Logic/ board game. Welcome to Ingenious . new original logic puzzle game created by famous master Reiner Knizia! Game play goes like that: the game board resembles honeycomb with four different hexagons, arranged across sides. Your task is to earn points by matching colored shapes on the grid by laying down chips ( a chip is two hexagons of different color connected together). There is a chart, located in the left corner that indicates progress of every color. You earn points by creating straight lines of similarly-colored objects, with each adjacent matching icon in one of five potential directions being worth a single point. It may seem easy and straightforward unless you understand the game's particulars, with chips replenished each round, only 120 total chips available and final player ranking determined by the value associated with your lowest color score. Despite the relatively simple on-screen action, there's a lot of brainstorming going on behind the scenes. That goes double when you factor in additional rules such as extra turns for reaching certain point thresholds, instant-win conditions and options for periodically replacing your chips. You can play against computer or challenge up to four friends playing on LAN.
Style and atmosphere inside the game:
Ingenious is a challenging game that makes your brain works. It features solid graphics, unpretentious sound effects and cheerful instrumental music. This game is surely not for everyone as well as chess, checkers, backgammons, but if you try to learn it closer it brings you tons of fun. All in all, in spite of ascetic presentation, Ingenious is a worth playing game for those players who need constant food for thought.
Offline gameplay: 1 player
ESRB Ratio: Everyone
Extras and features:
Three Difficulty Levels Helps to Develop Logical Thinking Play Alone or with up to 4 Friends
OS: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista Memory: 256 MB DirectX: 8.0 or later CPU: P750 Video: 16MB Video Card
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