Mindgames are for everyone.

June 16, 2019


(source: Gallica)

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[…] les jeux d’esprit sont de toutes les saisons et de tous les âges ; ils instruisent les Jeunes, ils divertissent les Vieux, ils conviennent aux Riches, et ne sont pas au-dessus de la portée des Pauvres : les deux sexes peuvent s’en accommoder sans choquer la bienséance.”*

(Récréations mathématiques et physiques, Préface, 1694)

Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician (1640-1718)

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* “[…] mind games are for all seasons and all ages;
they instruct the Young, and divert the Old;
they are not beneath the Rich,
not above the ability of the Poor;
they may be used by either 
Sex
without
transgressing the Bounds of Modesty.”


Agon, French strategy game from the late 18th century

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Fight The Power and Make America Rage Again!

10/02/2019


Fracture, an Abalone variation by Laurent Pagli.

Since 2016, America is fractured. And everybody knows who did this (^_-)—☆

So they say it loud and clear:


Rage Against The Machine + Public Enemy + Cypress Hill = Prophets Of Rage


Prophets of Rage – Tour 2019 (click on the pic to access it)

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Failures teaches success.

January 6, 2019

“You can’t let your failures define you. You have to let your failures teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently the next time.”

(2009 National Address to America’s Students)

Barack Obama (1961-)

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Yellow vests protests: an abalonian vision


Police officers facing ‘yellow vests’ in Charleville-Mézières,
(Ardennes, France), in December 1, 2018
(click to enlarge)

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‘Yellow vests’ facing police officers in Charleville-Mézières,
(Ardennes, France), in December 1, 2018
(click to enlarge)

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How much does a French police officer earn? (in French. The figures date from 2013, but it’s roughly the same in 2018…)

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The “Great War”: an abalonian vision

BLACK: CENTRAL POWERS
WHITE: ALLIED POWERS

Black begins (28 July 1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia).

CENTRAL POWERS:

Military mobilized: 25,6 millions
Military losses: 4 024 397 deaths & missing in action, 8 419 533 military wounded

ALLIED POWERS:

Military mobilized: 48,2 millions
Military losses: 5 696 056 deaths & missing in action, 12 809 280 military wounded

TOTAL:

Military mobilized: 73,8 millions
Military losses: 9 720 453 deaths & missing in action, 21 228 813 military wounded

(source: Jay Winter, The Great War and the British People, 1986)

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Full mobilisation

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Armistice of 11 November 1918

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(The Evening Standard of 11 November 1918, London, UK)

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(The Sudbury Star of 11 November 1918, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

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(The Chicago Daily Tribune of 11 November 1918, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

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NO MORE WAR!
ALWAYS MORE GAMES!

Peace, Love, Unity & Having Fun!

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Abalone players, stand up, organize!

October 7, 2018


Henry Ford

“Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.”

Henry Ford, American engineer and businessman (1863-1947)

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What they did for Othello, we could do it for Abalone:


(Access the Othello Academy blog by clicking on this seal)

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(Access the World Othello Federation website by clicking on this logo)

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