For the first time there will be an attempt to measure the Strategic Quotient (SQ) at PLAY2013, calling on a wider audience of more or less expert players taking part at the event. It will be a genuine scientific experiment: the data collected in this first test will be used to supply necessary data to continue the research on strategic skills. SQ is measured using a test (similar to IQ tests) developed on the basis of the by now famous Theory of Games, known to the wider public thanks to the successful film by John Nash (namely “A Beautiful Mind”).
What makes SQ interesting to an audience of both habitual players and those who stopped playing some time ago, is that it measures skills that are relevant both in classic games such as poker and Risiko and in strategic situations typically encountered in our society ( from courting a potential partner to our ability to do business successfully).
It will not be just a scientific test. In the spirit of the event, a genuine game will take place. During the two days of PLAY there will be a real competition to obtain the highest SQ score, along with interesting prizes for the best contestants.
We are looking for players willing to compete against others to demonstrate that they are the best strategists at PLAY2013!