I'm still buzzing about that Loonie game (see the Handmade page). It's still
unproven. I'm curious to know how it would work out.
Are you familiar with the very old traditional game known as The Royal Game of Ur?
Let's start with this,
an online game that works on Internet Explorer.
My brain took off in six directions thinking about how this could be made,
or purchased, different materials and designs.
I'm settling on a Canadian flag look, with the red and white stripes and the maple
leaf. The board, on painted plywood, would be excellent, although the pieces,
dice and the name are unknowns (crokinole, popsicle sticks and Maple Leaf
respectively). I'm not sure how to get that maple leaf image, the iconic one on
the flag. I looked for stickers, without success, and that red colour would have to
match the one on the board. Stamps are a possibility, but there is still the
An app for this Maple Leaf project?
The good news is I know exactly what look it should have, and that is quite
doable. On the other hand, I don't know how to do the A.I. (and you
thought it was random!).
I won't make an app.
I imagine The Royal Game of Ur from four thousand five hundred
years ago in Sumeria started with stick dice (used for divination?)
showing how much you can move your stones in a set of pits in the ground.
One can speculate about how the game originated as it developed its
So apparently the first game equipment was dice. What were they used
for? What comes to my mind first is combat. You roll your die against one
of your opponent's dice, and the die with the lower roll is removed, until
one player wins.