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The blog was initially dedicated to my CHAlleNGED GAMES series. As with the time I started to experiment with another system - the language, to apply mathematical logic and seek patterns in words, in the last years my publications are mostly about this part of my work.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Fused Games: SHOGUNed Tic-tac-toe, 2013
Ravensburger strategic game with element of luck published in 1979.
It is played on 8x8 grid, and each player has 7 pawns and 1 Shogun.
Each piece has a window, which shows a number indicating the number
of moves that piece can make. There are many magnets under the board,
which causes the number automatically change after each move of the
pawns or the Shogun.
The SHOGUNed Tic-tac-toe, is played using the
SHOGUN game board and pawns. After the different fusions with
puzzles, here the tic-tac-toe fuses with another strategic game. The
fused game is, playing tic-tac-toe, by using the props and rules of
the Shogun game. The goal is as in the regular tic-tac-toe to make a
line of three. The manner of playing is irregular, meaning that no
3x3 grid is predefined, it appears, and may also disappear,
in the course of the game.
SHOGUN game set
Veronika Tzekova, SHOGUNed Tic-tac-toe, 2013
How the pieces are moved:
The number showing on the piece indicates how many
squares the piece has to be moved (1 to 4 for the pawns and 1 to 2 for the
Shogun). The number on the piece changes while it is being moved
around the board.
The pieces can be moved only horizontally and
vertically, not diagonally. In each move only one right angle is
A piece can never jump over another piece.
A piece can not be moved forwards and backwards in
the same move.
Once the 3x3 tic-tac-toe grid is defined on the
Shogun board the pieces can be moved only within it. When not yet
defined, the pieces move in imaginary 3x3 grid.
How to capture:
Any piece can capture any
of the opponent pieces by landing on the square occupied by the piece
at the end of the move. The captured piece is removed from the board.
End of game:
Game is when either one of
the players composes a line (winning) or when one is left without