Archive for the ‘games’ Category

Ages ago I went to a Russell Davies talk in which he spoke about the Google ESP game, which turned a tricky task for a robot (tagging images) into a fun game for humans. Clever stuff. Though computers think quicker than we do and are great with the complex calculations, humans are still much better […]


OK, so the party season has definitely kicked off. We’re a week into December and already the diary’s pretty much full of Christmassy events (including one entry on the 16th December that just says ‘getting pissed’ – no idea where or why). And among the drunken revelry there’s time for some games stuff. Last night […]


Boardgame Remix

29Nov10

OK, enough about me. Back to the play stuff. This one comes courtesy of Pete Law, who works at Hide&Seek, the games designer folks who put on the Sandpit events. Basically, they’ve come up with a very clever way of restimulating traditional board games. Monopoly takes forever, Cluedo is essentially a logic puzzle with secret […]


This weekend sees the arrival of the London Games Festival, celebrating computer and video games across London for the next month. OK, it’s a bit more video-gamey than gamey-gamey, but there are some events for non-gamers, such as the Board Game Camp, which will be looking at what makes good gameplay and how to design […]


Playful 2010

29Sep10

You might have spotted that I’ve been pretty busy lately, scurrying all over the place and trying to cram 25 hours into the day. Usually this would be fantastic, but it means that I’ve had to miss out on some top events. Not least Playful 2010, the annual conference celebrating games and play. Last year’s […]


Gotta be quick here ‘cos it’s the London Bloggers Meetup tonight, but I just thought I’d mention a double helping of London goodness for you: First up for all you Greenwichers, The Greenwich Podcast has just been launched. Very exciting news and a superb South London complement to the Hackney Podcast (also a goodie). As […]


Off to Edinburgh tomorrow for the tail-end of the fest, so if anyone’s got any comedy recommendations, nudge them my way. In the meantime, I’ve just come across a link to the Play On Conference, a celebration of play in New York City this October. I’ve taken far too many trips this year to justify […]