Nomic is a game whose object is to change the rules of the game. Players score points by making new rules, changing old ones, or even getting rid of a rule completely. The outcome of the game is entirely up to the players. The only indisputable law is that you must follow the rules no matter what they are! Check out the links below for more info on how Nomic is played. (Though there are certainly more pages than this out there; this page is not yet that fully updated, and may never be...)

Ackanomic Home Page

General Info:

More Detail about what "Nomic" involves.

Check out the Nomic FAQ

The WWW Page of Peter Suber, inventor of Nomic

The Nomic Bulletin Board

Other Nomic Games

Agora Nomic
This is one of the longest running and most complex game of Nomic on the net.

This is Minimalist Nomic. This game is a derivative of Nomic in which the initial ruleset is much smaller than that of classic Nomic. The game also follows a turn system, unlike PBEM Nomic.

Imperial Nomic
This is a variation of Nomic that is run with an initially despotic government, rather than a democratic one. Instead of having voters, there is an Imperial Emperor who simply decides whether to adopt a proposal. Of course, this could change.

The Nomic Society
A face-to-face Nomic being played at Dublin City University. Thanks to Phil Ackley (aka snowgod and Mr. Lunatic Fringe) for finding this Nomic and reporting it to Ackanomic publicly.

Nomic Newsgroups: (Currently, this newsgroup is being used for the game .Nomic)

Inter-Nomic Projects

The United Nomics project, created to facilitate inter-nomic relations

Internomic mailing list: To subscribe, send mail to with "subscribe internomic" in the body of the message. Internomic is a game of Nomic with a twist: the only players are Nomics themselves. So Ackanomic decides, as a whole, how it will vote on each proposal in Internomic, and Acka allows players to submit proposals which are then sent to Internomic as Ackanomic's Internomic Proposals.

This page by Joseph DeVincentis, Aaron V. Humphrey, and now Duncan Richer,

Last updated: Wednesday, February 25, 1998