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SKU 696116

Ingenious Essentials:

  • No. of players: 1 - 4
  • Playing time: 45 minutes
  • Age: 10 +

Ingenious - Rules of Play says:

In Ingenious, a.k.a. Einfach Genial, players take turns placing coloured domino-style tiles on a game board, scoring for each colour group that they enlarge. The trick, however, is that a player's score is equal to her worst-scoring colour, not her best, so she needs to score for all colours instead of specializing in only one or two.

Ingenious is a game that is in a league of its own. Quick to play, beautiful and one of the more "clever" board games. The game involves scoring points by placing your coloured tiles on a hexagonal board while trying to block your opponents from scoring points. Although it sounds simplistic, the game actually is a real challenge. The game has a nearly unlimited amount of strategies and with its unique scoring system, every game is different and challenging.

Ingenious Review:

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Ingenious Awards:

Ingenious has won the following awards:

  • Japan Boardgame Prize Best Foreign Game for Beginners Winner, 2004
  • Spiel der Spiele Game of the Year Winner, 2004
  • Mensa Select Winner, 2005
  • Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Winner, 2006
  • JoTa Best Abstract Board Game Winner, 2008