#ZEEJLF 2016: Discovering Ancient Board Games

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#ZEEJLF 2016: Discovering Ancient Board Games 5
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Irving Finkel

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Cameraman mesmerised by beard...forgot to show us the slides.. result...deep frustration to the interested viewer.

Author — Lyndar Lehane

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Its so sad that they edited half of the slides to not show.

Author — Dat Epic Fish

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To get some context on the game of Ur, I would highly recommend watching " *Tom Scott vs Irving Finkel: The Royal Game of Ur* " where rules and the gameplay are shown.

Author — Kos Ddsky

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are the slides available anywhere? because it's a tragedy that the film cuts so many out.

Author — Username

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I wish I had this man to teach me history when I was a kid.. or really anything at all! :D

Author — Danilo Amoroso

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Dudes, not seeing the slides of a lecture... really?

Author — václav šlajch

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That was a great talk. Wish we saw more of the slides.
Irving would make for a good tattoo.

Author — Siberius Wolf

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I absolutely love this guy! So fun to listen to

Author — Andrew Gardner

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Irving Finkel is a legend. I could listen to him for hours and hours on end.

Author — BawlzOfuzz

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I love this guy. He's living my dream. Lucky sob

Author — Andro mache

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Many complaints in the comments but thank you for posting this.

Author — chris4072511

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with this dude i only need audio : >

Author — Kohlenstoffisotop12

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I prefer my implementation of the Royal Game of Ur (at the 12 minute mark and for some time after that) - run from my house on mjollnir.com/ur/ur.jsp I should have some AI soon so you can play against virtual-me. ;-) Yea, I'm one of those people he talked about. However, I doubt Irving has tried my version. A shame, actually, as mine is configurable to play exactly like he describes. I just think my default interpretation is better (and my hubris is showing again.)

Author — Rand Huso

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I have watched a couple of these lectures now...Mr Finkle defiantly has one fan to add to the masses.

Author — Darren AM

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It's really great when he's describing what's on the screen but the camera guy just stays focused on him

Author — Robert Ruiz

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love this presentation.. i've been a part of developing a few mini games, and i find it a pleasure to play simple games that have countless ways to play it, and ofcourse surprises.!
games like monopoly and many modern 'video games' are very dull and frustrating… computing power is just not the same as creativity

Author — rahi tekee

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We were playing before we became place bound. We had more free time when we were hunter gatherers. Agriculture only brought hardship.

Author — Angel Vilar

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What is the point if you can't see the slides?

Author — Shirley Morrison

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I know how he feels . I too am a Curator :) QC

Author — Quaalude Charlie

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57:25 I think chess, in comparison to Go, is more portable (fewer pieces, smaller board) and simpler in concept (a battle instead of a war, simpler in concept, not a critique of game mechanic complexity) which leads to it being easier to travel and spread, and the victory condition is far easier to understand. Also, having the more animated, character-like pieces of chess leads to an easier story of mind, whereas Go is so simple in its pieces, it is more abstract and doesn't lend itself as easy to story. I see these as the key reasons for its larger popularity over Go, although I also see this as somewhat unfortunate. I think Go has much deeper life lessons.

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