Board games in the News

Our favorite hobby has been making the rounds. Board games have been part of the news cycle for the past couple of weeks. I thought I would pull the links and the headlines and give our faithful followers in Muskegon and beyond a look at…

Board games in the News

 

A surveillance camera captures an SUV demolishing a local game store

The Deep in Huntsville, AL
The Deep in Huntsville, AL

A local comic and game store in Huntsville, Alabama was the scene of a rather horrific car accident. An SUV plowed through the glass doors of The Deep Comics and Game Store on Memorial Parkway. The vehicle did not stop until it was completely within the building.

The employees and patrons in building were miraculously uninjured. The driver of the vehicle, whose identity was not released, did sustain non-life threatening injuries.

The best part of this story is: the owner is having the world’s largest ding & dent sale.

Click the link to see the video from WHNT, the local TV station in Huntsville.

http://whnt.com/2017/01/06/driver-runs-through-popular-huntsville-comic-book-store/

 

Hasbro has a big day

Risk: Star Wars Episode VI
Risk: Star Wars Episode VI

I’ve had many negative things to say about Hasbro on this blog: see here, for example. Today, I finally have something positive to say: Hasbro’s stock prices are surging.

Hasbro saw an unusually high jump in its value today, reaching +15% by late morning trading. The current valuation of $94 is the highest Hasbro has ever seen. Hasbro, the world’s second largest toy producer, is the publisher of many board games: everything that was once Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley or Avalon Hill was assimilated into Hasborg.

Hasbro’s success stems from high earnings in the fourth quarter of 2016. The Frozen movie licensing went to Hasbro, edging out their biggest competitor, Mattel. The link below has more details. But this amateur stock market speculator believes its Star Wars Risk, not Frozen, that has Hasbro seeing black.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/02/06/why-hasbro-inc-stock-is-surging-today.aspx

 

PETA has completely jumped the shark

Space Wolves from Games Workshop
Space Wolves from Games Workshop

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is trying desperately to stay relevant. And the battle ground they’ve chosen to make their stand is Games Workshop’s Warhammer universe.

It seems Games Workshop makes plastic models that are fur clad. And this will not stand. PETA has started a petition to urge Games Workshop to remove fur from its line of miniatures.

This may seem like an article from the Onion but I can assure you it is real. And the board game community is having a field day:

Faux fur on Citadel Miniatures
Faux fur on Citadel Miniatures

In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, it would appear that fur is still murder. I’m sure GW doesn’t want their models representing 10,000 year old pure-evil hybrids of demon and humanity to appear IMMORAL.

And speaking of an article from the Onion…

Explanation of board game rules peppered with reassurances

 

I think I might make this a long running column.