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Build a stack with three of the same colored pieces or place the same color at the top of all three stacks. Either way, the constant shifting of pieces into new positions between you and your opponent will make you realize that when playing Triplexity, things don't always stack up the way you want!
Ages: 8 and up
Weight: 105 grams
Language Requirements: Game components are language-independent. Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English). This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item.
- 3 dark blocks
- 3 light blocks
Average Rating: 5 in 1 review
Triplexity, at first glance, seemed like a safe bet for an easy win ... NOT!
It is a form of 2-player vertical tic-tac-toe but without the diagonal winning row.
Played with 3 cylindrical pieces each, players take turns placing and moving them to form either a stack of their 3 same-color pieces or a row of their 3 same-color pieces on top of the stacks.
Here's the catch that plays havoc with the strategy; once all 6 pieces are placed on the table, no more than 3 in a row and 3 high, players may move either color ... yes, even the opponent's pieces ~ and that's when the fun begins.
Opposite ends of the pieces are marked, somewhat similar to dice, and Triplexity may aslo be played for points, which adds a new twist ~ invert the piece being moved and the sum of the uppermost pips in a winning stack or row is the score.
It is short, fast, compact and once played, the rules are always remembered ~ simple, yet the game is absolute complexity i.e. my ideal abstract game.
There is no amount of luck to winning the game, unless you are lucky to choose an opponent with the IQ of a wombat!