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Wargame Remembrances and The Most Played of 2014 - The Geek Weekly Issue #48

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Welcome to The Geek Weekly(TGW), a weekly roundup of interesting things happening on BoardGameGeek.com. Every day hundreds of comments and posts are made on BGG; it's impossible to keep track of it all. That's why we've created TGW as a way to highlight great content from around the Geek.

We do our best to provide a varied and diverse look at BGG each week. Found a post that you think should be featured? Shoot us a Geekmail

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Brad



GameNight in 2015
BGG’s hit YouTube series has returned for its first episode of the new year. The gang takes a look at Grog Island. Don’t miss this unique look at board games.
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Nurnberg and New York Toy Fair Previews
Two very business focused conventions are coming up in the next few weeks. Nurnberg is the spot of a major Toy Fair and is the main focal point for many European companies. NYTF is based in the big apple and attracts many of the major US players (as well as others). Both these shows are business focused but often bring a slew of new games and news. Be sure to check out our previews.
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iOS Board Games Best of 2014
Each year the team behind at iOS Board Games presents some of their favorite games from the year before. If you are a fan of digital board gaming, or perhaps want to get into, this is a great place to start. Featured our some of the best games to grace digital devices in the last 12 months.
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John Hill, an Appreciation
The wargaming world was shaken this week by the loss of John Hill, an early pioneer in the field and a huge proponent of the hobby. There are many many great retrospectives around the geek, this is just one take. It is great to take a moment to examine this and and his accomplishments.
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Coming Out
In 2014 several celebrities, including Elizabeth Banks, came out as board game fans. Many in the community think this is a trend that will continue. Is this evidence of really coming out or more an overall shift in our culture as to what is acceptable and what is not? In nay case, it is great to be a part of this rapidly expanding hobby.
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Most Played in 2014
What were the most played games in 2014? This geeklist has the answers. This is an interesting way to look at games as it shows what has had staying power and what are the new hot titles from last year. Be sure to check out this very interesting list.
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Je suis Charlie
Last week a violent act of terror was carried out that cost the lives of innocents and rocked the foundations of free speech. This geeklist pays memory to those individuals and reminds use to stand tall at all times and avoid giving int to fear.
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Counter Magazine on the BGG Store
This new board gaming magazine is now available on the BGG Store. If you are a fan of strategy games, this is great publication to check out. It seems to take a deep look at everything surrounding the hobby.
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Roll for the Galaxy Review
It is finally here! The long awaited sequel/spin-off to Race for the Galaxy is now on store shelves. This video review takes a great look at the game and shares some thoughts on how it relates to the original. Be sure to watch.
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Imperial Assault Insert
Are you one of the lucky ones that have picked up Star Wars: Imperial Assault? If so be sure to check out this custom insert that helps keeps track of those beautiful, beautiful bits. May the force be with you, always.
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