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8 years + The Ingenious is a highly awarded, bestselling abstract thinking game for 1-4 players who take turns in placing specific hexagon tiles on the board.
Develops skills: spatial thinking, strategy planning, communication skills, problem solving
Think outside the box! Literally! Ingenious Hexagonal Tile Strategy Game by Thames & Kosmos teaches players, young and grown-up, to think, plan, and find solutions. This board game is an abstract tile-placement game in which the players take turns placing tiles in the shape of two connected hexagons into a hexagonal grid on the board. Each tile has two colored symbols on it. Players earn points in a specific color for each line of matching colored symbols that they extend when they place a tile. A player’s final score is determined by his or her lowest scoring color, not the highest. The winner is the player whose lowest score is the highest compared to the other players’ lowest scores, and not the player with the highest scoring color overall. The Ingenious board game from Educational Toys Planet contains 120 domino-style tiles, each consisting of two hexagons connected along one side. Each hexagon has one of six colored symbols in it, with most tiles having two different colored symbols and some having two of the same colored symbol. Each player has a rack with six tiles on it. During his or her turn, each player places one tile from his or her rack onto two empty hexagonal spaces on the game board. For each of the two hexagons composing this tile, the player scores one point in the hexagon’s color for each already-placed hexagon of the same color that radiates outward in a straight line from one of the placed hexagon’s five sides. If a player’s score in a color reaches 18, he or she immediately takes another turn. At the end of the turn, the player refills his or her rack to six tiles. When no more tiles can be placed on the game board or when one player scores 18 in each color, the game ends. Players then compare their lowest scores, and whoever has the highest low score wins. Ingenious Hexagonal Tile Strategy Game includes rules for solitaire and team play. This highly awarded, international bestseller has been redesigned with a plastic board.
Rating: 5Christmas from grand parents by By A customer Loved Christmas gift .
Rating: 5Haven’t tried it yet by By A customer It’s a Christmas gift
Rating: 4Fun! Requires brainwork by By A customer This game is fun for me and my preteens. It definitely requires some thought and planning. It’s a little bit hard to understand even with the instructions, so we just stopped trying to figure out if we were doing it exactly right and settled on rules that made sense to us.
Rating: 5Love it! by By A customer We all really enjoy this game, from our adult kids to our 6 year old! It makes it to the table often!
Rating: 5Fun game for the family or for two. by By A customer Simple rules so can quickly get into the game, and the play is a good mix of strategy and luck of the draw. Works well with 2, 3, or 4 players. The game-play is kind of a combination of a puzzle and a strategy game.
Rating: 5 by Suzanne Gordon, CA
Rating: 4 by Diego, TX interesting
Rating: 5 by Neal, WV Our family loves this game. It's challenging for both children and adults, makes everybody think and solve spatial problems. When you understand the concept of this strategy game, it's definitely fun to play!
Rating: 5 by Kathryn, NC This is a great game that we can enjoy playing anywhere we go. Comes with its own little baggies so you don't have to worry about losing the pieces.
Rating: 5 by Thomas, CA
Rating: 5 by Barbara, NM
Rating: 5 by BAMADOG.COM Very good game - I was surprised actually.