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Markus Hagenauer jr.
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I just wanted to let you know that the abstract strategy game (yes, I mean no randomness, no hidden information, 2 player, turn based, no dexterity, ..)
Tomoe that was designed by Gerd Breitenbach
and me will be published by nestorgames in a few weeks.
And therefore it can be preordered at http://www.nestorbooster.com/#tomoe_detail for a reduced price now.


Tomoe is a tile placement games inspired by GO.
Black tries to encirle white and white trys to encirle black.
But as the tiles are bicolored (like those from Palago), you always build someting for your opponent too.
And enclosing an area is worth nothing if your colour is enclosed again.

You can find the rules at nestorbooster.com and if you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

And last but not least a picture of the prototype to lure you:




Thank you for your attention.
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Hi Markus, that looks great and very interesting, not to mention highly organic. In the seventies there was a game 'Amoeba' that derived a similar organic feel from a square grid. How did you guys keep this one so hidden? whistle
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christianF wrote:
Hi Markus, that looks great and very interesting, not to mention highly organic. In the seventies there was a game 'Amoeba' that derived a similar organic feel from a square grid. How did you guys keep this one so hidden? whistle


Hi Christian,
thank you. I didn´t know Amoeba until now, but I knew the Trucht tiling.
And I must confess with 4 different tiles somone could argue that Tomoe is not that elegant. But on the other had the different tiles offer more possibilities.

Hidden? It´s on Gernd homepage for several years now.
But I guess you´re right, not much people will have found it there.
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Markus Hagenauer wrote:
And I must confess with 4 different tiles somone could argue that Tomoe is not that elegant. But on the other had the different tiles offer more possibilities.

The swirly tiles look rather bewildering to me, compared to Palago with its one type of tile. I actually had not realized there were only 4 different tile types until you said it here! Cool, that makes it look a bit more manageable than I thought at first glance.
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russ wrote:
I actually had not realized there were only 4 different tile types until you said it here! Cool, that makes it look a bit more manageable than I thought at first glance.


In this picture you can see the four different tiles.
(Edit: As Russ has reccogniced, the top tile of the 3rd pile is sorted to the wrong pile. Beneath you can guess the tiles with the inverted colours)
By the way, this are all tiles that are possible with the guidline that no erea of one colour connects more than two corners.




There are two tiles with black tips and two tiles with white tips.
Those with a white tip fit on the triple hexagons oriented one way, those with a black tip fit on the triple hexagons oriented the other way.
So for every area on the board you have only two tiles to choose from. With 3 ways to orientate each tile this makes 6 possibilities for each triple hexagon.


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Markus Hagenauer wrote:
In this picture you can see the four different tiles.
By the way, this are all tiles that are possible with the guidline that no erea of one colour connects more than two corners.




There are two tiles with black tips and two tiles with white tips.
Those with a white tip fit on the triple hexagons oriented one way, those with a black tip fit on the triple hexagons oriented the other way.
So for every area on the board you have only two tiles to choose from. With 3 ways to orientate each tile this makes 6 possibilities for each triple hexagon.

In that picture, the 3rd pile seems to be a copy of the 2nd pile, instead of being the "negative" of the 2nd pile. (I.e. shouldn't the 3rd pile have white tips, instead of black tips?) Or am I confused?
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Russ, you´re right.
I missed this, obviously the tiles are not sorted correctly.
Looks like the top tile of the 3rd pile is wrong, beneath you can spot the right tiles.
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First final copy is in my hands

Weird, but another Amoeba is available on nestorbooster at the moment.

http://www.nestorbooster.com/amoeba_detail.html

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n_r_a wrote:
First final copy is in my hands

Weird, but another Amoeba is available on nestorbooster at the moment.

http://www.nestorbooster.com/amoeba_detail.html


The one I mentioned was something of a hype back then, albeit short lived.
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Here is a sketch how the 4 different tiles realy look like.

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And here is how the nestorgames edition will look like.

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Just published!

http://www.nestorgames.com/tomoe_detail.html

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