“‘Apple founder Steve Jobs was a Kriegsspiel fan; in the early days of the company he’d play games with engineer Daniel Kottke,’ explains David M. Ewalt in his book, Of Dice and Men. Jobs’ liking for the game is also confirmed in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography,” Evans writes. “It looks like he really enjoyed it.”
Evans writes, “What is Kriegspiel? The game is a little like a combination of Chess and Battleship…”
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MacDailyNews Take: We did know Steve Jobs played it and we have played the game. It’s not bad. Evans idea is great and we second it wholeheartedly: “One thing you can’t find is an app for Macs or iPhones that enables you to play it. I think that’s a shame as the game lends itself to online two-player struggles. Whoever developed a Kriegspiel app could even stick a fee on it and donate their income to cancer research. I think that could be a nice gesture of remembrance of the game’s famous player.”