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Subject:  Selena's article, continued Date:  11/25/2002  11:08 AM
Author:  TMFSelena Number:  887 of 2787

For anyone interested, I tried to promote the world of gaming a bit in today's Fool on the Hill article:
http://www.fool.com/news/foth/2002/foth021125.htm

Here's a little more of the article, that didn't manage to get squeezed in -- you might find some useful stuff below:

Recommendations

If you're now interested in learning a little more about the vast array of games available to you, here are some leads:

Funagain.com's 50 Top-rated Games
http://kumquat.com/cgi-kumquat/funagain/best

The Internet Top 100 Games List
http://scv.bu.edu/~aarondf/Top100/list.txt

BoardGameGeek's Top 50 Games
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/topn.php3?count=50

Note that some are probably best for more experienced gamers, as they're a bit more complex. For what it's worth, here's my current list of games I've read about and hope play or own one day: Carcassonne, Modern Art, Through the Desert, Taj Mahal, Medici, Settlers of Catan, Ra, Acquire, Torres, Lost Cities, Samurai, Bohnanza, Mu, Hare and Tortoise, Cosmic Encounter, Liar's Dice, Schotten-Totten, Battle Cry, Can't Stop, Elfenland, Battle Line, Apples to Apples, High Society, TransAmerica, Wyatt Earp, San Marco, Kahuna, Hera & Zeus, Illuminati, Traumfabrik, Zertz, Expedition, 6 Nimmt!, Wizard, Royal Turf, Twixt, Time's Up, Pueblo, Dvonn, Guillotine, Blokus, Africa.

You can read all about most of these at the wonderful game retailer, Funagain.com (www.funagain.com). It has a nifty search feature, too, with which you can look for various kinds of games: http://kumquat.com/cgi-kumquat/funagain/srchform

Resources for You

Finally, here are a few last resources for you.

-- The Fool's own Card and Board Games discussion board: http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?mid=18125383
There are also many gaming groups on Yahoo!, such as:
SpielFrieks
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks/
NigglyBits
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nigglybits/
KinderSpielFrieks (about children's games)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KinderSpielFrieks/
[I hope I don't drive anyone away from *this* board with these pointers!]

-- Some games retailers:
Funagain.com
http:www.funagain.com
Boulder Games
http://www.bouldergames.com
Fair Play Games
http://www.fairplaygames.com
GermanGames.com
http://www.germangames.com
Sundown Games
http://www.sundowngames.com

-- Here's a great list of links to all kinds of information and resources:
http://www.defectiveyeti.com/links/home.html
and another nice list:
http://www.gamesclubofmd.org/Links.asp


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