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Hack Attack
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Store:  2-Player Games, Family Games
Theme:  Computer
Genre:  Abstract Strategy
Format:  Board Games

Hack Attack

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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 3-30 minutes 2

Manufacturer(s): Gamewright

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Product Description

Oh no--a computer virus! In this clever game of strategic moves, be the Virus and attack your opponent's hard drive, or be the Anti-virus and scan your system, trying to stay a step ahead of that wily Virus. Use clever tactics to stop your opponent. Don't let yourself be Ctrl-Alt-Defeated! The first player to place 3 blocks in a row wins!

Product Information

  • Manufacturer(s): Gamewright

  • Artist(s): Rob Dunlavey

  • Year: 2000

  • Players: 2

  • Time: 3 - 30 minutes

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Weight: 336 grams

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 2 in 2 reviews

Solid Abstract strategy tic-tac-toe variant.
October 03, 2002

Someone blasted this game as being bad, because it was an abstract strategy title. Come on. Not all games are theme driven, and some have the theme slapped on. This is one of them. It doesn't make it bad, just an abstract strategy game. I have the game and find it interesting to play.

By the way, this game is actually a commercial version of a game Planks, that is fairly old. By buying this version, you actually get a game with its own components.

Should be ZERO star: no theme, no gameplay
December 03, 2000

This game has nothing to do with computers, or hacking, or programming, or anything. It's a purely abstract positional game that's supposed to be a step up from tic-tac-to by including a growing board and limits on placement.

Unfortunately, unless we really seriously misunderstood something in the rules, we came up with a forced win in 4 moves. Period. The placement limits would only start affecting play after a certain number of pieces are down, and the first player wins before that occurs, because the growing board allows a fork in two directions.

Don't bother. Go get Labyrinth Kartenspiel or Quiddler instead.

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