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1/ "Fits at Chess" might seem like a punchline, but it's a real health concern 🧠. I've been exploring research papers on the negative effects of #Chess on well-being, societies, and ecosystems, and found the first report of chess triggering #epilepsy from 1965. #NorwayChess Image
2/ These cases fall into a category of reflex #epilepsy - seizures are activated by specific, identifiable triggers. Such triggers can be external (flashing lights, hot water 🚿), internal (emotions, thought 💭), or a mix of both.
#chess #NorwayChess #neuroscience #brain Image
3/ Among reflex #epilepsies, the most common are those triggered by visual stimuli or light changes (1 in 4,000). Much rarer triggers include eating 🍎, music 🎵(1:10 M), writing ✍️, orgasm 💋 and even lying. #Chess, other #boardgames, and #cards can also trigger seizures. Image
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The same racist nazi fuckers who complained about a black elf in the Rings of Power and a black mermaid in the new Little Mermaid are now throwing a fit because there's a black Aaragorn in the new #lotr mtg set

I fucking hate how many racists there are in the #boardgames space Image
Racist nazis losing their mind over a black Aragorn

#boardgames #lotr ImageImageImageImage
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What a beautiful day Image
It’s a brewery 🍻 and #boardgames kinda day ImageImageImage
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These AI images of #TrumpArrest tho 🤣 ImageImageImageImage
Retweet when you see it #TrumpArrest Image
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Let's continue our story of the "The Kaiser's Last Raider: Exploits of the notorious Wolf". 🚢🐺🏴‍☠️

If you haven't read "Episode One: Relief", read the thread below to keep up with Cpt. Jon and the Wolf's adventures.
#boardgames #rpg #adventure #wargames #narrative #ww1
Episode Two: Odyssey 📝

2nd Officer @JohnLyn83159113 scratched his beard. What was the Old Man up to? Why had they returned to the Gulf of Aden after encountering Admiral Sturdee in these waters not long ago? He didn't know. Captain @hexandcountdown didn't always tell the crew.
In fact, most of the time he didn't. 1st Officer @OberstWKlink had the privilege of knowledge, and this suspicious @Johkmil, of whom nobody really knew what his role on board of the Wolf actually was, often seemed to know things even before the captain did.
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Everything you don’t know about #monopoly:
And speaking about assumed monopolies:
Given the current glacial state of the #ttrpg hobby, this is the kind of content that you can post every day while waiting for the penny to drop for some relevant number of people.
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I hereby challenge @elonmusk to a duel 🤺

Choose any of my #boardgames

Winner gets Twitter
@elonmusk @OspreyGames @FFGames @GaleForceNine @luckyduckgames @flatrivergames @ThamesAndKosmos @Gamelyn_Games @roxleygames @Gamewright @FunkoGames Elon Musk is a coward who refuses to play #boardgames with me

Loser gets shot into space on a tesla rocket
A couple weeks ago I noticed Ticket to Ride Nordic countries was on sale and I posted an affiliate link

Enough people bought it that I was able to get a copy for myself! Thanks friends!

Here’s a link to my affiliate store of other games I recommend #ad…
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Der zweite Weltkrieg ist vorüber. Spanier*innen im Exil hoffen vergeblich, dass die Alliierten nun auch ihre Heimat vom Faschismus befreien. Einige kehren nach Spanien zurück und schließen sich dem Widerstand gegen die Franco-Diktatur an. Resist!
#letsplay #boardgames #thread 1/ Auf einem Holztisch liegen verschiedene Charakter-Karten. Da
Kommunist*innen, Sozialist*innen, Anarchist*innen, Republikaner*innen, Kleriker*innen. Zwölf von ihnen schließen sich zu einer Zelle des Maquis, des Widerstands im Kampf gegen die Unmenschlichkeit im Untergrund zusammen. Doch die Faschist*innen sind ihnen bereits auf der Spur. 2/ Zwölf Ccharakter-Karten von Mitgliedern des Widerstands.Das gleiche Bild wie zuvor, nur dass auf den zwölf Charakte
Ziel des Widerstands ist es, Sabotage- und Angriffsmissionen gegen die Diktatur auszuführen, die Zelle zu erhalten und zivile Verluste durch Racheaktionen zu vermeiden. Fünf Mitglieder des Widerstands bestreiten gemeinsam eine Mission und können dazu ihre Fähigkeiten nutzen. 3/ Vier Missionskarten mit Verteidigungswert und möglichem EreVier Charakter- und eine Spionkarte.
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Long thread👇

