@JoshuaACNewman Xul Solar was an Argentine artist who was friends with Borges. Among other things he created languages and fictional board games.

"Games were the 'workshop of languages in the making'...the nucleus and matrix of it all, and none was more complex than the Pan Game, a board of non-chess, whose indeterminate rules were simultaneously a group of musical notes, a dictionary for the creation of new languages and a way to ask 'What are we playing?'"

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