April 19, 2005

Computer games that you can play from beginning to end in little more than an hour

Sounds pretty good to me, especially with two small children in the house. Anywa, some details found here and here. Interestingly enough, the game Supremacy sounds suspiciously like one of my favorite old board games, Stellar Conquest. You, and up to three opponents, begin at the 4 corners of the galaxy. You colonize planets, improve your technology, build warships and attempt to conquer the universe. This game provided my first introduction to probability and permutations due to the different die-roll combinations required to win during combat. Suffice it to say that the ability to work complex fractions in my head-quickly- proved quite useful. Unfortunately, I played with other geeks and gearheads, so my advantage was essentially nill.

By the way, if anyone knows where I can aquire a copy of Stellar Conquest, let me know. I've checked at numerous gaming conventions and over the Internet. No results yet. Maybe you'll have better luck.

Posted by Physics Geek at April 19, 2005 05:33 PM StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

Now I just need to find an hour :-/

Posted by: Harvey at April 20, 2005 05:24 PM

Maybe you can beg your wife for some free time. YOu know how to beg, don't you Harvey? What am I saying? You're married. Of course you do...

Posted by: physics geek at April 20, 2005 07:13 PM