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When Dungeons & Dragons appeared in England, Terrence Donnelly saw that there might be a gap in the market for a family fantasy board game. So he approached Philmar and they took a chance on The Sorcerer’s Cave. I said taking a chance because Donnelly’s game was unlike any other game produced...
This month I am looking at two vintage games. Both are family games and I have been playing them in my household for around 40 YEARS! And they still get asked for every year so that makes them two of the most popular games I have ever owned. Let’s look at them…… KÄNGURUH was designed by Alex...
After a major re-adjustment I have restored the problems of last month. You may have noticed that I didn't give the game information under each picture of my new games. My designer and I could not find a reason other than I had downloaded Windows 10 and something in that change caused the problem....
The Fox (Canidae, Carnivora, Mammalia) is a world-wide animal now. In the UK in particular, it was the focus of hunting parties and chased by hounds until death, brought on simply by exhaustion. I am glad to say that such hunting is now banned in Great Britain. The habitat of the English fox has...
A relatively quiet month. I picked up a few at a flea-market but most of the games came courtesy of my son Peter who lives in Norfolk and visits as many Boot Fairs as he can. As usual, if you want to know more, please ask. Plus: Can anyone explain to me how to make MicroBadges on the BGG. Here is...
These are the games that Card Tower has acquired this month. An interesting variety from the sublime to the ridiculous. If you want to know more about specific games, please let me know. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Lakeside 1975  Acquire Selecta 1995 The a-MAZE-ing Labyrinth...
The Lion (Panthera leo) is a symbol for bravery and often portrayed as ferocious beast. The lion-tamer was a familiar act in the circus. He would thrill the spectators just by being in the same 'space' as a lion or two. And then he would increase the thrill by putting his head into the lion's mouth...
Every month I acquire more games. Some from successful auction bids, some as gifts, some as Fleamarket finds, and so on. The mix is extremely eclectic and I thought it might be an interesting project to do an article each month showing the new arrivals. I intend only showing a scan of the box lid....
The Monkey (Ceboidea - New World or Cercopithecoidea - Old World) has long been used on boxes and cards. Main reason I think would be because they are associated with fun and mischief. "Is he up to monkey business?" is how a policeman might describe a known criminal. And Blackadder might say "He is...
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