever Changed by Technology

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Chess Is Being Forever Changed by TechnologyDecember 18, 2014 By Josh HoffertSince its origins in 600 A.D., chess has truly proven to be a timeless game. What started in India as a war game called Chatarung, evolved throughout the centuries.Anything that lasts 1500 years has a tendency to pick up traits directly related to the eras in which its weathered. For instance, the NBA wasn’t always the fitted suit, patterned bow tie, faux-glasses league it is today. The 1970’s offered large collars, heavily patterned suits, and lush fur coats (looking at you Walt Frazier).Likewise, chess wasn’t…
  • European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship in Wroclaw

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Polonia Wroclaw Chess Club, under the patronage of the European Chess Union and the Polish Chess Federation, organizes the European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014, from 19-21 December, 2014, in Wroclaw, Poland.The Championship will be held under the auspices of Rafa Dutkiewicz – the President of the city of Wroclaw and will bear the name the 23rd Adolf Anderssen Memorial.Blitz Championship will be held on 19th December, and Rapid Championship will take place on 20th and 21st December, 2014.The minimum prize fund for Blitz is 10,000 €, while for rapid is 20,000 € + prizes…
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  • Chess on The iPad

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    I don't get much chess action myself these days, at least not over the board. But I still follow the top events closely. Thanks to Apple, I can do this, last night's World Championship game that ended it all for Vishy ("screwed"). That is my iPad tethered to my iPhone. And in case you're wondering, the red is a not too shabby Chilean merlot.When I tweeted this last night, a couple of folks asked me what the app is. It is Playchess for the iOS, which is not too bad. I like the game board. But I think the Chess24 app is way better overall. Chess24's game board is not to my liking but you get…
  • Vishy Anand Is Screwed

    9 Nov 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Boom! Just like that, Magnus Carlsen goes one up against Anand in their ongoing combat for the World Chess Championships. And it is only game two. Last year, it took until game five before we saw a decisive result. Honestly, why do we even bother?Early this morning on Twitter I was amused to see a number of experts - GMs, journos and even an ex-World Champion herself - offer suggestions to the Anand camp. That perhaps Vishy should re-strategise and get a shrink. GM Jonathan Tisdall suggests that the Indian should play like, well, Vishy; that is, the younger, fearless Vishy. Play the Sicilian,…
  • Guardiola on Chess

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    Former Barcelona football club coach Pep Guardiola had this to say about chess:The process of picking a line-up is a bit like sitting in front of your chess pieces. You’ve no idea how similar the two things are.You can read more about his observations on chess here. 
  • End of Chess in New York Times?

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Is it really the end of the chess column in the New York Times? Many people certainly thought so when this appeared at the foot of the 11 October edition.A chess column has appeared in the NYT since... 1855. MT @kevingranville Spotted in today's NYT. Checkmate. pic.twitter.com/lh3vHaym2E— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) October 12, 2014 Then again, perhaps not.As quoted by Poynter, a spokesperson for the NYT said, "We are considering eliminating the chess column in order to keep freelance costs in line. A final decision for the column (on all platforms) has not been made yet.”However, just to…
  • Evelyn Koshnitsky, 1915-2014

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Such is the world today that the first thing I log on to is my social media feed. And one of the first tidbits I read this morning was a status update from a friend with the very sad news that Evelyn Koshnitsky has passed away, aged 99. Actually, it looks like the first news of this is via Kevin Bonham over on ChessChat.I did not know Mrs Koshnitsky deeply, but I certainly knew of her reputation and the immense good she did for Australian chess over the decades.Cathy Chua has a brief mention specifically of Evelyn Koshnitsky in an old post:Evelyn Koshnitsky has made her life’s work the…
 
