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  The Great Game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Game is a term, usually attributed to Arthur Conolly, used to describe the rivalry and strategic conflict between the British Empire and the Tsarist Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia.
The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running from approximately 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907.
This period is sometimes referred to as "The New Great Game" by commentators, and there are references in the military, security and diplomatic communities to "The Great Game" as an analogy or framework for events involving India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and more recently, the post-Soviet republics of Central Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Great_Game   (1362 words)

 The Great Khan Game
The outcome is a card game that feels a lot like a board game, which may in fact be the acid test of a good or bad 'card' game.
Although the early and middle game are good fun and tend to be close and exciting, the end game can sometimes include a strong leader and it becomes a procession unless one of the nasty event cards comes up at the right time.
What I think the game needs is a quick but appropriate system to resolve any size of battle (including fleets if required) in one go but, in keeping with the game's ambience, the underdog should probably always have a chance of the win.
www.gamecabinet.com /sumo/Issue5/GreatKahn.html   (2610 words)

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The 'great game' of this title is, of course, espionage and, specifically, the Cold War variety with its double dealing and twisted morality.
The game proceeds rather sequentially, particularly in the early stages, and you won't be able to move on until you have solved the most immediate problem.
Similarly, the game has a couple of small but unavoidable combat sequences, one at the beginning and one near the end, but these are fairly easy to negotiate and adventurers shouldn't be put off by them.
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 Amazon.com: The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia (Kodansha Globe): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Great Game was Russia's version of America's "Manifest Destiny" to dominate a continent, and Hopkirk is careful to explain Russian viewpoints as fully as those of the British.
The Great Game, by Peter Hopkirk, is an amazing history of British and Russian imperialism clashing in the Middle East and Asia.
The term Great Game was first coined by Arthur Conolly, a captain in the British army, and is used to describe the epic standoff between Russia and Britain for the control of India and Central Asia in the nineteenth century.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1568360223?v=glance   (2663 words)

 BRITIAN V RUSSIA -THE GREAT GAME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The rivalry between the two, whimsically entitled “The Great Game” in the British Press, ranged from Europe to the Far East.
Peter the Great is supposed to have said in 1725, that Russia should move towards India.
The British faced increasing pressure in the other major theatre of the Great Game, the Near East., Russia went to war with Turkey in 1877, and by early 1878 seemed on the point of seizing the “keys to her house” from the Sultan.
homepage.ntlworld.com /haywardlad/thegreatgame.html   (2206 words)

 The Great Game of Business!
When a company plays the "Great Game of Business", all the employees -- from the janitor to the CEO -- know exactly what they contribute, what they cost the company, and how they depend on one another to be successful.
Players of the Game are unstoppable, as Jack Stack and his colleagues at SRC discovered in the early 1990s.
Since taking up the Game, SRC's annual sales have grown from $16 million to $83 million while a share of stock worth 10 cents in 1983 is now worth more than $20, an increase of almost 20,000 percent.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/managing_chaos/5951   (385 words)

 The Great Game - Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Bibliography for the military game on "The Great Game" by Decision
In the afterglow of the Great Game, Col. Bailey was sent to Central Asia to overthrow the Bolsheviks there.
In the post World War I continuation of the Great Game, Paul Nazaroff was the ringleader of a desperate plot to overthrow the Bolsheviks in Central Asia.
spotlightongames.com /background/gg.html   (675 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This book tells the story of the Great Game through the exploits of the young officers, both British and Russian, who risked their lives playing it.
The story of "the Great Game" provides insight into a number of larger historical topics such as the British Empire (particularly in India) and the origins of the Russian Revolution.
This is a great book and I fully agree with the quote on the front cover of the book by Jan Morris "Peter Hopkirk is truly the laureate of the Great Game." If you ever wanted to learn something about this large and remote area then this is the book to start with.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0192802321   (1378 words)

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 Foreign Affairs - The Great Game in Asia - David Fromkin
Throughout the nineteenth century, Great Britain was obsessed by the fear that one of the other European powers would take advantage of the political decay of Islamic Asia.
The phrase "the Great Game" was found in his papers and quoted by a historian of the First Afghan War.
The Great Game arose from a complex of disagreements between Britain and Russia, and the weight to be assigned to each of the causes of the rivalry between them is still a subject of dispute among historians.
www.foreignaffairs.org /19800301faessay8262/david-fromkin/the-great-game-in-asia.html   (588 words)

