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Card & Board Games FAQ 1.4

A COMPENDIUM OF RESOURCES AND INFORMATION ON GAMES
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This board was opened in May, 2000, by Fool co-founder David Gardner, who did so with these words:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12632051

Here's a quick table of contents, listing the sections you'll find below:
1 -- Advice for New Gamers
2 -- Kinds of Games
3 -- Top-rated/Best-selling Games
4 -- A Special Card Game Section
5 -- Game Retailers
6 -- Who's Who Among Game Designers
7 -- Find People to Play Games With
8 -- Play Games Online
9 -- Read and Learn About Games
10 -- Rich Resources and Lists of Links
11 -- Discuss Gaming
12 -- Gaming Events
13 -- Games and Children
14 -- Some (of Many) Topics Discussed on This Board
15 -- Particular Games Discussed on This Board -- So Far
16 -- Motley Fool Articles on Games
17 -- Game Manufacturers
18 -- Other Gaming FAQs
19 -- Miscellaneous


1) ADVICE FOR NEW GAMERS
******************************


An introduction to Games of Strategy, Fun, and Excitement (in PowerPoint):
www.speakeasy.org/~johnkerr/adventure_gaming_presentation.html

Please consider posting on this board any advice you have for would-be gamers, on how to approach learning about gaming. Such posts can later be linked to from this document, helping lots of people.


2) KINDS OF GAMES
********************


Traditional American games:
These include the usual suspects, classics many of us grew up with:
www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/~museum/vexhibit/Whitehill/

"Modern," "Family Strategy," "Designer Games," "German" games (some from America): Wonderful alternatives to traditional American games like Monopoly, these are growing in popularity. Intro to German games:
www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/GermanGamesFAQ.shtml
www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/PetersPlayhouse.shtml
www.tragsnart.co.uk/gamehub/german/german.htm
http://boardgames.about.com/library/games/blgerman.htm

Complex German games:
www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/ComplexGermanGames.shtml

American vs. German games:
http://members.aol.com/kulkmann/gboard.htm

Card games:
www.pagat.com
http://cardgames.about.com/mbody.htm
http://thehouseofcards.com/
http://directory.google.com/Top/Games/Card_Games
(more on card games in section 10)

War games:
www.grognard.com/

Dice games:
http://boardgames.about.com/cs/dicegames

"Traditional" games:
www.tradgames.org.uk

The well-rounded player:
http://spotlightongames.com/list/intro.html

Lots of categories and themes of games:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/catbrowse.php3


3) TOP-RATED/BEST-SELLING GAMES
************************************


From this board, some lists of top games in our collections as of a few years ago: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12731259&sort=whole
Five games if we were stranded on an island (again, not fresh, but still useful):
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17816986&sort=whole
(reply to one of the posts in these threads and add your own favorites to ours!)

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

BoardGameGeek's Top 50 Games
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/top50.htm

"The One Hundred" -- top games rated by a group of major gamers ("Official & Authoritative 100 Best Games of All Time Ever Without Question"):
http://fluffysnoop.blogspot.com/2005/10/introduction.html

Funagain.com's All-time Bestselling Games:
www.funagain.com/control/alltimebestsellers

Funagain.com's Current Bestsellers:
http://www.funagain.com/control/bestsellerlist

Game Award Winners
www.pixelpark.co.nz/awards.htm
www.funagain.com/control/awards

Funagain's Customer Favorites:
http://www.funagain.com/control/customerfavorites

An "Apples-to-Apples" set of lists of best games in many categories:
http://www.theswitchingyard.com/theapplesproject.html
And detailed top-games lists from contributors:
http://www.theswitchingyard.com/theparticipants.html

Overviews and reviews of various interesting games:

If you're stuck on a desert island:
www.gamereport.com/dig.shtml

From Kulkmann's Game Box:
http://www.solicitor.de/gamebox/gboard.htm

From Joe Huber:
http://www.gamenight.com/html/games.htm

From Matthew Gray:
http://server.boardgamestuff.com:8000/10s-and-20s.html

From Ken Tidwell & Co.:
www.gamecabinet.com/deeperDrawers/Reviews.html

From Bruno Faidutti, reviews in English and French:
http://www.faidutti.com/

The Defective Yeti:
http://www.defectiveyeti.com/archives/cat_games.html

An open directory of games, with lots of links to info about them:
http://dmoz.org/Games/


