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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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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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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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Slate: The Pro-Union Civil War Board Game That Was the Chutes and Ladders of 1862

Slate: The Pro-Union Civil War Board Game That Was the Chutes and Ladders of 1862

Other January 7, 2015 0

By Rebecca Onion In 1862, a year into the Civil War, the Philadelphia publishing company Charlton & Althrop registered a trademark for this optimistic and bellicose “Game of Secession, or Sketches of the Rebellion.” The

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 Prelude to Waterloo – A Boardgaming Way Essay      

 Prelude to Waterloo – A Boardgaming Way Essay      

Other December 15, 2014 0

By Paul D Fish DVM On April 6, 1814 Napoleon was forced to abdicate his thrown and go into exile on the island of Elba, near his birthplace in Corsica. He remained there for

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WSJ: The First War to Run on Oil

WSJ: The First War to Run on Oil

Other August 21, 2014 0

From the Wall Street Journal By DANIEL YERGIN World War I made gasoline central to combat and world politics. Half a century ago, on the 50th anniversary of World War I, the diplomatic historian William

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What Happened to the Hood? (Part II) – An Analysis

What Happened to the Hood? (Part II) – An Analysis

Paul Comben July 31, 2014 2

By Paul Comben In the first part of this analysis, I looked at the events leading up  to those fateful  minutes in the Denmark Strait, and then at the  course of the battle itself. In

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WSJ: The War That Broke a Century

WSJ: The War That Broke a Century

Other July 29, 2014 0

A king, a kaiser, a czar—all were undone as they realized what they had unleashed with World War I. By PEGGY NOONAN  Updated July 25, 2014 6:52 p.m. ET Next week marks the 100th

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Washington Post: How Nicky and Willy could have prevented WWI

Washington Post: How Nicky and Willy could have prevented WWI

Other July 28, 2014 0

By Graham Allison  Graham Allison is director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School. One hundred years ago this week, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm

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AOL: Military tanks to be auctioned in California

AOL: Military tanks to be auctioned in California

Other July 10, 2014 0

By AOL staff: Military tanks to be auctioned in California PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) – More than 80 tanks amassed by a Stanford University-trained engineer are set to go up for sale in the

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