Comments on A Gamut of Games

# 1 Comment. # I am curious as to how BlueAndGrey is playable with piecepack - doesn't it require a specially marked board?

Not really, the board is a 8x8 grid of squares (although the pieces move on the intersections) and only the captain on each site is restricted to moving on the extra diagonal lines on the board. Therefor a picture of the real board is all that is necessary. Given that it's the front cover of the book, that's not hard to come by. -- Mark A. Biggar

-- RonHaleEvans 2010-03-13 00:24 UTC

Crossing and Knight Chase only require 32 game pieces on an 8 by 8 board. Since a piecepack comes with 24 coins + 4 dice + 4 pawns (= 32 total game pieces) it is possible to play both these games with only a single piecepack.

The "card games" Mate and Bowling Solitaire can also be easily adapted to play with a single piecepack. Since Mate is a game of perfect information there isn't even a need to hold the tiles in your hand as "cards" unless you want to test you and your opponent's memory. For bowling solitaire you'd need to decide that two suits are superior to the other two suits (and mentally add five to the value of those suits tiles).

The "dice game" Solitaire Dice is also playable with a single piecepack (four dice plus one "die" roll by picking one of six shuffled coins from one suit). The other coins and tiles can keep track of which combinations are played so you don't technically need a piece of paper either.

If you view tiles (perhaps multiple ones next to each other) as "containers" then Cups is playable with one piecepack plus some extra pieces or three piecepacks without extra pieces.

-- TrevorLDavis 2016-08-27 04:42 UTC

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