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GAT110 Fall12- 1

Midterm Study Questions for GAT110, Fall 2012

Name three core survival mechanisms that underlie all games. Combat, Racing, Cunning
Name the four elements necessary for defining the basic nature of a game. Game Components, Rules, Mechanics, Goals
The four elements that define the nature of a game work together to create what? Dynamics
The psychological state that emerges from great player patterns is called what? Flow
What is the central tactical play methodology called? Core Mechanic
What are NON-central tactical play methodologies called? Supporting Mechanic
Name at least five game families (hint: chapter names in R.C. Bell Book. War, Position, Dice, Card, Race
Name 3 Dice games. Yahtzee, Liar's Dice, Farkle, Crown and Anchor, Poker Dice, Grotesque Dice, Put and Take, Throwing Heaven and Nine
What are the cubical dice made from the talus of hoofed animals commonly called? Knucklebones
Name two mechanisms that have been used for divination that have inspired families of games (Hint: see Evolution of Games handout) Dice, Tarot
Name two sources of inspiration for human beings for game invention. Boredom, Research Material, Simulations
Name at least two civilization developments that allow the creation of more complex games. Writing, Paper, Literacy, Mathematics, Law, Craftsmen
What is a general rule for quickly determining the average roll of an N-sided die where N is an even number? (N/2)+(1/2) or (N+1)/2
What is the common English name for Shahr-e Sukhte, the Iranian city where the world's oldest dice were discovered? Burnt City
What modern dexterity game evolved from the game of knucklebones? Jacks
An arrangement of r objects selected from a set of n objects where order matters is called what? Permutation
A set of r objects selected from a set of n object where order does not matter is called what? Combination
Farkle belongs to what family of games? Dice
If the number of times something is repeated becomes larger and larger, the proportion of success will tend to come closer and closer to the actual probability of success. This is called what? Law of Large Numbers
What is the name of the board that Chaturanga is played on? Ashtapada
Name 5 variants/derivatives of Chess. Shogi (Japanese Chess), Xiangqi (Chinese Chess), Maharaja & The Sepoys, Gala (Farmer's Chess), courier Game, Byzantine Chess
What backgammon precursor from Arabia has rich symbolism with board representing the calendar? Nard or Nardshir
What cross and circle game from Korea has pieces called MAL or horses? Nyout
Emperor Akbar played what race game with harem slaves acting as the pieces that moved as directed by the throws of six cowrie shells? Pachisi
In the 1920's, Sir Leanard Woolley discovered five boards of what game from Sumeria that has distinctive rosette-patterned spaces? Royal Game of Ur
The Kiowa Indians in Oklahoma play this cross and circle game with runners and dice sticks. Zohn Ahl
Name this Aztec gambling race game. Patolli
Identify this game which is the pinnacle of the evolution of this type from Nard. Backgammon
Identify this Pachisi descendant introduced to England in 1896. (Picture of Cross with dice on top right, looks like Pachisi) Ludo
Identify this game. (Picture of board with rose squares) Royal Game of Ur
Name three descendants of Pachisi. Sorry!, Parcheesi, Ludo, Trouble, Aggravation
Morris and possibly Alquerque board carvings were found at what site in Egypt? Temple of Kurna
This ancient Egyptian game was mentioned in the Arabic work Kitab-al Aghani in 976 CE and carried by the Moors into Spain. Alquerque
Identify this game with a river and palaces. Xiangqi (Chinese Chess)
Chess and Alquerque were carried into Spain by what culture? Moors
What is another name for English Draughts? Checkers
What game's movement symbolizes souls drifting through the Egyptian world of the dead? Senet
What mystical race game from India was used for religious instruction and since R.H. Harte introduced it in 1893, is played on a square board with 100 squares? Snakes & Ladders
What Chinese game is similar to Stratego, but features animals and perfect information? Jungle or Animal Chess
What war game patented by Lewis Waterman is based on The Game of Annexation and is categorized as part of Draughts, with double sided pieces? Reversi
What symmetrical Roman game (probable precursor to Seega) that used Custodian Capture was found by Varro and on Hadrian's Wall? Ludus Latrunculorum
What is the English name of the game that Francesco de Medici gave to King Phillip II of Spain as a present? Game of Goose
Name at least three games from the tables group of race games. Royal Game of Ur, Senet, Nardshir/Nard, Ludus Duodecim Scriptorum, Tabula, Fayles, Backgammon, Chasing the Girls, Tourne-Case, Sixe-Ace
What spiral race game published by W. & S.B. Ives in the US in 1843 was attributed to Anne Abbot, but was actually designed by George Fox and published in 1800 in London? The Mansion of Happiness
