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‘Bipolar Disorder: A Board Gamer’s Story’ Guest Blog by Jeremy Howard

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania, depending on its severity, or whether symptoms of psychosis are present. I want to be upfront about the reason for this post.

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Pendragon: The Fall of Roman Britain, A First Impression

Sometimes you play a game and immediately have to tell everybody about it, shout it from the rooftops, maybe even write a blog post about it less than 24 hours after playing it, because you really need to tell everybody how good it is. Pendragon is one of those games. It’s no secret that I

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‘Bend It Like Churchill’ Guest Blog by Mark Herman

I recently agreed to write a quest blog for Katie’s website with no idea what I would say, so luckily some events conspired to give me a theme. I note that Katie recently wrote a very thoughtful review on solo play in my 2015 Churchill design. I like that that she prefers to actually play

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A Few First Impressions [Colonial Twilight: The French Algerian War, 1954 – 62] from GMT Games

The French Algerian war and the COIN system are, let’s face it, a match made in heaven. Now, I’m not saying that the French Algerian war is a topic I knew huge amounts about initially or even that I was interested in Colonial Twilight because of its theme at first, but since discovering that GMT

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Wargame Christmas Wishlist – 2017 Edition

Christmas is the most magical time of year, celebrating with family and friends, eating an obscene amount of mince pies, carol singing, way too many glasses of mulled wine, awaiting that visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and of course, WARGAMES. Really though, I remember that excitement I would get as a child, unable

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[Solitaire Review] Churchill: Big Three Struggle For Peace

Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt in a room together. What’s the worst that could happen?       Churchill: Big Three Struggle for Peace is a game of political conflict, cooperation and competition. The players in the game take on the roles of Churchill, Roosevelt, or Stalin as they maneuver against each other over the course of different

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Mental Health: Depression and boardgames, an unlikely friendship

Mental illness. Something that so many people deal with but something that is so scary to talk about. Statistics say that one in four, that’s right, one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. That’s huge. I try to speak up about the issues that I face but

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