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Peter Stubner
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I've always played Dvonn with the convex side up. It just seemed the natural way to play. But then I saw a picture of a game played with the concave side up.

Is concave side up unnatural or just as acceptable as the flip side?

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I play DVONN with the pieces:
Convex side up
Concave side up
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Fury wrote:
But then I saw a picture of a game played with the concave side up.

Was, uhh, this the picture?

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whaaaaaa!? hahahahahah....that is funny. What do you know?! A bunch of unnatural heathens seem to be taking over the abstract game world.

Who looks at box covers anymore, anyway? jeesh

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They were designed to be played concave side up for a specific functional reason: If you press down on one side of a piece, the other side pops up, making the piece easy to pick up. Most people do this subconsciously without even realizing they’re doing it.
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milomilo122 wrote:
If you press down on one side of a piece, the other side pops up, making the piece easy to pick up. Most people do this subconsciously without even realizing they’re doing it.

And even if you don't do that, they're still easier to pick up with this "concave up" orientation, with the widest part of the rim higher above the table, instead of lower touching the table.
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