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  • Exabytes woes again

    8 Dec 2014 | 4:29 pm
    If you noticed I haven't been using my own domains glitchess.com and maribelajar.com for a very long time because of the malware headaches I got the last 2 years from Exabytes.Just at a critical time during this Penang Open, my own blog at blogspot - gilachess.blogspot.com gets this unexpected and rude warning.It seems my interactive table that I link to is in maribelajar.com and that in turn has been hit by malware.Anyway I have removed all links to maribelajar.com so the issue should be solved in a day or two.In the meantime I will rely on my other blogs for updates.P/S: The renewal for my…
  • Get ready for Malaysian Chess Festival 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    It will be from September 12 to September 21.Official tournament site: http://datmo.net  Tournament blog: http://malaysiachessfestival.blogspot.com
  • INITIAL Thoughts: Blunder Save

    29 Apr 2009 | 7:26 pm
    I played team chess league tournament - the DATCC Chess League 2009. I won a pawn, then a piece and then  blundered the piece back. Here's how I saved the game. The reason I created this video because it is my initial feeling of the game. I've heard an advice from a coach that you should make your initial analysis WITHOUT the use of chess engines or even consultation so as to record as many of your thoughts that were going thru your head during the game. IF you delay the analysis after even a day, there may be "thought contamination" and your analysis will contain biases since…
  • Saavedra Endgame Study

    25 Nov 2008 | 7:46 am
    This was the endgame study I posted as a puzzle on my other chess blog but no one found the solution after 3 days. Here's a video explaining the famous endgame study:-Also for a change I put this video in YouTube (for the first time) instead of Flash videos. At least with YouTube it has a bigger exposure and I don't need to have my own webspace to host Flash files as I did with my older videos.
  • Donations for China Earthquake victims

    12 Jun 2008 | 8:52 am
    This is my second post on natural disasters and the human tragedy that resulted. I'm talking about the recent quake in China and my heart sank when I saw the pictures of the children killed by falling buildings. Even though I don't live in China, I am Chinese and I do have relatives living in Hainan, China. Thankfully that was not the area hit by the quakes. I'm also heartened by the fact that a online casino website is helping out with donations to the victims of the quake. I'm talking about BackgammonMasters.com which is an online backgammon site that also host blackjack tournaments. …
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  • Surprise! (A Christmas Classic)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    This happened almost exactly 6 years ago... but it's still a story that warms my heart. I've made some changes to the original Grapevine post - hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas! Back in December of 2008, we were given the rare & wonderful gift of a day at the Disneyland Resort by friend who works for WDI (Walt Disney Imagineering)... his generosity enable us to experience both Disneyland & California Adventure for the day. We had a wonderful time riding the rides & watching our boys experience the parks.But the story starts a bit farther back, as Shari & I decided to…
  • Essen 2014: A Weekend to Remember

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I had a wonderful weekend (well, extended weekend) with good friends playing a large pile (45!!) of Essen 2014 games. The following list is my attempt to give you my quick reactions to the games that were new to me. I plan to write longer reviews on some of these games in the upcoming months. Questions are welcome in the comments - I'll do my best to answer them. The games are listed in alphabetical order under each category. LOVED IT The Battle at Kemble's Cascade - creative mechanics do a great job of capturing the feel of old skool video games... specifically side-scrollers like Defender…
  • More Than A Handful of Change in the Bell Ringer's Bucket (Classic)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    People just seem to be more generous around the Christmas season... we can speculate why that is so: they've been enculturated to give during this time of year they're already spending a lot of money on friends & family so giving a little extra to a church or charity doesn't seem like a big deal they're already spending a lot of money on friends & family so they feel guilty and give to assuage their guilt they're more likely to receive a generous end-of-the-year bonus and therefore feel more comfortable with being generous themselves I could go on. But I want to suggest that there may…
  • #61: Vegas Showdown (Mark's 100 - 2014)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Vegas Showdown Mark's Ranking 2014: 61st 2012: 45th 2010: 35th 2005: did not appear BoardGameGeek rank: 185 rating: 7.27 Print Status out of print Why It's On The List This is the best implementation of the climbing auction mechanic first seen in Evo, then in the (excruciating, IMHO) Amun-Re, and most recently in 20th Century. I also like the need to plan what rooms you'll add to your Vegas resort... and in what order to build them. Tips & Tricks: There are a variety of winning building configurations/mixes - your mission is to choose the one that best dodges…
  • #62: Starship Catan (Mark's 100 - 2014)

