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Arctic Chess

-some disorganised rough ideas on games, strategy vs luck, creativity within rules, redesigns- It’s a running joke on the podcast The Besties that every month they give the best game award to chess. Although it’s, y'know, humour, there’s truth in this. Chess is probably (definitely?) the purest, most elegant, most perfect, bestest game ever. The rules are clearly defined and elegant in their relative simplicity, it's nothing but like you and your opponent, and within that there's an infinite amount of complexity. The difficulty of chess is totally proportional to the skill of the other player. The simplicity and constraints of the game and its design are what give it such longevity. But like