04 March 2011

Random Friday Wargaming: Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?

Guardian keeps promising us a review of this one, and some day we'll run it as an event at Origins. For now, revel in the glory that is Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001-?, a fantastic game from GMT about very current events.
In fact, there's a great article by Matt Kirschenbaum (a college professor who uses wagames for teaching) about how the recent events in Egypt might play out using Labyrinth.
Similarly, Rex Brynen's excellent PaxSims blog (newly-added to our left sidebar) has not one, but two articles on using Labyrinth for teaching. The first is a relatively straight-ahead review, with some musings on teaching. The second comes after having a trial run through a game in a teaching environment.

Buy your own copy over at GMT Games.

Discuss it at length at ConsimWorld...

Master links/images from Boardgamegeek.com and, in this case, also from GMT; message boards linked to Consimworld. Other links to the actual game pages...

By: Brant


Anonymous said...

Excuse me? "Good Resources" vs "Islamist Resources".
Can that be put in context or are we simply playing "US Propaganda: The Bored Game".

Brant said...

First, I can't put it in context because I haven't played the game yet.

Second, I'm not going to be one to apologize for characterizing theocratic sharia-inspired regimes as "not good" and that's not just US propaganda talking. Let's go ask an Afghan woman who's getting stoned for wanting to go to school and see how they characterize it.