There are two incentive problems that Proof-of-Work (PoW) and Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchains inevitably encounter that undermines network scalability:

1⃣ Tragedy of The Commons Problem
2⃣ Free-rider Problem

These are types of problem that lead to market failure wherein individuals can profit by behaving in ways that imposes cost on the whole ecosystem.

Let's dive deeper👇

Tragedy of The Commons Problem:

❗️ Miners make money today by putting data on the blockchain that must be supported by other network members in the future
❗️ There is a privatization of gain (today) and a socialization of losses (tomorrow)
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When you hear “board games” it’s undeniable that a lot of people will presume children.

With that in mind, let's go over some of the nominees for Best Board Game of 2022.

#appshiverecommends #gamers #gaming #gamingcommunity #gamedev #boardgames #mobilegames

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1) @ludostarhd

What we liked:🤩

👉You can add the players via Bluetooth
👉Can play with your friends in Private
👉You can play online and offline
👉You can play online with other country people too
2) @bricksnballs

What we liked:🤩

👉Fun and interesting brick-breaking game
👉Easy to play on most levels and more user friendly
👉Can be played with only one hand anywhere at anytime
👉Suitable for all ages to have fun
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For instance, one of the oldest and most trusted independent directories of web-based casinos out there, is also one of the rare places that have a dedicated #boardgames chock-full of freeroll tourneys available for their registered #players . Needless to say, the membership is… absolutely free and with no strings attached, so anyone can join to enjoy a wide variety of benefits. HOW TO ENTER AN EXCLUSIVE SLOT TOURNAMENT
Usually, it is pretty easy. To join an exclusive spinning-and-winning event,… players have to register through the link provided by the organizer and enter a special password. Patrons who already have an account with the partner casino that runs a contest can simply log in and choose their coveted adventure while new customers
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Let's take a look at @onusgame by @DracoIdeasEN. Basically a #miniatures #tabletop #wargame - but with cards instead of actual minies. #boardgames

I came across ONUS! after beeing introduced to Blücher which can also be played with unit cards. The low entry barrier is appealing!
Welcome to the ancient world. Today I'll try a random #PeloponnesianWar inspired battle solo, both armies with slightly over 1.000pts.

Athenians under Themistocles bring a strong left wing with some Thessalian Mercenary Cavalry, standard Hoplites covered by Peltast on the right.
While the Spartans under Agesilaus II bring lots of Helots, their superior Hoplites and a cavalry wing.

I've adjusted the random setup line into a formation that makes more sense to me.

Beware, it is my first session and I might very likely make some mistakes here and there.
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Let's try this again.

@hexsides @hollandspiele

It's 1987, USSR has declared war on NATO. First contact is imminent along the inner German border, thousands of Soviet tanks pouring west.

#wargames #boardgames #soloboardgames #solitairewargames #sologaming Image
NATO AirCmd has a number of US, UK, CAN, NL, BEL, GER planes with Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) available to take off and support NATO ground forces in GER and AUT against the luming assault by large Warsaw Pact (WP) formations. More currently being relocated to arrive soon. ImageImage
Turn 1:

Central Army Group (CENTRAG) immediately asks AirCmd to initiate Close Air Support (CAS) missions in support of US V Corps and WG II Corps in thrustlines CHARLIE and FOXTROT for a total of 6 CAS hits.

Recon for Battlefield Surveillance fails due to WP air superiority. Image
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1987, the USSR has declared war on NATO to prevent the breakaway of Soviet republics due to use of tactical nuclear weapons in Pakistan.

I've been appointed NATO Air Commander. How long can we withstand (the build-up scenario)?

