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2020 Designer of the Year

You don’t need me to tell you how difficult a year 2020 was for most of us.  In addition to the health and financial issues so many had to deal with, it also affected our day to day activities in … Continue reading

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Gaming Timeline: 1965-1969

We continue with our look at gaming in the sixties.  Gimmicky and beer-and-pretzel games dominate the half decade, but we also have the birth of a major gaming craze, as well as the publication of perhaps the greatest book of … Continue reading

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MicroMacro, Arnak, and Gloomhaven Jaws are Golden Geek’s 2020 Games of the Year

BoardGameGeek has announced the winners of the 2020 Golden Geeks. For the first time, there are three Game of the Year winners–one each for Light, Medium, and Heavy games. Here are the winners and the two runner ups in each … Continue reading

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Gaming Timeline: 1960-1964

The sixties were a turbulent decade.  Bob Dylan wrote, “The times, they are a-changin’”, and that they were.  Music, clothing, politics, forms of protest, technology…all of them different, some with changes that stuck, some that didn’t, and some with battles … Continue reading

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Golden Geek Nominations for 2020 Announced

Boardgame Geek has just announced the nominees for their Game of the Year (GotY) awards for the 2020 calendar year, the Golden Geeks.  These were determined by selections made by the BGG community.  As usual, there are lists of games … Continue reading

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Gaming Timeline: 1950-1959

The fifties were dominated by the Cold War, but also by the rise of the middle class.  More disposable income and a greater amount of leisure time were all good things for the gaming industry.  And, in fact, we start … Continue reading

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