hist-games: The Tablero Hoax apparently proven

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Fri Apr 26 15:56:09 PDT 2013

The tumblr article does seem to match the copies floating around, see
this from our archive:


But I will note that several people have written very long
explanations on the web of why they were the source of the
"rocket car" Darwin Award hoax. Now a major motion picture!


On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 01:48:58PM -0400, Justin du coeur wrote:
> I just stumbled across this page:
> http://superfluidity.tumblr.com/post/1120590241/a-godly-game-which-rewardeth-forbearence-and-punisheth<http://superfluidity.tumblr.com/post/1120590241/a-godly-game-which-rewardeth-forbearence-and-punisheth#note-container>
> While it doesn't call it by name, it's clearly talking about the invention
> of Tablero de Jesus.  Seems to fit the facts as previously established, and
> it sounds like the author of the game (apparently named Peter Swift, from
> the links) had nothing to do with the SCA...

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