A new innovative game of tactical combinations and deep strategy.
Abstract strategy game-changer
From kings to generals, philosophers to teachers, and aristocrats to the proletariat, for thousand’s of years all classes of people have played board games. Checkers, Nine Men’s Morris and Go have all been in existence for over 4000 years. By comparison, Chess is a relative newcomer, its earliest incarnations starting around 600 AD.
While these games all have unique properties, they also share common qualities. Each can be played on a basic level by children no more than 7 or 8 years old, but also each game at its highest level requires concentration, imagination, forethought, and even study.
Combining deceptively simple rules, with layers upon layers of possibilities and complexities, these four games have inspired countless books to be written about them as well as groups to be formed for organized play, ranging in size from local clubs to worldwide federations. Whether it’s a dad playing his son or daughter and planting the seeds for lifelong memories, a couple of friends playing for bragging rights while enjoying a cup of coffee or a beer, or two players from different countries who’ve dedicated their lives to being the best, playing to become world champion, these games have been woven into the fabric of our world, passing from generation to generation, and in some cases outliving empires and even entire civilizations.
Inspired by these timeless masterpieces of the Abstract Game World, using mechanics that have existed for centuries, Stymie is a game of tactical combinations and deep strategy. Each turn a player may introduce a new piece onto the board, or move a piece already in play. The goal is to occupy 7 Prime Spaces or to make 7 captures.
The rules are simple, but the possibilities are vast.
What they’re saying about Stymie
Great game! If you like chess, you will love this game.
Stymie has been so much fun. My son is a fan of chess and he got sucked into this quickly and loves it. It’s a great way to spend time together.
This game is amazing!! Easy to learn but difficult to master. You play on a razor's edge between victory and loss. My favorite game ever.
An enduring love for board games
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