Via my dog
wants to be on the radio
comes this rather fasinating game called 1000 blank
The rules? Well, short of drawing the cards yourself
(well, you and the other players) there aren't really any other rules, other
than play proceeds clockwise, unless otherwise noted. Something like Nomic
with cards, only
I remember years ago in college (“Uh oh, there he goes again,
reminiscencing again!”) my friend Bill and I are in one of the library
study rooms trying to kill time between classes (we had a couple of hours).
There was a blackboard in this particular study room and fortunately we
actually had chalk on us! (And no, we weren't TAs—I think we had the chalk for use
playing pool where we would chalk up part of our hand to help the cue stick
slide but I digress). What I don't recall is if we actually had a checker
board on us, or drew one but at any rate, somehow we had a checker board and
pieces. We started to play a game of checkers, but to make it more
interesting, after each move, we would add a new rule to further complicate
The only one I remember is “Kings now move like Queens .” We
both laughed ourselves silly over that one, but I guess you had to be there
at the time to get the full effect. I also remember winning the game since
I was able to contrive a set of rules that forced Bill to forgoe a turn,
thus loosing the game.
Anyway, it seems that 1000 blank white cards is a similar game—similar in
that “we make up the rules as we go along.” And those can be real fun if
you have the right mix of people.
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