Entries from The Gameshelf tagged with 'variants'

Try the two-rows Ascension variant

The next time you play a non-digital edition of Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer (or any of its followup titles), give this simple variant a whirl. My local Ascension-fan friends taught me the game this way, in fact; I tend...

Weekend links: two on chess

Via the New York Times’ “Gambit” chess blog, we learn of a new controversy surrounding… well, not so much a very old game as a set of very old game pieces, with new evidence causing some to question the national...


I talked about Jotto and one of its variants last month. JottoZendo is another Jotto variant that I came up with. The idea for it came to me in a dream (there was a time when I was doing a...

Jotto and Some Variants

I became obsessed with Jotto when I learned it from some friends in high school (the friends had learned it, for some reason, in Latin class). Jotto is a word game where two players try to guess each other's secret...

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