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Syrians, Looking for Solace, Gather to Play Risk, a Board Game About War

February 15, 2017 4:27 PM
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The 1957 Hasbro war simulation, with multiple factions vying for territory, strikes a chord with Syrians inside and outside the country; ‘everyone wants to be green’

GAZIANTEP, Turkey—It was late in the war, and alliances were fraying. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime had lost its foothold in Africa, the Kurdish militia was rampaging through Asia, and the rebel Free Syrian Army felt like an underdog.

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