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:

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

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

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  3. 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

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

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

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

    Nice picture.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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

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

    Mollyxxx

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

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  10. 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

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  11. I would love to try this game. Sounds fun!

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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 : )

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

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

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  16. The gold stones appear to be liquid.
    Great photo!

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

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  18. Fantastic perspective, tones, and light.

    Gorgeous macro work!

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

    http://www.mommies2ks.com/2012/01/pajama-day-at-school.html

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  20. Cool and interesting..

    Visiting for MYM! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.heavenly-dreams.com/green-mango-pickled/

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  21. Such a clever and lovely shot!

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  22. Looks so interesting. I love the colourations. V

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  23. Beautiful macro photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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

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