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Christian Sinclair
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BGG.com received a nod for a good site to go for games in the Motley Fool weekly newspaper column. (In the business section of the Sunday KC Star, may vary by newspaper). I pointed it out to my wife to demonstrate that BGG is not just for a niche crowd. She just smiled and nodded.

The best part was I got calls from two friends pointing out the artiicle to me because it mentioned games that we had played and 'that website' I always talk about.

I could not find a ref on the Motley Fool Web site or the KC Star site, but it did mention the following games and Funagain.com in addition to BGG:

Monopoly and Yahtzee (as an example of basic games, and that there are more options)
ZooSim
Roller Coaster Tycoon
Mamma Mia
Settlers of Catan
Pizarro & Co.
Acquire
Shark
Power Grid
BuyWord
Motley Fool's Buy Low Sell high (of course!)
Puerto Rico
Ticket to Ride
Age of Steam
Industrial Waste
San Juan
St. Petersburg

Pretty good spread of games.....

So are we mainstream??
 
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ctskas wrote:
So are we mainstream??

No.
 
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Hungadunga wrote:
ctskas wrote:
So are we mainstream??

No.



LOL. Nice comment.

Are we mainstream? No, prolly not.

But each and every person we call into the fold increases the probability that we do indeed become mainstream. Or at least, more so. Truly, I believe that.
 
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The Fools don't try to hide their Euro-game-fan nature at all. One of them flew Knizia over to DC for his brother's birthday a few years back, and they even interviewed him on their radio show.
 
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And at least one of the Fool writers has a BGG ID with game ratings, GeekBuddies, etc.
 
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I had to register on the Fool to peruse their site, but it was free.
Here are two articles I found regarding BGG, both written by Selena Maranjian:

http://www.fool.com/news/foth/2002/foth021125.htm
http://www.fool.com/news/commentary/2003/commentary030310sm....

The second barely mentions the Geek at all. The article Christian read probably isn't in the archive yet. It should show up in a few more days. BTW I found the Fool site using the Dogpile multi-search engine. http://www.dogpile.com I just typed in motley fool, and bingo! The first entry on the list was http://www.fool.com/
 
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AnakinOU wrote:
The Fools don't try to hide their Euro-game-fan nature at all. One of them flew Knizia over to DC for his brother's birthday a few years back, and they even interviewed him on their radio show.


Not to mention the Motley Fool re-theming and re-release of Knizia's Palmyra as Motley Fool's Buy Low, Sell High. Good Game, IMHO.
 
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Who are the Motley Fools? Are they Mainstream?

 
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