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The 1st Mind Sports Games, a multi-game competition, is being held in Beijing. The events include chess, draughts (checkers), bridge, xiangqi and go. The event has attracted more than 3,000 players from 143 countries. There are thirty-five gold medals up for grabs.

China claimed their first gold metal yesterday when Wang Yang won the men’s rapid Xiangqi competition. Russian “Chess Queen” Alexandra Kosteniuk earned a gold metal in the women’s chess individual blitz competition.

The competitions will last until October 18th.

-SBR
Abstract Strategy Games

Indianapolis Abstract Strategy Game Club successfully met for the second time Thursday night.  We played Othello, Checkers, Chess, and Tablut.  Our location is perfect because of the amount of available tables and chairs.  Meeting in an area in a grocery store allows members to eat dinner comfortably while playing.

Freeverse Software has made it easier for iPhone/iPod touch owners to play abstract strategy games.  They released Big Bang Board Games, software allowing users to play Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, Mancala, Reversi, 4-In-A-Row and Tic-Tac-Toe.  It’s available for purchase for $7.99.

Winner of multiple Apple Design Awards, the renowned Big Bang Board Games are now available on your iPhone and iPod Touch!

This classic collection includes all your favorites:
• Chess
• Backgammon
• Checkers
• Mancala
• Reversi
• 4-In-A-Row
• Tic-Tac-Toe

Sol and Luna, intergalactic spirits of the cosmos, are on hand to offer encouragement, taunt you, or even shoot lightning at your pieces if they become angry!

Featuring a full 3D environment, different piece sets, landscape and portrait mode, auto-saving, unlimited undo and animated talking opponents, the Big Bang Board Games packs a tremendous amount of entertainment into one App on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

-SBR
Abstract Strategy Games