nyt_logoAs source relates, an Afghan journalist and a NY Times reporter escaped from over seven months in captivity using a daring plan and a board game.

After surveying the area and sequestering some rope,

On Friday evening, in a planned bid to keep their captors awake as late as possible to ensure that the men would eventually sleep soundly, Mr. Ludin challenged the militants who slept beside them in the same room to a local board game.

When at last the games ended at midnight, the journalists waited for the militants to fall asleep.