Episode 33 – News Notes

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I was out of town for the week, and where I was staying had a very bad Wi-Fi connection, so I couldn’t stay on Skype very long. I had to drop out after the News, and I’m not even sure how much of that came through cleanly.

Anyway, here are some of the links to News items I was sharing…

Hasbro Hit With Suit Over Candy Land Movie Plans,
by Bill Donahue, Law360, July 17

Candy Land makers claim there was a limited license on the game which didn’t include movies.

Microsoft helps to launch free web-based version of Catan board game,
by John Callaham, Windows Phone Central, July 24

True to Microsoft’s history, there were plenty of glitches in the roll-out.

Fantasy Flight announces CosmicCon

A weekend of pure, wall-to-wall Cosmic Encounters, Sept. 19-21 at FFG HQ in Roseville, MN.

As announced in Reddit, I made a free game timer app!, submitted by linkrift

PlayTime is for iOS 7, so you’ll need an iPhone 5 or compatible Apple platform. It’s the first multi-player timer I’ve seen and it’s free. Try it out and let the developer know how much you like it!

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Drew is a contributor to the Board Gamers Anonymous podcast. He's a curator by nature, compulsively reading and obsessively organizing what he's read. He's also been a gamer since the age of 3, which means he's been playing board games for... let's just say more than 40 years, and leave it at that...