What we’ve been playing

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Hello! Welcome back to our regular feature where we write a little bit about some of the games we've found ourselves playing over the last few days. This time: numbers, a retro oddity, and a lovely island retreat.

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I have a funny relationship with Zach Gage's revisionist approach to classic games, like Sage Solitaire and Really Bad Chess. They're slick, tasteful, gorgeously playable, and kind of intellectually brave in the way they try to fix – or break – some of the most brilliant and ornery designs ever created by the human brain. But somewhere along the line they seem to lose something, too – some of the friction, the capriciousness that makes these games so indelible. My favourite of his by far is also the most chill, Flipflop Solitaire, but even that game is a little lacking in flavour.

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