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The Results Are In!

The Results Are In!

After hours of intense competition, the dust has settled over the Inaugural European Megiddo tournament and a new champion stands alone.  A big congratulations goes out to Xavier Noé i Nogueiras of Catalonia, who emerged victorious as the European Megiddo Champion.  He now holds a rating of 2190, which qualifies him as an Expert level player. Twelve players were in attendance at the tournament, hailing from such nations as Basque Country, Spain and Cataloni...

High-Tech Push Has Board Games Rolling Again

High-Tech Push Has Board Games Rolling Again

[Note: this article originally appeared in print on May 6, 2014, on page A1 of the New York Times] BY NICK WINGFIELD – Dan Shapiro sold a company to Google and worked at Microsoft. His name is on nearly a dozen technology-related patents. But when it came time for his latest venture, Mr. Shapiro turned to technology to produce something decidedly low-tech: a board game for children. Technology, by all rights, should have killed old-fashioned games, which can never...

Inaugural Spanish Megiddo Tournament Set for May 18th

Inaugural Spanish Megiddo Tournament Set for May 18th

In the first European tournament of its kind, Megiddo players are coming together for the thrill of competition in Bilbao, Spain. While American tournaments have been held previously here in the States, this is the first time an organized tournament has been held across the pond. Even so, the response has been overwhelming with registrants coming from countries like Romania, France, even Catalonia. Much credit goes to Egoitz Gonzalez, a native of Bilbao and Megiddo aficionado, who was instrum...