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Notes on Board Games
Essays J JonathanVolk Updated May 14, 2019 2623   1

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Most board games are mediocre. This shouldn’t be controversial: most books are mediocre. Most movies too. Culture is a lot like the universe it tries to give meaning to, which is to say a mess, when it is anything at all (and it’s mostly nothing, or communities of nothing that amount to, in their patterning… something). A recent thread here on the “Golden Age” of board gaming has us wondering if the medium is in decline, and whether or not what we thought was gold was only ever wood-product with gold paint smeared on it.
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Probably the first mainstream Ameritrash game. Players fight for world domination with lots of army pieces on a map of the world. On your turn, you receive reinforcements and then attack other players' territories in an attempt to conquer them. Combat consists of rolling dice and comparing the highest rolls.
 
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