Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mornington Crescent

One of my roles in life is clearly to subvert any telecommunications system and turn it into a platform for playing games.

We've done twiku. Now it's Mornington Crescent on twitter.

You know it makes sense.

If you have no idea what the hell I'm talking about, you should consult NF Stovold’s Mornington Crescent: Rules and Origins, which makes everything clear. Don't get the Graeme Garden edition, it's been substantially rewritten. Get hold of an earlier edition if you can.


anaglyph said...

Ha. Genius.

Do you use the Spitalfields Variations, or play a straight Tudor 8?

Matt "The Mongoose" Kelland said...

We're kicking off with Tudor Court, as we felt it best to begin with a nod to the ancient origins of the game.

Join in by following @MattMongoose and @johnnieingram or just #morningtoncrescent on twitter.

anaglyph said...

Following, thanks. Harder for me to play from over here thanks to our idiot telcos and the time difference. But it's amusing all the same.

Matt "The Mongoose" Kelland said...

Don't see why you shouldn't join in. This is the Internet, dammit! Time and space has no meaning!

As soon as @cairmen falls into my carefully laid trap, we'll kick off a new game: we can do this one as a proper four-hander.