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Games Night


“Times up’ – people came to play and came to win. It was so much fun when people started to get competitive. Everyone was checking the timer and became quite excited when the timing came to an end”

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PhDSSN Games Night

Tonight, at the Graduate House, we took time off PhD to play games. A variety of games were provided including the classic Tabo, Trivia Pursuit, The Battle of Sexes Fluxes and our favourite Articulate!. In Articulate!, players describe words from six different categories (Object, Nature, Random, Person, Action and World) to their team as quickly as possible. The teams move round the board based on the number of words correctly guessed and the first team to get to the finish, wins. With the great collaboration and the strong knowledge, the Gold Team of Chidinma , Ben, and Tony won after an intensive one-hour game. Fluxx is different from most other card games, in that the rules and the conditions for winning are altered throughout the game, via cards played by the players. Stavros with a clear strategy and determination to win won our very first Fluxx game with the ‘Peace’ card.

Fun fact: Do you know the most famous board game ‘Monopoly’ was actually invented as two games: anti-Monopolist and Monopolist in 1904. The game was aimed to provoke players suspicion of unfairness of the monopolism in the Monopolist games and to appreciate the Georgist economy idealism in the anti-Monopolist game. However, Monopolist became much more popular than the anti-Monopolist game and gradually evolved to the Monopoly game we see right now.

Chidinma Okorie

Doctoral Researcher, Geography at Loughborough University
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