Mornington Crescent Explained (was RE: Global Strike to protest Wassenaar)
Brown, R Ken
brownrk1 at texaco.com
Fri Dec 11 11:14:58 PST 1998
> Ben[SMTP:ben at edelweb.fr] wrote, in reply to me replying to Richard Bragg:
>> > Ever played Mornington Crescent? Try the same thing with
>> > e-mail. The idea is that only those in the game know "the rules".
>> > These rules can change at any time in any way and all
>> > "real players" can tell about the new "rules" and adjust accordingly.
>> showing of course that he either doesn't know the *real* rules of
>> Mornington Crescent or else (more likely) doesn't want to reveal them!
>> and this posting quite clearly wins this round - even with the new DLR
>> extensions and the Elverson Road footbridge:-)
>Ok Ken--you didn't get 'Soccer Moms', now us Yanks don't get 'Mornington
>Crescent'. You want to explain to the list?
Well, you *did* ask. Don't blame me.
It is summed up well at:
or, more prosaically, at:
Straight from the horse's mouth:
A transcript of an actual game can be found at:
http://www.lazarus.demon.co.uk/mc/mc100.html - he also has many other links
The Encyclopaedia Morningtonia has more detail than anyone in their right
brain would want to know about the game at:
Here are the rules of a slightly different game that Richard may have been
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