Category Archives: Humor / Satire

My Mind is Boggled: Which Edition of Boggle Should I Keep?

I own two versions of the word game Boggle, one from 1977 and the other from 2003. While continuing to whittle down my game collection to a more reasonable size (it once topped 1,000 games) and after consulting with my … Continue reading

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Matt Carlson: Gencon 2019 (The Bizarre of the Bazaar)

If all my writing has you tired out, here’s a nearly all pictorial view of the oddball (to me) underpinnings of the show. Read on to see the overconfidence of a man in a purple jersey, class it up with … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: Day 3

We are finally arrived at the Friday. Just after a single day of games we really want to try something good. Mauro di Marco (editor in chief of ILSA Magazine , the best Italian boardgame magazine, and, like me, committee member … Continue reading

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Father in the Messe 2017: Day 0

We are here again, a Father in the Messe, with two kids. Every year they grow better and I become older. As usual the trip from Modena is something special: car, plain, train and metro! We start to have problem … Continue reading

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GenCon 2017 Mega Rundown – Odds n Ends

The reporting is winding down, but not without sharing photos of things that amused me as I wandered the convention center, like the sleeping giant to the left who was a loaner from the popular live-action True Dungeon experience (think LARPing in … Continue reading

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New game-based comic available in English – Giocomics

Giocomics, the comic strips of the Italian web-magazine Gioconomicon, by Stefano Castelli and Alan D’Amico, becomes international as it is now translated in English! With their obsessions and funny habits, Klaus (the German), Bob (the American) and Marco (the Italian) … Continue reading

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