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Inspired by the many wonderful polls I've seen on BGG, I've decided to take a poll of the favorite magazines of BGG users. The term "magazine" is certainly open to interpretation. I've decided to go with a conservative definition, mostly so the poll stays manageable, so here are the guidelines I propose.

1 It must be published in a paper form. Web-only content is excluded. There's just too much out there.
2 Comics are excluded. That isn't the definition of magazine I'm going for, I know practically nothing about them, and I'm sure the volume of comics title out there would make this poll enormous. I bet someone could do a poll entirely on comics.
3 Publications you would consider a newspaper are excluded.

With that in mind, please feel free to nominate up to five of your favorite magazines. I'd also like to group the magazines into broad categories. Here are the categories I propose.

News and Politics
Science and Technology
Entertainment (music, movies, television)
Sports and Outdoors
Culture (food, fashion, home)
Professional (Business, Law, Medical, etc.)
Specific Interest (all other hobbies and interests, including gaming)

Along with your nominations, please include the category you feel it best belongs in. Additionally, please feel free to comment on any other broad categories you feel should be included, as well as any other rules/restrictions that should be considered or revised.

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for a bit of inspiration and advice.
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I'll get things rolling with my 5 favorite (in no particular order).

The Week (News and Politics)
Scientific American (Science and Technology)
Time (News and Politics)
Sports Illustrated (Sports and Outdoors)
National Geographic (Science? Culture? not sure - situation like this will be determined by a poll once all nominations are in.)
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Re: BGG's Favorite Magaiznes - Nominations Thread
Playboy (Literature, Commentary, Information, Humor, Tits)

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Re: BGG's Favorite Magaiznes - Nominations Thread
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I was waiting for someone to nominate this. It counts, though.
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Re: BGG's Favorite Magaiznes - Nominations Thread
cordeiro wrote:
skelebone wrote:
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I was waiting for someone to nominate this. It counts, though.


That was a long 7 minutes.
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Re: BGG's Favorite Magaiznes - Nominations Thread
Current personal favorites:

Saveur
Bon Appetite
The Atlantic
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Drew1365 wrote:
People still read magazines?


What else are you going to do while sitting on the toilet? Or in an airport?
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Edit: both under Culture
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British Archaeology - Science and Technology
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Dwell - Culture
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The two I have subs to:
Popular Science
Game Informer

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My parents used to have subscriptions to a nice variety of magazines (Time, Newsweek, Scientific American, Discover), which I certainly enjoyed having around.

However, I currently subscribe to none.
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The Economist


I like The Economist, but I can't afford to read it.

Maybe it's one of those things, if you can't afford it, then it's not for you.
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Esquire
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Books & Culture
The Atlantic
Consumer Reports

Wow, I get more than I thought. I just got Maxim so I could try a mag on my Kindle Fire, but Maxim sucks.
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I'm a fan of:

American Scientist (not to be confused with Scientific American)
Discovery
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skelebone wrote:
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I thought you were nominating National Geographic for a minute.

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I subscribe to The New Yorker, and enjoy it so much that I have a microbadge for it currently under review.

(news/ politics)

I also really enjoy GAMES magazine (there are games articles as well as puzzles, so I think it qualifies).
And how about that? There's a microbadge for it: mb

I have bought individual issues of Discover and Cooks Illustrated (from America's Test Kitchen), if the latter applies to the definition of magazine. Again, I think that this one does since they go into detail about the science and reasoning behind each of the recipes.

Finally, I don't mind National Geographic, especially when I'm in a photography appreciation mood.
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Rugby World (sports, what else)
Good Food (bbc cooking magazine)
Spielbox (about a niche hobby)
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Drew1365 wrote:
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People still read magazines?


What else are you going to do while sitting on the toilet?


Toilets are for pooping, not reading. Do what you came for, and get out of there.

If you want to read, there are usually other places to sit; often far more comfortable places.


I have kids.
Sometimes you need a small room to be able to read quietly.
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