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Apparently the CIA uses their own in-house boardgames to train officers. These were shown off at SXSW this years, and Ars Technica reported on it with several pictures included. They look straight up like GMT games.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/the-cia-uses-board-ga...
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Looks like they came up with an excuse for a lunchtime games.
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CIA Against Humanity?
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Some else posted another article about this panel a couple days ago.

This article is a bit more in depth. But, I still like how funny (from a BGG perspective) that they concentrate the articles on Clooper and Volko Ruhnke gets 'below the fold' mention.

Classic line in this one though. Volko Ruhnke, who happens to have designed his fair share of publicly available board games, as well. "I have two Golden Geeks," he brags.
 
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Sad thing is, I still haven't gotten through the rule book and a play of Andean Abyss. But once I do, I think the COIN system would be something I would enjoy.
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I'm guessing the spooks who head the agency would get no further than Fluxx or Munchkin.

And would need a video to learn the games
 
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Looks like they could use a graphic designer.
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Guantanamo wrote:
Some else posted another article about this panel a couple days ago.

This article is a bit more in depth. But, I still like how funny (from a BGG perspective) that they concentrate the articles on Clooper and Volko Ruhnke gets 'below the fold' mention.

Classic line in this one though. Volko Ruhnke, who happens to have designed his fair share of publicly available board games, as well. "I have two Golden Geeks," he brags.


It makes sense in the article though because the author didnt play the game Volko worked on, so there wasn't really much to write about there
 
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I'm guessing the spooks who head the agency would get no further than Fluxx or Munchkin.

And would need a video to learn the games

I hope you and MiB are both wrong about this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cflpNLjhi0s
 
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I am glad you necroed this. Just yesterday there was an article that you can now print these games to play yourself due to an FOIA request.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/03/cias-in-house-board-g...
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