 The Great Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It seemed appropriate, considering the zeal with which the current US government is resurrecting the Great Game and its insistence on making the same mistakes the Brits and Russians made more then a century earlier.
The original Great Game was the struggle for influence and power in Central Asia between Britain and Russia.
The Great Game started during the Napoleonic Wars and only ended after the Russians got their heads handed to them by the Japanese in the 1905 war.
www.cloggie.org /books/great-game.html   (244 words)

 The Great Game - The Great Attractor
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The Great Game™ provides companies with an ideal platform to further develop brand awareness and to advertise and promote a companies products and services to a pre-defined target market segment.
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 Free Games Online- Great Game Categories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This is a game that combines a puzzle and an arcade into one.
Not the largest selection of games, but all of high quality and most are very fun.
Great selection of categorized games, with descriptions on the main page of new and popular games.
www.freegamesonline.com /shareware.shtml   (333 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | The Great Game: Round two
They were just as interested in the 19th Century, when Britain and Russia fought what Rudyard Kipling popularised as "The Great Game" in the mountains and deserts of Central Asia in a battle for control to the approaches to the jewel in the British imperial crown, India.
This unpleasant hole, in which prisoners were left to share their remaining time with tics and other assorted insects and snakes, is still there and Prince Charles was able to inspect the prison of his forebear's representative.
Another British officer, Captain Arthur Conolly, who was the first to use the phrase "great game" (he also called it a noble one) was despatched to seek Stoddart's release, only to find himself also put in the bug pit.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4550065.stm   (926 words)

 OpinionJournal - Featured Article
When I analyzed a 1894 world championship game between Lasker and Wilhelm Steinitz, I also looked at their post-game analysis and the comments of other top players of the day.
The intuitive decisions of the players during the game were correct in most cases, and more often so than when they had all the time in the world to analyze later.
At the same time, I realize that this is no game, but a very real struggle for the future of my country.
www.opinionjournal.com /editorial/feature.html?id=110006444   (1604 words)

 Global Guerrillas: JOURNAL: The Great Game
A great game worth tens of billions of dollars in profits is now in motion ("a Soros moment" in hedge fund parlance).
The game is derived from the lesson of Iraq: that a small disruption effort by a handful of guerrillas can radically move global oil prices.
A great overview of Alexander's generalship by one of the founders of modern armored combat.
globalguerrillas.typepad.com /globalguerrillas/2005/02/journal_the_gre.html   (981 words)

 The SF Site Series Review: The Great Game
The Great Game, from which the series draws its title, refers to the games of power that the gods play.
Edward Exeter, a young English gentleman wrongly accused of murder, is drawn into this game when it is revealed that he is the object of a prophecy that claims he will kill the god Death.
A great feature of the series is that each novel is stronger than the last.
www.sfsite.com /08a/gam14.htm   (751 words)

 IGN Boards - Great Game
This game is the spiritual sequel to Micro Machines 3D.
This game recaptures the fun and frenzied gameplay of the SNES, MD and PS1 Micro Machines games.
It's an awesome game, but I thought u should know that the author is the original creator of Micro Machines games...so yeah.
boards.ign.com /message.asp?topic=61321644&replies=4   (598 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Flashman in the Great Game: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At times it is hard to avoid a feeling of melancholia and one finds that one has read several paragraphs without noticing because one's mind was still contemplating the real fate of the real childeren torn appart because their parent's brought them to the wrong place at the wrong time.
In FLASHMAN IN THE GREAT GAME, Flashy, by this time a colonel, is asked by Prime Minister Lord Palmerston to go to India to investigate unrest among sepoy troops, a potential uprising perhaps being fanned by Harry's old nemesis, Count Ignatieff of Russia.
In FLASHMAN IN THE GREAT GAME, the event is the savage 1857 uprising of Indian troops against their British masters that resulted in massacres of whites - men, women, and children - at such places as Meerut, Jhansi, and Cawnpore.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0006512992   (1910 words)