What two-player peg game with 58 holes on the board is of Egyptian origin? Hounds and Jackals, also known as Palm Tree Game, Game of 58 Holes, or Shield Game
What is the oldest predecessor to Chess whose name means "quadripartite"? Chatarunga
What chess variant is the probable origin of the modern chess Bishop's movement? Courier Game
Shogi is also known by what name? Japanese Chess
What Chinese game is the most probable recent ancestor to L'attaque, designed by Mdme. Hermance Edan in 1908? Luzhanqi / Jun Qi
Pente is a variant of what game? Gomoku
Wei-ch'i is more commonly known as what? Go
What is the name of this game from China? (Picture of colored shapes in a square) Tangrams
Each time a player forms 3 in a row in this game, he removes an opponent's piece. Name the game. 9 Men's Morris
What game invented c.1883 by George H. Monks and published by E.I. Horseman in 1885 was later reconfigured from a 16x16 board to a 6-pointed star and published as Chinese Checkers? Halma
What is the common name of Noughts and Crosses? Tic Tac Toe
What two-player game originated in northern Europe in the 1300's as a game with asymmetrical forces on a cross-shaped board, one side having a single piece and the other side having 13? Fox and Geese
What is the name of the draw pile of dominoes? Boneyard or Woodpile
What game has seats named after winds? Mahjong
Dominoes were invented in what country? China
What family of attrition games arose in Africa and whose name comes from the Arabic word for "to move"? Mancala
Name the two main sub-types of European domino games. Block - Empty your hands first, Draw - Score the most points and draws more
Identify the two suits of Chinese dominoes Military, Civilian
This game belongs to which family? (Picture of board with 2 large holes on opposite ends, and set of smaller holes in between) Mancala
What is the name of the square arrangement of tiles that you draw from in Mah-Jongg? Kong Wall
What patience game is played on a traditional Fox and Geese board? Peg Solitaire
What positional game published by Milton Bradley in 1974 was also published on the Microvision handheld game console? Connect Four
What video game inspired by polyominoes was a pack-in title for the original Gameboy? Tetris
What was the original name of PopCap Games? Sexy Action Cool, LLC
What was the original name of Bejeweled? Diamond Mine
What Castilian monarch (1251 - 1284) was the author of Libro de los Juegos (The Book of Games)? Alfonso X
What board game designed by the Swiss mathematician Blaise Muller in 1991 and played on a 4x4 game board is not unlike an advanced version of Noughts & Crosses? Quarto
What are the mechanics of mancala sometimes called? Sowing or Count and Capture
What Victorian era game is the forerunner to both Keno and Bingo? Lotto
Dominoes first arrived in Europe during the 18th Century through what country? Italy
What is the name of the most common dominoes game played in the United States? Fools
Name a dominoes game in which each player has their own line of play. Mexican Train
What Chinese card game is an almost certain direct ancestor to Mahjong? Matiao
What game invented in China possibly during the Eastern Zhou period (770-221 BCE) was introduced to the United States by Captain m. Donaldson in 1816? Tangrams
Vacor de Mexico is the world's largest manufacturer of what? Marbles
What mechanism was used as a randomizer in Victorian Era board games? Teetotums
What game renamed by J. Pressman Co. in 1928 was originally published by Ravensburger in 1892 as Stern-Halma? Chinese Checkers
What smaller offshoot of Shovelboard originally played with Edward IV groats traces back to at least 1522 when it was banned by Henry VIII? Shove Ha'Penny
What game traces back to at least 1744 when it was mentioned in a children's book as Chuck Farthing? Pitch Penny / Toad in the Hole
What family of ring tossing games originated in Ancient Greece? Quoits
What marble-based game was released by Atari in 1984? Marble Madness
What pitching game held its first world championship in 1910 in Bronson, Kansas? Horseshoes
What Italian lawn game evolved from bowling? Bocce
King Louis XI of France had the first known indoor version of what game? Billiards
What are the three main divisions of billiards games? Carroms, Pool, and Snooker
What group of games similar to billiards is played with the fingers and wooden disks? Carroms or Crokinole
What dexterity game originated in 12th Century China as a divinatory device before spreading to Korea, Japan, and the Haida Indians of British Columbia? Spellicans or "Pick up Sticks"/Jackstraws
What Milton Bradley dexterity game published in 1966 and popularized on The Tonight Show was patented by Charles Foley and Neil Rabens? Twister
What dexterity game's name is derived fromthe Swahili word for "to build"? Jenga
What Victorian parlor game centers on reclaiming lost objects with the quote, "I have a thing and a very pretty thing, who is the owner of this very pretty thing? Forfeits
What card game designed by Sir John Suckling in 1625 evolved from the game Noddy and uses a peg board for scoring similar to Hounds & Jackals? Cribbage
