Special Guest Posts

April 14, 2014

Carrom Paul of the United Kingdom
Introduces the Game of Carrom

Carrom is a forerunner of Snooker, 8-Ball, Pool and Billiards, in fact Carrom Billiards is still being played today. Carrom is believed to have originated in Abyssinia 2000 years ago. A painting in the tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses II shows a game similar to Carrom. The game spread eastwards through the Indo-Iranian subcontinent and then throughout the Asian subcontinent. It is also believed that an English[...]
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March 31, 2014

Guest Post Coming April 14th
Carrom Paul of the United Kingdom
Showcases the Game of Carrom

A few weeks ago I was fortunate to link up with The Carrom Shop on Twitter. I visited their online shop and was amazed at the gorgeous Carrom playing boards and interesting playing pieces. I knew nothing about the game and just had to know more. I emailed the shop and connected with Carrom Paul. Carrom Paul has promoted the game for over 15 years. His journey into the world of Carrom is an interesting one.[...]
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March 10, 2014

Special Guest Post – Desi Scarpone,
Game Collector, Author, Movie and TV Director recalls his favorite game memories!

I come from a close-knit family, and one of the things I fondly remember from my childhood is playing board games on “game night” with my Brothers, Sister, Mother and Father. I think we started in 1968, in our new house, and probably picked Friday night to play since we kids didn’t have to go to school the next day. We played every game imaginable, but I think my favorites were DEALER’S CHOICE, MASTERPIECE[...]
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February 24, 2014

Special Guest Post from Desi Scarpone – Game Collector, Author, Movie and TV Director Coming March 10th!

Do your eyes light up when someone mentions a flea market, garage sale or antique shop? Is eBay in your favorites list on your computer, tablet AND cell phone? Is your living space more conducive to displaying and storing collections rather than for eating, sleeping or entertaining? Serious collectors UNITE! Desi Scarpone and his collection of over 6,000 board games are in the ranks with us! Desi grew[...]
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February 10, 2014

Special Guest Post from Bruce Whitehill
The Big Game Hunter

I have always been interested in discovery – in uncovering new information – in finding the connection between things. Game playing and game collecting provide these opportunities. It wasn’t until I was in my late 30s that I started collecting and researching games, though I remember writing the “SCRABBLE” company (Selchow & Righter) many years before that, asking a little about their history.[...]
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January 27, 2014

Coming February 10th – Special Guest Post by
The Big Game Hunter, Bruce Whitehill

Bruce Whitehill is a prolific contributor to the world of games. Not only is he a game inventor, but a game collector, developer, historian, author, lecturer, editor, guest curator of many game exhibitions and a photographer. Bruce is the founder of the Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors (since 1984), was Senior Editor/Associate Editor of Games Annual, Games Games Games and Knucklebones magazines,[...]
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