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‘Flow’ and Board Games

‘Flow’ and Board Games

facebookInstagramTime is a strange thing...Einstein theorized that it is relative and, speaking for myself, this has never been truer than during the last year. Somehow the perception of time has been distorted in a way that recent events seem like forever ago, while...

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Drawing Games

Drawing Games

facebookInstagramPablo Picasso once said that “Every child is an artist...The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Well put, indeed. If we could only harvest the enthusiasm and not-caring attitude of a child who just wants to draw something simply to...

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The World of ‘Pandemic’

The World of ‘Pandemic’

facebookInstagramThe world is facing an outbreak of four diseases that are spreading rapidly...Elite scientists, researchers, operations experts, contingency planners and quarantine specialist from around the globe are teaming up to overcome this challenge. Their...

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Asymmetrical Games

Asymmetrical Games

facebookInstagramMost board games are structured in a way that they give each player the exact same set of rules they have to follow...In addition, they also present the players with the same goals and the same opportunities to reach them. In a way, they offer us the...

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Games for Pre-Schoolers

Games for Pre-Schoolers

facebookInstagramPlaying board games can have any number of benefits for children...It can help them to stimulate and develop academic, spacial and logical thinking skills. Furthermore, kids can practice social and emotional skills by playing with peers or family...

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Games for Seniors during Isolation

Games for Seniors during Isolation

facebookInstagramIt has roughly been a year... since COVID has changed the landscape of our day-to-day lives here in Manitoba. Most of us are struggling to adjust to a life with limited social interactions, separation and often boredom. One of the groups that was hit...

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The story of ‘Fog of Love’

The story of ‘Fog of Love’

facebookInstagramThe choices of themes in board games are plentiful... They range from games about trade, trains, fantasy, deep sea adventures to abstract, pets, outer space, or even quilting. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner the question one might ask is:...

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The World of Scrabble

The World of Scrabble

facebookInstagramIn the neighbourhood of Queens stands a peculiar street sign...  amongst the many rows of brick apartment buildings. It reads 35 T1H4 A1V4E1N1U1E1 and reminds the many passersby that Alfred Mosher Butts once lived here in this very neighbourhood....

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Lockdown Games for 2

Lockdown Games for 2

facebookInstagramThe year 2021 has officially arrived... Even though this new year has the potential to be a lot more positive than 2020, Manitobans still find themselves in the midst of a province-wide lockdown. Getting together with family and friends from outside...

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The World of Catan

The World of Catan

facebookInstagramRoughly 25 years ago, I visited my family in Germany for Christmas...Some of my friends there arranged a board game evening, which is something we usually did when I would visit my hometown. I remember that evening well. Partly because it was really...

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2020 in Review

2020 in Review

facebookInstagramNew year’s is just around the corner... On December 31st we will likely be pouring a glass of champagne, or some other beverage of choice, to cheers the arrival of 2021 with the people close to us. There are a few theories that attempt to explain our...

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Introduction to Euro Games

Introduction to Euro Games

facebookInstagramThroughout the second half of the 20th Century, most popular board games around were of American origin... Growing up as a kid in Germany, I spent most of my spare time playing games like Monopoly, Risk or Sorry! with my friends. To this day, the...

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Halloween Games

Halloween Games

facebookInstagramHalloween is just around the corner... The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and the leaves are slowly falling off the trees. It is the time to celebrate the season of ghouls, ghosts and monsters. For many of us Halloween might...

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Introduction to Abstract Games

Introduction to Abstract Games

facebookInstagramTheme is an important part of most board gaming experiences... It allows us to escape our everyday life perspective and to momentarily slip into the role of someone else. Be it a railroad developer in ‘Ticket to Ride,’ a settler in ‘Catan’ or a...

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