May your holidays be filled with peace, good company, and childlike joy!
"It is for you, dear reader, now to get a floor, a friend, some soldiers and some guns, and show your appreciation of this beautiful gift of a limitless game. How much better is this amiable miniature than the Real Thing! Here is the thrill of victory and disaster – and no smashed nor sanguinary bodies, no shattered fine buildings nor devastated country sides that we know to be the reality of belligerence. You have only to play at Little Wars to realize what a blundering thing Great War must be."
– H. G. Wells, Little Wars
(modified by the blog author)