Standing in line

Kolejka - The Queue

The Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) produces board games for historical education purposes. One of their games, The Queue (Kolejka), tells a story of everyday life in Poland at the tail-end of the communist era.

- At first glance, the task of the 2 to 5 players appears quite simple: they have to send out their family, which consists of 5 pawns, to various stores on the game board to buy all the items on their randomly drawn shopping list, says Katarzyna Hołopiak.

- The problem is, however, that the shelves in the five neighborhood shops are empty…

The IPN is the biggest archive in Poland. The basic tasks of the Institute include: gathering, assessing and disclosing of documentation created by state security agencies in the years 1939-1989.

Kolejka - The Queue - Box

Web: Institute of National Remembrance
Downloadable game: The Queue
Illustration: The Queue board game

Gaming at the High Seas

Photo: Game Adventures Cruise

Ever dreamed of combining your passion for role playing and board games with a Caribbean cruise?

- Gamer Adventures began as a experiment about taking games on vacation. It has developed into a full-service travel agency that caters to gamers and their families, says Kimberly Maita at Gamer Adventures.

– At this time, we are organizing 3 to 4 cruises per year in addition to land tours.

Web: Game Adventures

Article by Ole Peder Giæver