45 minutes | Mar 9, 2021

36 - Patrick and Eric in the Morning - Abstract Games

Episode 36 Patrick and Eric discuss "Abstract Games" “Abstract” from BGG: "Abstract game" often refers to games of perfect information with alternating turns and no randomness; usually for 2 players. e.g. Chess or Go. It is also often used to refer to a game without a theme (regardless of the game mechanics). E.g. Backgammon or Tantrix. It is also often used to refer to games that are "mostly" perfect information and "mostly" lacking in theme (leading to even more confusion and disagreement about whether a given game is an "abstract game" or not). Classics: Checkers Chess Xiangqi Go Mancala Reversi/Othello (1883) Modern: Gipf Series (Gipf, Yinch, etc) Shobu Canosa Tak Blokus Amazons Onitama Quoridor  Quarto Quantik Abstracts with Theme: Battle Sheep Patchwork Hive Santorini Abstracts with Luck: Backgammon Nova Luna Qwirkle Number 9 Ingenious Abstracts with Theme and Luck: Azul and sequels War Chest The Duke Calico Seikatsu
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