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- A challenging game of wits
- Designed by the legendary Reiner Knizia
- For Ages: 10+
- Number of Players: - 4
- Playing Time: 45 min
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Immediately after playing we wanted to play again. There is no doubt in my mind that we will not tire of the game. The common quality that Lost Cities and Ingenious share are the "addiction" factor; both games will have you saying "let's play again" over and over again at the expense of sleep. I don't believe a greater compliment can be said about a game than this.
Ingenious is incredibly easy to learn, and takes less than 1 minute after setting the game up for you to begin playing. Game play consists of playing hexagonal chips of 6 different colors on a board in turn-based play. The chips are like hexagonal dominoes, have 2 hexes connected, and each hex containing a different color. Once no chips can be placed upon the board, the game is over. The player who has the lowest amount of points for any of the 6 colors loses. Game strategy requires that you score points for each color, and this requires concentration and strategy.
Understand that Ingenious is not a strategy game that will leave you frustrated, overwhelmed and weary. No, ingenious is not like that. Ingenious has just enough strategy to have you scampering to win, and just enough random luck to make it unpredictable. And my favorite part of Ingenious? All players know that when the board is full, the game is over. There is an end in sight, and just like Lost Cities, you play against yourself just as much as you play against your opponent. Your strategies can kill you, or leave you the victor.Read more ›
I liken it to Pente and Go: the rules are simple, but strategy is key to winning.
The game became a hit at the party with people that loved strategy, and was played in 3- and 4-person format all night long.
|Length: 3:11 Mins|
There's actually a lot of strategy to the game, and I like that the beginning, middle, and end of the game all have different strategies. This dynamic happens because of the limited shape of the board.
The scoring is really interesting, too. Watch the video for a little bit of information on how to score. The longer a line of colors that your tile makes on the board, the more points that you make. You get a different score for making lines with each color, and only your lowest color score counts. So, you have to watch and balance points on all of your colors. I thought this made for a lot of interesting strategy.
+Since you can play anywhere on the board, and there are no really bad moves, as long as one person knows how to play then you can teach someone to play instantly
+A lot of strategy to the game
+I really like hexagonal games
+Fun scoring mechanism.
+You use progressively larger parts of the board for 2, 3, and 4 players
-For a deluxe boxed game, it's really just a board, some score sheets, and a big bag of tiles.
-This game isn't totally original, but it is really fun.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
bought this as a gift, it was a hit in our gamer family. The scoring is a bit tough to keep track of, but we have certainly played much harder games to follow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kristy Schepker
This is a really fun game. My 11 year old and I really enjoy playing it and he wants to play it again and again. Read morePublished 3 months ago by momoftwinz
Classic game of "it takes a moment to learn, but a lifetime to master." If you like strategy thinking games, this one is for you.
I purchased this for my Engineer Father. He likes that it can be a one player or multi player. Recommended for those that love Dominoes and are looking for a new twist!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I originally put this game on my wish list because of Reiner Knizia's reputation as a game designer. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. Foster
This is a very elegant little game. Its rules are few and very simple, and so it's easy to teach and play. But the game has a fair amount of depth to it, and good replay value. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Johnny McGuy
I fell in love with this game at a friend's house. A game that works well as a two-player game is hard to find, but this one fits the bill. Read morePublished 12 months ago by syncopation