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Amoeba (1975)

Average Rating: 6.18/10
Board Game Rank: 7571
Abstract Game Rank: 466
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1975
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Amoeba
Alternate Names
Tantalus
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The board consists of a 7x7 array of plastic squares, each of which has an arc cutting two diagonally opposite corners.

The rest of the equipment is a deck of 52 cards showing various closed amoeba-like curves that can be made with the arcs - players get 3 of these to start and are trying to create the curves shown on their cards.

On a turn a player gets to rotate any piece except the one last rotated, and if a needed shape is made, the player gets the points shown on the card, a new card, and another turn. The first player to reach 50 points wins.

Amoeba has been published as 'Tantalus' in the Ravensburger Casino Series.

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Another game which uses this very unusual tile to form its board is Truchet

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Skirrid Company English Edition
Publisher: Skirrid Company of Great Britain, Ltd.
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Size: 12.99 x 10.24 x 1.18 inches
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Ravensburger Multilingual Edition
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
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Year: 1975
Product Code: 602 5 212 2
Size: 13.00 x 7.40 x 2.10 inches
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Patent information in PDF from the European Patent Office, via Espacenet, of Patent #IE33911, dated December 11, 1974, by William Barrington Pink for Amoeba.
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Board Game Rank: 7571
Abstract Game Rank: 466
Num Ratings: 36
Average Rating: 6.18
Standard Deviation: 1.11
Num Views: 13248
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 2
Personal Comments: 22
Users Owning: 75
Users Wanting: 8
Users Trading: 4 [find trade matches]
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