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Etymology of "unlimited game"

Posted By: Tom Keith
Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2014, at 10:45 p.m.

In Response To: XG Semantics (phil simborg)

Chuck Bower originally brought up this question in March of 2010 in this thread. While there was no consensus in that thread, Tim Chow and others subsequently started using the term "unlimited game" in their posts to this site and the term seemed to catch on.

"Unlimited" refers to the cube -- there is no limit on the value the cube. This is in contrast to "match play," where the value of the cube is limited to the number of points in the match, or "table stakes," where the value of the cube is limited to the amount of money available to bet with. A longer but more accurate term might be "unlimited-cube game" (or "unlimited-cube play"), but dropping "cube" and just saying "unlimited game" seems to work fine.

It may be worth continuing to use the term "money play" as well. By default, an "unlimited game" implies no Jacoby and no beavers (though you could specify "+ Jacoby" or "+ beavers" if you wanted to). Money play, then, would be the same as an "unlimited game + Jacoby + beavers".

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