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Just received a note from the publisher of War on Terror!

Just received a note from the publisher of War on Terror!

Dear Boardgames in Blighty, It’s great to be in touch. I’m the publisher (and the illustrator) of ‘War on Terror, the boardgame’ and ‘Crunch – the game for utter bankers’. I don’t know if you’ve heard of them but we’re doing something rather bonkers for edition 2 of War on Terror, and I thought this would possibly interest you, and at the same time amuse! We’re having an auction which starts this Friday, it’s a bit unusual… here are full details: http://www.terrorbullgames.co.uk/moneyauction/

Basically, we’re auctioning off the space on the War on Terror money, so that you can have your face on it, for the next 5,000 sets! I just couldn’t keep this to myself, feel free to tell the world. As the great hand in the sky says…it could be you! Best Tom

Have a look! You too can have your name on the money in War on Terror 2!

Spiele Des Jahres 2010 nominations

Nominations have been announced for the prestigious board game awards in Germany, the Spiele Des Jahres. The winners will be announced on June 28. Strangely, or not, new games are not always nominated…

The nominees are:

Dixit

Ident

A  la Carte

Roll Through the Ages

Fresco

Children’s Games

Diego Dragonstooth

Kraken-alam

Tower (Castle) Panic!

Vampire night

Turi-tour

httpy, the Spiele Des Jahres://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.spieldesjahres.de/&ei=6QMETMWfGZGh4QbfwPXLDg&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CEEQ7gEwBw&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dspiele%2Bdes%2Bjahres%2B2010%26hl%3Den%26prmd%3Dn

UK Games Expo 2010- New Game Release news

Read all about the new game releases planned for this year’s Expo on June 4-6 featuring –

Workshop of the World’ – The latest game from Ragnar Brothers whom I hope to interview for Boardgames in Blighty

Age of Industry and Gettysburg – Aiming for release at Expo by Treefrog/Warfrog

Ascendancy and 1860 by JKLM Games

Great Fire – Medusa Games

The World Cup Card Game -Games for the World

Forbidden Island – Coiledspring Games

Tri 3D – Panic Games Ltd

Cubiko Word

Ants Expansion – Twisted Wind Games

Speicherstadt – Eggertspiele

Niche – Hopwood Games

Increasingly Triangular and Backswords & Bucklers – Tied to a Kite Games

Jurassic Wars – Dice Maestro

http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

Through the Portal Boardgaming Ezine

http://www.thru-the-portal.com/portal/digital_issue

The new digital issue of Through-the-Portal Gaming magazine is now available! This is an excellent BRITISH Ezine which scratches that board game info itch to be sure. Really nice job done with potential for a print edition if there is enough interest.

This issue features inteviews with Matt Leacock on his new game Forbidden Island and reviews of Fiasco, Tobago, 7 Ate 9, Ticket to Ride, Hanging Gardens, Word on the Street, Shotgun Diaries and more…

Show them your support!

Charles Roberts Awards 2009

The Charles S. Roberts Awards are presented annually for excellence in the historical wargaming hobby.

The voting ballot is now available for the annual Charles Roberts Awards.

http://charlesrobertsawards.com/voting.php

Categories include:

Best Ancient to Napoleonic Era Board Wargame

Best Post-Napoleonic to Pre-World War 2 Era Board Wargame

Best World War 2 Era Board Wargame

Best Post-WW2 Era Board Wargame

Best Pre-20th Century Era Computer Wargame

Best 20th Century Era – Modern Computer Wargame

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Board Wargame

Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Computer Wargame

Best Magazine Game

Best Desktop Published (DTP) / Print-and-Play Game

Best Expansion or Supplement for an Existing Game

Best Board Game Graphics

Best Computer Game Graphics

Best Professional Game Magazine

Best Amateur Game Magazine

Best Historical/Scenario Article

Best Game Review or Analysis Article

James F. Dunnigan Design Elegance Award

Clausewitz Award HALL OF FAME

Call me crazy but it seems excessive to me. Wait until you see how many nominees there are to choose from. Good grief!

Caught my attention on Boardgamenews.com

Nominees for the 2010 Gra Roku

Yes, boardgames are becoming more popular in Poland and here are the nominees for Poland’s Game of the Year…

http://www.boardgamenews.com/index.php/boardgamenews/comments/nominees_for_the_2010_gra_roku/

Carcassonne Coming to the iPhone

I can’t wait for this one as I love Carcassone which is one of the most popular Euro Games yet published.

http://www.boardgamenews.com/index.php/boardgamenews/comments/carcassonne_coming_to_the_iphone/

SmallworldComing to the iPhone

For all you Smallworld fanatics…

http://www.boardgamenews.com/index.php/boardgamenews/comments/days_of_wonder_launches_small_world_on_the_ipad/