For questions about aesthetic aspects of games, such as • why one may find one of two equally effective plays more satisfying • what, in the culture of the game, is regarding as the most pleasing way to use the equipment • what equipment looks best. Avoid questions that can only be answered with private opinions of community members: answers should be backed up by convention or tradition or other widely accepted criteria.

In many games players are interested in aesthetic questions. This is especially the case for games with a long tradition and of importance in the culture of one or more countries, such as go. It can also apply to games whose community has developed a pronounced culture.

These questions are not purely about the most effective way to play or about how to learn, but consider such aspects as:

  • What equipment looks best and is honoured by tradition?
  • Why is one may find one of two equally effective plays more satisfying to most players?
  • What, in the culture of the game, is regarding as the most pleasing way to use the equipment? This could be about the gesture with which a move is made or the precise positioning of a piece on a board.
  • What behaviour is especially appreciated in a given tradition?

This tag is in danger of being used for purely opinion-based questions, so one should avoid asking questions that can only be answered with private opinions of community members: answers should be backed up by convention or tradition or other widely accepted criteria. Where there are multiple traditions and cultures it is useful for an answer to consider the differences.

The sections of Sensei's Library classified as Cultural Pages may provide more information.

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