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There'll be no stone left unturned in this challenging strategy game. Inspired by Incan architecture, Rumis (meaning "stones") sharpens spatial awareness and critical thinking skills as players strategize to outwit their opponents while reconstructing historical Incan structures (pyramid, tower, stairs, and wall).
Each player receives eleven Rumis stones of one color. Players begin, one stone at a time, strategically placing their stones to prevent opponents from having the most visible colored stones. The player with the most stones visible from above wins!
Rumis comes with four beautifully designed game boards, a unique custom turntable, 44 wooden Rumis "stones", and instructions for variations on the game, including a habit-forming version of solitaire.
- 44 Rumis "stones"
- 4 game boards
- 1 turntable
Average Rating: 5 in 3 reviews
You need to effectively place your 3D pieces onto the board with three thoughts in mind. You need to try and block your opponent’s next move, position yourself so you won't get blocked in, and try to get to the maximum height for each row. The strategy is interesting enough to keep you interested even when it is not your turn.
The games playability is maximized with four people playing. The game plays well for both the new game player and the seasoned gamer alike. We typically play this game with me, my wife and my two preteen girls. I have also played this with "the guys" and I found both equally enjoyable. Well paced, simple rules and a great strategic element make this a great game for all!
I won't re-hash the rules which are explained nicely in a previous review.
One thing that confused us though: some of the height restrictions for 2 players didn't play well. The pyramid and stairs seemed too large.
This game can be as easy or challenging as you make it. I played it with my 3-year old daughter who had fun just putting her blocks on the tower. It's fun to use the height limitations to your benefit and try to "block off" your opponents from a section of the board.
This game is a visual treat and has very high replay value. It's a great family game.
I have nothing but good things to say about this game. From the moment I first opened the box, it has been a real treat!
Each player has a set of 11 blocks that are combinations of two, three, or four cubes joined by their faces. Players take turns placing their blocks onto one of the four provided "floorplans" with some constraints in mind: 1) newly placed blocks must touch at least one other block of your own color; 2) the total height of the structure may not exceed certain limits; 3) one may not create overhangs, or empty spaces in the structure which could not be filled by dropping a block straight down from above; 4) and of course, you can't play outside the floorplan! If you are unable to legally place a block on your turn, you are out. Play proceeds until all players have made all the legal placements they can.
The goal is to have more of your own color visible from above when all available placements have been made. Your score is [number of visible squares] minus [one point for each unplayed block]. The different layouts of the four floorplans make for interesting decisions along the way: which block do I place first? Do I play tall now to guarantee a point, or do I spread out low and try to build height later?
The four playing boards are nicely illustrated. The turntable is well-made and sturdy, and a big help when trying to visualize your next move. The slightly pearlescent plastic blocks look great and stack well.
This is a natural choice for fans of Tetris or Blokus. Those who enjoy abstract strategy in general will also find a lot to like here. The building theme is competitive, but not destructive; thus it's family-friendly.
A quality production and a very enjoyable game. Highly recommended!