Einfach Genial (Ingenious) Online Game
A wealth of colours
|Einfach Genial (Ingenious)|
|Number of players||1-4|
|Price||Ca. 20-25 Euro|
|Awards||"Spiel der Spiele" 2004|
Anyone who knows a little about Reiner Knizia’s games will know that the good Doctor loves games that deal with trying to get points in various different categories and then only score that category in which the player has the least. In the past, Knizia has used this mechanic to develop highly complicated games, but with Einfach Genial, he has distilled the mechanic down to its purest form.
The game is played on a hex board. 120 equally sized pieces, each consisting of two joined hexes come with the game. There are symbols on each hex that makes up the piece – some pieces have two identical symbols, some have two different symbols (not unlike dominoes). The pieces go into a cloth bag so that they get drawn randomly. Each player receives six pieces to start the game, which are placed onto a rack and visible to them alone.
The goal of the game is, through clever placement, to obtain points in the different symbol colours. Points are claimed by placing a piece such that the symbols on it lie next to already-placed pieces with the same symbol. Pieces are placed onto any open spaces. So, for example, if a player places a piece with a purple circle on it such that it sits next to an unbroken line of four other purple circles already on the board, then the player scores four purple points. A newly placed symbol can lie next to at most five individual rows of symbols.
Obwohl es aufgrund der hohen Variabilität (man darf überall hinlegen) eine gute Tiefe bietet, ist Einfach Genial schnell erlernt und von Jedermann zu spielen.
The intelligent boardgame from the succesful author Reiner Knizia is now also available as a CD-rom from the publisher USM.
Das PC-Spiel ermöglicht unter anderem das Spiel gegen die künstliche Intelligenz in drei Schwierigkeitsstufen. Nähere Informationen