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Curious about the criteria for inclusion in the DLP - Malcohol - 09-03-2023

Hi there.

I'm very interested in the criteria used to select games into the DLP list. Is this formally stated anywhere?

Looking at the list, age seems to be a factor. But do "old" games qualify if their origins can be traced to an inventor?

To pick an example, the origins of the game Agon (not currently in the DLP list) only recently came to light (2010) but it can now be pretty firmly traced to 1842. In theory, that could be older than some of the games listed as DLP on the ludii portal. (For example, it's not impossible that Bashni is newer.)

Regards,

Malcolm


RE: Curious about the criteria for inclusion in the DLP - Alain Busser - 09-09-2023

Hello,

I think that a game can be qualified as "modern" even if it was already played several centuries ago. A game is called "ancient" if it was played in prehistorical era, like Senet (played by the pharaohs) or a game found at Ur in a royal tomb.
There was a game called Fifangha in Madagascar, it was reported during 17th century but is not played anymore, even in Madagascar. Yet this game is considered as modern. Modern means "more recent than prehistory" afak.