    Mark (aka pastor guy)
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Starship Catan Mark's Ranking 2014: 62nd 2012: did not appear 2010: did not appear 2005: did not appear BoardGameGeek rank: 525 rating: 6.86 Print Status out of print Why It's On The List The love child of The Starfarers of Catan and the Settlers of Catan Card Game... it may well be stronger than either of the games that birthed it. Tips & Tricks: This is an economic game - if you mess up your cash flow, you will not be able to win. This is also a memory game - you cannot play well if you don't work at remembering where various planets are in the four space sector dates.
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  • Bestsellers

    Tao
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    So, just a quick update for those curious. Bestselling products for the XMas Season so far include: Sushi Go! Sheriff of Nottingham Machi Koro Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game Hanabi Tempest: Love Letter King of Tokyo Coup King of New York Castles of Mad King Ludwig Forbidden Island One Night: Ultimate Werewolf Splendor Star Wars X-Wing: Core Set Pandemic (2013 Edition) The Resistance 2nd Edition Jamaica Forbidden Desert Settlers of Catan 4th Edition Star Wars X-Wing: VT-49 Decimator Ship Expansion To note, I deleted the Dice Masters Foil Packs and other individual booster packs for Magic as…
  • New Releases: December 17, 2014

    Tao
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:23 pm
    DC Comics Deckbuilding Game: Forever Evil Small World: A Spider’s Web Heroes of Normandie : Scenario Pack – D-Day Eat Me If You Can! Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull and Shackles Adventure Deck 4 – Island of Empty Eyes Agricola: France Deck Akrotiri Claustrophobia: Furor Sanguinis New Releases: December 17, 2014 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Releases: December 11, 2014

    Tao
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    New Releases: Dungeons & Dragons Next RPG: Dungeon Master Guide (5th Edition) Carcassonne: Gold Rush New Releases: December 11, 2014 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Releases: December 10, 2014

    Tao
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Riktus Assault Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – A Lucky Guy Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Head Hunters Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Armored Botherhood Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Bam Boom Warfighter Expansion: Bonus Bullet Dice Heroes of Normandie: Fortified Farms Heroes of Normandie: GE Wittman’s Tigers Heroes of Normandie: Lord Lovat’s Commanddos Patronize Shadowrun 5E: Runner’s Toolkit Worker Placement Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Dura Lex Doug Rex Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Dragoon Power Krosmaster:…
  • Video Review: Top 6 Games of Season 3

    Kaja
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:18 pm
    It’s that time of year again! As we draw to the end of Season 3 (there are 2 more reviews left this year), we look back on our favorites from this year. Joanna’s Picks: Eldritch Horror, Dragon’s Hoard, Dead of Winter Kaja’s Picks: Quantum, Alchemists, BattleCON: Devastation of Indines Video Review: Top 6 Games of Season 3 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
 
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  • Firefly Blue Sun Expansion Review

    Jason C
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    Stats: No. of players: 1-4 Amount of time to play: 120-180 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 10 min Blue Sun is the second large expansion for Firefly the game. It adds some elements from the film Serenity and continues to flesh out the ‘verse. Firefly Blue Sun Rules Description: Blue Sun adds a new board to explore, some new contacts and deals, more places to buy stuff and (most importantly) makes the Reavers matter. If you have not played Firefly the game, read my overview and review to understand the basic game play. This post is going to talk about the new things introduced by the…
  • City Hall Board Game Review

    Jason C
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 90 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5 minutes In City Hall you are competing with the other players to win a mayoral election. You must exert your influence in the city offices to win the constituents’ vote. City Hall Rules Description: City Hall ends once one player reaches the maximum Approval Rating or once a certain number of buildings (based on the number of players) have been built. You determine your vote by multiplying your Approval Rating by the Population you have brought into the city. The player with the most votes wins.
  • Sheriff of Nottingham Board Game Review

