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It was last modified on: 2001-01-30
 Author: Larry L. Smith. Inventor: Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Game of Jetan. Extensive discussion of various versions of the rules of Jetan. (10x10, Cells: 100) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Larry Smith wrote on 2005-02-27 UTC
No one is obligated to use wagers in Jetan.  But ERB did specifiy that
 wagers were a large part of this game.

Of course, the dynamics which Mark points out works both ways.  And
 wagering does bring the Chief-draw into value, rather than it being an
 un-desired outcome.

There is also supposed to be ten games played between the opponents.  But
 this does not prevent players from attempting a simple game.

Posted at the Yahoo! Jetan Group are a series of games played between
 Kerry Handscomb and myself using the simple wager system which I propose
 in this paper.  They demonstrate that the game is quite playable in this
 form, and even enjoyable.  We utilized several different interpretation of
 the pieces, and had little trouble prosecuting a good game with each.