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Ubongo

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Race to fill the target shape using a set of polyominoes before your opponents do. 

In Ubongo, players compete to solve individual puzzles as quickly as they can to get first crack at the gems on hand for the taking.

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Original edition:

The game board consists of six rows, with twelve gems (of various colors) placed in these rows. At the start of play, each player places his pawn in front of one of those rows. Each player also takes twelve polyominoes — that is, pieces consisting of 2-5 squares in some configuration; players use these pieces each round to try to recreate shapes.

At the start of a round, each player receives a puzzle card that depicts a shape created by some number of squares; one side of this card depicts six rows of 3 pieces, the other side depicts six rows of 4 pieces, for a more difficult puzzle. When everyone is ready, someone rolls a die to determine which row of pieces each player can use to recreate the shape on their individual card. The race is timed by a sand timer, and the outcome of this race determines the action on the main playing board.

Whoever first solves their puzzle in time gets to move their pawn up to three rows left or right, with the second player to finish moving two rows and the third player only one row. Players then collect two gems from the front of the row where their pawn is located, which means that the more rows you can move, the more control you have over which color gems you can collect. After collecting gems, each player receives a new puzzle card, and a new round begins.

After nine rounds, the game ends and whoever has collected the most gems in a single color wins! If players tie, then those players compare who has the most gems in a second color, and so on.

2015 edition:

The puzzle-part of the game remains the same, but the scoring track and system has been greatly changed, to be the same as in Ubongo Extreme. There are no pawns anymore, but instead the winner takes a 3-point gem plus a random gem, the second-place player takes a 1-point gem plus a random gem, and others who finish within time take just a random gem. Whoever scores the most gem-points after nine rounds wins the game.

GAME COMPONENTS:

36 Templates with 432 combinations, 4 Sets of 12 pieces, 1 Special Dice, 1 Hourglass, 1 Fabric Draw Bag, 58 Gems, 1 Rounds Marker and 1 Rulebook.

AWARDS & HONORS:

2018 Gra Roku Family Game of the Year Nominee

2015/Spring Parents' Choice Silver Honor Winner

2011 Guldbrikken Best Family Game Nominee

2010 MinD-Spielepreis Nominee

2009 Årets Spel Best Family Game Winner

2008 Juego del Año Finalist

2008 Årets Spill Best Family Game Winner

2008 Årets Spill Best Family Game Nominee

2007 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Winner

2007 Vuoden Peli Family Game of the Year Nominee

2005 Spiel der Spiele Hit für Familien Recommended

2005 Kinderspielexperten "8-to-13-year-olds" Winner

2005 Kinderspielexperten "8-to-13-year-olds" Nominee

2005 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Foreign Game for Beginners

2005 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee

2003 Årets Spel Best Family Game Winner

BGG link

DEVI2020121601
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Data sheet

Players
1
2
3
4
Age
8+
Game Duration (minutes)
30+
Game Type
Abstract
Board Game
Family Game
Puzzle
Real Time
Set collection
Language
Catalan
Portuguese
Spanish
Publisher
Devir
Creator
Grzegorz Rejchtman

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Ubongo

Race to fill the target shape using a set of polyominoes before your opponents do. 

In Ubongo, players compete to solve individual puzzles as quickly as they can to get first crack at the gems on hand for the taking.

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