At Smithsonian, Mary Pilon writes about the history of Monopoly. It was intended to teach people about income inequality. “In 1904, Magie received a patent for an invention she called the Landlord’s Game, a square board with nine rectangular spaces on each side, set between corners labeled ‘Go […]
The Public Medievalist has started a new column on medievalism in games–and they’re looking for contributors. You can read the introduction here and then check back on the regular. “The idea is to pick apart the patchwork and take a closer look at gaming medievalisms. We’re looking to […]
“If you’ve ever heard of Diplomacy, chances are you know it as “the game that ruins friendships.” It’s also likely you’ve never finished an entire game. That’s because Diplomacy requires seven players and seven or eight hours to complete. Games played by postal mail, the way most played […]
Big Dead Place, a website devoted to Antarctica, offers a whole section devoted to reviews (and one boardgame version) of John Carpenter’s The Thing. (Actually, the whole site is swell).