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Monday, 7 December 2009

Season's Giving

In case you don't know, Ogrecave.com does a gift list each year, a quartet of Christmas Dozens devoted to in turn, little games, RPGs, boardgames, and electronic games. It has been doing it for nine years now, having been brought across from the long defunct site, RPGaction.com, where I first had the idea. So in fact, the concept is now ten years old, but I digress...

Anyway, what the OgreCave Christmas Gift Guide does not do is highlight what we think were the best games of the year, but the best games games of the year to give as gifts. Which is an important distinction, because these are not awards. Rather they are a series of aides to help our fellow gamers. First to help us find a gift for our fellow gamers, and second to help our non-gamer friends and family find something that we want. The interesting thing about these lists is that if you go back over the years -- and the links to the lists from each of the past eight years can be found on the page  -- you can track the changes in our hobby. Thus you see the rise in popularity of the board game, the PDF (as a game in its own right and not just another means of delivering your RPG), and the rise and fall of the d20 System...

The first part went up last Friday, Twelve Stocking Stuffer Games: A dozen games for $25 or Less for 2009, and the next three parts will follow in the days to come.

Hope that you find it useful.