4) A SPECIAL CARD GAME SECTION
*********************************


Here's a motherlode of card game info:
www.pagat.com

And a link to the American Contract Bridge League:
http://www.acbl.org/

Find a Club
http://www.acbl.org/play/findClub.html

Andrew Brewood and Francis Irving's New Card Games:
http://www.grimwold.org.uk/games/cards/

Original card games by David Parlett:
www.davidparlett.co.uk/oricards/index.html

Michael Petty's New World Games:
www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Battlefield/1173/

The US Playing Card Company (www.usplayingcard.com ) has a page devoted to "Choosing Which Games To Play": www.usplayingcard.com/gamerules/choosingwhichgames2play.html
They sort games by number of players and rate games "lighthearted", "casual" and "serious." They also note games for children.

More card game links:
http://cardgames.about.com/mbody.htm
http://thehouseofcards.com/
http://directory.google.com/Top/Games/Card_Games


5) GAME RETAILERS
********************


Many of these have decent or very good search functions, to help you zero in on any game you're seeking. Alternatively, just browse! The first four have been used many times successfully by at least a handful of this board's denizens. Others may also merit thumbs-up, but we haven't undertaken a survey.

www.funagain.com
www.bouldergames.com
www.gamessurplus.com
www.fairplaygames.com

www.bgamers.com/gamesunl.htm
www.boardsandbits.com
www.boardgames.com
www.cardhaus.com
www.finegames.com
www.funusa.com
www.gamefest.com
www.gamepreserve.com
http://gamesinabox.com
http://gamestash.com
www.germangames.com
www.housefullofgames.com
www.rpgshop.com
www.thoughthammer.com
www.timewellspent.org


Comparison shop for games at Froogle: http://www.froogle.com

One place to find used games: www.gamepreserve.com/policies/Out%20of%20Print%20Games.htm
Other game retailers also offer used games -- including a bunch of retailers listed above. You just have to poke around them.

Trading and Buying from other Gamers

The BoardGameGeek marketplace:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekstore.php3

eBay:
http://buy.ebay.com/games

Spielfrieks marketplace discussion group:
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks-marketplace

Links to lists of local game stores -- support your moms and pops!

A list of virtual and brick and mortar stores:
www.gamecabinet.com/info/GameShops.html

Game Store Database:
http://server.boardgamestuff.com:8000/cgi-bin/gamestore.pl

Rio Grande Games' retailers:
http://www.riograndegames.com/retailers.html

Order directly from Germany, if you dare!
www.adamspielt.de

Or England!
www.leisuregames.com
www.gameslore.co.uk

Or Canada!
www.germangames.com
www.jogocanada.com

And… some free games!
http://www.runestoneit.com/~dseagraves/


6) WHO'S WHO AMONG GAME DESIGNERS
******************************************


A brief intro to the three "Special Ks": www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/SpecialK.shtml

An intro to more designers:
http://www.gamecabinet.com/sumo/Issue23/node19.html

Reiner Knizia
www.knizia.de/english.htm
www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/SpecialK4.shtml

Klaus Teuber
www.klausteuber.com/
www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/SpecialK3.shtml

Wolfgang Kramer
www.kramer-spiele.de
www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/SpecialK2.shtml

Sid Sackson
www.webnoir.com/bob/sackson.htm

There are many more designers: Alex Randolph! Alan Moon! Aaron Weissblum! Richard Borg! Uwe Rosenberg! Stefan Dorra! Michael Schacht! Gunter Burkhardt! Bruno Faidutti! and more!

