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Re: [Something] Sz'kwa...

  • FromLaurie Menke <laurie_menke@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 13 Apr 2006 09:24:18 -0700 (PDT)
Laurie,  I couldn't find anything that told how to
pronounce the game, but it is a Chinese "kiddies' Go"
that is frequently played in Taiwan, so you might want
to find a Taiwanese person and ask them about
pronunciation.  It apparently means "Four Directions."
 Here are the links and book references I found.

Web Sites:



(Note:  this site has a downloadable file with a .lha
extension--I have no idea what that is and was unable
to open it.)

  (Note:  this web site seems to intimate that there
was a computer version of the game at some point in

http://www.xtec.es/~rbernau1/tauler/szkwa.htm  (Note: 
includes game rules, but in another language--maybe

Book References:

"The Alien IQ test" by Clifford Pickover, ISBN

R.C. Bell & M. Cornelius, Board Games Round the World,
Cambridge, 1988, pp. 14-5.

Cliffor A. Pickover, MAZES for the MIND, computers and
the unexpected

Hope this helps!


--- "Laurie J. Rich" <knitmeapony@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello!
> My sister is a content editor at a math company, and
> she's looking for
> details (particularly pronunciation, but rules/play
> as well) for a game that
> she says is somewhat similar to Go and is called
> Sz'kwa.  Does anyone know
> of this game, or where I could find out more?  The
> few sites I found when I
> googled weren't terribly detailed -- my guess is
> that there's more than one
> way to spell the anglicisation.
> Laurie
> --
> "Every gun that is made, every warship launched,
> every rocket fired,
> signifies in the final sense a theft from those who
> hunger and are not fed,
> those who are cold and are not clothed."
> President Dwight D. Eisenhower
> April 16, 1953
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