Thursday, October 31, 2019

Magic Is the Most Complex Table Top Game Ever

Magic, with some 20,000 cards now, has become "Turing Complete" meaning that you can build a computer system within a game of Magic. Theoretcially, you could build a customized Legacy legal deck and, if you pulled the right card, you could set into series of steps that would stop your opponent from wining until they completed whatever condition you had programmed into your deck to complete.

What does this mean? Well, for one thing, since as far as we currently know, Magic is the only tabletop game that is Turing Complete, it is arguably the most complex table-top game ever created. Take that chess and Star Fleet Battles!

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