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first print-and-play released: Euronimoes!

January 11, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’m happy to announce my first-ever published game: Euronimoes! It’s a Euro-style game of dominoes for 2-6 players requiring good hand-management skills, good resource-management skills, and a bit of puzzling ability, too. Best of all, it can be played with just a handful of poker chips and one or more sets of double-six dominoes.

Unlike a regular game of dominoes, each player has their own playing area that is not shared with others. Players buy a domino (with chips), add it to their hand, and then play down in such a way as to try to minimize their end-game score.

The pips in any column must form one or more sequential runs – at the end of the game, the value of a run is equal to its smallest number. A run of 6-5-4-3, for example, is worth 3; a run of 4-3-2-1-0 is worth 0. And again, players don’t want points.

 

Take a look at the dominoes above: in the first column, there’s a 3-2 and a 1; in the second column, there’s a 6-5-4-3; in the third column, there’s a 5-4-3-2-1; in the fourth column, there’s a 4 and a 6. The score for this would then be (2+1)+3+1+(4+6) = 3+3+1+10 = 17.

It’s a simple game, but there’s a lot going on. Players of Euronimoes will quickly find that it takes plenty of planning, quite a lot of strategy, and at least a little luck to come out on top.

Check it out! And be sure to let me know what you think of it, too. :-)

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