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Eriek Douraan
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Hi, the OP of the other thread said he was down with people posting their games in it if they needed a name for them. I posted this one of mine, but seems to have went unnoticed. Anyway:

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UNTITLED 8-WAY CONNECTION GAME

Number of Players: 2

Setup/Board Description: Square Grid. The North and South edges are owned by Player 1, and the East and West edges are owned by Player 2. Corners are shared.

Pieces: Pawns (bases) and sticks (connections)

Board Sizes and Play Times:
15 min - 11x11
30 min - 16x16
60 min - 22x22

Overview:
Each player tries to connect their edges of the board by placing bases and connecting them together.

Each turn:
* A player places a base on ANY empty space on the board.
* Then connects it to all their adjacent bases in the eight adjoining squares, unless it would cross an opponent's connection.
(The point of this is to keep track of connections across diagonals.)

Win condition: A player connects their two edges of the board.

Pie rule (optional, this rule nullifies the 1st player's inherent advantage): After the first move is made, the second player has one of two options:

1) Letting the move stand, in which case the second player remains the second player and moves immediately, or

2) Switching places, in which case the second player becomes the first-moving player, and the "new" second player then makes their "first" move. (I.e., the game proceeds from the opening move already made, but with roles reversed.)


Name ideas I've already gotten from Harv Veerman:
Webs
Worms
Wriggle
Meandering
The Olde Bucket Brigade <—Like this one

Corry Damey noted it's somewhat reminiscent of Legend of Landlock.
 
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John Breckenridge
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The concept makes me think of competing cable companies stringing up their wires on poles, so I'd call it Utility Futility.

It also sounds like Twixt or BRIDG-IT, but also makes me think of the old game show Blockbusters.
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Eriek Douraan
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Thanks thumbsup

I was thinking, what about "Spider Conga"? The bases could be the spider's bodies, and the connections are their legs, and you try to make a conga line of spiders!

Edit: Other animals to consider: Crabs and Octopuses.
 
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John Breckenridge
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You could go Steampunkish where the bases are gears and the connections are belts or chains that transfer the motion from one to the other.
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Paul Wagner
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Pawns and Planks

Boards and Bases
 
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Barry Harvey
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Connect 8 (or maybe Connectate to avoid problems)

Maybe it's about two coral reefs growing and it's called Competing Corals? (That would give you pretty components)

Calling it 'Crabs' is probably a bad idea...
 
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Corry Damey
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I'm not sure if you're going for a particular theme or if it's going to be an abstract. Some of these names might work for both:

Cardinal
Traject
Cardinal Trek
Compass Roads (like 'rose' but not...)
Crossroads

Some of the names have an idea of a hiking or trail blazing theme. While Cardinal and Traject could work for an abstract.
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