Running Zork

I wanted to post something about Zork – because who doesn’t love Zork? And then I got curious whether I’d done that before. And whaddya know – I had. Well, sort of. What’s shocking to me is that is was almost 10 years ago. YIKES! This blog’s been around a long time. Anyway – back…

Boardgames are Weird: Settlers of Catan edition

Strategy board games are a weird thing. On the one hand, they’re strategy games, and so a contest of wits. But on the other hand, they’re usually wrapped in some kind of escapist fantasy that has nothing really to do with the battle of wits going on. So, what you usually end up with is…

Virtual Legos

Now, instead of cluttering up the room with the real thing, you can play with virtual legos. The link goes to an application – apparently from Lego itself – that allows you to build virtual things with virtual legos in a virtual environment. Call it “Lego: The Video Game.” My first response was “cool!” –…

The Salesman and the Investor

Edgar Kaplan‘s Winning Contract Bridge starts thus: There are two great families of card games. In one, the objective is to form combinations of cards which have an arbitrary value. In the other family, to which contract bridge belongs, the objective is to win tricks. What follows is the main point of the book: that…