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1939
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2 − 7
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Best with 3 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
10 minutes
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10 and up
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Contack
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CONTACK is a game played with 36 triangular pieces. The 3 sides of each triangle are different in colour, and each side has a number from 1 to 10 printed at its edge.

Players try, by matching colour and number, or matching colour and making certain score totals, to play all the triangles from their hand and to make as large a score as possible.

The game was first introduced by the Volume Sprayer Mfg. Co. of Tulsa Oklahoma in early 1939, then published by a number of companies including Parker Brothers later that year. The Volume Sprayer edition has pressed wood pieces and a hexagonal tin-lined box.

Triangular Dominoes (of which Contack is a variant) date back at least to 1886 when published by Frank H. Richards of Troy, New York, for 25¢ or "10 cents silver (for) a cheaper set to learn the game."

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When placing the pieces against each other, the last one laid has to be where the next one goes. The colours have to match and the sum of the numbers must be divisible by five, or the number and colour can be identical but that is only a "match" and no score. This applies to all moves - one, two or three-sided.

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Parker Hexagon Box Edition
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Patent information in PDF from the European Patent Office, via Espacenet, of Pat. #GB542116, dated December 24, 1941, by Parker Bros. Inc. for Contack.
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Board Game Rank: 9249
Abstract Game Rank: 651
Num Ratings: 43
Average Rating: 5.28
Standard Deviation: 1.56
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Users Owning: 174
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