This looks like a simple game until you try it - keeps you thinking until the very end, as the best games do. And, unlike some thinking games, this one moves along quickly and doesn't take too long, so you can get a few rounds done in an hour.
Seems solidly made, should last for your lifetime.
Not practical in a crowd, not practical unless you can concentrate.
So far, this is my favorite game in the Gipf project. The rules are simple to learn, yet you learn more and more strategies the more you play. Me and a friend play this for hours on the weekend and we talk about it all the time. This game definitely comes highly recommended. You should also try out some of the other games in the project. So far, I have played Zertz and Yinsh too, and those are great as well. I feel they lack the depth of Dvonn, but they are still worth it. You can check out more about the Gipf project at [...]
This is the first game in the GIPF series (there are six) that I played and I if the other five had been duds, the cost of all six would have been worth it by this game alone (the others are wonderful too, BTW). Sinple rules, kids can play, amazing depth. If you enjoy abstract games, you will love this. If you don't think you like abstract games, Dvonn will change your mind.