I have a question about Conway's Game of Life's gameplay, but I can't seem to find an appropiate site for it.

The candidates are:

  • Game Development (I'm pretty sure it will be off-topic, because the question is not related to how the game was developed)
  • Board & Card Games (This may be a possibility, although technically it's not a board nor a card game)
  • Role Playing Games (I'm not so sure about this game being an RPG)
  • Arqade (This one would be my best option, but I can't seem to find any "game-of-life" tag or something similar, so I'm not convinced)
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    Arqade would be my option too, you can ask in their meta to get the best answers though. (i.e. whether it fits there or not) Aug 27, 2015 at 14:04
  • @ShadowWizard Thank you, I have posted a similar question on their meta as you advised: Where can I ask about “Conway's Game of Life” gameplay? Aug 27, 2015 at 14:12
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    @ShadowWizard there was a two player version of Conway's life that truly was a game with a goal and scoring (see related discussion on BGG) which would be a Board & Card Games question. There was a computer implementation of it on Windows that I recall playing at Best Buy a decade or so ago (which would be an Arqade question if asked about that - one such implementation appears to be on Kongregate). However, the standard "zero player" cellular automata isn't so much a game but rather a CS / Math question as Arthur indicates.
    – user213963
    Aug 27, 2015 at 16:16

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Conway's Game of Life is a cellular automaton, and not really a game in the traditional — or usual — sense. (Or, if a game, it is a "zero player game", which isn't that much fun.) Depending on the specific question, it should be on topic on one of the following two sites:

Both of these sites have a tag under which questions about the Game of Life should fit.


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