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Dreaming Spires the Boardgame

We've just had a bunch of new stock in at The Shop on the Borderlands. One item in particular that I thought mighty possibly be of interest to some people here is a brand new boardgame called 'Dreaming Spires'...


It looks like a realy nice game. The object is to build your own Oxford college and grow it from medieval times to modern*. Various celebrity scholars like J.R.R. Tolkien are represented on cards. The winner is the college with the best reputation at the end of the game.


I had a vague feeling that I'd seen this game mentioned in Oxford Today**. I was right. Here's the interview.

Anyway, you can buy Dreaming Spires at all good games stores, but especially The Shop on the Borderlands! £39.99 with free UK shipping.

* I wonder if the Oxford Tolkien Society still has a vague long-term ambition to found 'Tolkien College, Oxford' on the site of Keble...
** The English language's dullest magazine. And I say this as someone who used to get 'Accountancy' every month.


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Jan. 18th, 2015 05:55 pm (UTC)
I'm fairly sure the Edinburgh version of Oxford Today, Edit, is duller - having had the opportunity to compare the two.
Jan. 18th, 2015 06:02 pm (UTC)
Tragically, I don't think the University of St Mark and St John has a university magazine. I wonder which universities do.
Jan. 18th, 2015 06:04 pm (UTC)
The cynic in me suggests any with a reasonable expectation of bequests and donations from their alumni
Jan. 18th, 2015 06:47 pm (UTC)
Essex does, but it is far slimmer and less frequent than Oxford Today - indeed, all Essex's communications with alumni are slighter than either Oxford's or Christ Church's.
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