The Challenge of Qyshinsu

It’s been almost a year since I’ve released my 2nd original classic strategy game, “Qyshinsu: Mystery of the Way”. As I continue to work on the strategy guide, due out this May, I can’t help but wonder as to my role in relation to my games after they have been created. While I do provide guidance into learning how to play Qyshinsu to those I’ve come in contact with, I realized that it is crucial for me to share my insights into learning how to play well.

I understand some folks frustration with accessing the deeper levels of the play. Especially since there isn’t any guidance currently into how to do this beyond calculating and analyzing all the time. Part of the challenge is that Qyshinsu requires a different way of thinking than perhaps most games. The key is learning to understand how to limit your opponents options in a way that will lead them to a state in which they can no longer perform a legal move. In this respect, ones attention needs to be on what the other player cannot do because of your actions.

This is my primary motivation for writing the next volume. To provide ways for folks to “flow” – a more intuitive, creative, style of play.

Suffice to say, I don’t have all the answers but I can assist in ensuring that we are asking the right questions. In the meantime, here’s a tip – when you place or remove a stone, think about which stones your opponent cannot place (if option is available) on their next turn.

Peace

RF

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