DVONN goes well...
American Mensa (you
know, the high IQ society...) organises
every year its Mensa Mind Games. The five
board games that score the highest receive
a Mensa Select® distinction. Fifty-four
games were played and evaluated during
the event. After 40 hours of game playing,
DVONN was choses as one of the 5 winners.
And - even more important - there's more:
Gaming Society has put DVONN amongst
the finalists for
the 2002 Gamers' Choice Awards
in the category "General Strategy
Games for 2 players"
What we consider the best news since
a long time is that EGO (a GIPF-club that
is located in Eindhoven, NL) is growing.
People who look at it from a distance
will probably notice nothing, but we think
it's a big step forward. Stronger: it's
a giant leap, a hugh *wave*, an enormeous
canonball that can't be stopped anymore,
etc. Six guys organized a first Round
Robin tournament (in January, 2001, that
was) to create the possibility to play
GIPF without having problems to find an
opponent. Since then 3 more competions
took place, and soon the fifth will start.
They remained with 6 players for the second
legague, then 2 more players joined them
for the third league, and 3 more for the
fourth, and now it looks as if they will
be with more for the fifth. They are also
organizing a GIPF Regularity Contest this
year and, even more significant, they
are setting up a local ranking list, which
is a "primeur".
The reason why we consider all this such
good news is that neither Don & Co
nor the GIPF Centre was envolved in it.
It is the first time that an independent
initiative is turning into something concrete
- and, on top of that, it looks as if
it will stay. As said: the best news since
a long time!
You'll find the final standings of the
fourth EGO League in
And if you want to know more about EGO,
Wentzler or visit their
the game is online !
is a games portal that has been set up
by 4 youngsters. It is in the air for
already more than 2 years (if we got that
right) and their fuel is nothing but sheer
enthusiasm. And that shows: they did a
fantastic job! Their names: Tobias Lang,
Alexander Zbiek, Regina Michl, and Sebastian
Now they have written a program that makes
it possible to play DVONN online. If you
are not used to play games online you'll
probably find it rather difficult to get
around in their virtual world. Hold on!
Nothing comes for free, so just do a little
effort and you'll be rewarded - not only
with DVONN, but with plenty of other games,
too. The good news is that most of what
you need to know can also be found in
English. The bad news is that the commands
for DVONN are not yet available in English...
But Brettspielwelt is a friendly world
and most players you'll encounter will
be prepared to help. Just ask!