Joe Huber's reviews:
www.gamenight.com/html/Author%20Reviews/joseph_huber.htm

Some "Geeklists" on game designers:
Tom Vasel's best and worst games of many designers, with comments and more opinions from other gamers:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listid=4318
Josh Miller's favorite designers:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listid=10298
Larry Levy on designers:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listid=10363



7) FIND PEOPLE TO PLAY GAMES WITH
**************************************


Cultivate a group of friends: www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/GamesDay.shtml and www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/Subterfuge.shtml

Use MeetUp:
http://boardgames.meetup.com

Join an existing group in your area:
www.rozmiarek.info/games/gamelink.html
www.gamereport.com/links/Clubs/


8) PLAY GAMES ONLINE
************************


Where many "German" game aficionados play:
www.brettspielwelt.de/gate/jsp/base/index.jsp?nation=en
(tips on how to use the site:
http://www.boardgamestogo.com/bsw.htm http://privat.ub.uib.no/bubjb/englishTown/index.htm
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BSWgamers/)

More online gaming sites:
http://www.elumir.com/games/computer/index.php
http://play.games.com/playgames/home.jsp
www.flexgames.com
www.sennicam.com/onlinegermangames.htm
http://thehouseofcards.com/online_games.html
www.gamecaravan.com/onlinegames.asp
http://games.yahoo.com/
www.blokus.com
http://settlers.cs.northwestern.edu
www.klear.com
www.ludagora.net/index.php (appears to be in French only)
www.gametableonline.com
www.amarriner.com
http://dmoz.org/Games/Online
www.goodexperience.com/games
http://geoman36.tripod.com/thothgames

Online playing advice:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18314071

Download games:
http://www.download.com/2001-2012_4-0.html

Play by email: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17174460


9) READ AND LEARN ABOUT GAMES
************************************


BoardGameGeek:
www.boardgamegeek.com
(a rich, rich resource)

Funagain reviews:
www.funagain.com
(a big retailer, with Amazon-like customer reviews of games)

News about Games:
www.boardgamenews.com

Blogs about Gaming:
www.free-downloads.net/blog-directory/Arts_&_Entertainment/Gaming_Blogs_/7-70-0.html
www.gameblogs.org
http://dir.blogflux.com/cat/gaming.html
http://community.windowsmarketplace.com
www.blogcatalog.com/directory/arts/game

Interviews with gaming personalities:
http://www.thedicetower.com/interviews.html
http://www.fairplaygames.com/interviews.asp

The Games Journal:
www.thegamesjournal.com

The Game Report:
www.gamereport.com

The Tao of Gaming:
www.pyro.net/%7Ebankler/tao_board.html

Brett and Board Game News
(including upcoming games)
www.brettboard.dk

The Game Cabinet: www.gamecabinet.com

YahuGaming: A site with rankings, reviews and thoughts:
www.geocities.com/yahugaming/

An "International Journal for the Study of Board Games":
www.boardgamesstudies.org

Articles:
Scores of articles:
www.thegamesjournal.com/Archives.shtml
Lots of articles:
http://gamecabinet.com/backIssues/

Magazines:
http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Games/Magazines/
www.gamecabinet.com/info/GameNews.html
http://www.kbones.com/

Gaming books:
http://gamecabinet.com/info/GameBibliography.html
http://spotlightongames.com/list/books.html

Articles and a blog on gaming (largely on computer gaming):
www.costik.com

Nuketown, on gaming:
http://www.nuketown.com/links/level1.php?id=10


10) RICH RESOURCES AND LISTS OF LINKS
****************************************


Board Game Stuff:
www.boardgamestuff.com

Canonical List of Free Print-and-Play Games:
www.runestoneit.com/~dseagraves/

Games Club of Maryland:
www.gamesclubofmd.org/Links.asp

Google on Board Games:
http://directory.google.com/Top/Games/Board_Games
and http://directory.google.com/Top/Games/Board_Games/Resources/

Google on Card Games:
http://directory.google.com/Top/Games/Card_Games/

The Luding Database of Games:
http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/luding/

Rules to Lots of Games:
http://gamecabinet.com/deeperDrawers/RulesTranslationsEnglish.html

Steffan O'Sullivan's Views and Reviews:
www.panix.com/~sos/

Vitas Povilaitis' Graceful Boot Board Games Fan Page:
www.gracefulboot.com/board_games

SpielFrieks links: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks/links


11) DISCUSS GAMING
*********************


Of course, we hope that you'll stick around here and make this friendly discussion board your game-discussing home. But feel free to explore some additional homes, too. Here is a bunch of mailing lists/discussion groups about gaming:

