|Players play a 'tic-tac-toe'-like game using a 4x4 board and a single stash of pieces from a common pool.|
|Trios per color:||5|
|Number of colors:||[[Number of colors::1 Treehouse set]]|
|Monochr. stashes:||[[Stashes::1 Treehouse set]]|
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|Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2987|
What if.... you could place an X or an O during a game of tic-tac-toe?
What you need
- 5 nests, each of a different color (the pieces do not have to be stackable or translucent)
- a 4x4 grid board (a chessboard bandana, a chessboard wedge, or one quadrant of a chessboard)
- 2 to 4 players
The pyramids should be placed somewhere off the board, in easy reach of all players.
The player who has the oldest nickname goes first.
Juxtapose is played in two stages: Drop and Slide.
On each player's turn, he or she chooses one pyramid from the stash and places it on an unoccupied square of the board. Yep, it's just that easy. Once the last unplayed pyramid is placed, the Slide phase begins.
On each player's turn, he or she may
- choose two pyramids that are on adjacent squares of the board (two squares are adjacent if they share a side or a corner). Those two pyramids switch locations.
- move a pyramid into an unoccupied square from an adjacent orthogonal square, but not the piece that was last moved.
Winning the Game
There are two winning conditions in Juxtapose. The winner of the game is the first player to:
- line up four pieces of the same size consecutively in a straight line, either orthogonally or diagonally
- line up all three pieces of one color consecutively in a straight line, either orthogonally or diagonally. Ta-da!
Note: For purposes of forming a line, the board is considered NOT TO wrap around. That is, opposite board edges are not adjacent, and opposite corners are not adjacent. Thus a line of pieces that crosses over a board edge cannot count for victory.
Credits and Copyright
14 February 2006