What is this about



The inspiration for this boardgame come from Iain M.Banks and his mastery writing.
One of his “Culture” novel “The Player of Games” describe a game “so complex, so subtle, so flexible and so demanding that it is as precise and comprehensive a model of life as it is possible to construct. Whoever succeeds at the game succeeds in life.“

The game is called “The Game of Azad”.

This site represent an attempt to define the rules for the “Game of Azad”.
Of course due to the fictional environment of the book rules have to be deducted with the help of the few descriptions available and a lot of logical supposition and imagination.

In this sense this attempt to create a real playable boardgame can be defined only as “inspired” by the original novel.

So enjoy the site, read the “DEV LOG”, add Your comments and thoughts and be patient for the posts update because it’s just a “labor of love” from a fan to the fans.
One day when the work will be deepened enough, a document filled with of indexes, tables, drawings of pieces, placeholders, chessboards layout, cards and dice design will be available to everyone to freely download.

Thank You for your interest and support to “The Game of AZAD”.

Steve Cappelletti

Iain M.Banks

Iain M.Banks