Talat (2008)

Average Rating: 6.42/10
Board Game Rank: 4755
Abstract Game Rank: 279
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Year Published
2008
# of Players
2 − 3
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
33 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Talat
Alternate Names
"3"
Drei
Three
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Talat, originally published in an all-wood edition under the name Drei, is an abstract strategy game specifically designed for three players. Each pair of players shares a game board, forcing each player to pay attention to two different gaming scenarios at once. The goal is to capture the opponents' pieces and to move your own pieces to the opponents' starting rows.

Players have nine towers in three heights and three shapes (squared, hexagonal and triangular prisms). To set up the game, players lay out the game boards, then take turns placing towers one by one on the starting edges of their game boards, five towers on one board and four on the other.

On a turn, a player must move one tower one space forward, either straight or diagonally; the player can choose freely which tower to move on which game board, but moving on one board precludes movement on the other, so choose wisely! A tower can capture another tower by moving onto its space, but only in the right circumstances. If the two towers are the same height, the capturing tower must have more sides than the one being captured; if their heights differ, the capturing tower must be one level taller than the tower being captured. The exception is the smallest triangular tower, which can capture the opponent's tallest hexagonal tower. A tower can also move sideways when capturing, but not when merely moving on the game board; thus, even after a tower reaches the opponent's back row, it might still be at risk of capture (or possibly the one doing the capturing).

If no captures are possible on a game board, that board is frozen and players can no longer move their pieces on it. As soon as two boards are frozen, the game ends. Players score five points for each tower they've captured and three points for each of their own towers that has reached an opponent's starting edge. The player with the highest score wins.

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Awards

  • 2012 Toy Award Winner
  • 2012 Top 10 Spielzeug Winner
  • 2012 Dr. Toy's Best 100 Winner
  • 2013 Nominated for German Mensa award

Components

  • 3 game boards
  • 27 pieces (nine each in three colors)
  • Rulebook
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Publisher: HUCH! & friends
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Year: 2011
Product Code: 877468
Size: 9.40 x 9.40 x 2.20 inches
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 4755
Abstract Game Rank: 279
Num Ratings: 99
Average Rating: 6.42
Standard Deviation: 1.25
Num Views: 15276
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.1
Fans: 6
Personal Comments: 42
Users Owning: 219
Users Wanting: 13
Users Trading: 11 [find trade matches]
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