Friday, June 28, 2013

Game Profile: Tsuro

The game of the path.


Mechanics Hand Management, Tile Placement, Network Building
Theme Asian
Publication Calliope Games, 2004
Ages 8+
Time 15 – 20 min
Players 2 - 8
Description

Tsuro; the game of the path is an easy to learn, quick playing game for 2 to 8 players.  Players will select a starting position for their dragon marker anywhere around the outside of the board.  Players begin the game with 3 tiles that have a variety of paths depicted on them.  On their turn a player will select one tile from their hand and place it on the board on the open space in front of their dragon.  Next the player will move their dragon to the end of the path on the newly placed tile and as well as across any other tiles it may connect to – always ending at an open space.  Additionally, any opponent’s dragon that borders this tile must move to the end their connecting path ending at a new open space.  The object of the game is to be the last dragon remaining on the board.  Players will want to place tiles that move themselves out of harm’s way and their opponents hurtling off the board.  Dragons are also eliminated if they collide on a path.

Tsuro works well with 2 or 3 players, and gets totally insane with 6, 7, or 8 players as we found out when we played it.  This is a great 15 to 20 minute board game.


We have a copy of Tsuro open in our Store Demo Games Library for you to come in and try out while you are here.



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