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The Guardian: Why political board games have the power to change our view of the world

The Guardian: Why political board games have the power to change our view of the world

Other May 5, 2015 0

By Matt Thrower  Tabletop games offer a face-to-face opportunity to convey a message that the impersonal world of online gaming misses We label board games as cerebral things; toys for the mind. I agreed, until

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The Sydney Morning Herald: Gallipoli at 100

The Sydney Morning Herald: Gallipoli at 100

Other April 26, 2015 0

By the Staff of The Sydney Morning Herald: Part I: By Tony Wright Why Anzac’s heroics and horrors have a hold on history There is a spot behind Quinn’s Post cemetery high up on

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BuzzFeed: Inside The Army’s Spectacular Hidden Treasure Room

BuzzFeed: Inside The Army’s Spectacular Hidden Treasure Room

Other April 24, 2015 0

By Benny Johnson                                                                 

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New York Times: President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin (150 Years Ago, Today)

New York Times: President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin (150 Years Ago, Today)

Other April 14, 2015 0

[OFFICIAL.] WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, April 15 — 1:30 A.M. Maj.-Gen. Dix: President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin.; The Deed Done at Ford’s Theatre Last Night. THE ACT OF A DESPERATE REBEL The President Still

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Wired: April 10, 1815: Tambora Explosion Triggers ‘Volcanic Winter’

Wired: April 10, 1815: Tambora Explosion Triggers ‘Volcanic Winter’

Other April 12, 2015 0

by Randy Alfred The 200th anniversary of the Tambora eruption and “the year without a summer.” 1815: Tambora volcano in the East Indies erupts with a mighty roar. It sends enough pulverized rock into

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The New York Times: Lee Surrenders to Grant (150 years Ago today).

The New York Times: Lee Surrenders to Grant (150 years Ago today).

Other April 9, 2015 0

From Our Own (NYT) Correspondent.                                                          

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BBC: Richard III: More than 5,000 people visit Leicester Cathedral coffin

BBC: Richard III: More than 5,000 people visit Leicester Cathedral coffin

Fred Manzo March 25, 2015 0

More than 5,000 people have visited Leicester Cathedral to view Richard III’s coffin before his remains are reintered on Thursday. The king’s casket went on display on Monday morning and people waited up to

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FiveThirtyEightLife: The Worst Board Games Ever Invented

FiveThirtyEightLife: The Worst Board Games Ever Invented

Other February 25, 2015 0

By Oliver Roeder Last week, I dove into the data and design of Twilight Struggle — the best board game on the planet, according to the popular gaming site BoardGameGeek. I spoke with game’s designer,

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The National Interest: Five Ways D-Day Could Have Been a Disaster

The National Interest: Five Ways D-Day Could Have Been a Disaster

Fred Manzo February 24, 2015 0

By Michael Peck: General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s face was grim but composed as he read a short message to the assembled group of reporters on the morning of June 7, 1944. “Our landings in

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The National Interest: Five Ways Japan Could Have Won World War II

The National Interest: Five Ways Japan Could Have Won World War II

Other February 22, 2015 0

By James Holmes Let’s face it. Imperial Japan stood next to no chance of winning a fight to the finish against the United States. Resolve and resources explain why. So long as Americans kept

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