Margo (2006)

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Year Published
2006
# of Players
2 − 3
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
9 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Margo is an abstract board game similar to Go, except that it's played with marbles which may stack upwards. A special capture rule means that captured pieces that support enemy pieces are not removed.

  • Margo is played by two players, White and Black, on a square grid which is initially empty (7x7 is the standard size).
  • Each player has an unlimited number of balls of their color.
  • Players take turns placing a ball of their colour either:
    1. At an empty board point, or
    2. Stacked on top of four existing balls (of any colour).
  • Players may not pass.
  • The game ends when the current player has no legal move. The player with the most balls in play wins.
  • Surround capture: After placing a ball, all enemy groups without freedom are captured and removed from the board, except for those which support enemy balls, which remain active in the game as zombies (only board-level freedoms are counted).
  • Over/under rule: A connection crossing over an enemy connection cuts it.
  • No-suicide: It is not permitted to place a ball without freedom, unless that move captures neighbours to create its own freedom.
  • Ko rule: It is not permitted to repeat the board position of any previous turn.
  • Swap rule: After the opening move, the second player may elect to swap colours in lieu of making a move.

The name "Margo" = Marbles + Go.

Online Play

  • Gamerz (turn-based, play by email or play by web)
  • Jocly (turn-based, live play or play against the computer)

Notes

Margo is the big brother of the Shibumi set.

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Artist: Néstor Romeral Andrés
Year: 2012
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Average Rating: 7.76
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