    Jason C
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Stats: No. of players: 3-5 Amount of time to play: 60 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5 minutes In Sheriff of Nottingham you try to sneak goods past the sheriff and into your market. If your goods are inspected and you are lying, you pay. If you are being honest the sheriff pays you. Sheriff of Nottingham Rules Description: Each round of Sheriff of Nottingham one player is the sheriff and the rest of the players are merchants. After each round the sheriff role is passed clock-wise and once you have been the sheriff twice the game is over. You start the game with 50 gold coins and six…
  • D&D 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide Review

    Jason C
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:50 pm
    The Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition (5e) Dungeon’s Master Guide is full of tips for running and creating campaigns and lots of optional rules. It is full of useful information no matter which RPG you are running. D&D 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide Description: The 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG) has an introduction, three main sections and some appendices. The introduction is pretty standard fair but has a great section on knowing your players and the type of game they like. This is useful to have in the back of your mind when creating encounters, adventures and campaigns for your…
  • Cyclades Board Game Review

    Jason C
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-5 Amount of time to play: 90-120 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5 minutes Cyclades is a board game about winning the favor of the gods so you can control two metropolises and win the game. You must bid wisely to get the actions you need or keep your opponents from getting the actions they need. Cyclades Rules Description: Cyclades has a modular board that changes size based on the number of players. The board is made up of island and sea spaces. You win by building two metropolises on your islands and make a metropolis by building a set of four different…
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  • Firefly Blue Sun Expansion Review

    Jason C
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    Stats: No. of players: 1-4 Amount of time to play: 120-180 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 10 min Blue Sun is the second large expansion for Firefly the game. It adds some elements from the film Serenity and continues to flesh out the ‘verse. Firefly Blue Sun Rules Description: Blue Sun adds a new board to explore, some new contacts and deals, more places to buy stuff and (most importantly) makes the Reavers matter. If you have not played Firefly the game, read my overview and review to understand the basic game play. This post is going to talk about the new things introduced by the…
  • City Hall Board Game Review

    Jason C
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-4 Amount of time to play: 90 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5 minutes In City Hall you are competing with the other players to win a mayoral election. You must exert your influence in the city offices to win the constituents’ vote. City Hall Rules Description: City Hall ends once one player reaches the maximum Approval Rating or once a certain number of buildings (based on the number of players) have been built. You determine your vote by multiplying your Approval Rating by the Population you have brought into the city. The player with the most votes wins.
  • Sheriff of Nottingham Board Game Review

    Jason C
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    Stats: No. of players: 3-5 Amount of time to play: 60 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5 minutes In Sheriff of Nottingham you try to sneak goods past the sheriff and into your market. If your goods are inspected and you are lying, you pay. If you are being honest the sheriff pays you. Sheriff of Nottingham Rules Description: Each round of Sheriff of Nottingham one player is the sheriff and the rest of the players are merchants. After each round the sheriff role is passed clock-wise and once you have been the sheriff twice the game is over. You start the game with 50 gold coins and six…
  • D&D 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide Review

    Jason C
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:50 pm
    The Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition (5e) Dungeon’s Master Guide is full of tips for running and creating campaigns and lots of optional rules. It is full of useful information no matter which RPG you are running. D&D 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide Description: The 5e Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG) has an introduction, three main sections and some appendices. The introduction is pretty standard fair but has a great section on knowing your players and the type of game they like. This is useful to have in the back of your mind when creating encounters, adventures and campaigns for your…
  • Cyclades Board Game Review

    Jason C
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Stats: No. of players: 2-5 Amount of time to play: 90-120 min Age requirements: 13+ Set-up time: 5 minutes Cyclades is a board game about winning the favor of the gods so you can control two metropolises and win the game. You must bid wisely to get the actions you need or keep your opponents from getting the actions they need. Cyclades Rules Description: Cyclades has a modular board that changes size based on the number of players. The board is made up of island and sea spaces. You win by building two metropolises on your islands and make a metropolis by building a set of four different…
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  • Jim's 10 Favorite Board Games of All Time!!! (and a giveaway!!)

