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Scotland Yard is a game that first became popular way back in 1983, when it won the Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year) award in Germany. At the time, I was only interested in rattles and building blocks, so it escaped my attention.

There was a time long ago when I could quickly and easily label every U.S. state, its capital city, and most countries on the globe. Then life happened — through college, a job, raising a family, and business pursuits, naming every item on a map hasn't been my top priority, so I have since forgotten much of the geography I learned in school. Fortunately, FoxMind has published Map It!, a series of games designed to refresh and challenge geographic memory.

Time for the monthly Kickstarter roundup! May brings us several new card games, as well as the first in a new line from an established gaming company (North Star Games). A popular game from Russia is seeking an English release, and a new racing game mixes things up with a map-building mechanic.

Several new games announced by Steve Jackson Games, AEG set to release Seventh Hero, and new trick-taking card game from Stronghold Games.

Two new games available for pre-order from Gryphon Games, Game Salute releases The Card Game of Oz, and the top 15 board games available for iOS.

As the Agency shuts down, dismissed and disbanded Agents all around the world are trying to figure out what’s next. In The Agents, by Saar Shai, players enlist agents to further their ambitions, build factions, complete missions, and ultimately earn the most points.

This year's Mensa Mind Games event was held in Austin, TX. There were 56 competing games, 250 judges, and 44 hours of gaming, which all culminated in five winners being chosen to win the Mensa Select awards.

Three new games from Game Salute, Steve Jackson Games announces Munchkin Princesses, and a new edition of Monopoly.

Mayfair Games’ Hot Tin Roof available for pre-order, 2014 Mensa Mind Games winners announced, and Zombies Keep Out released.

New game from IELLO, Gloom 2nd Edition to be released later this year and the best digital editions of board games.

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