A new New Rules for Classic Games
- Carlos LunaSpain
New Rules for Classic Games is a wonderful book. It suggest variants and new uses for games that everyone has at home.Recommend
25 years later, this geeklist aims to update the final part of the book, where the author suggest new uses (not just variants) for a set of classic games. In order to limit the scope of the geeklist, all games included should fit in one (or more) of these categories:
Beyond Go: Games that use a 9x9, a 13x13 or a 19x19 goban and up to 180 go stones per player.
Ayu, Chain Lightning, Connect6, Crossway, Distrify, Gonnect, Ki, Kopano, Linage, Metamorphosis, NoGo, Oust, Slimetrail, Slither, Stop-Gate, Symple, TAIJI, Tanbo, Whirlwind, Xodd
Beyond Chess: Games that use a chessboard and a complete set of chess pieces.
Arimaa, Fire Drill, Fox and Hounds, Groups, Lanrick, Macadam, Neighbours, Petteia, Vault
Beyond Checkers: Games that use a chessboard and up to 24 stackable checkers per player.
Archimedes, Aries, Atoms, Bombardment, Breakthrough, Byte, Checkers Gomoku, Citadel, Crossings, Dameo, Dipole, Euclid, Eximo, Fire Drill, Fission, Fox and Hounds, Groups, Halma, Hop, Hopperdame, King's Court, Lanrick, Leap Frog, Lines of Action, Linja, Macadam, Mad Bishops, Neighbours, Nubia, Petteia, Queensland, Vault, Whiz Bang
Beyond Reversi: Games that use a 8x8 board and up to 64 non-stackable double-sided pieces.
Archimedes, Aries, Ataxx, Atoms, Bombardment, Breakthrough, Checkers Gomoku, Crossings, Eximo, Fire Drill, Fission, Forms, Fox and Hounds, Groups, Halma, Hop, King's Court, Konane, Leap Frog, Lines of Action, Linja, Macadam, Mad Bishops, Metamorphosis, Ming Mang, Neighbours, NoGo, Nubia, Queensland, SNORT, Stop-Gate, Talpa, Vault, Whiz Bang
Beyond Poker: Games that use up to 3 standard poker decks.
22 Pommes, Army Ants, Divide and Conquer, Domemo, Elements, Eleusis, En Garde, Full Moon, GOPS, The Great Dalmuti, Haggis, Kols, Liar!, Mate, Pairs, Paletto, Pinguin-Party, Quarto, Skull, So Long Sucker, Thirteen Cards, Transposition, The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow
Beyond Chinese Checkers: Games that use a Chinese Checkers board and up to 10 pieces in 6 colors.
Abalone Quattro, ABOYNE, Feed the ducks
Beyond Dominoes: Games that use a set of double 12 dominoes or up to two double 6 sets.
Bambam Booboo, Wu Hsing, Zendo
Note that I didn't include paper & pencil games, nor allow to use easily drawn boards (such as 5x5) or to share components between categories (i.e. using Poker cards with Go stones or placing Dominoes in a Chessboard...).
Note also that this is a curated geeklist. It is not meant to be comprehensive but a personal selection of games that fit any of the descriptions provided above. Feel free to suggest new additions in the comment section but keep in mind that they may be rejected for no particular reason.
See also the related Geeklists: Games played on a 8×8 grid, The Go-Ban as Game System, Checkers set as a game system, Games you can play with just an unmodified American/English checkers set, Games you can play with a Chess set, Games that use a chessboard, Best Games Played with a Standard Deck of Playing Cards, Deep two-player card games with a standard 52 card deck- help me find them., List of Triangle/Pyramid deck card games - Please Add!, Games You Can Play With a Triangular Deck, AGTK3: The Combi Deck, Top Rated Games Playable with Dominoes, Abstract Strategy Card Games, Games playable with a nestorgames' double-seven binary-coding dominoes set, The ultimate travel package, Games in the Games on Half a Checkerboard Series, Acres of Diamonds: Great games people didn't know they already owned, Square Grid Connection Games, First attempt at an Acres of Diamonds top 100 Geeklist (January 2018).
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