|Ingenious | Published 07 May 2010||Rating||17 votes|
Are you one of the few to have mastered Ingenious? Ready for a new challenge? How about three new challenges? Look no further...
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Ingenious family, Ingenious Challenges! Created by renowned game designer Reiner Knizia, Ingenious Challenges is a board game of mental dexterity for 2-4 players. Retaining the spirit of its predecessor, Ingenious Challenges is made up of three unique games that each focus on matching symbols while varying the types of matches made.
Test your wits in the Card Challenge by strategically playing cards from your hand to match the symbols of cards on the table. Each card has two symbols on it and each player keeps a faceup card in front of him. This way, the current player can match the symbols on the card he just played to any card on the table. Manage your hand and keep a close eye on your neighbor’s card during this challenge.
In the Dice Challenge, tempt fate by deducing when to keep your best roll. You only get three rolls, so knowing when to keep your result or to gamble for a better one is the difference between victory and defeat. Each face of the dice features a unique symbol that can be matched to any other player’s dice. Will you accept two matches or will you try for three?
The Tile Challenge will make you risk it all for additional points. If your tile matches, you can take the points right away or toss caution into the wind and draw an additional tile. If the new one doesn’t match, you score no points that turn. If it does match, you will get points for both matches!
With three new ways to test your mental mettle there is no better time than now to stand up and shout “Ingenious!”
From the mind of renowned game designer Reiner Knizia, Ingenious is a puzzle strategy game of tile placement. 2-4 players match colored symbols to score points, keeping their lowest score above their opponents. Ingenious Challenges adds three unique games in the spirit of Ingenious; the Dice Challenge, the Card Challenge, and the Tile Challenge.
Boardgame News is saying these are just reprints of existing Knizia games.
Is this an expansion or a totally independant new game. Looks like a completely new game, but I'm not positive. Looks great either way.
It looking as it's going to be the best Ingenious ever - Three Challenges are looking good for travel when it's not to much space in car on the back seat.
Any chance we'll see these on iPhone/iPod apps anytime soon?