A man from Luton has created a family board game to show people that if you work hard enough you can achieve your dreams. Peter Mason, 35, from Leagrave, was hit by a car when he was 19 and spent 17 days in a coma. His parents were told he had a 50/50 chance of living. When he came out of the coma, doctors told him he would never walk again, but he did not accept that and after an operation he was eventually able to walk unaided. Peter went back to college, got a Maths degree and began working in finance. He has now created Dominotion, a dominoes-based board game. He wants young people to know that no matter what happens, if you work hard you can still do well in life. He said: “I guess I have been at the point very close to death so I would like the chance to inspire many youngsters and demonstrate that people can really do well if they work hard and believe. “At one point I was told I would never walk again, but I was walking fine after the operation, and now I have … [Read more...] about Luton man comes back from the brink to create new board game
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Plymouth's brand new board game cafe - the first of its kind in the city - has gone down a storm with gaming and coffee enthusiasts alike on its first day of opening. Opposite restaurants Toot and Positano, Twist is an exciting new concept for Plymouth and is the brainchild of Hayley Summers. Hayley, who grew up in Plymstock where she attended Plymstock School, started planning Twist after spending over a decade in the hospitality sector. And after months of renovating the former John Brown Menswear store, today she officially welcomed her first customers. Explaining the concept, Hayley said: "We have a library of about 400 different board games - from little tiny games that will take you seconds to learn and minutes to play, to all of your classics, like Buckaroo and Guess Who, right through to strategic games you can get involved with for hours and hours. "Depending on what you're looking for, we've definitely got a game for you" The concept works by customers paying a £5 … [Read more...] about First look inside Plymouth’s brand new board game cafe
An exhibition inviting people to revisit their childhood by celebrating 50 years of family board games will open at Rutland County Museum this month.Rutland County Museum opened in May 1969 and the ‘Game Play’ exhibition looks back at the history of board games, which grew in popularity during the 19th Century thanks to the introduction of mass production methods.The exhibition runs from Saturday July 13 to September 7 and will feature around 30 board, card and dice games from the 1920s to the 1970s – all of which are on loan from local collectors.There will also be plenty of modern games for visitors to play, including giant versions of snakes and ladders, Scrabble, draughts and dominoes.Coun Lucy Stephenson, Rutland County Council cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “It’s also a lovely opportunity to show children and grandchildren the types of games that we grew up playing and, perhaps, inspire them to dig out a board game at home.”Other … [Read more...] about Anyone for Scrabble? Museum celebrates 50 years of board games.
There’s coffee, cake and Cluedo at Todmorden’s first board game cafe. The Boardroom, on Rochdale Road, has been opened by Walsden couple Nicola and Paul Middleton to give families and friends somewhere to spend time together without being glued to their mobile phones.“It’s something really cool and really fun that doesn’t involve iPhones,” Nicola explained. “I also feel investing in our town in so important. “There are more empty shops through the Calderdale area and it’s such a shame.”Mouse Trap is proving the most popular game with families, she said, while older customers are enjoying chess and scrabble. Police appeal for information to trace missing Halifax teenager … [Read more...] about Board game cafe opens in Todmorden
Marc Daalder for The Spinoff Marc Daalder goes inside Wellycon, New Zealand’s largest board game convention to find out why the genre is having a renaissance. Snakes and Ladders sucks. At least, that’s according to BoardGameGeek.com, the near-definitive database for a hobby that has exploded in popularity in recent years. On BGG, as it’s known – or, affectionately/cringingly, “The Geek” – Snakes and Ladders ranks 17,181st among games with enough ratings to place. Board games find adult market in New Zealand Too much sport for kids as bad as too little - ACC The only game worse? The solved puzzle of Tic-Tac-Toe. That might be a lot to process if you’re someone who hasn’t thought about board games since you played Monopoly as a kid. First off, who would have thought there are 17,000 games in the world? In actual fact, there are more than 100,000 games, with thousands more being released each year. We’re in what game … [Read more...] about Inside Wellycon, New Zealand’s largest board game convention