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Posted: 17th August 2015

It's Not Whether You Win or Lose, But…

Two Chinese women playing a board game in the 13th Century.…but how you play the game, right? The Post knows that, too, so we're going to show you some people who really know how to play games. Most of them – the ones we know and love – play fair, and display admirable verve and élan. (That's posh for 'you're cool', Prof.) Some others we see on our telly or read about in the history books…not so much. So it goes. August games month continues with:

  • The 42 Words game
  • A game of 'space station add-on'
  • Games you can play yourself: spot all the birds in the Wildlife archive, find the Guide Entries you can comment on, think of something for August Create

You can also take a look at the games others may (or may not) be playing: are crop circles really a cosmic game? If so, who's wielding the laser pen – an evil government or a playful alien? Exactly what is SDI, does it work, and who ended up with all those nukes after the Cold War? Do we want to know?

Awix has a cinema review for us, and we've got a chuckle or two hidden in here among the head-scratchers and paranoia-inducers. You know the drill: read, comment, get into discussions, and plan what game you're going to introduce us to next time.

On behalf of all the contributors who make the Post so much fun, thank you for reading and participating, and have a great week!

Dmitri Gheorgheni

  • Greater Flamingo  by Willem.
  • Pearl-spotted Owlet by Willem.



  • US national missile defence 1991.
  • Astronaut juggling food in space.


  • Peggy Seeger singing.

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