XYZZY September 3, 2021 3:08 PM

Video with nice to hear sounds. Who else remembers TTY sounds and being able to recognise something happening by the sound?

bkd69 September 3, 2021 5:46 PM

See also:
Steve Jackson Games’ Hacker, a tabletop card game

And Cryptomancer, a fantasy role playing game where the designers created a magic analogue to the internet, and modern infosec practices are a prime element of the setting.

Freezing_in_Brazil September 3, 2021 7:16 PM

@ echo

If game theory could be described in one word it would be “Equilibrium”. This should interest people in the social sciences. It’s not only a ‘boy toy’. In order to interfere meaningfully in the world affairs and address the many social imbalances, one has to rely on Game Theory as an important tool. It all starts with plying games like this one [although not all games are based on GT]

@ All

Some thoughts about Game Theory in Board Games:



echo September 4, 2021 5:04 AM


Having read the rulebook from cover to cover I view it as a continuation of Hollywood fantasies so a toy.

System theory is a superset of game theory. Aside from reading declassified accounts of the Cold War including the politics and Von Neumann’s work I have no interest in game theory.

Clive Robinson September 4, 2021 7:24 AM


Is Microsoft involved?

If so is this going to need “patching” by printer every Tuesday?

@ echo,

I have no interest in game theory

Game Theory actually under pins things like legislation and law, social morals, mores, and structures and much to do with the way humans work.

For instance game theory can be used to tell you why humans form hierarchical structures and why orher systems are not stable, thus usable in large groups.

Clive Robinson September 4, 2021 4:09 PM

@ echo,

I think 90% of the comment in this thread is misinformation. #reasons

I know you claim not to like maths, but your comment is the 8th comment and you have one other showing so had 25% of the comment in this thread to that point.

As you claim 90% is misinformation, would you “care to share” which parts of your comments are misinformation?

Clive Robinson September 4, 2021 7:18 PM

@ Moderator,

Odd things are happening.

I replied to @echo’s #comment-387989, with #comment-388015 [1].

On checking my comment I saw @echo’s #comment-387989 had disapeared. Which I reported with #comment-388016 [2].

Now @echo’s #comment-387989 has reappeared, but my two #comment-388015 and #comment-388016 have dissapeared.

Whilst #comment-388016 was just an administrative post, #comment-388015 was a reply to @echo.

@ echo,

I don’t think anyone is worried about young men playing fantasy board games.

How “stereotypical” of you where are your gender less pronouns today?

@ Moderator,

@echo’s comment, of September 3, 2021 5:01 PM

Has disappeared.

SpaceLifeForm September 4, 2021 10:29 PM

@ tiny

Connect dots

re: txyyzyps( ://) $HERE /blog/archives/2021/09/hacker-themed-board-game.html/#comment-388049

hxyzzyts : // $there /blog/archives/2021/09/friday-squid-blogging-squid-communication.html/#comment-388047

hzzxps[ :]// $somewhere /blog/archives/2021/08/more-military-cryptanalytics-part-iii.html/#comment-387946

MikeA September 7, 2021 1:28 PM


I had very little experience of
“… being able to recognise something happening by the sound”
other than a vague idea when something went wrong during negotiation:

(Wonderful writeup at )

Weirder, though, was a claim by a former classmate that one of the communications techs at a U.S. Airforce base claimed to be able to tell what was being printed by a Teletype machine, by sound. This claim was tested and the claimant (according to my informant) could indeed transcribe the content of a message sent to a TTY positioned behind the claimant.

Some folks have odd skills.

Kurt September 7, 2021 9:12 PM

BHIS (Black Hills Information Security) has a card game called Backdoors and Breaches, so teams can do tabletop simulations. There are also online version of the game, but the cards came first.


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