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NEXT Architects Launch ‘The Modern Architecture Game’

We’re not entirely sure how it’s played, and at least just a few days ago you’d have to travel to Amsterdam to buy a copy (and making sure to call first so they know you’re coming), but now that we know about it, we’re in desperate lust for NEXT Architects‘ “The Modern Architecture Game.” Launched earlier this month, it’s the second edition of the board game, first developed in 1999 between the partners at the firm and the Delft University of Technology. The most recent update includes a translation into English and spreads its questions more internationally, ranging “right across the breadth of modern world history.” For now it’s available from NEXT themselves, but only if you do that calling ahead first (they write that they’re not able to ship one off in the mail). We’ve also found it at Architectura & Natura Booksellers in the Netherlands, and it can be purchased here. Granted, it isn’t cheap, particularly with the dollar-to-euro difference, but how often do you get to play a board game with pieces like Koolhaus’ CCTV Tower, or Foster’s Gherkin? Here’s a short trailer.

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