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DescriptionThe Shibumi game system allows several rules to be played on a same platform.
This application embeds 3 Shibumi games:
- Spargo: a very interesting game adapted from the game of Go
- Spline: a smart adaptation of the TicTacToe
- Spline+: giving the ability to move some of the balls gives Spline another dimension.
Shibumi has been invented in 2011 by Cameron Browne.
Spargo has been invented by Cameron Browne, Spline and Spline+ by Nestor Romeral Andres.
Spline is one of the simplest game that can be played on the Shibumi game system.
Shibumi is the essence of beauty, or elegance in its minimal form. A shibumi object may appear simple but will reward the viewer with hidden depths as it is explored over time. Shibumi is simplicity hiding complexity.
Games and puzzles based on square pyramidal stackings have existed at least since Edouard Lucas' cannon-ball stacking problem of 1875. The most famous 4x4 square pyramidal game is Pylos (published by Gigamic). Shibumi is different due to the third ball colour, drop mechanism, different numbers of players, lack of a board gutter, and the fact that it's a system for playing many games rather than the embodiment of a single game. Some Shibumi games may be playable with a Pylos set but many will not.
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