Leech

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Leech
Carlton Noles
Capture your opponents pieces and their score
:Players Players:
:Time Length: unknown
:Complexity Complexity: Medium
Trios per color: 5
Number of colors: 2 TreeHouse sets
Pyramid trios:
Monochr. stashes: 2 TreeHouse sets
Five-color sets:
- - - - - - Other equipment - - - - - -
A Chessboard (Bandana) And 1 card for each color
Setup time: Mere minutes
Playing time:
Strategy depth: Medium - High
Random chance: None
Game mechanics:
Theme: Abstract Strategy
BGG Link:
Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2987


3 or 4 player game

Setup

Each player gets two trees of his color and sets them up along one side of the board. The corner spaces are not part of the playing area. Each player then draws a card an looks at it. Do NOT reveal your card to the other players.

Movement

Each piece may move up to the number of spaces that the piece as pips in a straight line in any direction.

Capture

Capture is accomplished by having a piece on either side of the piece to be captured. The pip total of the capturing pieces must be HIGHER than the piece being captured. The game ends when any player has only one piece left.

Scoring

Play is for a number of rounds equivalent to the number of players. The player with the most points after all rounds wins. Here, however is where it gets a bit tricky.

In a round each player gets one point for every pip captured and one point fo each piece left on the board (regardless of the number of pips). Each player also receives half the points , rounded down, of the player whose color corresponds to the card they drew at the beginning of the round. This is the leech effect.

A scoring example:

Player

Color Played

Card Color

Pips Captured

Points Leeched

Total

Ben

Red

Red

9

4

13

Hammer

Cyan

Blue

9

3

12

Kermit

Blue

Cyan

7

4

11

As you can see, Ben and Hammer captured the same number of pips but Ben wins by virtue of Leeching off of himself rather another player with a lower capture number.

2 Player Rules

In the two player game each player plays two colors and leeches one. Scoring for two players is of the 2 plus 1/2 variety. Full pips and pieces for both colors played plus half rounded down for the color leeched.

Variants

Variants (primarily scoring) coming soon.

Under development


This game is currently under development, in the Initial Design stage. Feedback is strongly encouraged! Feel free to give comments on game design or structure on the talk page.