- 20 oktober kl 22:31
Swedish board game designers take their games to the world`s largest board game convention, Essen Spiel in Germany. Over the past decade, the world of tabletop, analog board games has been experiencing a renaissance. Millions of people of all ages across the globe are choosing to set aside their digital devices and screens to sit across from friends at a table to play games like Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne, two games from Germany that helped spark the movement. These games are far from the Monopolies of days past, with complex strategy and immersive narrative experiences. Germany has been at the forefront of a board game Golden Age, and this is no more apparent than at the Essen Spiel board game convention, over one weekend in October in the small town of Essen, in western Germany. But it is not all about playing and buying hot new releases. Many budding designers travel to Essen hoping to find a company willing to publish and distribute their games. Sweden is known for its coBoard game fair has 150,000 visitors.
Swedish board game designers take their games to the world's largest board game convention, Essen Spiel in Germany.
- 17 oktober kl 16:05
Baskery. Greta Bondesson
Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson, who make up the music trio Baskery, have signed to record label Warner Bros. The Swedish sisters, who are about to tour the UK, are due to make their fourth album and Greta Bondesson tells Radio Sweden that it`s quite a task to describe their Americana music.Started out in a rockabilly band with their dad.
Swedish sisters from Stockholm are in vogue in the music world right now. First Aid Kit have been getting rave reviews, and now a trio of sisters, Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson, otherwise known as Baskery, have earned a record contract with Warner Bros.
- Part of Autumn budget.
The minority Social Democrat/Green government wants to get rid of entrance fees at some state-funded museums, it announced today.
- (8:06 min)16 oktober kl 14:22
Comedians on how to deal when Swedish audiences don't react
"Underway in the Swedish capital now is Stand up for Stockholm, billing itself as Sweden`s new international humor festival. It`s bringing together a variety of comedians from here and abroad, including Stephen Merchant, one of the creators of The Office sitcom, along with the people behind the popular podcast, Welcome to Night Vale. Johanna Wagrell and Fredrik Andersson, will be performing during the festival, and Andersson has spent time as a comedian in London as well as here. He told Brett Ascarelli that there`s not much of a difference between Swedish and British humor.""If you're not funny, they're ashamed for you."
Underway in the Swedish capital now is the comedy festival Stand up for Stockholm.
- Small Christian groups also targeted.
Many religious communities are the target of attacks, including vandalism against Jewish and Muslim religious premises, according to a new survey.
- Code of Conduct.
Can a code of conduct make the world of online games more civil and less sexist? That's what the youth club Sverock, which has well over 100,000 members involved in esport, rollplaying and other types of games, is hoping.