What was the name of George Parker's first game, made in 1883? Banking
Name the three major dexterity games published by George Parker before 1903. Ping Pong, Pillow Dex, Tiddledy Winks
What was the name of the Parker Brother's line of jigsaw puzzles? Pastime Puzzles
What game did Edward Cayce, a self-proclaimed psychic sell to Parker Brothers in 1903? Pit
Cards in ancient China were called yezi or what more common English term for games played with them? Leaf Games
Coins, strings of coins, myriads of strings, and tens of myriads appeared as suits on what? Chinese Money Cards
What are these items called? (Picture of cards with array of dots on top and bottom of them) Domino Cards
What Turkish caste culture is the origin of modern European playing cards? Mamluks
English cards use what deck and suit composition that was formalized in 1480? French
Name at least three types of Card Outplay Games (broad categories, not specific games). Trick Taking, Matching, Beating, Climbing, Fishing, Adding, War, Penalty Avoidance
Name at least one type of Card Exchange Game (broad category, not a specific game). Draw & Discard (Rummy), Commerce, Cuckoo, Quartet, Card Passing
What are the two main types of card Banking Games? Turn up, Face Count
Playing cards descended from tarot - True or False? False
How many cards are there in a standard tarot deck? 78
How many court cards are in a suit of standard tarot deck? 4 (Page, Knight, Queen, King)
The 21 supplemental tarot cards with allegorical illustrations are sometimes referred to as what? Major Arcana
What was the first trading card game? Magic the Gathering
What was the name of the first expansion for the first trading card game designed by Richard Garfield? Arabian Nights
What is the oldest recorded harvest festival that dates from c.2170 BCE? Chinese Moon Festival
What types of games probably trace back to the origin of agrarian societies and the harvest festivals that were held? Carnival
What is the oldest recorded sports competition that dates back to 776 BCE and was won by Coroebus of Elis? Olympic Games
Between the years 1200 - 1400, there were no fewer than 4860 of what chartered? Fairs
An Englishman by the name of John Bill Ricketts brought the first what to America in 1792? Circus
What event is the origin of the modern carnival generally associated with? 1893 Chicago World's Fair (or "Columbian Exposition")
What is the term for the main sideshow area in modern carnivals, circuses, and amusement parks? Midway
What are the two main divisions of carnival games? Skill and Chance
What is the name for the standardized version of a game derived from billiards during King Louis XIV's reign that featured skittles fixed to a table with holes in the bed? Bagatelle
What type of game popular in Japan is similar to pinball that was the inspiration for Peggle? Pachinko
What pinball game released in 1992 was the best-selling pinball game of all time? The Addam's Family
What game launched the modern pinball game industry, published in 1931 by David Gottlieb? Baffle Ball
What is the name of the last remaining pinball manufacturer in the world? Stern Pinball, Inc
What game was banned in New York City from 1942 to 1976? Pinball
What war game was first invented in 1811 by Lieutenant Georg Leopold von Reiswitz and his son in the Prussian army and was eventually published in 1824? Kriegsspiel
What war game published in 1913 is considered a companion book to Floor Games, published in 1911? Little Wars
What was the name of the first commercial wargame company and the first wargame board game publisher founded in 1954 by Charles S. Roberts? Avalon Hill
What influential board game designed by Francis Tresham in 1982 later became the basis for a landmark series of turn-based strategy games on the computer? Civilization
What UK company was founded by John Peake, Ian Livingstone, and Steve Jackson in 1975 and had their initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange in 1994? Games Workshop
What IP developed by Games Workshop as a successor to Reaper later became the basis for an MMO published in 2008 by Mythic Entertainment? Warhammer Fantasy
What set of medieval miniatures rules originally published by Guidon Games in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin influenced the subsequent development of Dungeons & Dragons? Chainmail
What was the final name of the game originally known as The Fantasy Game that was designed by Gary Gygax & Dave Arneson and published in 1974? Dungeons & Dragons
What trademark license built on top of the Open Game License did Wizards of the Coast release to the world in 2000 that resulted in an explosion of content for Dungeons & Dragons? D20
What company did Rick Loomis found in 1972 to manage the computer-moderated Play By Mail games he had started in 1970? Flying Buffalo, Inc
Greg Stafford designed and published what RPG based on the Glorantha game world in 1978? Runequest
What company founded in 1975 published the Call of Cthulu, Pendragon, and Stormbringer roleplaying games? Chaosium
