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I'm excited and I want to share my excitement/ gloat. My game, Mind Ninja, just won a design competition, (Concours International de Créateurs de Jeux de Société)! See below for announcement page, (in French):

http://www.ludotheque.com/spip.php?article267

AHHHHH!

[EDIT: I was just reading the contest announcement page, and it says something like that Mind Ninja is (my rough translation) "...surely one of the most original games received for the contest in many years."

Is that a correct translation? If so:
QUADRUPLE AHHHHHHH!]
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Congratulations!!! That's awesome!
 
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    For those interested here's the link -- Mind Ninja.

 
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    So is this game for sale somewhere, or does it sneak up on you in the shadows when you least expect it?

             Sag.


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Congrats. That's a great effort!

Well done!

Cheers.

Giles.
 
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Sagrilarus wrote:
So is this game for sale somewhere, or does it sneak up on you in the shadows when you least expect it?


For now it's relegated to the shadows. You can play with markers and paper, though, and I put up some printable boards for that purpose at

www.mindninja.com

[EDIT: here's an even better way to play:

http://www.mindninja.com/bingo_instructions ]
 
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Do Mind Ninjas have the power to kill a yak from 200 yards away?
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Very cool -- congrats!!

I'm printing out rules and sheets and will see if I can convince my daughter to give it a whirl this afternoon. Looks like an excellent cafe game in its marker and paper incarnation.
 
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Do Mind Ninjas have the power to kill a yak from 200 yards away?


300 yards!!!
 
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Any possibility for the Mind Pirate sequel anytime soon?

Aaaaargh!

arrrh VS. ninja
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Teriyaki Donuts wrote:
Any possibility for the Mind Pirate sequel anytime soon?

Aaaaargh!

arrrh VS. ninja



Of course! Also, Mind Zombie, Mind Wookie, Mind Abominable Snowman, etc.
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Don't forget the mind vikings!
 
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HOLY ----! That's awesome!

Congrats!
 
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Just remember that the purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people - WITH HIS MIND!
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Congrats, sir! That is so much better than the "We really like your game but someone pointed out it's too similar to another game that just came out" message I just got. Mind Ninja looks like fun.
 
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When using the pie rule, the chooser (i.e. non-cutter) always has the winning strategy. If I understood the tournament rules, the player with the winning strategy is also awarded the free moves. Why? To compensate his less familiarity with the particular winning condition?

Nice game, anyway!
 
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Congrats!

Focus on Mind Chuck Norris. Ninjas look under their bed for Chuck Norris before going to sleep at night.
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Punainen Nörtti wrote:
If I understood the tournament rules, the player with the winning strategy is also awarded the free moves. Why? To compensate his less familiarity with the particular winning condition?

Nice game, anyway!


You are right. The player who chooses the pattern can choose one that he knows about but his opponent doesn't. This can be a big advantage. The tournament rules as they are, may not be as good as they could be. I've posted an alternative set of tournament rules here:

http://www.mindninja.com/alternative_rules

I suspect that the method for playing competitively may change once players actually begin playing competitively.
 
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Congrats! Very cool
 
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Congratulations, Nick!
 
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Faaaaantastic! Way to go!
 
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That`s it.

No chrome, no "theme", no plastic zombies running after WWII orcs.

Just two minds in communicating "combat".

The heart and soul of boardgaming stripped bare - but with a new, fresh feeling.

I am speechless.

Of the medieval game "Rithmomachy" (Rithmomachia) there are quite different rule sets and some of them state, that the players have to set the aim of the game first. This was the very first invention of a "game system" instead of fixed rules. Almost 1000 years ago.

Thanks for this, Nick! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

I`m sure to make some nice boards - needed or not - with the laser cutter at the youth club I work at ...

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1669093
 
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Quote:
Of course! Also, Mind Zombie, Mind Wookie, Mind Abominable Snowman, etc.

Just make sure these combine so we can play zombie ninja wookies.
 
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Congratulations!
 
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Congrats!

I have some time so let me translate from the page.

"En 1940, deux mathématiciens (Piet Hein et John Nash) inventent un jeu édité quelques années plus tard sous le nom de « Hex ». Premier jeu de connexion où chaque joueur se doit de relier un bord du plateau, Hex ne cessera de faire des émules jusqu’à nos jours. C’est le cas de Mind Ninja qui s’inspire du jeu original pour y apporter un souffle de fraicheur et d’innovations ! En à peine dix lignes de règles, Mind Ninja laisse aux joueurs le choix du but du jeu, du plateau, des couleurs de pions, permettant de réinventer totalement chaque partie…
Sûrement l’un des jeux les plus originaux reçu au concours depuis de nombreuses années !"

"In the 1940's, two mathematicians (Piet Hein and John Nash) invent a game that would later come to be known as "Hex". The first connection game where both players need to rely on their own board. "Hex" is a game that has never been emulated until today. We now have Mind Ninja; a new and original game which breathes fresh air into the genre. With only 10 lines of rules, Mind Ninja let's players play a different game each time with only a board, different coloured pieces and a (choice of goal for each game(?). Surely this is one of the most original games that we've received in numerous years!"

That's pritty close although not sure about the part in brackets.

(designer: let me know, I'll make any corrections you deem neccesary)
 
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