#wargames #boardgames by Brad Smith @hollandspiele
Turn 1: SACEUR and NORTHAG call for CAS missions against WP ground forces, for a total of 5 raids with 3 hits in BRAVO (A2 Hannover-Berlin).

Battlefield Surveillance grants some minor loss prevention before getting cancled by enemy interceptors. Nothing mission relevant.
Air assets are assigned to five raids with emphasize on BRAVO (1), ALPHA (2) and ECHO (3). However, not enough assets are available to negate Enemy Air Defenses in all thrustlines.
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Phil Eklund on sex and gender, aka how to design #boardgames with as little empathy as possible.

This will be a loooooong 🧵. It is not a complete record, as I excluded off topic ideas. Also got some screenshot-fatigue. All of this is from the @IonGameDesign Discord server.
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Have gotten a few requests asking suggestions for #boardgames suitable to newbies.

These are all light to medium in terms of rules complexity and strategy.

Nothing as dumb as Ludo, Snakes & Ladders or as mind-boggling as Chess & Go

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Ticket to Ride is an evergreen gateway game and the first one I played. Pick up TTR Europe or Asia, both are same just with different maps.

Be sure to pick up base game and not an "Expansion" (says clearly on box). Expansions are additions that require base game to play. Image
Pandemic is another good game. It's a cooperative game in which players collectively win or lose against the board.

Pick up Pandemic and not Pandemic Legacy (which is not a bad game, but it's not exactly for newbies with its ever-changing rules). Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/23/2021…
Watch a Robot 3D Printing the Rocket for Relativity Space’s First Orbital Launch…

#robotics #3DPrinting #RocketProduction
MOBLOT: A theoretical model that describes molecular oblivious robots…

#robotics #swarms #models #oblot
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What #boardgames contain mechanics/principles that appeal to #dataviz enthusiasts. A list of ideas in this thread... can you think of others? Image
Illusion by @WolfgangWarsch exploits how bad we are at accurately understanding area. It's about shape and colour encoding…
Hues and Cues by Scott Brady and @TheOpGames. More on colour, this time about the challenge of describing a colour…
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Table starting to be set. Have houseruled some of the deployments to slightly better portray the current situation. It's not perfect, but current BAP countries and EFP leads are there.
And then we'll go to two questions: do Russia grab islands? As part of the opening move we can land airborne troops on Bornholm and/or Gotland. This gives better sea control, but obviously tie up valuable forces. In the case of Gotland, it drags Sweden into the war.
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The miniatures are unfinished, but I fancy playing this today :)

A thread, maybe?

#aliens #boardgames
Finally all set up! Let’s rock, etc...

Today’s squad: Ripley, Hudson as heroes.
Hicks, Drake, Frost and Gorman as grunts...

#aliens #boardgames
Ending turn 1:
Gorman barricades a door with an Arc Welder.
Ripley and (unfinished) Hicks go in search of newt.
Hudson ready to provide tech backup.
Drake set up to take on blips.

#aliens #boardgames
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The Joint meeting of SFUSD BOE, City College Board, and Board of Supervisors is happening now. We will share some highlights. Hearing from DPH now. #BoardWatch
Question from supervisor Ronen: are teachers considered essential workers? DPH Director Aragón: yes @HillaryRonen #BoardWatch
Ronen: does this mean educator's children would be eligible for spots in DCYF program? A: yes, but there are limited spots available #BoardWatch
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A thread on #BoardGames – a hobby/rabbit hole which I have been falling deeper and deeper into over the last 18 months. Always had an interest and played the introductory ones (aka gateway) like Catan, Pandemic, Splendor & Ticket to Ride. Read on for a sneak peek (1/n) Image
The themes span Space, Sci-Fi, Ice Age, Ancient Roman/Incan era, Vikings,industrial revolution and of course, modern geo-politcs. You would be amazed at how each of these can come to life on a table-top with people going absolutely gaga over it. (2/n)
The mechanics in which they play out are also varied - you can play a game where you are building your own strategy to maximise outcomes (engine building) or there are ones where you are fighting for control with other gamers (conflict/area control) (3/n)
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