Lost your job due to COVID-19? You’re entitled to a free boardgame


Look, nothing we can say will ever lighten the mental and emotional load of losing your job due to the current coronavirus pandemic that’s still going on, which we’re emphasising due to the fact that plenty of folks are acting like everything’s back to normal. Losing your job is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through and there’s very little that one can do to alleviate the pain and anxiety and while playing boardgames with friends and family won’t exactly help you sleep better at night, they’ll at least provide a pleasant distraction. Fortunately for you, the publisher of some of the best board games around is handing out some of their catalogue for free.

GMT Games, the folks that have developed some of the best tabletop strategy and war games of all time (in our humble opinion) including the excellent Twilight StruggleFire in the Lake and Labyrinth: The War on Terror are just trying to help our customers all over the world. They’re all pretty high-end games that require a good deal of thinking and a decent chunk of time to actually play but they can be thoroughly rewarding if you’re prepared to really give yourself over to them. So it’s great that you can select any one of GMT’s games and have it shipped to you for free!

“…we’ve decided, as we did numerous times in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown, that we can show support for those of you who have lost jobs by giving you a free game or two,” writes GMT in their weekly news update. Folks in the United States, where the company is based, will be able to choose any two games from the store catalogue while players overseas can only choose one. Fair enough, the shipping will obviously cost a great deal more.

To accept your free game, all you need to do is email a_curtis@sbcglobal.net with “proof or explanation of your job loss and your choice of which in-stock game(s)”. It might take a while for them to reach our shores but that’s just such an incredibly generous offer, you can’t really be mad that it might take a while to arrive.

“I know it’s not much in the greater scheme of things, but we want you to know that we are thinking of you and that your welfare—including the ability to destress and decompress from the pressures of the world by playing games—is important to us”, continued GMT.


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