Monday, November 07, 2005

#51: Go

Go is the only game really deserving the tagline: "5 minutes to learn - a lifetime to master."

Nick Sauer: "Amazing abstract. What is even more amazing is that it is still a great game after 2,000 years."

Richard Vickery: "I stink. It doesn't."

picture from Board Game Geek

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are 50 games greater than Go? And one of them is Attika?

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Whew.... why don't you just leave games like Go off the list if they don't have a chance to land where they really belong?

2:13 PM  
Anonymous josh miller said...

I see Go and Goa but were Goc and God not good enough to make the list?

By the way, and yes I'm talking to you "anonymous," no one said that this is anyone's list of the 50 greatest games. Well, I suppose the tongue-in-cheek title of the blog might lead one to assume something like that. But if you've read the introduction to the list, you already know that this list is a tally of the respondents' favorite games, not the games they think are the greatest. I suspect that list would be completely different. Even so, who's to say what "greatest" means? It's too hard to pinpoint. Much easier and more helpful for us to list the games that we most enjoy playing.

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, "josh miller," for one thing the title does mention the "best" games of all time. Of course it's apparent that some of the title is tongue-in-cheek ("official," "without question"), but you'd at least expect it to somewhat explain what the list is about.

And second, the introduction was actually hard to find... not apparent in any of the links. I did dig it up, however, and now understand methodology. (Which is a little suspect: "A game that showed up on the bottom of two lists would receive one more point than a game that showed up at the top of one list?" Yikes, I retract; that's *very* suspect.)

1:57 PM  
Blogger mark aka pastor guy said...

You forgot "...so there!" I figured if nothing else got through, a 5th grade school taunt might clue the clueless into our intentions.

Anonymous: permalinks now in place. Thanks for the heads-up.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note to Nick Sauer: I'd say Go is still a great game after 4000 years, since it was created around 2000 BCE.

7:59 PM  

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