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Oak Games is a fun vanity site. It should be thought of as a persistently active blog with some other stuff. The beating heart of Oak Games is the Treehouse.

Oak Games was a producer of game apps for ios (Apple) mobile devices, and before that it was about handmade obscure abstract strategy games. In theory there could be Javascript games. Oak Games always was and always will be about communicating game design ideas.


from instructables.com


What is an abstract strategy game?  In this article Mark Thompson waxes lyrical about abstract strategy games. There are online games (and puzzles) but the experience of playing these as computer games is not as good as playing physical games face to face with another player.

There are two games, Loonie and Stand By Me, that have a lot in common. They both involve larger groups, player elimination, minimal stuff-lying-around components, and they have not been tested. Loonie is iconic, starkly simple, personal, backstabby. Stupidly random, or intensely psychological? One way to find out. Stand By Me is a little more colourful, involves multi-person communication, and has a good deal of randomness.

Will a rethemed Royal Game of Ur show up on the Games page?
The old leather Awithlaknannai and Picaria should find a place in there.