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Publisher
Year Published
1994
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 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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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Honors
Subdomain
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Category
Family
Primary Name
Pylos
Alternate Names
Op naar de Top
Pylos
Pylos Deluxe
Pylos Mini
Pylos Pocket
Pylos Travel
Pyraos
Queops
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In Pylos, you want to be one who places the final ball on top of the pyramid. Sounds simple enough, right?

At the start of the game, each player has fifteen balls, either light or dark, and they take turns placing them on a game board that has sixteen indentations on it in a 4x4 grid. Once four balls have been placed next to one another in a square, a ball can be placed on top of them, forming a second level of play. Players can then place balls on this second level, eventually allowing a ball to be placed on the third level – and once that level is full, which requires only four balls, a final ball can be placed on the fourth level, with that player winning the game.

If a player forms a square of his own color – that is, four balls placed next to one another on the same level – that player can remove one or two of his balls (that don't support anything) from anywhere on the board and place them in his reserve, thereby giving him more balls to place in the future. Whenever a player forms a square that's not entirely his own color, he can "stack" one of his pieces – that is, he can take any ball and place it on this square, locking some pieces in place and making a move without having to place a piece from his reserve.

The rules include a variant for children (that removes the square bonus) and one for experts (that allows a player to return 1-2 balls to his reserve when he creates a line of his color).

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Components

  • 1 game board
  • 30 wooden balls (15 each light and dark)
  • Rules

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Pylos Pocket
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Gigamic multilingual travel edition 2013
Publisher: Gigamic
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Year: 2013
Product Code: GYPY
Size: 7.76 x 4.53 x 1.85 inches
Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Iranian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkishmore»
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Pylos
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Fundex English edition 2000
Publisher: Fundex
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Year: 2000
Size: 11.00 x 11.00 x 2.20 inches
2.40 pounds
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Pylos
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Gigamic Classic edition 1994
Publisher: Gigamic
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Year: 1994
Size: 11.02 x 11.02 x 2.36 inches
2.40 pounds
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedishmore»
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Pylos Mini
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Gigamic Mini edition 1994
Publisher: Gigamic
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Year: 1994
Size: 7.09 x 7.09 x 1.57 inches
Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedishmore»
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Gigamic edition 1994
Publisher: Gigamic
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Year: 1994
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 1.50 inches
2.40 pounds
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Swedishmore»
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Pylos rules in Italian, Version 1.0
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reglas en castellano, con ejemplos gtraficos que facilitan la comprension
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1996
Abstract Game Rank: 158
Num Ratings: 959
Average Rating: 6.33
Standard Deviation: 1.39
Num Views: 83251
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.1
Fans: 20
Personal Comments: 304
Users Owning: 1321
Users Wanting: 24
Users Trading: 78 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 3
Want Parts In Trade: 4
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Total Plays: 3473
Plays This Month: 42
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Meeples & Miniatures Episode 14
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BGTG - June 27, 2005 SR: Grand Canyon, Victory & Honor, Tonga Bonga, Pylos
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