Better than Chess
- Dave Dyer(ddyer)United States
Playa Del Rey
Chess is the king of abstract strategy games, at least in the European sphere of influence, and despite being widely lamented as having too many draws, and being too dependent on memorization, among other alleged flaws. The fact remains thatRecommend
(almost) everyone knows how to play, and there are hundreds of years of expert
study to prop up it's meme.
So for the purposes of this list, imagine your candidate game was invented
at about the same time as Chess, and would have become as popular as Chess
is today, leaving chess on the ash-heap of history. Be sure to say why.
Go, Hex and other games without movement
are not chess-like.
Please restrain your impulse to add your current favorite or recently
discovered game. This list ought to include games you could reasonably
assert could be studied, played, and enjoyed for the rest of your life.
Vote with thumbs-up for games you agree are better than chess.
- [+] Dice rolls