Tag: books

  • Hobby Games: The 100 Best

    This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Affiliate links are marked with a €. I’m a tad late with this, I know, but I just finished reading Hobby Games: The 100 Best, which I liked a lot. It’s a collection of hundred short essays on games. […]

  • My card game book

    I just took a look at the final layout of my card game book. Now I only need to do the index and make the last check for mistakes, and it’s done. The book goes to the printers about week from now. It’s gorgeous — most of the card game books I’ve seen are pretty […]

  • Tarots

    I finished reading the second volume of A History of Games Played with the Tarot Pack (haven’t received the first volume yet, it’s coming from US while the second one was sent from UK). It’s a marvellous book, highly recommended for serious tarot fans — less serious tarot fans will do with the Tarot section […]

  • Second book!

    Today’s mail brought me a publishing contract to sign: I’m writing another book! Well, I’m already 75 pages in, so getting the contract was a bit of a relief… My topic is, as some of you might’ve already guessed, traditional (and less traditional) card games. I’m covering both history of the games and the cards, […]

  • Card game books

    I’m looking for good books on card games. I don’t want just rule compilations or strategy books, but basically anything else on card games. I’ve already ordered David Parlett’s History of Card Games, but what else is there? Any suggestions?    

  • Working on the book

    Almost two weeks of work done on the book, half days basically (I’m working in the mornings and during the day when the baby sleeps, few hours a day most days) and I’ve already covered over 80 games (these are not full-fledged reviews, but fairly short descriptions in most cases, page or so). The manuscript […]

  • Board game book

    I’m currently working on a book on board games. I happen to know someone, who was just recently made the publishing manager of a Finnish publisher looking to expand their catalogue of non-fiction books, and he asked if I was interested in writing a book on new board games. Well, you don’t have to ask […]

  • Word Freak

    This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Affiliate links are marked with a €.I just finished reading Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis’ excellent book on the crazy world of competitive Scrabble. I’d heard lots of praise for the book, and no wonder: it’s one of the more […]

  • BookMooch

    This is off-topic, but interesting enough. Reading is one of my passions outside board games. My tastes can be a bit difficult: many of the books I’d like to read are not translated (or are translated with quite a delay) and the availability of English books in libraries is pretty weak here. Buying all the […]

  • Alastair Reynolds and Puerto Rico

    This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Affiliate links are marked with a €.If you’re into science fiction (with a hard emphasis on science, not just any speculative fiction), you should be aware of Alastair Reynolds’ work. Particularly the trilogy of Revolution Space, Redemption Ark and […]