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Stefan Feld is the highest rated designer of games in recent years. The adjective 'Feldian' has come into popular use when describing a game that has various ways of earning victory points but also includes some luck element. We are under the Feldian spell ourselves because we like light to medium...
Louis Wain (5 August 1860 – 4 July 1939) was an English artist who is forever associated with cats. They are distinctively 'Wainish' in their style, a style he didn't adopt until the period of his wife's terminal illness. Wain started his career working for magazines like the Illustrated London...
From all the Disney charactersations, Bambi the deer is one of the most loved. The story of the young Bambi learning how to survive in the forest. His lessons are not only from his mother but also from two special friends, Thumper the rabbit and Flower the skunk. In 1942, feature animations were...
Elsewhere in these pages, I mentioned the fact that Question & Answer games are very popular in Germany. Editions were made for children and adults. The cards themselves are usually cheap, with just text on them. Draw a card, read it out, someone else draws an answer card and reads that out....
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It is not surprising that The Netherlands should adopt the German Schwarzer Peter style games and not the English Old Maid version of the game. They are a land neighbour of Germany after all.. Here are some examples in my collection: ASS Artwork by Otto Pech Eldorado Jumbo Jumbo...
Elephant  (Loxodonta africana or Elephas maximus). I have quite a lot of games with an elephant on the cover and I know many more in collector friends' collections. To me, the obvious choice would be a Memory or Pairs game but, in fact, I have seen very few of those myself. The popularity of...
Game publishers have often used the circus as their theme, simply because it will attract children and attract parents who are buying a game for their offspring ("Oh! Johnny loves the circus, he will love this game"). Personally I am not a fan. Animals always seemed so sad to be performing every...

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