Magic Numbers

We all are used to some special numbers, so that we doesn't  recognize them when we meet some of them. Just to highlight Yours understand, think to these numbers, two, seven, twentyfour. Just for example, two is quite common in our life, two are the sexes, the good and evil, the black and white, yes... Continue Reading →


Did You know that every match is divided in 5 phases ? It start with a cards game between all the players, than move on a lesser board where is played one against one with cards, die and lesser pieces. These two phases are called “Strategic Games” and are repeated for every turn. 👍

How To, Cards and other stuff.

In order to better comprehend the game rules is necessary in first place be sure that all the possible "hints" and "crumbs" of informations have been caught from the novel. The only possible way is to read and reread a sufficent number of times through all the text taking notes of what it suggest. To... Continue Reading →

Something juicy, the “Boards”

To demonstrate that something real could be derived from reading the novel, I will explain how to extrapolate the possible boards configuration. There is it a lot of assumption here even if we have same basic rough information. From the novel : there are 3 main big boards and several others smaller. Each of the... Continue Reading →

Starting considerations

Looking around on the net I’ve found very few attempts to create the rules for this game. The first and most obvious objection is “Is too complex as per Iain M.Banks describe it in the novel and there are not enough detailed indication about the rules. Is just a fictional game! Moreover is so complex... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

Where to start ? Well, if you are landed here, then probably You already know what this stuff is all about. Anyway let me explain a little bit what I'm going to do. Like many others fan of Iain M. Banks culture novel, I've been fascinated by "The Player of Games". Here is depicted a... Continue Reading →

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