 Blundering Into Afghanistan - The Great Game has repeatedly foiled the great powers.  By David Greenberg
On the contrary, it was one more chapter in a centuries-long history of great powers blundering their way to defeat in the Afghan mountains.
Just as harrowing as the Soviet failure were those of the cocksure British army during the heyday of Queen Victoria's empire, which found itself massacred and humiliated in a series of ill-advised forays.
Situated between great nations and lucrative trade routes, Afghanistan (which used to include some of present-day Pakistan) has long suffered the depredations of conquest.
www.slate.com /id/115851   (2007 words)

 World News and Prophecy - December 2001: This Is the Way...When "The Great Game" Is Over   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He was speaking of the centerpiece of a great geopolitical chessboard that sat between two rival empires.
In 2001, we are simply witnessing the latest moves of the pawns on the "great game board" by powerful outside interests.
The incredibly wonderful news is that "The Great Game" that has not only been played out in Afghanistan for a century, but in reality in the entire world for millennia, is coming to an end.
www.ucg.org /wnp/wnp0112/way.html   (1504 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"The Great Game" is a well-written and gripping account of the British and Russian machinations in central Asia during the 19th century that reads more like a novel than a dry history book.
'The Great Game' was an expression coined by an early participant and later immortalized by Rudyard Kipling to describe the often-shadowy means these two great powers used to pursue these goals.
Much of the book is devoted to the first and second Afghan wars in which the British tried to install their monarch of choice and were eventually routed as a result of both their incompetence and the fierce Afghan fighters.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1568360223   (1975 words)

 THE GREAT GAME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Today, the USA is once again involved in the Great Game in the same region.
  The first priority appears to be the Great Game: oil exploration in Central Asia and the gas pipeline to Pakistan.
India is watching the scene closely and has announced that until the September elections in JandK and the Pakistani elections in October are over, its armed forces will continue to remain at high alert.
www.inpad.org /res53.html   (3350 words)

 Amazon.com: The Great Game: A Professor Moriarty Novel (Professor Moriarty Novels): Books: Michael Kurland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"The Great Game" is the third of a series of novels ("The Infernal Device" and "Death by Gaslight" are the others) that star Professor James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes nemesis.
The Great Game has a real feel for time and place with echo of what is to come.
England lacks a professional spy organization--that role being served by aristocratic young men playing 'the great game.' When one of these amateur spies is accused of murder, his father calls on Professor Moriarty to help.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/031220891X?v=glance   (2186 words)

 Central Asia: Is Regional Turbulence Return Of The Great Game? - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In its 19th-century variety, the Game pitted England against Russia in a scramble for control of Eurasia.
The last spate of Great Gaming flared up in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, when the United States gained the use of military facilities in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to support military operations in Afghanistan.
The chief conclusion this confusing picture implies is that explanations derived from the 19th-century Great Game, or 20th-century Cold War rivalry, are of limited use in clarifying 21st-century jostling in Central Asia.
rferl.org /featuresarticle/2005/07/5324d86c-d2ea-4fb4-8be0-14c7b6b164d6.html   (1795 words)

 Swarajya - The Trouble with Infallibility
"The Great Game" was a phrase immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in his classic, Kim, where he uses it no fewer than thirty-six times.
And just as the Afghan, Mahbub Ali, told Kim, "The Great Game is so big that one sees but little at a time." It is the same even now.
Eleven years ago when the Soviet armies withdrew from Afghanistan one would have thought that the Great Game had finally ended with Russia no longer in the game for a warm water port.
www.indogram.com /swarajya/stillTheGreatGame.html   (1669 words)

 The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage Reality of Espionage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In The Great Game, Fred Hitz, former operations officer, Agency inspector general, and more recently a professor at Princeton University, set out to answer that question.
The Great Game does point out that some recruitment techniques are encountered in both the real world and in fiction.
On the other hand, what he doesn't say is that no non-fiction account portrays all the vicissitudes of the espionage world either, although some of the recent studies of Cold War cases based on archival materials come close.
www.cia.gov /csi/studies/vol48no3/article08.html   (1513 words)

 Mumia Abu-Jamal, Afghanistan & the great game
This is seen in that nation's role in what is called the Great Game, or imperial conflicts between the British and the Russians dating from the early nineteenth century.
With the entry of the military of the U.S. into Afghanistan to topple the multinational Taliban government, a new round of the Great Game is now in play.
Yet even this state of affairs is but another stage of the Great Game, with some old players rolling the dice.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/51/110.html   (543 words)

 The Great Game
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