Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bedtime Stories with Rocks in It

One of my life's greater ironies is that despite being a mathematician who loves board games I am terrible at Go.

But I enjoy playing and learning. Lately I have been reading commented games as bedtime stories.

A nice Go game is the right length for a bedtime story, interesting but not exciting, and contains as much art, suspense, negotiation, and conflict as any short story. To see what I mean, download Jago and this game commented by the excellent commenter Dieter Verhofstadt.

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