SIG Wins US Amateur Team East Chess Tournament

SIG Wins US Amateur Team East Chess Tournament

Team “SIG Calls” scored a perfect 6-0 to win the US Amateur Team East in a field of over 300 teams. They edged out “Princeton Clementine” in the final round to steal the victory and avenge last year’s loss to “Princeton Orange”. Board 1: IM Atulya led the team with...

Shut Up & Sit Down Game Recommendations

Finding the perfect gift can be tricky. As minimalist sensibilities have continued to power pop culture (think Marie Kondo, mid-century modern furniture, and experiences over objects) the landscape has become even more daunting. What if I told you, dear readers, that there exists a compact gift that transcends age and...

Balanced Play in Social Deduction Board Games

You’ve been carefully observing the actions of the players around you, knowing full-well that they might not be who they claim. No, you’re not a character in John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” or stuck at a speed-dating event. You are playing “The Resistance: Avalon,” a social deduction board game. Players in...

On Trading Games

We talk a lot on this site about how various games are related to trading. Poker is our favorite example, but we’ve also mentioned Agricola, Magic: The Gathering, fantasy drafting, and even video games. One may notice, however, that we’ve never mentioned a board game that involves trading. Why is...
Board Games: More than Monopoly and Poker

Board Games: More than Monopoly and Poker

While poker is a great activity to hone some of the quantitative and psychological skills necessary to be a great trader, there are many other games that provide a deeper element of strategic thinking that we can also relate to trading. At SIG, we attract all sorts of gamers, including...