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Pros and “Cons”: The Wide World of Worldwide Board Game Conventions

by Corey Whelen
2 October 2019

In my experience, nothing brings people together quite like a board game. That warm familiar feeling of attacking a shared puzzle and outwitting your friends is delightful, and since the early 2000’s, hobby board games have had astronomical growth as an industry, meaning games are bringing more people together than ever. Nowhere is this more evident than in the industries adjacent to board games- particularly board game conventions, or “cons” as they’re often referred to. Convention season is just firing up, so I thought we’d take a look at some gaming conventions, and maybe help find one for you!

Kickstarters and Show Stoppers: The Escalation of Crowd-Funded Board Games

by Corey Whelen
7 August 2019

Earlier this month, CMON wrapped up their ground-breaking Kickstarter campaign for Cthulhu: Death May Die. Backers who pledged $250 USD (more than double the price of the game itself) for the R’yleh Rising expansion got a special bonus in the form of a Cthulu “mini” in at a whopping 57 cm tall. That’s nearly 2 feet of molded plastic, and while it certainly looks impressive, it’s causing a bit of an uproar in the board game community.

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Langford Gets Its Own Opoly Game
13 May 2019

Langford Opoly is on store shelves! In a partnership between Late for the Sky and Walmart Canada, Outset Media is distributing city themed Opoly games all over the Great White North! CHEK News covers the story!

New! Can't Miss Critic's Corner!

13 May 2019

Hello, Outset Media fans! We’ve been hard at work cooking up something super special and super secret for you in our workshop, and today, we’re finally ready to formally pull back the curtains.

We are proud to announce the launch of our new Critic's Corner section!  

Puzzle Bloggers

23 October 2018

There are lots of different bloggers out there talking about everything from chicken noodle soup to the latest tech gadget. But, there are also bloggers who focus on one main theme - like jigsaw puzzle bloggers.  They may have different reasons for why they do what they do, but they all love jigsaw puzzles, so they write about it. We're going to mention a couple that we enjoy and why we recommend them.

CBC Radio One Interview with Dave Manga

Hollywood film "Puzzle" supported by Cobble Hill Puzzle Co
27 July 2018

There is quite a bit of buzz in Victoria, BC regarding the new film "Puzzle" starring Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Khan.

Mr. Whamond for the Win and Other June Celebrations

5 June 2018

Father's Day, summer solstice, graduating kids... it all happens in June. What an exciting month full of great activities and celebrations! How will you celebrate?

Cobble Hill Puzzles on the Big Screen in "Puzzle" Movie

16 May 2018

In July 2018, Sony Pictures Classics is releasing a movie in the USA (and hopefully Canada) called "Puzzle". We are sure that puzzle fans everywhere will be excited to see this film that features their favourite hobby on the big screen. The main character, Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), meets a gentleman (Irrfan Khan) who is searching for a puzzle partner to enter jigsaw competitions with him. The story unfolds a tale of friendship that is built around many things, but we're obviously most excited about the puzzle part! So cool!

Dave Whamond's Doodletown: 12 Days of Christmas illustration up for NCS Reuben Award

12 April 2018

Who doesn't love good old fashioned cartoons? They're funny, sarcastic, whimsical and they make us smirk or laugh out loud. We love them!

Cobble Hill Puzzle Co Launches Bold New Design For Its 13th Birthday

Makeover includes more uniformity and new reference poster
25 January 2018

Cobble Hill Puzzle Co launched a redesign of its jigsaw puzzle boxes for 2018 in celebration of its 13th birthday.  The change to a more bold, modern look was spurred on by the change in

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