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A Square With Dots

 

I bet board game people were very happy when dice were invented.

and people who weren’t good at Chess … or Checkers/Draughts … or The Royal Game of Ur … or Go … or Mah Jongg … or that spinner thing in The Game of Life.

 

note:It looks like a great game … but how are people going to get these playing pieces around the board?

double note: like so many other ones, this entry started out very complex before I just went back to the basics … basically … and got basic … or simple … or started thinking about dice and how cool they are.

triple note:       Yahtzeedice not included.

quadruple note: I originally was thinking about the cool horsey move in Chess … if you really must know.
That move should really be used more in martial arts.

quintuple note: sometimes it’s just as important to remember where we learn things as what we actually learn.

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notes to myself #121

Our father only plays games with us until we win … then he teaches us another one. I’m not sure if he just lets us win or not. We will never know.
We are solid at Chess, Cribbage, and Checkers: be grateful.

Games

When I travel I’m always surprised about what games are extremely popular in certain countries.

 

In Turkey it’s backgammon.
In Brazil it’s dominoes.
In Argentina it’s the card game Truco.

I think in Russia, it must be Chess. I visited once, but I was young and unaware at the time.

In Japan; Rock, Paper, Scissors is rampant, but it’s not really a game, just a way to decide things.

In Canada, like a lot of countries, there isn’t one game that everyone plays.

I’m talking about adults, children, and everyone in between.

I feel deprived.