Abstract Game Tournament
- Tom KnappUnited States
I will be holding an abstract games tournament as part of the Gaming Association of Southwestern PA’s annual GASP-Con on Saturday Nov 10th from 2-6 pm, at the Best Western Parkway Center Mall, 875 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA. [http://www.gaspgamer.com/gasp_con/gaspcon.html]. The tournament with be modeled after Clark D. Rodeffer's (CDRodeffer) abstract game tournaments at the U-Con Gaming Convention (Clark’s tournament is scheduled for October 27th).Recommend
As with Clark’s tournament we will play a variety of two-player abstract board games. We will stay away from the most popular classics (e.g., Checkers, Chess, Go, Oware, Othello, etc.) and focus on lesser-played abstracts (e.g., Chase, Emergo, Lines of Action, Strata 5, etc.) with the idea that winning should depend more upon creative tactics than prior study. Games should be learned and completed within an hour giving an opportunity to play a variety of abstract games.
I hope to duplicate what I consider to be the “Best Four Hours of Recreational Thinking” for abstract game fans and others curious thinking types.
- [+] Dice rolls