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This is a game that I've had my eye on for a while, I just haven't pulled the monetary trigger, so to speak, yet.

 
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Cirkle 4 is an Abstract strategy game. Four Armies based in the four corners of the board. Players can play on teams or as individuals. The object of the game is to capture an objective square or destroy an Army or a set of pieces. Players needs to write on a paper their secret winning target/ objective at the start of the play. Cirkle 4 is based on Cirkle 2 system/combat (see Cirkle 2) adapted to a 3 or 4 players situation.

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I have created five different abstract games that were designed specifically for three players.

First, "Faustus": the rock-paper-scissors concept translated to 3-player Checkers:

http://www.zillions-of-games.com/cgi-bin/zilligames/submissi...;id=408

Then, a couple, obligatory Chess variants for three players:

"Hecate":

http://www.zillions-of-games.com/cgi-bin/zilligames/submissi...;id=1926

"Cerberus":

http://www.zillions-of-games.com/cgi-bin/zilligames/submissi...;id=159

A territorial game, "Trident":

http://www.zillions-of-games.com/cgi-bin/zilligames/submissi...;id=1691

And finally, a game of elimination, "Donuts":

http://www.zillions-of-games.com/cgi-bin/zilligames/submissi...;id=1689
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Reiner Knizia's Samurai is essentially an abstract, and designed for 2/3/4. I think it plays well for 2 or 3 (haven't been able to do 4 yet).
 
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alenen wrote:
Reiner Knizia's Samurai is essentially an abstract, and designed for 2/3/4. I think it plays well for 2 or 3 (haven't been able to do 4 yet).

Great game for 2-4, but I've never understood how some consider it an abstract under any definition of "abstract game" I've ever heard. It has randomness, hidden information, a map of Japan and Japanese theme...
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russ wrote:
alenen wrote:
Reiner Knizia's Samurai is essentially an abstract, and designed for 2/3/4. I think it plays well for 2 or 3 (haven't been able to do 4 yet).

Great game for 2-4, but I've never understood how some consider it an abstract under any definition of "abstract game" I've ever heard. It has randomness, hidden information, a map of Japan and Japanese theme...

Yes, but it "abstracts" battle into a numbers game.
 
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tckoppang wrote:
Yes, but it "abstracts" battle into a numbers game.

Every wargame I've ever seen, no matter how "realistic" or "detailed", abstracts battle into a numbers game.



The complexity of the formulas and algorithms varies, but it's still all abstracted into a numbers game.
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I was being tongue in cheek. I agree with you.
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Damn it! I need to replace the battery in my humor detector again!
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If a pasted-on theme is not repellent, I suggest The Bridges of Shangri-La by Leo Colovini. It is a perfect-information, no-luck 'abstract', but it does have an illustrated board and an alleged theme. You will be rewarded with an amazingly deep experience for what appears at first to be a lightweight game (mostly because of the aforesaid whimsical alleged theme).
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cannoneer wrote:
If a pasted-on theme is not repellent, I suggest The Bridges of Shangri-La by Leo Colovini. It is a perfect-information, no-luck 'abstract', but it does have an illustrated board and an alleged theme. You will be rewarded with an amazingly deep experience for what appears at first to be a lightweight game (mostly because of the aforesaid whimsical alleged theme).


I agree. Great game.
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I don't have anything interesting to add but shouldn't this be a geeklist?
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CoreyClark wrote:
I don't have anything interesting to add but shouldn't this be a geeklist?

It already is.
Abstracts for Three Players
 
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The Bridges of Shangri-La, best abstract multiplayer ever!
 
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Talat, original title: THREE

3 boards, 3 forms, 3 colours, 3 players.
Done.
 
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