Crowdfund comics about science and scientists, Ralph Bakshi shorts,…

If you love science—and laughing both at scientists and with them—there's a great new Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal looking for crowdfunding. Plus, animator Ralph Bakshi has a new independent animated project, a crew of laser cutters is building Space Invaders chess sets, and a puppeteer is working on an intriguing … » 2/03/13 12:00pm 2/03/13 12:00pm

10 Fictional Games that Lunatics Have Recreated in Real Life

Science fiction and fantasy are full of weird games, from Quiddich to Pyramid. There are games of death. There are games of skill. But most of all, there are games that you'd have to be nuts to try and duplicate in real life. » 8/10/11 10:19am 8/10/11 10:19am

The curious Chess City of the Russian steppe

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the eccentric president of the Russian federal subject of Kalmykia, stepped down from office today. Ilyumzhinov believed he'd been visited by aliens and poured an estimated $50 million into building a "Chess City" at the Kalmykian capital Elista. » 9/07/10 11:20am 9/07/10 11:20am

Wouldn't You Prefer a Nice Game of Martian Chess?

If you ever find yourself hanging out a coffee shop with J'onn J'onzz or John Carter, you should know how to play Martian Chess. It's just similar enough to Earth Chess to drive you mad as you move your Queens, Drones and Pawns in an effort to claim the most points. I met the creator of Martian chess here at Origins… » 6/26/08 11:03am 6/26/08 11:03am