Game from South America

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Project by jred posted 12-20-2010 03:38 PM 1703 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some friends of ours brought back the concept of this game after visiting Chile, South America. I suppose it’s like a version of chess in that it’s a real thinking game. Each piece is different but has at least four similarities to other pieces. Pieces store inside the box and the top is the playing field. Made out of cherry, maple and walnut.

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#1 posted 12-20-2010 03:47 PM

Looks fun.
What are the rules?


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 04:00 PM

Looks interesting, how is it played!!
Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 04:18 PM

If the game has a name we could probably goggle it and learn the rules.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 04:58 PM

I too would like to know…

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#5 posted 12-20-2010 05:08 PM

Try this link or search for “Quarto”.
It is also posted a few time in the LJ files.

-- Dennis, WV

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#6 posted 12-20-2010 06:15 PM

We have Quarto too… it’s a simple game of tic tac toe, with each player selecting a piece to give to the other player to place on the board. The goal is to give them a piece that doesn’t create a 4 in a row with a similarity.

The similarities are:

light vs dark
round vs square
tall vs short
hole vs solid

If you get any 4 in a row that share any trait, you win.

Harder than it looks.

-- Steven

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#7 posted 12-20-2010 08:15 PM

Steven explained it as well as could be done. Can be played with any number of people. Each player places the piece given to him and then selects a piece to pass to the next player. If you pass on a piece and the person you gave it to can use it to complete a row of four pieces all sharing one of the similarities, then you’re out. It is possible to come to a standstill, but it’s amazing how easy it is to overlook some of the similarities and pass on the wrong piece. Just hope the person you gave it to doesn’t see it either!

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#8 posted 12-20-2010 11:37 PM

It does look to be an interesting game; simple yet complex at the same time.. Oh – And great work on the build..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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