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Word Guessing Games

Word Guessing Games

facebookInstagramThe philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said:...“All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.”  Even though I am almost certain that he did not say this with regards to board games, part of me...

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The History of ‘Ticket to Ride’

The History of ‘Ticket to Ride’

facebookInstagramWhat defines a great board game?...It is its theme, the accessibility and elegance of the rules, the design and production of the components, the depth of strategy, or the level of enjoyment one experiences when playing it? I believe it is a...

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Fun Halloween Games

Fun Halloween Games

facebookInstagramFall sure was beautiful this year in Manitoba...But now that most of the leaves have fallen to the ground, the temperature is suddenly dropping and nightfall comes earlier. We can all sense the time that is upon us: Halloween!  And what a fun time it...

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Would I lie to you? Games of deception

Would I lie to you? Games of deception

facebookInstagramThis is the era of information - and mis-information...Over the last months we have all experienced how difficult and confusing it can be to find reliable sources of facts and truth. Doesn’t matter what your political, social or medical opinion and...

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Games as bring-along Gifts

Games as bring-along Gifts

facebookInstagramWith the recent lifting of a lot of COVID restrictions, life is slowly returning to normal for most Manitobans...In my personal life that is especially felt when it comes to my social calendar. For the last two weeks my wife and I had more...

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Games for a cabin getaway

Games for a cabin getaway

facebookInstagramCabins are a wonderful break from the every-day stresses of our lives...and we certainly had plenty of those this year. Now that summer is in full bloom again, many Manitobans are enjoying a few days away from home in their cabin or in that of a...

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The History of CLUE

The History of CLUE

facebookInstagramThe philosopher Carl Young once said that ‘In all chaos there is a cosmos...’For Anthony and Elva Pratt, who lived in Birmingham, England during the 1940’s, chaos was simply an everyday occurrence. Birmingham was one of Britain’s most industrial areas...

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Less-Conflict Games

Less-Conflict Games

facebookInstagramThe other day a parent asked me a question: She has two kids that are relatively close in age, and they all enjoy playing board games together as a family. The problem is that the two of them always fight with each other during the game. Sometimes an...

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Nature Themed Games

Nature Themed Games

facebookInstagramOur long Manitoba winter is finally over...and summer is visibly here. Temperatures have risen to balmy and pleasant degrees and the colours around us are changing from the wintery hues of white and grey to a concert of greens. Trees are exploding...

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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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