Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Games Even the Buddha Wouldn't Play

Intelligent Artifice recently linked to a wiki article here about the earliest extant list of games, a list of games Gautama Buddha said he would not play.

Some of them are interesting:

Playing with toy pipes made of leaves

Playing with toy windmills
Plowing with a toy plow
Guessing at letters traced with the finger in the air or on a friend's back
Guessing a friends thoughts

From this, I try to extrapolate forward and decide whether the the Buddha would balk at Grand Theft Auto or Resident Evil. It's up in the air for me.

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