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Board Games ‘R Us

A friend of mine recently posted a list of board games that she had as a kid (and wished she had never gotten rid of).  She had quite an interesting list.  So I decided to go check out the site that she linked to and discovered a game that I think I’m going to have to buy.  The game is called THE AMAZING DUNNINGER MIND READING GAME.  Here’s a quote from the web site that describes the game.

Based on extensive research, Dunninger has developed the Mind Reading Game, to prove that anyone can read a thought! Not a game of chance, the Mind Reading Game provides an experiment to demonstrate that a coincidental thought can be gained by two persons without the aid of recognized communication to a degree that precludes the possibility of chance.

The game includes a “receiver board with built-in temples.”  I really want to know what that means.  This game combines my interest in games with my interest in weird beliefs.  What more could I ask for?

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I am currently Professor of Digital Media at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. I am also the current Coordinator of General Education at the University. I am interested in game studies, digital literacies, open pedagogies, and generally how technology impacts our culture.

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