Anthony BoydellUnited Kingdom
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Last night I received an email from the Head of FISA (Fédération internationale de safari animalier) - MrShepp Blatter - alerting me to the recent reporting of a new Coronavirus variant, B.1.1.529.
The World Championships were, of course, cancelled in 2020 and run under strict social distancing rules in 2021 so I was initially bemused at there being an official notice when the whole Competitive Play infrastructure had already closed down for the Winter.
As it turns out, MrShepp was outlining the Federation's P.R response to the new strain's nickname: the 'Botswana Variant'. MrShepp, and official spokesperson Sohn von Bate, want to avoid the situation that saw Corona Beer suffering a dip in sales at the start of the pandemic, and asks the Affiliated Members (us) to ensure the general public understand Botswana has been a renowned, abstract strategy game with an enormous global subscription well before it was a mutated strain of a respiratory tract-affecting RNA virus:
So I’ve put this in my front window.
Life and Games (but mostly games) from Tony Boydell: Father, Grandfather, Husband and Independent UK Game Designer.
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