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The five-in-a-row strategy game with just two rules.
In a contest of wits and wile, players attempt to move their marbles into a winning position. Using strategy and a bit of deception, players try to be the first to get five marbles in a row.
- hardwood game board
- 35 black marbles
- 35 white marbles
- 2 red marbles
Average Rating: 5 in 2 reviews
We bought this game a number of years ago and have never tired of it. It is simple to learn but gets more challenging the more you play. We thought it was pretty expensive but it was worth every penny. It is a cross between checkers and chess but fewer rules. Sometimes we play it as fast as we can like a speed game just to change it up a bit. We have even bought one as a gift for a special friend who loved it. I wish it was still more widely available. We keep searching for another game with the same level of interest and challenge but are disappointed and always go back to playing this one.
Bollox is a game I have played for countless hours with family and friends. Everyone I show it to just loves it and wants to keep playing. This is a game that all ages can play and it gets harder and harder as you play but is very easy to learn. There is only two rules! After you play it a while, you develop stratagies and the game gets harder and harder as your competition gets better. I love this game and recommend it to anyone!
Players take turns placing a marble on any vacant space. You win by forming an unbroken line of five or more of yours. Sound familiar? Bollox's claim to originality lies in its use of the "sandwich rule." When you play to enclose exactly two adjacent enemy marbles, with one of yours on each side, you evict one. The opponent takes it back and cannot reoccupy that space until after his next move. This new twist makes the game much more clvilized than related games played on orthogonal boards, such as Pente or ninuki-renju, where both enemy pieces are killed!
With its deluxe hexagonal wooden board, gorgeous marbles, and embroidered carrying case, it makes a superb gift that looks much more expensive than it is. You will be proud to show your Bollox to everyone.