Directories of Many:
www.discovergames.com/news.html

KinderSpielFrieks:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KinderSpielFrieks
(about children's games)

Moratics:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/moratics/
(general game strategy and tactics)

NigglyBits:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nigglybits

rec.games.board:
http://groups.google.com/groups?group=rec.games.board

Yahoo! Game Groups:
http://games.dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/Games

Yahoo! Card Game Groups:
http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/1600053077

Yahoo! Board Game Groups:
http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/1600052896

SpielFrieks: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spielfrieks (a major, big, rather serious list -- that may be closed for now)


12) GAMING EVENTS
********************


Gaming Conventions, From Jenga:
www.geocities.com/jengacons/

Gencon:
www.gencon.com

National Gamers Guild Convention Directory:
www.nggnet.com/features/Conventions.htm

Origins Games:
www.originsgames.com


13) GAMES AND CHILDREN
***************************


Articles and Resources:
www.k-state.edu/wwparent/games/index.htm
www.iqkids.net/tradgam.html
http://boardgamecentral.com/games/kids.html
www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/EducationalValue.shtml
www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/SeriousGaming.shtml
www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/FamilyPastimes.shtml
www.thegamesjournal.com/articles/GamesAndKids.shtml

Game Nights and Children:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13626197&sort=whole

Games as Gifts for Kids:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16042178&sort=whole

Games for 5-year-olds:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12751415&sort=whole

Games for Young Gamers:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13544114&sort=whole

Growing Up On Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12743390&sort=whole

Modern Games for Kids Discussion Group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KinderSpielFrieks

Playing Games with Little Kids:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18226866&sort=whole

Wargames for Kids:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17188767&sort=whole

A discussion group about modern games for kids: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KinderSpielFrieks


14) SOME (OF MANY) TOPICS DISCUSSED ON THIS BOARD
********************************************************


If you reply to any post within one of these threads, your post will become a part of the thread, easy for others to find. Note that this is NOT a comprehensive list. You'll find lots of other nuggets by exploring the board.

Alan Moon Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18260698&sort=whole

Best 2 to Multi-Player Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17840360&sort=whole

Board Games for 2:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17762055&sort=whole

Business-Themed Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12733596&sort=whole

Buying Games as Gifts:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18193080&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18275157&sort=whole

Cheapass Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18047617&sort=whole

Complexity Ratings:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18261691&sort=whole

Current Favorites on Our Shelves:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17905350&sort=whole

Favorite Game Designers:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12738509&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17839192&sort=whole

Favorite Games Threads:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12735154&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12732255&sort=whole

Five Must-Have Games if We Were Stranded on an Island:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17816986&sort=whole

Game Clubs:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13056640&sort=whole

Game Companies:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13137682&sort=whole

Game Marathons:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17481242&sort=whole

Game-Playing Spouses:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13070069&sort=whole

Games for Airplane Rides:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15606067&sort=whole

Games for When You Have Company:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17907737&sort=whole

Historical/War Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12735791&sort=whole

Light-Hearted vs. Hard-Core:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12759633&sort=whole

Lists of Top Games in Our Collections:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12731259&sort=whole

Loony Labs:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18066448&sort=whole

Market Simulation Board Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12929781&sort=whole

Measuring Luck in Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14043039&sort=whole

New Games Played/Bought Recently:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17921554&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17949524&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13178711&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13388055&sort=whole

Online Conversions of Some of Our Favorites:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15174456&sort=whole

Organizing a Game Night:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13076490&sort=whole

Origins Game Convention:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17473577&sort=whole

Role-Playing Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12742873&sort=whole

Starting a Poker Group:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18155114&sort=whole

Teaching Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15209976&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17966277&sort=whole

Themes in Games:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12866199&sort=whole

Why Can't America Compete?
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13810529&sort=whole


15) PARTICULAR GAMES DISCUSSED ON THIS BOARD -- SO FAR
*************************************************************


If you reply to any post within one of these threads, your post will become a part of the thread, easy for others to find. Note that this is NOT a comprehensive list. We have discussed other games, too, and will discuss many more. Join the fray!

