xino.phpLooking for an easy way to trade board games? BoardgameTrades Beta has just opened up, and trading games is as easy as sending a Tweet through Twitter. Direct from their site:

Just Tweet: @boardgametrades #iwant Name of Your Game #yourcountry

The website tracks all wants and offers, and has a search bar. Pretty simple. Pretty straight forward. Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that are the best.

I’ve take some time to search around the site, and it seems a lot of people are already Tweeting! I plan on listing a few of my own games soon, so keep an eye out if you want to help a Pawn trade some games ;)

tabledom-logoTabledom is a new service to help people find gamers around them. The site is in alpha, and VERY bare bones right now. You can sign up, add your location with some info, and search for people near you with similar gaming interests. That’s pretty much it.

You can actually browse the map without registering, which I would recommend at first. I haven’t registered yet, and am still debating if it’s worth it. So far there’s not just much draw for me, and I’ve got a better shot of finding nearby gamers using BoardGameGeek than Tabledom.

Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla, creators of the popular (and embattled) Facebook application Scrabulous, have announced a new program, Chess Pro.  Like Scrabulous, Chess Pro allows Facebook users to play a classic board game online in a turn-based format.  Unlike Scrabulous, however, Chess Pro is based on a public domain game, so the creators should be able to sidestep the legal complications that have plagued their previous application.

 (Chess Pro, via Gaming Target)

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