- a board with 486 spaces
- 88 pieces in four different colors (22 pieces of each color). Each of the 22 pieces is a different shape.
There are: 1 piece with one triangle, 1 piece with two triangles, 1 piece with three triangles, 3 pieces with four triangles, 4 pieces with five triangles and 12 pieces with six triangles (see figure 1).
Object of the Game
Each player has to fit as many of his/her 22 pieces on the board as possible.
Each player chooses a color and places that set of 22 pieces in front of his/her side of the board. The order of play is as follows: blue, yellow, red, green.
The first piece played by each player must cover one of the starting points indicated by the triangle symbol (see figure 2).
Each new piece must touch at least one other piece of the same color but without contact between two sides (see figure 3).
There are no restrictions on how many pieces of different colors may be in contact with each other. Three colors may touch at the same intersection (see figure 4).
Once a piece has been placed on the board, it cannot be moved during subsequent turns.
End of the Game
The game ends for a player when he/she is blocked and can no longer put down any pieces or that player has run out of pieces.
However, a player MUST play if it is possible to play. The game ends when all players are blocked from laying down any more of their pieces. This includes any players who may have placed all of their pieces on the board. Scores are tallied, and the player with the highest score is the winner.
Scoring: Each player then counts the number of unit triangles in his/her remaining pieces (1 unit triangle = -1 point). A player earns +15 points if all his/her pieces have been placed on the board plus 5 additional bonus points if the last piece placed on the board was the smallest piece (one triangle).
Figure 5 shows an example of a completed game where the blue player has won.
The blue player has placed all his/her pieces, and the smallest piece has been played last. Score: +20 points
The yellow player could not place 2 four-triangle pieces, 1 five-triangle piece and 3 six-triangle pieces. Score: -31 points
The red player could not place 1 four-triangle piece and 1 five-triangle piece. Score: -9 points
The green player could not place 3 four-triangle pieces. Score: -12 points