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New York Times: Civil War Games for Modern-Day Lees

New York Times: Civil War Games for Modern-Day Lees

Other January 24, 2015 0

By PENNY SINGER Published January 6th, 1991 The climactic battle for the Shenandoah Valley, General Pickett’s headlong charge at Gettysburg and the first and second battles of Manassas are the stuff Richard Berg has

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New York Times: High-Tech Push Has Board Games Rolling Again

New York Times: High-Tech Push Has Board Games Rolling Again

Other January 23, 2015 0

By NICK WINGFIELD MERCER ISLAND, Wash. — Dan Shapiro sold a company to Google and worked at Microsoft. His name is on nearly a dozen technology-related patents. But when it came time for his latest

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Obtain a Free PNP version of “A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940” on The Boardgaming Way

Obtain a Free PNP version of “A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940” on The Boardgaming Way

Hermann Luttmann January 20, 2015 12

By Fred Manzo Thanks to Paul Fish, Hermann Luttmann and Legion Wargames a free Print-and-Play copy of “A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940“ is now available  to readers of The Boardgaming Way. This game was

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WSJ: Green Bay’s Board-Game Obsession

WSJ: Green Bay’s Board-Game Obsession

Other January 19, 2015 0

By Kevin Clark Competitive Juices Fuel Lengthy Rounds of ‘Settlers of Catan’ Among Packers’ Players The weekly schedule of an NFL player is jam-packed and controlled to the millisecond. There are appointments that cannot

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Bringing Back the Bygones – Part II: Combat (1968) & William the Conqueror (1976)   

Bringing Back the Bygones – Part II: Combat (1968) & William the Conqueror (1976)  

Paul Comben January 17, 2015 2

By Paul Comben To come straight to the point, whatever mainstream wargaming was doing between 1968 and 1976, it was not doing it with either of these two oddities. Then again, one abiding memory

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Forbes: Are Board Games Better Than Video Games?

Forbes: Are Board Games Better Than Video Games?

Other January 14, 2015 0

By Erik Kain Quintin Smith has an interesting post over at Kotaku in which he argues that board games and pen-and-paper RPGs are superior to video games, for a number of reasons. For one, he argues, technology

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John Hill (1944 – 2015)

John Hill (1944 – 2015)

Other January 13, 2015 0

By John Prados:   Gamer’s Corner: Goodbye to John Hill January 13, 2015–During the late 1970s and early 80s, when we were all pushing the envelope for simulation authenticity, designer John Hill had a

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Scientific American: Game Theorists Crack Poker

Scientific American: Game Theorists Crack Poker

Other January 10, 2015 0

By Philip Ball and Nature magazine An “essentially unbeatable” algorithm for Texas hold ’em points to strategies for solving real-life problems without having complete information. A new computer algorithm can play one of the most popular variants

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FiveThirtyEightLife: Designing The Best Board Game On The Planet

FiveThirtyEightLife: Designing The Best Board Game On The Planet

Other January 9, 2015 0

By OLIVER ROEDER The game ends in nuclear war only about 5 percent of the time. That’s a good thing. It gives Ananda Gupta faith in humanity. The game is called Twilight Struggle, and it’s the

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The Atlantic: How Family Game Night Makes Kids Into Better Students

The Atlantic: How Family Game Night Makes Kids Into Better Students

Other January 8, 2015 0

By JESSICA LAHEY Matching up cards and planning the next chess move can help develop a child’s executive function—a set of skills that may be more important for success than IQ points. There has been

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