What Is The Nerdiest Game Ever?

How do you make an already-geeky game even geekier? By making it out of electronic components, of course. MAKE magazine is showing off this super-nerdy game of chess, where resistors become pawns, LEDs stand in as bishops and the king and queen are represented by electrolytic capacitors.

But we've seen plenty of other geeky games in the past, like CPU top trumps and 3D scrabble. So let's decide this once and for all: what's the nerdiest real-life, table-top game? [MAKE]

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    3D chess as copied from star trek

    You can't distinguish alternating squares, nor, apparently, the king and queen on each side? :p

    Runescape ftw...

    Dwarf fortess and nethack

      Yep, I was going to say NetHack too. Hack 1.0.3 is the first computer game I ever remember playing.

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