    James Flemming
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jim's Top Ten Games of all Time!!!I love lists AND I love ranking things, so it was only a matter of time until I got to work on this post. One thing I do want to make clear is that these are not what I think are the best games of all time, but rather my personal favorite games of all time. This distinction may be small, but I think worth mentioning.Without further ado, please enjoy this list of my favorite games! (Followed by a game giveaway!!)10. LondonThis was one of the first games I played that involved building up a tableau and I fell in love with it almost immediately. I really enjoy…
  • Pandemic: Contagion and Pandemic: The Cure Reviews

    James Flemming
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    Today, dear readers, you are in for a treat! Not one, but TWO reviews for the price of one! (Still free.) I'm going to take a look at two new games in the "Pandemic-verse," - Pandemic: Contagion and Pandemic: The Cure.Pandemic has a special place in my gamer heart. It is the first modern board game I played (I had already tried Carcassonne and Catan at this point) that really captured my imagination and made me think, "Wow - we can do this with a board game?? What else is out there??"Pandemic is the game that is responsible for me doing new things with old friends, meeting great new friends,…
  • Cahoots! Proceeds Going to Charity

    Josh Edwards
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    In honor of the holidays, all of the proceeds I earn from Cahoots! sales through the end of the year will go towards clean water projects via Compassion International.  (Obviously, this only includes proceeds I earn - not the share that Apple takes, nor the share due to the game's designer.)  So, please take this opportunity to check out a game that I think is great, and support a great cause!
  • Pyramix Review

    James Flemming
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Gamewright isn't exactly known for strategy games. They make wonderful, family friendly games with fun themes and simple but entertaining gameplay. Pyramix keeps with the Gamewright tradition of beautiful components with simple, family friendly gameplay.Pyramix is an abstract strategy game with a light Egyptian theme. Gameplay starts with the cubes being randomly set up on the board in the shape of a pyramid. A player's turn consists only of selecting a cube from the pyramid and adding it to her collection. Cubes can only be taken from the pyramid if they have at least two sides showing, are…
  • New Bedford Kickstarter Preview

    James Flemming
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    This post is not a review, but a preview for a game that is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Final art, components, and rules are subject to change.Dice Hate Me Games was one of the first board game publishers to get their start on Kickstarter. They have done quite well for themselves and have a very strong reputation as a great company that puts out consistently great games.Five of the Town action spacesNext up from Chris and company is New Bedford. Designed by Nathaniel Levan at Oakleaf Games, New Bedford is a worker placement game set in the titular Massachusetts city during the…
 
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  • WizKids Announces ‘DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League’

    Jeff McAleer
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    WizKids Games has revealed their plans to bring the Dice Masters system to the DC Universe and their first release will tackle the Justice League. DC Comics Dice Masters: Justice League will arrive in stores next spring with a variety of options to get started, including a team box and collector's box.
  • Marvel Comics for December 17th, 2014

    Greg McAleer
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:51 am
    The Spider-Verse keeps swinging along with the latest Scarlet Spiders and Spider-Woman while Marvel has other titles cooking too with more Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel among the offerings.
  • DC Comics for December 17th, 2014

    Greg McAleer
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    A jam packed lineup of DC Comics next week with the launch of Multiversity: Thunderworld, and the latest Batman/Superman, Wonder Woman, and Sandman: Overture as just a few of the standouts.
  • Zenescope Entertainment Titles for December 17th, 2014

    Greg McAleer
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    Two Grimm Fairy Tales issues next week from Zenescope with the ongoing Robyn Hood and the conclusion of Tales from Oz.
  • Valiant Entertainment Titles for December 17th, 2014

    Greg McAleer
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    Three titles from our friends at Valiant next week with the zero issue of of Harbinger: Faith as well as the latest Death Defying Doctor Mirage and Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody.
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  • Jim's 10 Favorite Board Games of All Time!!! (and a giveaway!!)

