Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Déjà Joué



Yes- almost déjà vu.

I've been playing wargames since I was 11 years old. Just in case you aren't up on what a wargame is, it's this sort of thing.  Let's agree that they are, like opera, an acquired taste. Anyway, in this weekend's edition of the Wall Street Journal, there was a review of a novel, The Third Reich, in which the wargame The Third Reich (I own a copy) plays a critical role. This game came out when I graduated from highschool in 1974.

It's oddly affirming to see it mentioned in the WSJ of all places, after so many years.

3 comments:

Steve Finnell said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Barb Schoeneberger said...

I hadn't heard of this game. It sounds interesting. Strategy appeals to me so I might like playing it.

kkollwitz said...

Wargames are a huge category, there must be a couple thousand of them now. Usually people try one that covers a historical period or battle they are interested in.