Nelson and I have decided to snatch www.stairball.org while it is still available, and I’ve been working on getting content up today. I’m also updating links around the web that pointed to the old site at ajlvi.net.
Also related, Sunday afternoon at 1.30p during the Activites Fair on the main staircases of Parrish Hall we’re going to be holding a Stairball demonstration. I’ll be teaching the game to new players and explaining some of the techniques for improved play. Mike Rosenberg ’08, the best Stairballer I know (he certainly leads in our lifetime series) will be playing a game against me, and new players will be encouraged to try out the game. Also, I’ll be taking names for the ALASSCA mailing list and will be trying to set up the league for later this year and a weekly Stairball night. Anyone interested, whether you know how to play or not, is certainly encouraged to attend.
Sometime soon I’ll recount the story of the creation of Stairball, but first I have a couple of other word games to go through, including some patternfilling variants.