Game Ergo

Watched once before around 201012 or 201011. I think it was Ryan Matt Sven and JohnR
Played 20110208 Ryan () Me (). Me first. Ryan first. Me first.

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This is an interesting game. However, it's really only fun for those who have a strong grip on logic (math) statements.

If you understand the following, then you stand a chance at enjoying the game:
One tricky statement to deal with is "if b then not b." Assuming it is true, it implies that p is not true. The easiest way to realize this is "if p then q" is equivalent to "not p or q." Hence we have the statement "not b or not b." Similarly "if not c then c" is equivalent to "c or c."

However, even if you understood it, I feel the game is flawed. To win condition is not fun to achieve. If you feel it can't be achieved, the game stalls to creating contradiction after contradiction. Perhaps you don't even pull the Ergo or wild card. It's possible a three-player game is more balanced than a two-player game. Since then you might decide to share the win with one other player.

I don't like the rules for fallacy and justification. In any case, I just took a look over the rules and apparently the wild card can be used as a justification.

For my first game, I won the first round. The Ryan won the second round. Then Ryan was suppose to win the third round, but the move I made was blatantly wrong, and personally I wouldn't want to win because of someone else's mistake. I want to win a game, because I forced the win. That is, I enjoy the situation where, no matter what you do, I will win. So, by me making a mistake (which is playing the above which implied Ryan's variable is true) he just needed to play Ergo and win. To clarify, by mistake, I mean a round-winning mistake, and not a mid-round mistake. (In other games an end-game mistake versus a mid-game or starting-game mistake)

I enjoy Poo: The Card Game, also published by Catalyst Game Labs, more than Ergo. Even though the luck element to both is about the same.

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