Concepts for games that never were made will be presented here. This will be done
incrementally, then moved to the Games page when ready.
A few years ago I created a simple game called Sailboat. You push the boat from
the left to the right, while your opponent is pushing the boat from bottom to top.
Do you know how binary numbers work? You've got a row of ones and zeros
representing one, two, four, eight etc. If you add a one to a one it becomes a zero
and the next higher value digit becomes a one.
Let's consider the aesthetics. The board and the pieces are the same ocean blue.
I picture maritime types playing this in a Mediterranean country with the sea in
view. The board has no lines, nothing! The pieces are blue, with a white ring on one side.
One piece has a white sailboat. The board functions as a 6 x 6 grid. Pieces (except the sailboat) are not moved. Pieces are added and flipped.
A unique thing. You can add one, i.e. a ring, to the far left of any row, while the
opponent adds a one anywhere on the bottom row, as the wind blows.
The game is so-so, nothing wrong with it but not great. A physical game was not
seriously considered, although it would be cute, smaller, unique and thematic. I started an app, but got stuck in the swamp of logic and dropped
Between the appearance, manipulation of the pieces, and the rules, it would be strikingly
unique. Small too.
The Raptors win and attendant hootenany are a reminder that Toronto, which
used to be almost all white, has evolving demographics. There is a zoo of
different people, including various blacks, Caribbean people, who like basketball.
I found out today that 100 years ago my grandfather, in Toronto at that time,
was not allowed to play with Catholics. My grandfather's people were Orangemen.
There were lots of Orangemen there, including Timothy Eaton who would not hire
Catholics. Some Irish silliness.
I've been debating posting an argument/interview with podcaster/MSNBC guy Sam Seder
together with H. John Benjamin. Genuine hatred (as the booth guy said)? Attention getting,
click bait? An example of a peculiarity of Jewish culture?
Anyway, here's some
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