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Store:  Sale, Family Games, Ding & Dent
Edition:  Octi
Series:  Octi
Genre:  Abstract Strategy
Format:  Board Games

Octi Extreme

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Ages Play Time Players
10+ 20-60 minutes 2-4

Designer(s): Don Green

Manufacturer(s): Great American Trading Company

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Product Description

Looking for a game that is intriguing and distinctive, yet easy to learn? Octi's patented game system has won worldwide acclaim for its elegance and originality.

Octi offers you the opportunity to create your own pieces, tailoring them to fit the needs of the strategic situation. Each eight-sided piece can take up to 256 different configurations, and pieces may stack together for virtually limitless permutations.

Every turn presents you with a trade-off. Move a friendly piece or make it stronger... or add a new piece to the board.

To be successful, you must strike the right balance between taking the initiative and investing for the long-haul. The player who makes the most creative use of resources will win the race to grab enemy territory.

Octi Extreme is a game that places no bounds on your strategic imagination.

Product Information


  • 24" x 24" gameboard
  • 16 playing pieces
  • illustrated rule book

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 4.5 in 4 reviews

An excellent game of tactics and strategy
April 15, 2004

....and then there are times when you don't want illustrations, themes, or anything else beyond just well-crafted tactics and strategy. The advantage, of course, is that the designer is allowed to focus completely on making a great system of play, and that is what the designer of this game has done.

What is so gratifying about this game (and each of the other classic strategy games - go, chess, etc.) is that the game mechanics themselves are simple and obvious ('a pawn moves one space ahead'), but the gameplay is richly complex. Options seem endless, all choices are intriguing and make sense, and you are continually surprised by what your opponent does and how the tide turns. These are sure signs of a great game, and this is one.

Incidentally, I see that the new version has been colorized and plastified.'s still a great game.

Fabulous game
September 23, 2001

This is the first game to capture my interest since I stopped playing chess 12 years ago. The rules are elegant and very simple to learn, yet the strategies are nuanced and sophisticated. Every time you master one part of the game, you'll realize that there are two more aspects that you do not have a grip on.

Definitely a good game for precocious kids, but more than engaging enough for experienced adults. Octi belongs in a very select pantheon of games with Chess and Go.

Simple rules, complex strategy...
February 17, 2000

It is amazing how a game with a simple set of rules could have such complex strategy. The strategies and concepts found in Octi dwarf Chess. Concepts such as resource management, economy of force, trade-offs between speed and development, and more, are here. And this is just the basic 2 player game. There are also advanced rules for 4 player team play, and the introduction of a superpiece that gets an extra move. A must have, if you even remotely like abstract strategy games. Even if you just like a great strategy game, abstract or not, this game is definitely worth considering.

A best way to view this game is to imagine the determining direction of Ploy, mixed with the multipiece jumping of Chinese Checkers/Camelot/Inside Moves, with the ability to stack your pieces together from Domination. Then, throw in the unique concept of creating/improving your pieces.

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