Artist Marija Tiurina created this tasty backgammon set by repurposing a fancy Jaques London set to look like meat: It’s a custom backgammon set designed for a special backgammon lover. The ancient board game got its name from words ‘back’ and ‘game’, but I found it very amusing that it clearly has a word ‘gammon’Read More
Dutch sociologist and Holocaust survivor Frederik Lodewijk Polak’s massive future studies text The Image of the Future makes a bold statement about optimism and pessimism, creating four categories of belief about the future, divided on two axes: things are improving/worsening; and people can/can’t do something about the future.
From this taxonomy, Peter HaywardRead More
The New Scientist reports that the World Health Organization is to include “gaming disorder” in its International Classification of Diseases (Amazon). The wording is yet to be finalized, but will encompass gaming “to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests” and meets various criteria of adverse effects such as anxiety, antisocial conductRead More
Game designer Chad Walker is crowdfunding his latest game: SIGMATA: This Signal Kills Fascists, shooting for USD10,000 in pre-orders to produce “a cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game about ethical insurgency against a fascist regime, taking place in a dystopian vision of 1980’s America.”
$16 gets you a PDF, $28 gets you a softcover rule-book;Read More
Pippin Barr (previously) created a game that presents itself as a Windows 3-ish desktop from about 25 years ago. Mash away at each task in It Is As If You Were Doing Work until you win promotions and break time, wherein Breakout may be played.
“I positioned It is as if you wereRead More
Claire Voon takes a fascinating look at engraver Joseph Strutt’s illustrations of strange medieval party games, many of which involve beating the hell out of other guests. report this ad
Via Hyperallergic, a look at Strutt’s 1801 book Glig-Gamena Angel-Deod, Or, The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England, a copyRead More