I love playing classical board games so if anyone lives in, or near, Streatham
(South London) and wants a game of any of the following over a pint of beer
then please get in touch.
My first attempt at a game involving chance and I love it. Everyone plays it
out in Greece and it takes a lot more thought than you'd think. The game
seems to be about managing probablility rather than just moving pieces about.
Computers only just have the edge on me on this one. Rating 1950.
A strangely beautiful game from China and Japan. Far better than chess
but requires a very different mind set. Saddest thing is that barely anyone
plays it over here. Computer programs are very poor players at this game so it always
cheers me up giving them a game! Rating 2 Kyu.
Everyone plays chess and it's a great game. I'm ok at the game but nothing
special and it depresses me that computers are so strong. Best
played over a pint. Rating 1800.
It looks simple but goes very deep. It's a shame few people
play it well any more though I once played Ben King (the world champ)
in a competition and was well and truely crushed! I do fairly well
against computers though. The game is called checkers in the US. If you
fancy a game against a program I wrote then try out
diamond draughts. I don't have a rating at this game.