Category Archives: General Games

Discussion of games in general

NWC round table with Clark Aldrich

A very interesting hour and half with the author of The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games and more recently Unschooling Rules This was the first in what is hoped to be a series of wargaming related speakers. Mr. … Continue reading

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Dr. Sabin’s simulating war list: Dilemmas in gaming

In conjunction with his new book, Dr. Phillip Sabin has started an e-list called “simulating war“. A discussion there regarding Dr. Peter Perla’s recent NDU talk got into some territory we have discussed here Dr. Sabin writes of Dr. Perlas … Continue reading

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CASL Lectures on Strategic Gaming – Way of the Wargamer

CASL Lectures on Strategic Gaming

We hope you enjoyour first lecture, Peter Perla’s “Way of the Wargaming”.  Information about the series is also availible on the website.

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The Power of Gaming

Hat tip to Jim Lewis 😉 International Security and Relations Network has a weeklong series on “The Power of Gaming” this week. I am a bit pressed for time this week, so I will post the links now and will … Continue reading

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Soft Power through Gaming

No, not understanding soft power by gaming – but using gaming techniques to exert soft power… Science Daily reports on some interesting research that has researchers using gaming techniques to “nudge” people to behave in ways the researchers desire. Is … Continue reading

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New Games in the NUWC Game Library

As the NUWC game library expands, we are hoping to reach out to the nearby Naval War College to add new blood as we seem to have leveled off at 27 members, of which 7 or 8 are regularly active. … Continue reading

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Toddler smarter than smartest AI

This article at io9 discusses research at UC Berkeley that is looking at how toddlers learn for ideas to improve computer AI. In a wide range of experiments involving lollipops, flashing and spinning toys, and music makers, among other props, … Continue reading

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WSJ: When gaming is good for you

This article in the Wall Street Journal discusses the growing evidence that gaming improves creativity, decision-making and perception. The article is more focused on video-games, but there are many parallels to other forms of gaming. The gaming seemed to be … Continue reading

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If you’ve ever played Pandemic…

…and had someone screw it up at the end, you can feel Hitler’s pain 😉

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More from playing Euro-games

The NUWC Strategy and Innovation Gaming Group (SIGG – we had to have a name, an acronym and an internal Sharepoint 🙂 has been through its first “S curve” – we staret with 5 members, ramped up to about 20-odd … Continue reading

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