|Each player represents a fungal colony, trying to outgrow the other colonies in the limited space available.|
|Trios per color:||5|
|Number of colors:||4|
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|Setup time:||1 minute or less.|
|Status: complete? (v1.0), Year released: 2987|
Each player places a medium piece from his stash in a corner of the chess board. Randomly determine the first player.
A player may make one action per turn. There are four allowable actions:
- Grow a small piece into a medium piece.
- Grow a medium piece into a large piece.
- Make a medium piece spawn. Place two small pieces orthogonally adjacent to the medium piece, then replace the medium piece with a small piece (if you run out of small pieces, use a medium on its side to represent a small).
- Shoot off a spore from a large piece. Place a small piece up to three spaces away from the large piece in a straight line, either orthogonally or diagonally, then replace the large piece with a medium piece.
The one constraint is that you may not occupy a space that is already occupied.
Game end and winning
The game ends when there are no more empty spaces on the chess board. The winner is the player occupying the most squares. If there is a tie, then the winner is the tied player who has the larger pip count (small = 1, medium = 2, large = 3). If there is still a tie, then the winner is the tied player who had the fewest number of turns.