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Mr. Rothfuss is mostly a fantasy author, with his Kingkiller Chronicle series. Tak is a successful, respected game based on the game described in the fantasy book. It's hard to make that work, but it did work. It helped that Mr. Rothfuss avoided hints in the book about the rules of the game.

Girls' Game Shelf has a pleasant introduction and example game. There is also "Pat and Amanda Play Tak: Game 1" with the game played by one Patrick Rothfuss. James Ernest has a "How to Play Tak" video including comments about game play. Also other games, certain types. Tak is the sound the pieces make. Coincidence?

"Possession has what I call the A/B issue. Most of the pieces are on A rows, with a minority of the pieces on B rows." Note that pawns in this game move exactly two spaces.

So Possession. The first game shown on the Games page. There has been a grinding A/B problem with that game, and now I finally have a solution. What do you think solved the A/B problem? On two axes. I was uncertain about this ("Don't expect to see this on store shelves"), but my opinion has improved so it's in the realm of my favourite game.


Wild Duo

The Board Game Garden. 5 two-player abstract games in one box.

Here BoardGameCo comments about Baleen Bubbles.


Don't forget that good plush elephant.


You know that Snowflakes memory game? Maybe it should be butterflies. You could either take the approach of snagging pictures from the Internet, or a hand drawn approach. (Flutterby?)

But there is that snowflake layout to the "board" ..


"Don't judge a book by its cover."

I look at a game, learn a bit about the rules, and make a snap judgement about whether I will like it, without playing it. Is that what you do? Is that wrong?




Q: Do you know who Debbie Reynolds is?

A: Debbie Reynolds was an actress, singer and businesswoman imdb. She was in Singin' in the Rain. She was Charlotte in the animated Charlotte's Web (1973) you've seen.


She married singer Eddie Fischer Daily Mail. Eddie Fischer left her and married her good friend Elizabeth Taylor, who was an icon of beauty during the 1950s.

Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fischer had a daughter named Carrie Fischer. So she was a kind of Hollywood princess.


Music, Film, and Television


The Empire Strikes Back - 1950's Super Panavision 70

Alice in Wonderland - 1950's Super Panavision 70


Intelligence and related shenanigans


China's alleged links to Canadian anti-Israel protests fit a subversive pattern

You can make up your own mind about mideast mayhem. We don't need things to be influenced by the Chinese Communist Party. The Chinese Communist Party is interested in supporting the embattled people of Palestine causing discord and chaos in Western societies in pursuit of their political and geostrategic objectives.

Universities are not erupting over the mistreatment (genocide?) of the Uyghur minority in China by the Chinese Communist Party.