Acquire:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14007721&sort=whole

Battle Cry:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14034563&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12757517&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13041908&sort=whole

Boggle/Letter/Linker:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18184020&sort=whole

Bohnanza:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16465651&sort=whole

Brawl:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13081844&sort=whole

Bridge:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13385639&sort=whole

Button Men:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13145388&sort=whole

Carcassone:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15245549&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17800095&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17966080&sort=whole

Carolus Magnus:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13037712&sort=whole

Chess:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12731616&sort=whole
and our chess board: http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=115849

Civilization:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18260632&sort=whole

Conspiracy:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13388436&sort=whole

Crokinole and Carom:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16466977&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17245241&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17346231&sort=whole

Diplomacy:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14050991&sort=whole

Dvonn:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16486140&sort=whole

Fluxx:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14313612&sort=whole

Foolmania:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18233561&sort=whole

Hera & Zeus:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12757537&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13027121&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13301378&sort=whole

Lord of the Rings:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13283898&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13392375&sort=whole

Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18106637&sort=whole

Magic: the Gathering:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18234237&sort=whole

Mah Jongg:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14120061&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15746604&sort=whole

McMulti:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16642427&sort=whole

Mexica:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16923337&sort=whole

Modern Art:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12737138&sort=whole

Mu:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12908363&sort=whole

Paths of Glory:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17165045&sort=whole

Puerto Rico:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16923361&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17061601&sort=whole

Risk 2210:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15611080&sort=whole

Scrabble
our Scrabble board: http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=115814

Set:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12820542&sort=whole

Settlers of Catan:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14589134&sort=whole

Stratomatic & more:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16343172&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17476112&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13201977&sort=whole

Tichu:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16828038&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18078133&sort=whole

Tigris & Euphrates:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14178269&sort=whole
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15155185&sort=whole

Tikal:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14501196&sort=whole

Traumfabrik:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15209948&sort=whole


16) MOTLEY FOOL ARTICLES ON GAMES
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David Gardner: Playing Like an Investor
http://www.fool.com/portfolios/rulebreaker/2000/rulebreaker000613.htm

Selena Maranjian: Playing the Game
http://www.fool.com/news/foth/2002/foth021125.htm

Selena Maranjian: The Game of Rags to Riches
http://www.fool.com/news/commentary/2003/commentary031211sm.htm


17) GAME MANUFACTURERS
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A smattering of some game company websites (some are not American or U.S.-based):
Alea: www.aleaspiele.de
Amigo: www.amigo-spiele.de
Cheapass Games: www.cheapass.com
Chessex (cool dice!): www.chessex.com
Cwali: www.cwali.com
Doris & Frank: www.doris-frank.de
Eagle Games: www.eaglegames.net
EuroGames: www.descartes-editeur.com/english.htm
Family Pastimes: www.familypastimes.com
Fantasy Flight: www.fantasyflightgames.com
Gamewright: www.gamewright.com
GMT: www.gmtgames.com
Goldseiber: www.goldsieber.de
Hans im Gluck: www.hans-im-glueck.de
Hasbro: www.hasbro.com
Kosmos: www.kosmos.de
Mattel: www.mattel.com
Mayfair Games: www.mayfairgames.com
Plenary Games: www.plenarygames.com
Queen: www.queen-games.de
Ravensburger : www.coolgames.com
Rio Grande Games: www.riograndegames.com
Steve Jackson Games: www.sjgames.com
Uberplay Games: www.uberplay.com
U.S. Games Systems: www.usgamesinc.com
Warfrog Games: www.warfrog.co.uk
Winning Moves: www.winning-moves.com
Wizards of the Coast: www.wizards.com


18) OTHER GAMING FAQS
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From rec.games.board: www.faqs.org/faqs/games/board-games-faq/

A list of FAQs: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/games/

BoardGameGeek's FAQ: www.boardgamegeek.com/viewfaqs.php3



19) MISCELLANEOUS
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Score sheets for various games:
www.centralconnector.com/GAMES/scorshet.html

A game geek test -- how much of a game geek are you?
www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listid=690

Game "Radio" -- conversations about games:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekspeak.php3


CREDITS:
This FAQ was created by Selena Maranjian and has been updated with the help of William Ford, aka blford, (Thanks, Bill!), and other board denizens. Stay tuned for another installment of it one day.
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