Tuesday, October 24, 2006

My Humble Pentago Strategy Guide: Intro

What Pentago is...

from Wikipedia

Pentago is a two-player abstract strategy guide invented by the Swedish company Mindtwister.

The game is played on a 6x6 board divided into four 3x3 sub-boards. Taking turns, each player places a marble of their color (black or white) onto an unoccupied space on the board, and then rotates one of the sub-boards by 90 degrees either clockwise or counter-clockwise. A player wins by getting five of their marbles in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal row (either before or after the sub-board rotation in their move). If all 36 spaces on the board are occupied without a row of five being formed then the game is a draw.

So basicaly it is tic tac toe on a 9x9 grid with twisting. This makes the game complex and challenging.

The Rules

This page is a basic strategy guide to this new game. I will keep adding to pages as I have time and this page is by no means complete. If you have good strategy to add, please post.


Other pages in this series

Three Square

The Diagonal

The Outside Line

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool and exciting game. All my family is keen on on it.
One can try it online at http://pentago.logrys.org.ua/ or http://pentago-online.com/ (much more beautiful but makes blockhead moves from time to time)

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Blogger Tagliaferri said...

thanks!

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