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Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Alea iacta est

I've been playing a game based on Risk called LandGrab. Here's the summary:

LandGrab is a turn-based game for two to six players, and is played on a board depicting a stylised Napoleonic-era political map of the Earth, divided into forty-two territories, which are grouped into six continents. Players control armies, with which they attempt to capture territories from other players. The goal of the game is to control all the territories—or "conquer the world"—through the elimination of the other players. Using area movement, LandGrab ignores realistic limitations, such as the vast size of the world, and the logistics of long campaigns. Compared to other military board games, Landgrab is relatively simple and abstract.

You can play the game online over a long period of time between many people with email reminders sent to you telling you when it's your go. It also has a public or private messaging system for taunting/ commentating and scheming.

Play it here.

On a totally different subject, check out Rapture Ponies' discovery of Cat Face. He's got the body of a cat, and the face of a cat. Brilliant. It's something I'd like to think I've invented before but, like most funny things, Simpsons did it first.

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