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Number of Players 1-4
Playtime 45 Min
Suggested Ages 10+
Designer(s) Reiner Knizia
Publisher Kosmos

Think outside confines of the square! Ingenious is an abstract tile-placement game in which players take turns placing tiles in the shape of two connected hexagons into a hexagonal grid on the board. Every tile has two colored symbols on it. Players earn points in a specific color for each line of matching colored symbols that they extend when they play a tile. A player’s final score is determined by their lowest scoring color, not the highest. The winner is the player whose lowest score is the highest compared with the other players’ lowest scores, and not the player with the highest scoring color overall.

The game includes 120 domino-style tiles, each one consisting of two hexagons connected along one side. Each of the hexagons has one of six colored symbols in it, with most tiles having two different colored symbols and some having two of the same colored symbol. Player have a rack with six tiles on it. During their turn, each player places one tile from his or her rack onto two empty hexagonal spaces on the game board. For each of the two hexagons composing this tile, the player scores a point in the hexagon’s color for each already-placed hexagon of the same color that radiates outward in a straight line from one of the placed hexagon’s five sides. If a player’s score in a color reaches 18, they immediately takes another turn. At the end of the turn, the player refills their rack to six tiles.

The game ends when no more tiles can be placed on the game board or when one player scores 18 in each color. Players then compare their lowest scores, and whoever has the highest low score wins the game.

Ingenious includes rules for solo and team play. This highly awarded, international bestselling game has been redesigned with a plastic board.

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