Podcast Episode 46: Abstract Games

We’ve been playing abstract games all month and we’re here to tell you about it! Marc, Matt, and Orion go in depth about five different abstract games, both classic and new. We’ve all fallen in love with Go, and Tak was a pleasant surprise. What’s so compelling about these games that some have survived for millennia? We’ve gotten a taste of it.

3:57 – What actually is an abstract game?
10:28 – Go
26:52 – Chess
46:30 – Santorini
55:01 – Onitama
1:01:18 – Tak
1:13:28 – Lines of play
1:16:46 – The unique beauty of abstract games

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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5 thoughts on “Podcast Episode 46: Abstract Games”

    1. Ooo… I played a quick demo of Ekö at PAX East a (few?) years ago… I think I played it at 2p, and it kind of got lost in the shuffle of PAX, but I remember being intrigued. Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll seek that one out.

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