18 years, and what a difference!

Eighteen years ago, in 1996, we used to play HipBone Games by email (“PBEM”). The boards were literally typed out in ASCII characters — to give you the idea, here’s the WaterBird Board as we played on it back then…

WaterBird in 1996 ASCII 601 Sembl

Eighteen years have passed, and the latest board in the genre, designed for the Museum Game, looks like this:

Lotus board 601 for Sembl

Simply beautiful, Cath!

We’ve come a long way… and I’m eager to see where we’ll be heading next..

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