User:Kevin Saff/Games

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For example, we could have:
Chess
Category Board game
Genre Strategy game
Origin India; further evolved in Middle East and Europe
Players 2 (number)
Object Capture
This might make sense if we made a taxobox for all games. But now consider if someone is primarily interested in abstract strategy games. In this case, the category, genre, and players above will all be constant, so we could replace them with things perhaps more interesting for abstracts:
Zèrtz
Origin Belgium, 2000
Inventor Kris Burm
Mechanics Shrinking board, Capturing by jumping
Board Hexagonal
Object Capture a particular set.
Of course, what we really want is to look specifically at mancala games. We get something like:
Oware
Region from Ghana to the Caribbean
Movement Single laps, Counter-clockwise
Board 2 × 6
Seeds 4 per hole
Capturing Exact count (2, 3)
Putting this all together, maybe we get:
Hex
Origin India; further evolved in Middle East and Europe
Inventor John Nash/Piet Hein
Category Board game
Genre Strategy game
Players 2 (number)
Board Hexagonal
Pieces Stones in two colors.
Mechanics Placement
Capturing N/A
Object Connect