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jim's Top Ten Games of all Time!!!I love lists AND I love ranking things, so it was only a matter of time until I got to work on this post. One thing I do want to make clear is that these are not what I think are the best games of all time, but rather my personal favorite games of all time. This distinction may be small, but I think worth mentioning.Without further ado, please enjoy this list of my favorite games! (Followed by a game giveaway!!)10. LondonThis was one of the first games I played that involved building up a tableau and I fell in love with it almost immediately. I really enjoy…
  • Pandemic: Contagion and Pandemic: The Cure Reviews

    4 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    Today, dear readers, you are in for a treat! Not one, but TWO reviews for the price of one! (Still free.) I'm going to take a look at two new games in the "Pandemic-verse," - Pandemic: Contagion and Pandemic: The Cure.Pandemic has a special place in my gamer heart. It is the first modern board game I played (I had already tried Carcassonne and Catan at this point) that really captured my imagination and made me think, "Wow - we can do this with a board game?? What else is out there??"Pandemic is the game that is responsible for me doing new things with old friends, meeting great new friends,…
  • Cahoots! Proceeds Going to Charity

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    In honor of the holidays, all of the proceeds I earn from Cahoots! sales through the end of the year will go towards clean water projects via Compassion International.  (Obviously, this only includes proceeds I earn - not the share that Apple takes, nor the share due to the game's designer.)  So, please take this opportunity to check out a game that I think is great, and support a great cause!
  • Pyramix Review

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Gamewright isn't exactly known for strategy games. They make wonderful, family friendly games with fun themes and simple but entertaining gameplay. Pyramix keeps with the Gamewright tradition of beautiful components with simple, family friendly gameplay.Pyramix is an abstract strategy game with a light Egyptian theme. Gameplay starts with the cubes being randomly set up on the board in the shape of a pyramid. A player's turn consists only of selecting a cube from the pyramid and adding it to her collection. Cubes can only be taken from the pyramid if they have at least two sides showing, are…
  • New Bedford Kickstarter Preview

    12 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    This post is not a review, but a preview for a game that is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Final art, components, and rules are subject to change.Dice Hate Me Games was one of the first board game publishers to get their start on Kickstarter. They have done quite well for themselves and have a very strong reputation as a great company that puts out consistently great games.Five of the Town action spacesNext up from Chris and company is New Bedford. Designed by Nathaniel Levan at Oakleaf Games, New Bedford is a worker placement game set in the titular Massachusetts city during the…
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  • Bestsellers

    Tao
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    So, just a quick update for those curious. Bestselling products for the XMas Season so far include: Sushi Go! Sheriff of Nottingham Machi Koro Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game Hanabi Tempest: Love Letter King of Tokyo Coup King of New York Castles of Mad King Ludwig Forbidden Island One Night: Ultimate Werewolf Splendor Star Wars X-Wing: Core Set Pandemic (2013 Edition) The Resistance 2nd Edition Jamaica Forbidden Desert Settlers of Catan 4th Edition Star Wars X-Wing: VT-49 Decimator Ship Expansion To note, I deleted the Dice Masters Foil Packs and other individual booster packs for Magic as…
  • New Releases: December 17, 2014

    Tao
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:23 pm
    DC Comics Deckbuilding Game: Forever Evil Small World: A Spider’s Web Heroes of Normandie : Scenario Pack – D-Day Eat Me If You Can! Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull and Shackles Adventure Deck 4 – Island of Empty Eyes Agricola: France Deck Akrotiri Claustrophobia: Furor Sanguinis New Releases: December 17, 2014 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Releases: December 11, 2014

    Tao
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    New Releases: Dungeons & Dragons Next RPG: Dungeon Master Guide (5th Edition) Carcassonne: Gold Rush New Releases: December 11, 2014 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
  • New Releases: December 10, 2014

