Mindgames are for everyone.

June 16, 2019


(source: Gallica)

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[…] les jeux d’esprit sont de toutes les saisons et de tous les âges ; ils instruisent les Jeunes, ils divertissent les Vieux, ils conviennent aux Riches, et ne sont pas au-dessus de la portée des Pauvres : les deux sexes peuvent s’en accommoder sans choquer la bienséance.”*

(Récréations mathématiques et physiques, Préface, 1694)

Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician (1640-1718)

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* “[…] mind games are for all seasons and all ages;
they instruct the Young, and divert the Old;
they are not beneath the Rich,
not above the ability of the Poor;
they may be used by either 
Sex
without
transgressing the Bounds of Modesty.”


Agon, French strategy game from the late 18th century

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Innovation of the month: June 2019

Every month a previously unreleased variation.

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I dedicate this variation to David Jameson, who is the best Welsh Abalone player I know (:

Welsh daisy


Coloured version by LGB
(but TIQA+ are also entitled to respect! q: )


Flag of Wales (since 1959)


Classic Black and White version by OCJ


Just created! (May 26, 2018, 17:01:01 GMT+2)

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This variation was created on May 26, 2018 in Paris by French Abalone player Olivier Charles-Joseph, best known online as OCJ.
The name was given by Frédéric Garnier.
As you can see it is a balanced variation 😎

Olivier Charles-Joseph won Silver at the 2018 Abalone World Championship along with David Pearce (England) and Frédéric Garnier (France). Gold was won by Vincent Frochot (France).

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King, Hawking: kingdom of the mind

April 8, 2018


American nonviolent strategist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
murdered on April 4, 1968.

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Will, Knowledge and Freedom

March 11, 2018


Voltairine de Cleyre in Philadelphia, 1901 (age 35)
(picture from Wikimedia Commons)

“[…] for whatever was without, within my own Will was supreme. It has moved steadily in one direction, the knowledge and the assertion of its own liberty, with the responsibility falling thereon. This, I am sure, is the ultimate reason for my acceptance of Anarchism.”

(The Making of an Anarchist)

Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarcha-feminist (1866-1912)

 All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Symbol of the anarcha-feminism movement

Why so few girls and women play games like Chess, Go, or Abalone?

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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