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Re: Ancient Games
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2015, 01:00:34 PM »
Thanks qwijybo.  I haven't seen any of these games before but Latrunculi & The Royal Game of Ur look like they are worth further investigation.  Thanks for posting this.
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Re: Ancient Games
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2015, 04:12:26 PM »
Great article - very interesting read. I was thinking that instead of trying to puzzle out those they can't understand themselves, the archaeologists involved should bring in game designers to see what they can make of them.

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Re: Ancient Games
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2015, 04:45:17 PM »
That is a good idea.  There is probably some people out there with more in depth knowledge as far as how games work and potentially historical gaming as well.  Its pretty neat the stuff archeologists find though.
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Re: Our Hobby In the News
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2015, 11:53:26 AM »
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Monoply during WW2
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2015, 10:21:56 AM »
Found this article today about how Monopoly was used to smuggle items into prison camps to help allies escape.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/62285/how-brilliant-intelligence-officer-used-monopoly-free-wwii-pows
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Re: Monoply during WW2
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2015, 10:32:33 AM »
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Re: Monoply during WW2
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2015, 11:10:51 AM »
Today is Monopoly's 80th birthday.

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Re: Monoply during WW2
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2015, 03:52:03 PM »
Huh, I thought Monopoly was 111 years old;)

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