    Tao
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Riktus Assault Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – A Lucky Guy Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Head Hunters Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Armored Botherhood Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Bam Boom Warfighter Expansion: Bonus Bullet Dice Heroes of Normandie: Fortified Farms Heroes of Normandie: GE Wittman’s Tigers Heroes of Normandie: Lord Lovat’s Commanddos Patronize Shadowrun 5E: Runner’s Toolkit Worker Placement Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Dura Lex Doug Rex Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Dragoon Power Krosmaster:…
  • Video Review: Top 6 Games of Season 3

    Kaja
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:18 pm
    It’s that time of year again! As we draw to the end of Season 3 (there are 2 more reviews left this year), we look back on our favorites from this year. Joanna’s Picks: Eldritch Horror, Dragon’s Hoard, Dead of Winter Kaja’s Picks: Quantum, Alchemists, BattleCON: Devastation of Indines Video Review: Top 6 Games of Season 3 is a post from: Starlit Citadel
 
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  • XG Atm Murder Escape Walkthrough

    gamez
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    This is the 57th escape game from xtragamingz.com.The story of this game is to escape attempt to take more money at atm.At that time atm security man killed and broken the atm machine and take more money after escape.Click on the objects to interact with them and solve the simple puzzles. Play xtragamingz.com and have fun!
  • XG Atm Murder Escape

    gamez
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:19 pm
    This is the 57th escape game from xtragamingz.com.The story of this game is to escape attempt to take more money at atm.At that time atm security man killed and broken the atm machine and take more money after escape.Click on the objects to interact with them and solve the simple puzzles. Play xtragamingz.com and have fun! Walkthrough - http://www.xtragamingz.com/xg-atm-murder-escape Walkthrough/
  • XG One Day Island Walkthrough

    gamez
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    Assume that you are trapped in one island. At that time you had seeing one old boat. but at that boat stand some distance away from you by using the objects kept over there.click on those objects to interact with them and solve the simple puzzles. Good luck and have a fun!.play xtragamingz and have a fun!
  • One day island escape

    gamez
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    One Day Island Escape is a new online game from www.xtragamingz.com, Assume that you are trapped in one island. At that time you had seeing one old boat. but at that boat stand some distance away from you by using the objects kept over there.click on those objects to interact with them and solve the simple puzzles.play xtragamingz and have a fun! Walkthrough - http://www.xtragamingz.com/XG-one-day-island-escape-walkthrough/
  • XG Escape from investigation walkthrough

    gamez
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    Help me to escape from the building and destroy all the evidence, unfortunately missing murder equipments. If done, you are my cheerful man.play xtragamingz and have a fun!
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  • Shortest Route Puzzle-5

    dohit
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:29 am
    Answer:
  • Word Search-1

    dohit
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Find out the following words from the grid: seo, wordpress, tumblr, autobots, trolls, yahoo, chatAnswer:
  • Word Search-4

    dohit
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Find out the following words from the grid:america, england, india, bangladesh, chinaAnswer:
  • Coding Decoding-6

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    6 Oct 2014 | 11:12 pm
    If the word "Thanks" is written as "sknaht" in some coding, then how the word "stupid" will be written in that coding formatAnswer:DIPUTSExplanation:the letters in the word are reversed.
  • Number Puzzle-23

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    30 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Answer:5Explanation:(14+1)-(4+7)=3(14+0)-(3+3)=8(8+5)-(7+1)=5
 
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  • Imperial Settlers – The Review

    Luke Hector
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    I really enjoy a good civilization game, but the problem is that they tend to be very long and complex. This means it’s difficult to get them to the table or find the players that are comfortable with them. Through The Ages had to leave my collection due to its insane length and complexity – and Nations its replacement is also […] The post Imperial Settlers – The Review appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Imperial Assault – The Unboxing Video!!!

