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I'm an addict for games. Any way we can play?
chess comes down to pattern recognition. when you get a certain pawn structure, when the pieces are in certain positions, you then know what move to make, etc. in this way, i see chess as art, and in this way, i try to make my games beautiful. i well played game is beauty, certain positions are beautiful (to chess players). after a while, you get so used to certain positions, you can tell when you've made a bad move, or when things go wrong, because the position is ugly.
Any one here see games like Chess, etc. as sculptures? I've been designing a game lately, and the decisions as aesthetic. Anyone else design their own games? Or modify current games? Invent variants?
I was studying geometry and math. This reminded me of chess, which a system with strict rules. I bumped into Shogi, where the pieces promote and also "parachute." It's as if the set of pieces constitute a complicated machine, which is also a strict causal network. Including the choice element. In games devoid of chance, I mean. And games like Risk with some chance, are causal enough, as probability is logical/mathematical..
Even monopoly...Because 7 is more likely roll than 11. So maybe you will but that little red hotel. What's beautiful about games is that they are logical, and completely human, as they are products of humans. As Vico said, man cannot understand completely nature, which is "god's" creation, but he can understand culture, which is his own creation. "Nothing human is alien to me..."
I'd be interested in what new variants of games you've created with a finer aesthetic appeal. That sounds interesting. Do you have any pictures, diagrams, or anything? Or haven't you actually created anything yet?