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Congames (was Re: Names of chess pieces in (con)langs)

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Saturday, March 25, 2006, 1:35
Jim wrote:
When we were working together on our conworld the Caligoi,
I started and he contributed to a chess-like game called "Tokwomau"
(which means "name-giving" in Thauliralau).

In theory it may be the most complex chess variant anywhere,
since the number and kinds of pieces is open-ended; but in practice
I don't think we ever had more than a dozen pieces in play at
any given time, when we were playtesting it.

Hey, that game is cool!  Do you happen any rundowns of when
you playtested it, and/or any pictures of the pieces you came up

I created a card game for Kamakawi.  It was intended to be a
game similar to Pounce (multi-player solitaire where you try to
get rid of all the cards in a particular pile), but it turned into a
creation myth game (the curse of the conlang relay spreads!).
Basically, there are three equal elements (earth, fire and water),
and one more powerful element (star).  Each of these has lands
associated with them (an island, a volcano, the ocean and the
moon).  On these lands can be placed animals of the same element,
each of which have different point values.  Animals can be destroyed
by oposing elements (fire animals are destroyed by water; water
animals destroyed by earth; earth animals destroyed by fire; star
element destroys everything).  Then there's a card which scores
everything currently in play.

It's pretty fun, sometimes, but needs tweaking.  I'd eventually
like to put something up on it on my website (especially now that
I have a scanner), but I want to make sure I get the rules down

So, this leads to the question regarding the change in the title:
Any other congames out there?  If so, are there rules up somewhere?
When me, my girlfriend, and her siblings (three of them) get together,
we pretty much do nothing but play games.  We're always looking
for new ones.  :)

"A male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


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