Episode 256 of The Spiel is now available.
Tak wins a Spiel of Approval AND a Major Fun Award!
“No one wins a dance. Why would I want to win anything other than a beautiful game?”
– Bredon The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Tak comes to us from two beautiful and beautifully different minds.
First from writer Patrick Rothfuss. In his epic fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles, Kvothe, the protagonist, learns the game of Tak from a courtier named Bredon. The game becomes the basis for their friendship and the foundation for understanding Bredon’s worldview.
Second from game designer James Ernest. Inspired by the novels, James brought Tak from the page to reality. But creating a game that is supposed to be on par with the likes of Chess or Go is no small task!
And yet Tak is just that. A game that feels universal, simple, elegant and accessible. A game that you can play anywhere and with anyone. A game that is beautiful because HOW you play matters as much as winning or losing.
And a game that is worthy both the Major Fun and Spiel of Approval Award!
Listen in to explore Tak – it’s backstory, the game itself, and why we think it deserves an honored place on your table, too.
Congratulations to Patrick Rothfuss, James Ernest and the whole crew at Cheapass Games!