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Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype

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  • A unique strategy game for 2, 3, or 4 players with an unpredictable twist
  • Each piece can be 1 of 6 different pieces that move differently
  • Features 4 quotes about games and playing by author G.K. Chesterton
  • Based on a concept by G.K. Chesterton and H.G. Wells
  • Cloth board is machine washable

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In his Autobiography, G.K. Chesterton mentions "the well-known and widespread national game of Gype" which he and H.G. Wells invented. Specifically, Chesterton mentions "I myself cut out and coloured pieces of cardboard of mysterious and significant shapes, the instruments of Table Gype; a game for the little ones." Almost 100 years later, Eternal Revolution has published Table Gype as an abstract strategy game with a random element. Players try to move their pieces from their home row to the row directly opposite. They may jump their own pieces or those of their opponents, but every jump randomizes the playing pieces that were jumped over. Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype is played with a cloth gameboard and 32 playing pieces in 4 colors. Each piece, a six-sided die, can represent any of 6 "mysterious and significant shapes" that move differently.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • ASIN: B003E1Q74A
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 13 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #509,245 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jan-Dominik Gunkel on August 17, 2011
I ordered Gype via Kickstarter to fund the first manufacturing run. The product quality is - while not stellar - certainly sufficient.
The game comes in a handy bag and is easy to set up. It basically takes 2 minutes to read the rules and start playing. The first game I played took about 15 minutes (2 player). It was amazing! The games moves quickly. There is some thinking involved but not too much. Whenever it gets too tricky the element of luck comes in.
Its a really nice game to relax, have fun and still have a nice conversation while playing.
$25 for a fun evening with friends? That's more than worth the money.
Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cade_One on January 12, 2012
I supported this product on Kickstarter and was so excited when I heard that it would be a reality. I got Gype for Christmas and got beat the first two games I played. But, over time, you get better. You think of better strategies. Two Player is okay, but 3 and 4 players is where it gets crazy fun! There are several ways to play this game. You can even make up your own. One of the games we made up is called "Forest Fire." This is where each player starts off with 6 trees and 2 flames (and can place them in any order they choose). Reply to this comment, explaining any of your own made-up-games using Uncle Chestnut's Table Gype.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Matthews on August 21, 2012
We have this little game, we love it so much. The game play is intriguing and unique! Each side of the square pieces moves a different way, bringing an element of randomness to the game. There is some thinking, but it's not overly intellectual, and it moves quick! I estimate that it could be played with children as young as 7 or 8. If your family or group of friends enjoys intriguing game design or unique games, this is a great one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Abernethy on September 7, 2011
Played our first game of Gype tonight with the family and they really had fun with it. It reminded me of some of the 4-player variants of Chess or Stratego, and also of the game Traverse. But the really innovative parts of this game are that when pieces are "jumped" that they aren't removed from the game, but rather the pieces themselves are dice that need to be rolled. This changes everything, literally. From our experience it seems like the "flame" and "hat" were some of the most effective pieces. So if an opponent has one of those in a strategic place, and you jump it, then that piece will most likely change.

It is a great combination of strategy and chance (imagine a game of Chess where the pieces could change mid-game). Strategy purists can play a variant where the types of pieces are fixed at the beginning and don't change.

Another feature of this game is that it is really portable - a fabric board, bag, and pieces. So it travels well in the van, camping, backpacking (no box to break or mess up).

The production quality isn't as polished as many "Big Co." games, but it has a nice "hand-crafted" feel which I don't mind at all (doesn't detract from playing).

Recommended.
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