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New Board Game “Dreaming Spires” Features Oxford College and Lewis Carroll

According to The Oxford Times online, some enterprising Oxford College graduates have devised a new board game (how suitably retro!) called Dreaming Spires, in which players can create their own Oxford College–starting back in 1189 and moving forward in time from there.  Characters include Oscar Wilde, JRR Tolkien, and of course, our own Lewis Carroll. To read… [read full post]

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New Wonderland Game App From Disney

Whatever you thought of Tim Burton and Linda Woolverton’s film, if you were a fan of the visuals, you might be interested to hear that Disney has a new game app out called Alice in Wonderland: A New Champion.  The app is available from the iTunes store, and you can watch the trailer right here: If… [read full post]

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London Toy Shop Offers A Cut-Out Wonderland Shadowbox

The venerable Pollock’s Toy Shop in London offers an “Alice in Wonderland Shadowbox” featuring black-and-white images you can cut out and make into your own creative display.  Their site also shows a couple of examples of finished projects.  To view information and images for the Shadowbox, click me. Pollock’s also offers a few other Carrollian… [read full post]

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Tenniel Chess Set and Other Sundry Alice Items at London Boutique

As reported in the December 2012 issue of the Lewis Carroll Society (UK)’s Bandersnatch, there is a new boutique at 14 Cecil Court in London called Alice Through the Looking Glass. (It’s right next door to well-known Carrollian rare book dealer Marchpane.)  The founders of the boutique say they were inspired to start the business when… [read full post]

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Alice in Wonderland Meets Doctor Who

There’s a new video game out that supposedly blends elements of both Alice and Doctor Who.  In fact, it’s called The Night of the Rabbit and features a Doctor-like version of the White Rabbit as the mentor figure.  The animation looks quite fun.  It’s available for either Mac or PC for $20 from a web… [read full post]

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A Call for Unpublished Carrollian Games and Puzzles

This just in from Chris Morgan: “Oh Dear, How Puzzling It All Is” I am currently editing Volume 5 in the LCSNA’s The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll series, this one about “Games and Puzzles.” In addition to all of the relevant pamphlets, I would like to get copies of any unpublished Carroll letters and other… [read full post]

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A Wonderland-Themed Crossword Puzzle!

Here’s a treat for those of you who love to do a crossword with your tea or coffee on Sunday: Clever USC graduate student Andrew Woodham has won the 9th annual USC Libraries “Wonderland Award” by creating a crossword puzzle with an Alice in Wonderland theme.  To read about the contest, and download a PDF of… [read full post]

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New Alice in Wonderland Board Game Seeks Backers

Cards from the Game

Back in November we told you about Rob Stone, the game designer who rediscovered a lost Alice in Wonderland card game and published the rules for all to read online. Rob made that discovery while researching his own Alice-inspired game. His game, called “Alice: Adventures in Wonderland Board Game,” is now finished and he is raising funds… [read full post]

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Virtually Unknown Alice Card Game Rediscovered

The Game of Alice in Wonderland. Selchow & Righter, 1882.
The Game of Alice in Wonderland. Selchow & Righter, 1882.

Most Alice collectors will tell you that the very first Alice card game was Thomas De La Rue Co.’s The New & Diverting Game of Alice in Wonderland, printed in 1899. Thanks to research of Rob Stone, a game designer and game store owner in Fort Wayne, Indiana, we can now set the record straight. When… [read full post]

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Mirrors of Albion and A Wonderland Story: Two New Games for Your Phone or Tablet

A Wonderland Story
A Wonderland Story from Alchemy Games

If a ginger cat dressed as an English bobby going by the name of Cheshire, Jr. gave you a mystery to solve, could you say no?  If the one thing the white rabbit feared above all was Alice’s embrace, would you help him evade it? If the answer to the first question is no, the… [read full post]

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