What is the role of abstract strategy games in society?
They are played by specialists, people who like them. Most
people won't play them because they are not (yet) interested; it's
not their thing. If people are trapped together and running low on
entertainment, that is different.
If you think about it, this would be a great time for wire puzzles. But they're not available.
I discovered this unique traditional abstract strategy game from Vietnam. I am happy.
A girl talked about designing a game. It's not going to happen;
all a bit of brain fun.
How about border authorities trying to crack down on people doing
wrong things while entering the country, and lying about it.
We settled on the name Border 49. She jumped right into the components of
the game, while I pondered what the game would be like.
Should I improve the game by defining how it works, or should I leave
that in her hands since it's her idea?
This is influenced by the Border Security: Canada's Front Line
television show, showing the Canada Border Services Agency.
The game is basically about lie detection.
What things would you need to consider, what would be involved, what would
Brian Greene shows a
Galilean cannon with some drama on the Stephen Colbert show.
Physics Girl shows a
Galilean cannon with some explanation. This uses bouncy balls to illustrate how a
I have questions. How does a big star "bounce back" if everything is being sucked into a black
hole? If stuff is exploded outward at a fantastic speed does it continue to do so or does the
material get tired and stop moving?
Have you ever noticed anchors on MSNBC and CNN
will have guests that are the same ethnicity as the anchor?
Richard Lui will have a Chinese American politician as a guest to discuss politics, possibly
an Asian-American issue. Ali Velshi will have Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi as a guest.
Blacks are all over the place as guests. Joy Reid is not
averse to having blacks as guests on her show.
Chris Cuomo has spoken with Anthony Scaramucci, New York Governor
Andrew Cuomo (his brother), as well as Dr. Fauci. He memorably had a series
of conversations with Rudolph Giuliani.
So .. hypothetically speaking, what would it be like if Oak Games
had its own currency?
I got excited about this, then it collapsed within about two hours.
It was at no point taken seriously as a practical plan. It is a fun intellectual excercise.
This business of alternative currencies is kind of neat, but I'm not into that bitcoin stuff.
Metal coins are the best. Game site Boardgamegeek has geekgold. I'm not sure what that is,
it's a reputation thing, but it's not
really a currency.
Oak Games would have coins that are wood discs, made by slicing oak branches.
These would have a wood grain fingerprint to them, impossible to forge. They would also be
thematic and inexpensive to make. There would be an image/branding, a serial number and a value.
Coins would be worth $100 Canadian. They would be used among a community. Each individual coin
would have a photograph and other information on the website.