Game of War

156 pages

English language

Published May 20, 2013 by Atlas Press.


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Guy Debord is best known as the prime mover of the Situationist International (1957-1972), as a filmmaker, and as the author of The Society of the Spectacle (1967). Alice Becker-Ho (Alice Debord) and Debord’s A Game of War originally appeared in 1987. This is the first edition in English, and the first to be accompanied by a game-board and counters allowing readers to play the game according to the rules described in the accompanying book.

So I have studied the logic of war. Indeed I succeeded long ago in representing its essential movements on a rather simple game-board… I played this game, and in the often difficult conduct of my life drew a few lessons from it — setting rules for my life, and abiding by them. The surprises vouchsafed by this Kriegspiel of mine seem endless; I rather fear it may turn out to be the only one of …

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