Check out Ethan Gilsdorf's great feature article in The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine this week. The board game renaissance continues and Boston remains a veritable hotbed of activity!
I was highly amused by Cards Against Humanity's holiday promotion last year. But, I waited too long to sign up, and missed the opportunity to get some great expansion cards as well as a few lumps of coal, and some other questionable crap. Well, this year I jumped right on it and signed up for their inspiring, heartfelt, and emotionally intelligent promotion!
Santa is dead people, this is what happens when you don't believe.
What's the deal, you ask? Sign up, pay your $15, and you'll get ten gifts via the USPS all throughout December! Simple, fun!
Don't wait. There are a limited number of slots to sign up, and they will go fast.
We're so excited about the recent release Unbored Games!
Penned by our pals Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen, this book provides tons of new games for you to explore and enjoy with your friends and family.
The book covers over 70 different games, in all manner of formats (from board and card games to apps). You'll find clapping games, games based on Google Earth, capture the flag, and tons more. Dying for a new take on Rock, Paper, Scissors? Well, how about a quick game of Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock?
Plus, I just have to mention that Unbored Games devotes a few pages to the history and development of Anomia!
Get it! Seriously. You might never be bored again.
Bonus for Massachusetts locals: Co-author Josh Glenn and Unbored Games contributor Catherine Newman will be doing some game demos at Odyssey Books in South Hadley, Mass. at 11am on Saturday November 1st.
Check out this amazing poster featuring a stupendous array of supernatural collective nouns. Yes, we've all heard of a "murder of crows" or a "flock of geese", but how about an "audacity of gargoyles" or a "gossip of mermaids?" Check out the full poster and more of David Malki's wonderful work here. Hat tip to Adrianna Prosser who tweeted about this a while back.
Check out Cirque du Soleil's beautiful, playful way of incorporating drones into live performance.
NYTimes piece on the impact of Tech on the board game industry
Here's a great piece in Wired on the challenges of making software capable of playing Go.
This is pretty much just an elaborate ad for CAT excavators and the like, but still pretty awesome!
Came upon this on Reddit the other day. Priceless!