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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.