On Sat, 2 Apr 2011 09:27:23 -0400, Buddha Buck <blaisepascal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >B) When you play a mondo because you are ready to make a guess, use it to >try to falsify your theory rather than an easy confirmation it. If your >koan is an easy confirmation of an incorrect theory, you will find out it's >incorrect by guessing, rather than mondoing, and you will have to spend a >stone and inform the rest of the players of your incorrect theory. After reading the above paragraph, I dimly remembered reading something about Zendo and the Scientific Method, so I went through my LiveJournal, where I'd recalled linking to it, and googled as well, and found it on BoardGameGeek: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/154012/zendo-as-a-tool-for-teaching-the-scientific-method (via Google) or http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/1363713#1363713 (via freetrav.livejournal.com). The point that Buck made above was also made in that article by the author, and is an important one, both as a Zendo playing strategy and as a guide to "doing science". And I agree with the author of the article (from a comment later in the discussion) that it would be a good idea to retheme Zendo and market a "boxed" set as an educational game.