A look at the famous Tarot cards.
In this overview of the mystical cards, a brief history of the cards is accompanied by an original full page illustration by 22 different comic book artists for the Major Arcana. Also included is a summary of the Minor Arcana and an introduction to card spreading.
A great primer to the Tarot cards with unique interpretations of the enchanted cards... [click here for more]
In Family Games: The 100 Best, top game designers and publishers write about the most enjoyable, most cleverly designed titles of the last one hundred years. Their essays cover the spectrum from board games to card games, wargames to miniatures games to role-playing games, including old favorites and little known gems. These are the games that the designers themselves play, the ones that have... [click here for more]
Ethnographic Essays on a Pop Culture Phenomenon
This collection of 13 new essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego's Comic-Con International, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, these individual explorations examine a range of cultural practices at an event drawing crowds of nearly... [click here for more]
Some board games—like Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Clue, Guess Who, The Game of Life, Monopoly, Operation and Payday—have popularity spanning generations. But over time, updates to games have created significantly different messages about personal identity and evolving social values. Games offer representations of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, age, ability... [click here for more]