How to…Play Games in Vienna

Forget the idea of Vienna as a big open-air museum. It’s really one big playground. “Jackpot!” a young woman yells excitedly, after her boyfriend managed to roll three cherries at the Mankomania casino. Her passionate outburst isn’t over her beloved’s proceeds though: In this board game, players are competing over who can lose their money the […]
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Salon: Games, Gaming and Gambling

The June edition of METROPOLE Salons revolved around Vienna's history of games and its contemporary culture of gaming and gambling. Metropolitans, wri...

Board Game Bonanza Ⓜ️

The genre is experiencing a global renaissance – and Vienna's analog gamers have never had more opportunity to find a place at the table. 

Expatriate Games

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Profile | Dieter Strehl

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Profile | Karl Schlag

Economics Professor, University of ViennaIn an unpredictable world, you need strategies that do not rely on being able to predict others. In this ...