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Year Published
2012
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, more than 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
10 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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For The Win
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Overview

For The Win is an abstract strategy game in which each player gets ten tiles, two of each character representing Monkeys, Zombies, Pirates, Aliens, and Ninjas. The objective is to connect five (or more) of one's tiles, including at least one of each type, together (sides and corners count). Additionally, all five (or more) tiles must be face-up, or unactivated. The game ends immediately when a player achieves this goal. Each character type has a specific ability to help you toward the objective.

Gameplay

Players take turns using either 1 or 2 actions within 5 action rounds. Once one player's actions are consumed for a round, the other player(s) get to use any of their remaining 5 actions at once. Judicious action management is key; if one budgets one's actions wisely, one can play several actions in a row for game-winning combinations. The available actions are as follows:

  • Add a tile to the Grid
  • Move one of one's tiles
  • Refresh or flip a tile face up
  • Shove a tile or column/row of tiles
  • Activate an ability (the chosen tile turns face down; see below)

Characters & abilities

  • Alien — The Alien uses her tractor beam to pull any tile in the Grid to a space that is adjacent to her.
  • Monkey — The mischievous Monkey uses a banana peel to flip over all of the tiles it is touching.
  • Ninja — The sneaky Ninja can move from his current spot to any other unoccupied space in the Grid.
  • Pirate — The Pirate uses his trusty cannon to blast an adjacent tile to any unoccupied space in the Grid.
  • Zombie — The Zombie can infect any adjacent tile. The infected tile is removed from the Grid and replaced with a Zombie tile that has not yet been added to the Grid. If all of the Zombie tiles have already been added to the Grid, the Zombie may choose one adjacent tile and deactivate it (that is, flip it face down).
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Microbadges:

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English first edition
Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games
Artist: Eric J. Carter
Year: 2012
Product Code: TMG-02-2012
Size: 5.00 x 3.00 x 1.12 inches
0.45 pounds
English
Release Date: Jul 2012
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2 Player Aid in Brazilian Portuguese
Player aid in Brazilian Portuguese Carta de ajuda em português do Brasil
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2013-10-06
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French player aids for For The Win.
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1 French Rulebook for For The Win
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 3705
Abstract Games Rank: 346
Num Ratings: 394
Average Rating: 5.99
Standard Deviation: 1.32
Num Views: 41995
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.8
Fans: 29
Personal Comments: 209
Users Owning: 989
Users Wanting: 8
Users Trading: 141 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 2
Price History: View
Total Plays: 1205
Plays This Month: 7
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Wishlist 5
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