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A board for the Prussian wargame of ‘Kriegsspiel.’ Matthew Kirschenbaum/Wikimedia Commons

War games shed light on real-world strategies

War games let you test your political and military acumen right at your kitchen table – while also helping you appreciate how decision-makers are limited by the choices of others.
In today’s competitive environment, innovation is indispensable, but it is not enough. Maxpixel

How machines teach us to be more innovative

AlphaZero is a machine capable of defeating the most complex board games for the human mind, based only on its own learning experience, not on accumulated human knowledge.
Parenting win: Your children leave home and say, ‘I loved family time when I was little. Every Friday night was dinner and games.’ Shutterstock

Boost kids’ skills and memories with weekly game night

A regular family ritual like a dinner and games night contributes to the rhythm and predictability of life and becomes part of a family's unique DNA.
Many board games strengthen the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the brains of players. This results in improved cognitive functions such as IQ, memory, information retention and problem-solving. (Shutterstock)

Play games with your kids this summer to boost their brains

From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
Tabletop games have been around for more than a century. Early North American game makers often depicted Indigenous people as savage enemies.

The hidden history of Indigenous stereotypes in tabletop games

For more than a century, board games have provided children with some of their first exposure to Indigenous stereotypes — hidden behind ornate lithographs, painted cubes and punched cardboard.
Go is a beautiful and complex game that’s endured for thousands of years. Alexandre Keledjian

Explainer: Go and the ‘conversation of hands’

An artificial intelligence has defeated a world champion of Go, the ancient Chinese strategy game. But what is Go, and why is it worth teaching to a computer?
Since 2009, record sales have soared. 'Records' via www.shutterstock.com

How digital technology spawned retro’s revival

While technological advances have rendered some products obsolete, they've also spurred the growth of niche markets that cater to people looking to reject mass-produced goods.

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