Let me start by saying that I have absolutely NO IDEA what the heck Senket is. And if you have no clue what Senket is either and wonder if it’s the name of a newly discovered creature (sounds like a cat huh?), the name of a lost tribe, or my childhood nickname – just stop!! It’s probably nothing you can associate with, neither can I. But it’s something you’ll want to learn more about.
Until my friend, Geoff Canyon showed me that his blog hosted on wordpress was ranking for the search term “senket” earlier this week, I would have never in my life thought senket was even a word! Alas it is.
From what I know, it’s a Go-inspired, Go-mutated board game Geoff himself created – just because he’s a puzzle freak like that. The rules sound simple, yet complex at the same time – since I’m not a math whiz like Geoff, it really looks like Greek to me! Reading Geoff’s rundown on the game, it appears that he’s already started a small following of individuals interested to learn more about Senket and perhaps some have already tried and gotten addicted to the strategy and puzzle-solving requirements.
Is Senket Go, or Go is actually Senket
But I suppose if you’re a fan of Go, then this new approach in the form of senket could be a refreshing form of entertainment on a nice Saturday evening in the park with your friends – or maybe a potluck game of choice? As for me, I’ll stick to Sam Adams as my “entertainment” of choice on Saturday afternoons.
So at the end of the day it probably doesn’t matter if Go is Senket or Senket is Go (although Geoff might differ and perhaps send me a hate mail for saying that lol) – but most importantly all you people out there who are already playing Senket – kudos. And those who have just discovered the meaning of Senket, consider this that “one thing new learnt today!” – and finally to Geoff Canyon – DUDE, YOU ARE HASBRO 2.0!!!
If you want to read more about the rules of engagement for Senket – read Geoff’s introduction and rules on Senket here.