Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pente-πέντε- In Colour

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Pente is a strategy game created in 1977 by Gary Gabrel, based on the Japanese game ninuki-renju, a variant of renju or gomoku. The players alternate in placing stones of their color on free intersections. The players aim to create five vertically, horizontally or diagonally connected stones of their color. Captures are obtained by surrounding pairs of an opponents' stones vertically, horizontally, or diagonally with stones of their own placed at the ends of the pair. A player wins by either getting 5 (or more) of their stones in a row or by capturing 5 (or more) pairs of their opponent's stones. Pente (πέντε) is the number five in Greek.

31 comments:

Ellie said...

Oh I love all the sparkle and reflections. Lovely shot!!!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

I recognized Pente immediately! We were addicted for the longest time. Beautiful shot.

TexWisGirl said...

i do like the color version. :)

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture for the day, Karen! I'm not familiar with the game, but it looks great in a photo! Love the colors! Hope you've had a good weekend!

Sylvia

Debbie said...

i don't know this game but it sure is pretty....and it sounds "pretty" fun!!

Lea s Menagerie said...

Beautiful colors!
Happy Macro Monday!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that game look rather simple - which can mean only one thing! It's devilishly hard!

Nice picture.

Stewart M - Melbourne

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Another exceptional piece of work coming through your lens. Love the colors.

Molly said...

Well you learn something everyday...and see some stunning images along the way

Mollyxxx

Herding Cats said...

Gorgeous colours!

EG Wow said...

I like how you've captured the shine on the glass!

hannah said...

Love that Bling!

Genie said...

The glass pieces are beautiful enough to make me want to learn the game. How often do you find pieces as pretty as these. They made a lovely photograph. Nice work. genie

Kim, USA said...

I would love to try this game. Sounds fun!

lisa said...

Love this photograph Karen!
Fantastic perspective and detail.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Love this pic!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Karen I swear that I came here already and saw this post .. it gave me the funniest eerie feeling. Then when I scrolled down there was no comment from me .. I don't know what happened but if I could spell de ja vous ? I would ! LOL
Beautiful colours captured with the stones on this board !
Joy : )

Ida said...

Oh how sparkly! Interesting game. A lot like computer games (Bejeweled) but much prettier.

gengen said...

That is awesome shot i like it a really god macro shot...

DebC said...

The gold stones appear to be liquid.
Great photo!

Izabela said...

Great light on the stones, the specular highlights on them help define them.

Kala said...

Fantastic perspective, tones, and light.

Gorgeous macro work!

wifetoalineman02 said...

These are very cute and colorful :-)
Visiting from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.

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Leah H. said...

Cool and interesting..

Visiting for MYM! Hope you can stop by:)

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Spare Parts and Pics said...

Really nice shot... so creative!

Liz said...

Such a clever and lovely shot!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Looks so interesting. I love the colourations. V

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful macro photo.

Regards and best wishes

Pat said...

The beautiful game board and playing pieces make for a great shot!

Margaret said...

Delicious perspective!

Birgitta said...

Oh, I love this!