Gype and Table Gype

Table Gype

How do you pronounce “Gype”? Is it pronounced “Jip” or “Gipe”, which would rhyme with “ripe”?

In any case, you can read some of the background of one of the Mensa Award winners over at theSOP. Here’s a tidbit to whet your whistle.

Table Gype is a board game inspired by the game of Gype created by writers G.K. Chesterton and H.G. Wells. According to Chesterton`s Autobiography, many variations of the game were created, including Table Gype, but the game was never invented.

G.K. Chesterton was an early 20th Century journalist and author. He is credited with influencing C.S. Lewis` conversion to Christianity, and inspiring the writings of J.R.R Tolkien and J.K. Rowling, among many others.

Table Gype