Board games

The new thing in boardgaming

Wired is that prestigious magazine of the technological elites, its finger firmly on the cutting edge of all things geeky and zeitgeisty, right? Apparently there’s a new boardgame called Settlers of Catan, which is “poised” to become popular in the US. “Along the way, it’s teaching Americans that board games don’t have to be either […]

Tabletop role-playing

Gone to the great DM in the sky

Goodbye Gary Gygax, it seems. Like most people of my sort of age, he provided my introduction to role-playing. We may have moved onwards and outwards, but we can still thank him for our beginnings. I met him a couple of times at Gamesfairs, when he was still with TSR. Being young and cocky, I […]