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Initiatives dedicated to Alex Randolph

Events, initiatives, publications, hot news relating to Alex Randolph, in the year in which the centenary of his birth is celebrated.

Sottosopra on Enigmistica24

6 May 2022: Enigmistica24, the insert that studiogiochi curates for Il Sole 24 Ore, comes out on newsstands, with a page dedicated to Alex Randolph. In particular we are talking about Sottosopra, the puzzle game that was attached to the Unicopli 1998/99 catalog.

Happy birthday Alex!

4 May 2022: today it is exactly 100 years since the birth of Master Alex Randolph! We will celebrate together the birthday of the first Game Author, discovering the adventurous life of this pillar of the board game world, in live broadcast tonight at 9:30 pm, with Dario De Toffoli, Andrea Angiolino and the friends of Fustella Rotante, who actively collaborate to the Alex100 initiative. On the shoulders of giants!

Jogos do Mundo‘s tribute to Alex Randolph

3 May 2022: To commemorate the centenary of Alex Randolph’s birth, Portuguese channel Jogos do Mundo launched Game Masters, a series of episodes about the life and work of the greatest game designers of all time. The first episodes are dedicated to the great Maestro. The second episode, online on Tuesday 3 May, is a conversation with Dario De Toffoli.

Alex and Shogi

2 May 2022: Alex Randolph was a huge fan of this traditional and exotic game. Giuseppe Baggio shared many afternoons playing with him at his home, and in this article, written for the Italian Shogi Association, he gives us a good memory of what Alex told him about their matches.

The man behind every box at PLAY

2 May 2022: the next edition of PLAY – Festival del Gioco, to be held at ModenaFiere from 20 to 22 May, will host a space dedicated to Alex Randolph, set up by Fustella Rotante, where some of the Maestro’s games will be exhibited in the central corridor of the exhibition center.

Coccinelle Rosa joins Alex100

30 April 2022: Coccinelle Rosa, the Udine association that organizes and participates in numerous events aimed at promoting knowledge and dissemination of the board game, has joined the Alex100 initiative promoted by studiogiochi. The association will accompany those present at the 25th edition of NaonisCon – Pordenone Games&Comics on a small journey to discover some of the master’s games.

Imagining Sagaland: Alex Randolph and the aesthetics of games

26 April 2022: Dario De Toffoli participated in a round table entitled “Imagining Sagaland: Alex Randolph and the aesthetics of games”, organized by the GAME Science Research Center. With him Andrea Angiolino, Cosimo Cardellicchio and Gigi Pescolderung will remember the “Maestro” together.
The meeting is part of the conference “The role of images in games: from aesthetics to function”, organized by the Game Science Research Center in collaboration with Game In Lab and sponsored by Lucca Comics & Games and Play – Festival del Gioco. Two days of round tables and interventions to talk about what happens to our perception of images, places and tactile sensations when we play.
Go to the round table video >

Etna Comics joins Alex100

23 April 2022: Etna Comics, the international festival of comics, games and pop culture, now in its tenth edition this year, has joined the Alex100 initiative promoted by studiogiochi. The festival will pay homage to Alex Randolph with an exhibition dedicated to him, curated by R. Battiato and M. Borzì, entitled “Alex 100, the master of game authors and his legacy”, in which starting from the figure of this great prolific and innovative author, they will explore the various aspects of his legacy and how he has permeated the modern game. The appointment is in Catania from 1 to 5 June 2022.

Updated Ludography

4 April 2022: still missing, the highly anticipated Alex Randolph – Artist and game author will be available soon by Cosimo Cardellicchio, published by Unicopli in the InGioco series, we can’t wait to read it! But in the meantime we have a succulent preview, the updating of the ludography, edited by Giuseppe Baggio. Not a small thing, I would venture to say that Cardellicchio and Baggio, with their research on the life and works of Alex Randolph, have become the world’s leading experts.

The Goblin Show – Special Alex Randolph

31 March 2022: The Goblin Show, the online broadcast of the Tana dei Goblin, invited Leo Colovini and Dario De Toffoli to talk about Alex Randolph in an episode entirely dedicated to the great Master.