    Tom Randell
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Having recently played a demo game of Fantasy Flight Games latest behemoth title - Star Wars: Imperial Assault  - Nikki was very excited to get a copy of her own in time for Christmas! Imperial Assault… The Video Series!!! The post Imperial Assault – The Unboxing Video!!! appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Not Just One Board Game Christmas Recommendations List!!! Seven!!!

    Tom Randell
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    As I’d written up a post about my top ten board game Christmas recommendations I thought it’d be a great idea to get the whole blogging team in on the act. So here we have a quick recap of my top ten recommendations followed by ten suggestions from the other! You might find it interesting […] The post Not Just One Board Game Christmas Recommendations List!!! Seven!!! appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • Top 10 Gift Ideas – Christmas 2014!!!

    Tom Randell
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:57 pm
    As it’s December, and Christmas is just around the corner, I decided to put together a Top 10 gift ideas list for games that I would personally recommend as great gift purchases for Christmas 2014! I hope that this list will point you in the right direction if you’re struggling to find that fun, interesting, or […] The post Top 10 Gift Ideas – Christmas 2014!!! appeared first on GamesQuest.
  • News Flash – Biblios Dice Game on Kickstarter!!!

    Tom Randell
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:48 pm
    We’re back with another exciting GamesQuest news flash! For those of you who are familiar with Biblios or Scripts and Scribes: The Dice Game – both titles designed and developed by Steve Finn of Dr Finn’s Games – you’re in for a treat! Steve has recently started a Kickstarter campaign for the Biblios Dice game! […] The post News Flash – Biblios Dice Game on Kickstarter!!! appeared first on GamesQuest.
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  • 1st Annual Fleet Signal Winter Giveaway Winner!

    Alex
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    The winner of the 1st Annual Fleet Signal Winter Giveaway (to give it its full name) has been randomly selected “on camera”, and there’s a new video on the FS YouTube channel to announce that! Find out who won a copy of Battle for Proteus Prime. As I said on the video, it’s the last one for 2014. Thanks again for all of your support, and here’s to an amazing 2015 for Firestorm gamers everywhere. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
  • Planetfall ORBATs Updated To 1.6

    Alex
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Spartan Games has updated the Planetfall ORBATS (model stats) to version 1.6. The changes include updates to reflect the proper composition of heavy helixes, and general typo and rule tidy-ups. You can grab a PDF copy for your faction (or grab all six!) from the Spartan downloads page.
  • Return Of The Overseers And Planetfall Heavy Helixes Announced

    Alex
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    Spartan Games has announced details of the new battle box (i.e. starter set) for Firestorm Armada. It’s called Return of the Overseers and it features the Aquan vs Directorate battle above Proteus Prime. Several new ships and sculpts have been revealed, including new heavy carrier and gunship classes for the Aquans, new ships for the Directorate, and a mysterious Dimensional Gate. Worthy of note is that the previous Firestorm Armada starter set, Battle for Valhalla, is no longer available from the Spartan Games online shop, which would suggest that it’s not being produced anymore.
  • Geek Ken’s Firestorm Armada Reference Sheets

    Alex
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:01 am
    Over on his blog, Geek Ken has posted some reference sheets for Firestorm Armada. Among them you’ll find an updated quick rules reference, a terrain summary and a sheet with the MARs (Model Assigned Rules) listed for your gaming convenience. Print them out, maybe laminate them and cut down on rulebook searching! You’ll find the sheets over in the Downloads section on Ken’s blog (scroll down to Wargames Stuff). Big thanks to him for making them, and making life a little easier for FSA admirals everywhere.
  • The 1st Annual Fleet Signal Winter Giveaway!

    Alex
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    Fleet Signal has been around for only 9 months, but it has done well in that time and I’d like to say thanks to everyone who supported the project in 2014. Because it’s currently the season of giving, I’m giving away a copy of Battle for Proteus Prime! I’d like to say (once again) a big thank you to Spartan Games for helping to make the giveaway possible. Check out the video to find out how you could win that Planetfall box. As always, comments and criticism are welcome, and be sure to subscribe to stay updated with new stuff on the channel. Thanks for all of your…
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