Game Articles


Occasionally, one of our members or contributors may publish an article of research about games here. Papers will be accepted on almost any serious subject pertaining to games as long as it has something new to say, but obviously our focus is largely games history.

Presently papers will not be peer-reviewed for the following reasons:

  • Although many of our members have unsurpassed knowledge in their field, this website is designed to assist research and to enable knowledge to be shared - and we don't want to put any barriers in the way of achieving that. So papers may make uncorrobated assertions or not be perfectly referenced but we would rather have the knowledge of our contributors recorded than not have it at all.
  • We may have the expertise but we do not have sufficient time/resources to set up a full academic peer-review network
  • Although the Board Games Studies journal exists for the publication of serious research into the fields of all things to do with board games, we don't know of another journal that would publish a proper research article about other types of game - in particular playing cards, gaming counters, dexterity table games, pub games and other physical games. Here then, is a place for such research.


Shove Ha'penny by W Bryce Neilson, November 2018