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April 27, 2003: Games For Our Troops

A couple of weeks ago we sent 5,000 games to our troops deployed in Iraq and Kuwait with Operation Enduring Freedom. The "care package" had 20 of our most popular titles, including Car Wars, Chez Greek, X-Bugs, and -- of course! -- a lot of copies of the new Chez Grunt.

We’ve always had a lot of fans in the armed forces, and we hope that when they get a little downtime from their mission, this will help them relax and feel a bit closer to home. These are all board and card games, each one complete in itself; we're thinking that will be more practical than RPGs.

The games were donated through the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center (CFSC) in Kuwait. The CFSC provides oversight for Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) operations worldwide. Loren Wiseman gets our thanks for rounding up the information and making the contact.

The person we worked with is Ms. Sherry Murphy, at sherry.murphy@kuwait.army.mil. If you're a game publisher . . . or, for that matter, a book publisher . . . think about sending something to our folks. They'll be there for a while; they're there for us; show them some support.

-- Steve Jackson

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