Step by Step: Proceedings of the 4th Colloquium Board Games in Academia

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  • ISBN-13: 9782827109340
  • Publisher: Editions Universitaires Fribourg Suisse
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Pages: 214

Table of Contents

List of contributors 7
Introducing Interdisciplinary Board Games Studies 9
1 Senet: a different "gaming concept" 15
2 Daldos - An almost forgotten board-game 25
3 Halma and Chinese checkers: Origins and variations 37
4 Pallankuhzi, a traditional board game of women in Tamil nadu 49
5 The development of professional Go and Shogi in the Edo era (1603-1868) in Japan 59
6 Games and gaming pieces in Iron age Denmark 65
7 About the origin of Chess 79
8 The Talmud, Firdausi and the Greek game "City" 91
9 Intelligence and chess 103
10 The invention and transmission of Chess knowledge 113
11 Learn from your opponent - but what if he/she/it knows less than you? 123
12 Mancala games - Topics in Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence 133
13 Deciphering the Board games invented by the Raja of Mysore 147
14 Games interrupted - from historical moments when mathematics comes into play 163
15 Learning awale strategies 175
16 Evaluating game activities: a study with brazilian children 183
17 Playing the board? Or playing the opponent's mind? 191
Author index 203
Subject index 207
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