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I’ve been on vacation in Mexico, and it put me in the mood to reflect on things I don’t normally think about. It led to an essay in which I try to articulate why abstract games mean so much to me.
I tried to go beyond the usual “I-like-X-because-of-features-Y-and-Z” explanation. It was hard to write.
Here it is
Does any of what I say accord with your own feelings? Do you have entirely different reasons for caring about these games?
That was a pleasant read, thanks! :)
Maybe try the Japanese language method subject-object-verb
Subject=abstract, allow free thinking but follow the rulez
Object=board, a limited area but with nearly unlimited possibilities
Verb=games, all win if it’s fair and live to play another day
Thank you nick for this nice article, I never thought about meditation, but it is clear I was practicing it everyday when I come here :-) .
Excellent! Congrats Nick! Great article!!!!!
thanks kindly :)
Yeah, very nice article. Totally agree on basically all points.
I’m curious what are your thoughts on the importance of 2 players vs 1 player, since Nurikabe, for example, has the other qualities you list, though perhaps not as much depth.
I don’t have much an opinion about 1p games, as I don’t play them much.