What was the first game by Steve Jackson published by Metagaming Concepts as a microgame in 1977 (hint: it was an asymmetric war game where one side had a single tank)? Ogre
The Fantasy Trip was the precursor to what roleplaying system published by Steve Jackson Games in 1986? GURPS or Generic Universal RolePlaying System
What vehicle combat simulation game did Steve Jackson Games publish in 1980? Car Wars
What game trademark did George Parker acquire from Joseph Babcock in 1923? Mahjong
What automotive-themed game that eventually evolved into Milles Bornes was originally published in 1906 before Parker Brothers acquired it in 1928 and took it on to national success as "one of the largest-selling games ever published”? Touring
In 1935, Robert Barton decided to purchase a game from Charles Brace Darrow that had previously been rejected for having “fifty-two fundamental playing errors” that ended up saving Parker Brothers. What was the game? Monopoly
Monopoly was based on what earlier game by Elizabeth Magie Phillips that advocated the Single Tax Theory? The Landlord's Game
What was the original name of the man that appears as the primary mascot of Monopoly? Rich Uncle Pennybags
What “whodunit?” game designed by a government actuary named Anthony Pratt was published by Parker Brothers in 1949? Clue
What hit game with a “success formula” of fame, happiness and money was published by Parker Brothers in 1957 after being invented and published by Dr. James C. Brown in 1955? Careers
The game “La Conquete Du Monde” published by Miro Company in France and invented by the movie producer Albert Lamorisse (famous for The Red Balloon) was published in 1959 with some rules changes as what game of world domination? RISK
What game launched in 1963 by Parker Brothers and outsold Monopoly that year was a redesigned version of Parker Brothers’ Touring by Edmund Dujardin and published by Miro Company, which Parker Brothers had recently acquired a 40% stake in? Mille Bornes (Milles Borne, Milles Bornes, Mille Borne)
What product did Parker Brothers acquire in 1967 that had been invented in 1890 and was the most expensive acquisition in company history at $975,000 in cash, which then went on to outsell Monopoly that year? Ouija Board
What company did Parker Brothers sell to in 1968? General Mills
What toy did Parker Brothers introduce to the market in 1970 that began life as an indoor volleyball game? Nerf
What painting auction game invented by Marvin Glass and Associates and published by Parker Brothers in 1971 was the subject of a law suit by Christian Thee who claimed that he had invented the game? Masterpiece
What popular 1978 toy released by Parker Brothers used a microprocessor made by Texas Instruments and contained 6 different games? Merlin
In 1981, Parker Brothers paid Sega a $500K advance to create an Atari cartridge port for what popular arcade game? Frogger
What was the first board game published in the United States in 1822 by F. & R. Lockwood? The Traveller's Tour through the United States
What company was the first mass market game publisher in the United States that published their first game, Dr. Busby, in 1843? W. & S.B. Ives Co.
What landmark morality game published in 1843 by the publisher of the earlier Dr. Busby was influential on George Parker and was later reprinted by Parker Brothers in 1894? Mansion of Happiness
What company began publishing games in 1850 and was one of the most important publishers of board games in the United States until they were sold to Milton Bradley in 1920 after publishing over 145 games? McLaughlin Brothers
In 1860, Milton Bradley began publishing what landmark game after his lithograph of a beardless Abraham Lincoln began selling poorly when Abraham Lincoln grew a beard? Checkered Game of Life
The Checkered Game of Life used what randomizer mechanism because dice were seen as sinful? Teetotum
Reuben Klamer created for Milton Bradley in 1960 what game as a redesign of an older game? Game of Life
What electronic memory game published by Milton Bradley in 1978 was Milton Bradley’s bestselling item by 1980? Simon
What company (1867) renamed its modern name (1880) was ... prolific publishers of board games ... United States ... over 300 games published, ... much of their history was ... as a “jobber” for other game companies until 1920's? Selchow & Righter
In 1986, after over 100 years of operation, Selchow & Righter was sold to what company who then went out of business 7 months later? Coleco
Who were the Big Three board game publishers during the first half of the Golden Age of Board Games? Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley, Selchow & Righter
What firm purchased McLoughlin Brothers in 1920? Milton Bradley
What company founded in 1980 published Middle Earth Roleplaying and Rolemaster? ICE (Iron Crown Enterprises)
What was the first roleplaying game in the World of Darkness product line that White Wolf published in 1991? Vampire: The Masquerade
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