September 2013

Thus begins The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein. I think this must be the most-read book amongst game fans, certainly of my generation. Dungeons & Dragons made sure we fell collectively into the open hands of fantasy novels and The Lord of the Rings was the king of such books. Many attempts...
Party games involving photographs of everyday objects from unusual angles must have been hugely popular. The big three publishers in this field, Universal Publications Ltd (UPL), Party Games Publishers (PGP) and Pepys, all made many editions on this theme. It was very cheap to make. Just get a...
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I have found some old catalogue entries with many games that have been sold from the 1880's to just before World War One. Most of these games are well known. For example, there are copious Fishing games (hook fish either by getting your hook into a small ring on the fish (hard) or catching the fish...
I am sure you read with interest last month's article on Sectional Games. To remind you, this them is Neil's and relates to games where the cards form an image when matched togeter or games where the board is made from the cards and constructed during the game. Neil Darbyshire has a unique...