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5.0 out of 5 stars Kulami is a great game with many challenges, October 22, 2014
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Gillian Dowling (Capitola, CA, US) - See all my reviews
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Kulami is a great game with many challenges. It is easy to learn even for this 67 year old grandmother. Great for kids who don't like games that don't challenge them, and for people who want to stimulate their minds in order to keep their memory sharp. I played Kulami with my fifteen year old grandson who really liked the game due to needing to figure out moves for himself, and how to challenge me. It was great fun, entertaining, and a keeper for game night.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Game -- I still haven't solidified a strategy of play, March 19, 2014
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C W Morse (San Ramon, CA) - See all my reviews
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I first saw an ad for this in the Mensa Bulletin as a Mensa game of the year. Amazon Prime (& malbec) have made it all to easy to make impulse purchases. This was one. I can't say that I'm much of a game player. Othello, Stratego, Upwords & MasterMind are all that occupy and gather dust in the closet. Words with Friends (with sister & nieces) is a current daily breakfast ritual.
Kulami is for two players. The board is setup arbitrarily with (nicely made) wooden tiles. In turn, each player places his (black or red; cheaply made, painted) marble in the row or column of the opponent's previously placed marble, but not on a spot on the tile of either the opponent's or your previous move. It's hard to describe in this abstraction, but easy when you're sitting there. Play continues until the marbles run out, or one player can't make a move. Scoring is by totaling the number of play spots (2,3,4 or 6) on each tile for which a player has the majority of marbles. Tied (or no marble) tiles don't count.
So tactics can be taking control of a tile; blocking the opponent's taking a tile; or blocking further moves, ending the game. The difficulty is in knowing at any point who is ahead.
One necessary enhancement is using small clear plastic covers (1 per player) that you place over a marble as you add it. This helps you keep track of your last play, which is necessary for the next play. "Board Management" is the biggest issue in this game. This is my big chance to make an iPad app for two (local) players just to keep track of the game board. Aforementioned malbec is most of what stands in the way of this. The game is fast paced; 10-20 seconds between subsequent moves is about right; and each player has only 28 marbles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great strategy game, December 16, 2013
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Great strategy game, very simple rules. Must think 2-3 moves a head.
The only thing missing is something to keep track of where you placed your marble on the last turn. We made a red ring and a black ring out of craft paper to put around the marble to keep track of the last move.

The board and marbles are well crafted.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great game!!!, January 8, 2015
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Bought this for my wife after she played at work. It is a great way to challenge the mind in a fun and relaxing way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Learn, Challenging to Play, July 14, 2013
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Kulami has a set of wood tiles that are placed in a grid pattern on the table. You can pretty much put the tiles in any place, as long as you have an 8 x 8 marble grid.

Players take turns placing their marbles onto the tiles. You must place a marble either vertical or horizontal to the last marble played. It must also be on a different tile, and not on the same tile you played on the previous turn. (That is pretty much it for hard and fast rules.)

You take turns playing until no more marbles can be played. Then you sort out tiles. Tiles are given to the player who has the most of their color marbles on it. If the marbles are equal in number, no player gets it.

Then score is tallied by counting the PLAYABLE spaces on each tile. (So, if you have a tile with 6 playable spaces, it is worth 6 points...even if it only has 3 marbles on it.)

The player with the most points wins.

I took this game to a teen game night with my daughter. They LOVED it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging and fun, January 3, 2015
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Purchased as a gift - recipients loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, November 19, 2014
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Very fun game
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Kulami by FoxMind Games
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