Tumbleweed is an abstract strategy game, designed by Polish mathematician and game designer Michał Zapała. Somehow, the rules are totally different than Go (placements are based on “lines of sight”), but somehow, a territorial game with captures emerges from the very simple ruleset. In this game, however, groups don’t always live and die together - so different notions of good/bad shape are used. I have played it now over a hundred times at the iggamecenter and I’m totally hooked. Probably, a strong Go player could learn the game quickly and become the champion of this growing community. I love this game, and I hope to see more Go players discover its riches!
Tumbleweed rules explained here:
Iggamecenter home page, to play Tumbleweed, Go, and other games here:
Try it out! There is also a facebook page and Discord for scheduling games.