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The Evening News for 5/23/14

(sniffed out by Drew Davidson)

Gamasutra is a heavyweight website in the gaming industry, but it’s focus is on everything electronic. But when Reiner Knizia talks everybody listens. The lengthy article chronicles Knizia’s forays into the world of digital board games.


 

Here’s a quick video item (2:22) from Britain’s ITV about the International Board Game Conference being held in Suffolk, England.


 

And, finally, our feel-good story of the night. A young lad from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was so inspired by his father’s research into local history, he shaped that history into a game with local flavor, reflecting the copper mining that the U.P. depended on for so many years.

After playtesting his homemade game with his buddy, he took the next logical step and sought funding through Kickstarter. The game is Copper Country (“Life. Work. Profit. Death.”) and you can support it through June 11.

His story was covered by WLUC, Fox Channel 6, in Marquette, Michigan.

  • 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...

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