Game Blotter - A roundup of crimes, legal cases, and when "the law" gets involved with gamesA Scrabble fan’s Scrabble-themed tombstone was defaced and to repair it a local organization is raising money with a Scrabble event. (By the way, check Google images. His isn’t the only one.)

A group of 22 game stores in the UK have joined together to ban a CCG player that bullies disabled gamers.

A motion for summary judgement by Sweetpea Entertainment over rights to produce a Dungeons & Dragons movie was denied in federal court. This allows the lawsuit by Hasbro to proceed with discovery.

Magnus Carlsen insisted on an illness clause in his contract to play in the upcoming world championship Chess match. The clause allows him a two-day break if he gets sick. It appears Carlsen is concerned about the food in India. For his recent advance visit to the match site in Chennai, Carlsen brought his personal chef.

Egyptian Chess Grandmaster Ahmed Adly was unable to secure authorization to leave the country to participate in the 2013 World Cup due to his impending obligation for military service.

While walking in the city of Chelyabinsk, Russian Chess grandmaster Igor Kurnosov was struck by a car and killed.

A woman in the U.K. is suing the Warrington Dominoes League for refusing her admission on the basis of the league being “for men only.”

Border crossing delays from Spain interfered with the Third Gibraltar International Junior Chess Championship.

One Decatur, Alabama man shot and killed another over a game of Dominoes.

In Beaumont, Texas, police charged two people with the June murder of three Dominoes players.

A man in Cebu City, Philippines was stabbed while playing Mahjong.

Not to be outdone in terms of game violence, Baltimore saw seven people shot (one killed) at a dice game.

Burglars moved in from an adjacent church property to steal an entire set of heavy, 2 foot tall, ceramic Chess pieces, plus a wood bench and a resin dragon, from the garden of Mrs. Alexander in Ealing Common.