Charles S. Roberts was arguably the founder of the modern war games, and indirectly the founder of role playing games and probably every other modern board game to some degree. His first games, Tactics and Tactics II, introduced the ubiquitous CRT, and his next game, Gettysburg, was probably the first simulation war game. He founded the company Avalon Hill to sell these games; AH is now one of the better divisions within Hasbro. Since 1976, the biggest game award in war gaming is named after him.

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Aileen Osofsky was chairperson of the ACBL Goodwill Committee for 25 years. She promoted the bidding boxes in bridge to help include deaf players in the game, and championed both ethics and friendliness at the Bridge table.

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