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Board games are a health risk this Christmas. But then when have they not been?

Learning how to win and lose is not easy but may be necessary

By Miranda France  

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Board games are off limits this Christmas—Hallelujah! Admittedly this guidance is only intended for separate households meeting during the festive period, but uncertainty over the rules has been a feature of 2020 and I hope to exploit that confusion in my own bubble. I’ve never been good at board games, because I don’t like losing very much and I’m also not particularly keen on winning.

That ambivalence—like so many problems—started in childhood. My brother and sister were much older than me and any time I played a board game it was with adults. They didn’t always let me…

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