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Iota The Great Big Game in The Teeny-Weeny Tin


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  • The great big game in the teeny-weeny tin
  • Add cards to a grid; making sure that color; shape and number are either all the same or all different
  • Whoever sees the opportunities will seize the win
  • For 2 to 4 players
  • Playing time: about 30 minutes
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 1 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B009YG928W
  • Item model number: 246
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,859 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Add cards to a grid, making sure that color, shape and number are either all the same or all different across the line. Sounds easy but as the grid expands, so do the possibilities. Whoever sees the opportunities will seize the win. Iota - the pocket-sized game that's big time fun.

From the Manufacturer

Add cards to a grid, making sure that color, shape and number are either all the same or all different across the line. Sounds easy but as the grid expands, so do the possibilities. Whoever sees the opportunities will seize the win. Iota - the pocket-sized game that's big time fun.

Customer Reviews

Game is fun and easy to play!
Jimmy
This would be great for the classroom or family game nights.
tchermommy
So tiny you can carry it in your pocket!
Joanie Lukins

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Walt M on December 18, 2013
We play this at lunch and the most common words uttered are "Ok, wait, darn it". You think you have a killer hands that will score a ton of points. You organize the cards in our hand and just as you are about to drop them on the table, you see that red square that you did not notice. So far everyone who plays this game just loves it. I plan on getting a few for stocking stuffers. You need a large table for this game. Even though the box can fit comfortably into your pocket the card structure grows as the game progresses. In our last game we had to move another cafe table over so we could expand onto it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By bigshopper on January 27, 2013
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We are big players of Mensa games and bought this big game in a teeny box as it was in the recommended list of play
When i played the game with my 2 teenagers, we enjoyed it and realised that there were alot of possibilities but when we played it a second time, it was not as good. The kids thought it was nice as they could carry the small box with them for school camps etc
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By jstivers on December 29, 2012
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This game is a ton of fun! If you like puzzle/strategy games I would definitely recommend this! It's a game that 2 people could play so my wife and I love to play it! It takes a little bit to understand the rules, but once you do it's easy. I would definitely recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By My Geeklings on August 3, 2014
This is the smallest game I have ever played by far but it is a LOT of fun. Add cards to a grid but make sure the color, shape and number are all the same or all different in the line. Easy right? Not so much. Sure at first it might be but later when you have tons of grids…its quickest eye wins.

My husband and I may have found our new favorite pattern card type game in iota. It is portable, requires thinking and concentration (which means we can’t play much with our kids around) and is a lot of fun. We win about the same amount of the time because of the luck of the cards so we really like this game.

It is seriously so small I almost lost it once or twice. Great for traveling around with us which is nice but make sure you remember where you keep it stored while taking it with you. The cards themselves are just like playing cards but squared…and smaller. The tin is a standard tin material that can dent somewhat easily but doesn’t get destroyed or damaged very much which is nice. Despite almost losing it I do love the convenient size.

For more information or to read my full review visit http://mygeeklings.com/iotareview/
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By An Oregonian on August 15, 2013
We bought this on vacation and we have been pleasantly surprised by how much we are enjoying it. We are a family of 7 (ages 8-46), but we still can finish a game in about 20 minutes if we don't keep score. We like that we can keep score or play until someone has played all their cards and they are the winner. We like how many ways the cards can be placed and the different patterns that end up on the table once we are finished. We haven't found this game too difficult at all, but there is strategy you can employ for high points. I got 96 points once in one hand played!

This is now one of our top games played on our Tuesday game nights or when we travel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melissa S. Walker on May 13, 2014
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We just got this tiny little game to bring on a family trip. We have a 5 & 7 yr old and I must say that this game is a great fit for our WHOLE family. One of our children is a very sore loser & it's hard to find games that don't make her flip out. We play this with no point scoring so it's more collaborative than competitive... and we can all have fun.

It's challenging for the 5 yr old and for us grown-ups too. I plan to buy more packs of this inexpensive tiny little game to give as gifts. Very fun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 1, 2014
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Our family loves to play games. One of our favorites is Quirkle. This game is very similar but it ups the anti by layering 3 levels of matching instead of 2. This game is also small enough to fit in a pocket or in the glovebox of the car to keepkids entertained during unexpected waits.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Flatow on February 7, 2013
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This is not a light game, it requires brain cells. Good fun though. I bought 5 and have given away two already. Our friends love it. Good change from mexican train.
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