Board games

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My son has learned that winning against dad is easy - if you cheat | Séamas O’Reilly
Ludo, Guess Who? Whatever game we play my son always seems to win – but not always by fair means

Séamas O’Reilly

26, Mar, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Facing the demons: can Dungeons & Dragons therapy heal real-life trauma?
Psychologists are using the game to help patients notice patterns of behavior. Alaina Demopoulos gives it a try

Alaina Demopoulos

21, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Magic: the Gathering fans ‘heartbroken’ as $100,000 worth of cards found in Texas landfill
Fans of the game that became a pop-culture phenomenon speculate value could be even higher, as rare cards draw steep prices

Alaina Demopoulos

01, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘People are leaving the game’: Dungeons & Dragons fans revolt against new restrictions
Wizards of the Coast, which owns the game, is preparing to change longstanding licensing rules

Alaina Demopoulos

13, Jan, 2023 @9:31 PM

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Are you bored yet? Beat festive fatigue – and your family – with seven of the best new board games
From fiendish strategy, to quick-to-learn cards, here are some great ways to fill those long winter nights

Dan Jolin

29, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Dig deep and think as hard as possible’ – the secrets of success in Scrabble, Sudoku, Jenga and more
From a 9-year old Scrabble prodigy to the UK jigsaw champion, we asked master gamers and puzzlers to reveal their secrets

Rebecca Liu

24, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Prof Plum in the ballroom? Murder mystery board games make a Christmas killing
Shows such as The Traitors rekindle interest in classic family whodunnits such as Cluedo as modern escape room games enter the mix

Zoe Wood

17, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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How adorbs: Scrabble adds 500 new words to official dictionary
Seventh edition dictionary includes terms popularised in slang, current affairs, such as vax, and food items

Gloria Oladipo

18, Nov, 2022 @3:29 PM

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Get cosy! A snug night in with a board game is my new going out
I used to love sweaty gigs and late-night bars. But now playing Settlers of Catan with friends around a kitchen table is the only way I want to party

Tom Lamont

11, Nov, 2022 @11:05 AM

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Experience: I am the Monopoly world champion
If I were to play with you, I would probably win because I know the tricks

Nicolò Falcone

02, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Gatlopp: Hell of a Game review – supernatural board-game yarn is a low-budget Jumanji
Peppy comedy sets four jaded Los Angelenos up with a perilous challenge that could go on for eternity – and certainly has franchise potential

Phil Hoad

21, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Larping’s reality bleed: ‘I’m basically falling in love with a person that does not exist’
Live-action role play can make an ordinary life extraordinary for a couple of hours or days but reintegration is not always easy

Jenny Valentish

18, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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