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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Quoridor

Swiss pairings over 6 rounds with a 12 minute time control. The abstract strategy game Quoridor is surprisingly deep for its simple rules.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Mental Calculations World Championship

The first Mental Calculations World Championship took place in 1997 at the Mind Sports Olympiad. This event is held every year. It consists of a range of different tasks including additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions, working with fractions, calculation of square, cube & deeper roots, and calculation of weekdays for given dates, plus some surprise miscellaneous tasks.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Acquire

This Sid Sackson classic has taken many different forms over the years depending on the publisher. Each player strategically invests in businesses, trying to retain a majority of stock.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Backgammon 6x7pt

6 rounds where the winner of each round is the first to win 7 points (a doubling die is used). Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Continuo World Championship

Swiss pairings over 4 rounds where each player has 25 minutes per game. A pattern-matching tile game, ideally for two players, Continuo was invented by Maureen Hiron in 1982 and has sold over five million copies in a total of 37 countries.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: SuperFut

Superfut is a turn-based boardgame that simulates football extremely well and has excellent balance between luck and skill.

Cinema

Cinema

UKJF: Dough

An old Jewish baker’s failing business gets an unexpected boost when his young Muslim apprentice, also a cannabis dealer, drops a load of dope in the dough.

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Splendor

Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you’re wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Backgammon 6x1pt

6 rounds where the winner of each round is the first to bear off all pieces (no doubling die is used). Backgammon is one of the oldest board games for two players.

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Omaha

Played Pot-limit. One of the six events that qualifies for the Amateur Poker World Championship. Omaha hold ’em (also known as simply Omaha) is a community card poker game similar to Texas hold ’em, where each player is dealt four cards and must make his or her best hand using exactly two of them, plus exactly three of the five community cards

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Mind Sports Olympiad: Blokus

4 rounds with 4 players per board. Blokus (pronounced like “block us”) is an abstract strategy board game for two to four players, invented by Bernard Tavitian.

Cinema

Cinema

Dunkirk

The great Christopher Nolan returns with one of the biggest films of 2017, a searing account of the Dunkirk evacuation.