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Players drew cards corresponding to colony names, then had to deploy cards representing assets like boats, engineers, colonists, schools, and equipment, in order to win cards representing the exports of the various colonies.  “Images on the game,”Getty Research Institute curator Isotta Poggi writes in her blog post on the document, “provide a vivid picture of the vast variety of resources, including animals, plants, and minerals, that the colonies provided to France.” Cartoons on the cards depict coal (mined by a figure clearly intended to be a “native”), rubber, wood, and even wild animals.

Along the way, players needed to avoid pitfalls like sickness, “laziness,” and intemperance (illustrated by a cartoon of a red-cheeked white man in khakis and a white hat, served by a “native” in “traditional” dress). Once the cards representing a colony’s major exports had been won, the colony was considered “exploitée,” and was out of the game.  

read more on this board game designed to teach french children to admire french colonialism and enlist them in the colonial project here. (via)

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Not sure what the Nooks did to piss off Isabelle ⊟

But whatever it was, it must have been serious! Maybe Lloid can set up a campaign to fund a new Nookling Junction.

This scene was made possible by Bandai’s Impact Action accessories — check out all the hilarious and awesome setups people made with them here (NSFW ads). Via Muhplastic.

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"It’s difficult to describe the emotions raging inside as I shoot my way through an unending string of goombas on my way out of Hoboken. Under normal circumstances, the extreme violence of shooting games leaves me feeling numb. Super mutants. Aliens. The Russians. I have nothing personal against any of these entities. It’s just a game, lining up heads to crosshairs and racking up points. But this one hits close to home. I feel like an avenging angel for the 99 percent. That is, the 99 percent of New Jersey residents who are not tracksuit-wearing assholes."

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