New blog: Settling Catan
A new blog was brought to my attention: Settling Catan. From the start it seems it’s mostly about game reviews. That’s nice. Go check it out!
Reasons for enjoying games
I came across a rather interesting blog entry about enjoying games. The author cites three aspects on which he finds games stimulating: intelligence, imagination and social. It’s easy to come up with games that provide intellectual stimulation, but not much else. I think most two-player abstract strategy games fall into this category. It’s a weakness…
Boardgames To-Go moves in
Mark Johnson’s boardgame blog Boardgames To-Go has moved in! Hopefully his archives will soon follow.
New game blog
This weekend I worked on a new blog. It’s about console and computer games — since I’ve started playing video games more, I’ve also felt a need to write about them (natural instinct to me, I suppose). The new blog is called Pelimerkinnät (Game notes) and as you might guess from the title, it’s in…
Interesting game page
Iain linked to Jacob Davenport’s article on game design to illustrate a point about petty diplomacy in games. I was planning to link to that article, because I found it interesting, but then happened to take a look at the page above it, Jacob Davenport’s home page. It’s an interesting collection of game-related stuff, definitely…
Chris Brooks has also played Union Pacific and enjoyed it. That reminded me: has anyone tried to play the game without using the board? I think you could just play the trains on the table without placing them on the board. The board is quite large and has little significance in the game — at…
Musings, Ramblings, and Things Left Unsaid seems like an interesting blog. It covers boardgames and books, basically, and — it certainly doesn’t hurt — links to me. This I found through Iain’s blog.
New blog found
I happened to find a new blog related to board games. Boardgameplayer.com by Ken Rumsey is a fairly new blog, started in December 2003. There’s a RSS feed, too.
The Games Journal and a new blog
The February Games Journal is out. There isn’t much to read, but check out the letters section for an interesting letter about Terra. There’s also a new blog about games. Michael Chapel is the Austin BoardGamer. He also has a RSS feed.
There’s a new board game blog in the blogosphere. Inconsequential ruminations is written by Iain Cheyne, who should be a familiar name for you if you’ve read the comments here. There’s nothing much there yet, though.