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Touch Move

Posted By: mamabear
Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2017, at 3:38 p.m.

In Response To: Touch Move (Albert Steg)

Could't agree more, Albert!

A "touch move" rule would chase away a substantial number of players who either cannot deal with having to visualize their moves, or get forced to play 8/5 with an opening 32 because they misread the dice and thought they had a 31.

(But then...if you realize you've done that, can you play the 2 24/18 and because of Legal Moves, get a do-over? Could you shoot that angle on any other play where you realize you messed up? This rule sure could open a can of worms!)

I realize that the purpose of introducing touch move is to solve the (infrequent) problem of prestidigitation, but what it will often do instead is punish adiposidigitation--fat fingering!

I came to BG from chess, and so am used to clocks and touch move. I am on board with clocks for BG, but not touch move. What's good for one game, doesn't necessarily work for any and all other games.

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