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Zendo Rules!

Posted by trktos on 7-June-2008

No, this isn’t going to be a note about how great the game of Zendo is, although it is fairly fun. (Don’t know Zendo? Click.) It’s just going to be a list of the past Zendo rules we’ve made up and played with. I’ve been meaning to type them up, somewhere, for a while and this seems as good a place as any.

Zendo reminds me a little of “the clicker game” of positive reinforcement training, but with a much more focused scope. Evin hates “the clicker game”, says it’s too open ended but he likes Zendo … I like them both. Kinda cool to communicate a complex idea to someone else without saying any words.

Undated rules, Evin-Master:

  • Any configuration in which the number of ungrounded pieces is even.
  • Configurations that contain an orange or a small piece.
  • Any configuration with same-oriented maximum and minimum pieces.
  • Configurations that contain at least one orange piece.
  • Configurations that contain an even numbers of orange pieces.

Undated rules, Jill-Master:

  • Configurations that contain an equal number of pieces, for all colors used.

Dated Rules:

  • 29-FEB-08, Jill:M; Any configuration that does not contain exactly two translucent pieces.
  • 01-MAR-08, Evin:M; Configurations that contain at least one small piece xor at least one large piece.
  • 01-MAR-08, Jill:M; Any configuration where all stacks have an equal number of pieces.
  • 01-MAR-08, Evin:M; Any configuration that has a vertical line of symmetry, including color. (I remember this one, and, amazingly, figured it out rather quickly.)
  • 01-MAR-08, Jill:M; Configurations with no two pieces of the same color.
  • 01-MAR-08, Evin:M; Any configuration in which at least one of the highest pieces is purple.
  • 01-MAR-08, Jill:M; Any configuration of either all the same sized pieces or there is more of one size than another size.
  • 01-MAR-08, Evin:M; Configurations with an even pip count.
  • 02-MAR-08, Jill:M; All configurations that do not contain stacks with two same-colored pieces stacked directly on top of each other.
  • 02-MAR-08, Evin:M; Any configuration that contains more white than orange pieces.
  • 03-MAR-08, Jill:M; Any configuration with a biggest piece and a smallest piece of different colors. (Evin adds that I misjudged a stack of a large clear, medium orange and small clear.)
  • 03-MAR-08, Evin:M; Configurations that contain exactly one large, orange, upright piece.
  • 05-MAR-08, Evin:M; Any configuration with exactly one unique piece.
  • 05-MAR-08, Jill:M; All configurations with x translucent pieces and 2x opaque pieces.
  • 06-MAR-08, Jill:M; Any configuration with no duplicate pieces; i.e., no two pieces are the same size and same color.
  • 06-MAR-08, Evin:M; Jill gave up and Evin didn’t remember his rule later.
  • 15-MAR-08, Evin:M; Any configuration where there are at least as many medium pieces as large pieces and there are at least as many medium pieces as small pieces.
  • 15-MAR-08, Jill:M; All configurations that contain at least two pieces of the same size.
  • ??-MAY-08, Evin:M; Configurations that do not have an orange piece and a larger yellow piece.
  • ??-MAY-08, Jill:M; Any configuration that has a red xor a purple piece.
  • 28-MAY-08, Evin:M; Configurations in which at least half the pieces are small.
  • 06-JUN-08, Jill:M; Any configuration with exactly one largest opaque and exactly one smallest translucent piece.
  • 21-JUN-08, Evin:M; Configurations that contain an even number of each sized piece used.
  • 21-JUN-08, Jill:M, Any configuration that does not contain exactly three grounded pieces.
  • 21-JUN-08, Evin:M; Configurations where the number of red pieces is equal to the number of groups of duplicate pieces.
  • 18-OCT-08, Evin:M; Any configuration where the number of ungrounded pieces is greater than the number of grounded pieces.
  • 25-OCT-08, Jill:M; Configurations with equal number of sizes and colors.
  • 25-OCT-08, Evin:M; Any configuration in which the pip count of the non-clear pieces is equal to 4.
  • 23-DEC-08, Evin:M; Any configuration in which all non-small pieces point at a piece of a different color.
  • 11-JAN-09, Evin:M; Any configuration with more large pieces than translucent pieces.
  • 12-AUG-09; Evin:M; Configurations with exactly three colors and at least two different sized pieces.
  • 14-AUG-09; Jill:M; Any configuration with at least two sizes and an odd number of smallest pieces, even number of largest pieces.
  • 14-AUG-09,Evin:M; Configurations where all the bottoms of same-colored pieces are equi-distant from the table. (Crappy rule, btw!)
  • 07-AUG-2010; Jill:M; Any configuration with at least one red piece xor at least one grey piece.
  • 07-AUG-2010; Evin:M; Any configuration with no medium piece and large piece of the same color.
  • 7-AUG-2010; Jill:M; Any configuration with an even number of opaque pieces and zero or an odd number of translucent pieces.
  • 08-AUG-2010; Evin:M; Any configuration where every stack has the non-monochrome pieces in increasing wavelength as the pieces get further from the table. (ROY G BIV)
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