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S. Deniz Bucak
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Are there any versions of Ingenious with a plastic board where the tiles fit in little wells ala Blokus? I'm rather clumsy and I play with my 5 year old son, so we tend to knock the pieces out of place with this one. Is there any way of keeping the pieces in place, short of putting velcro on each tile?
 
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Man, I wish. I have the Kosmos edition, and I've played the FFG edition, and both of them have standard cardboard boards.

I don't know about the other editions, but considering the boxes are all about the same size, my guess is "not."
 
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The UK edition (Mensa Connections by Sophisticated Games) also has a cardboard board.
 
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I'll third the desire for this. Having played blokus, I just presumed that Ingeneous had the same kind of board, and was dissapointed it didn't. Likewise, my young kids knock it around a bit. Having now played the game though, I realize the board would have to be pretty big. Would net a few sections to lock together.
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it would be nice, but i would think it a bit delicate since it would need to account for tiles going at any angle. maybe just pegs at the corners?
 
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Gemblo seems to be the model for multi-hexagon pieces on a recessed plastic board. I think Herr Knizia ought to get in contact with DG Games (or FFG get in contact with whatever plastics manufacturer pressed GemBlo, or some such combination of contacts that gets us an Ingenious board that's as sturdy, as functional, and as pretty as a GemBlo board.




Imagine a reduced-size version of that board with two-segment two-tone gems. Mmmm.
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astroglide wrote:
it would be nice, but i would think it a bit delicate since it would need to account for tiles going at any angle. maybe just pegs at the corners?


It would probably work better to have either a hexagonal or circular peg at the center of each hexagon on the board, and then a corresponding socket in each end of each game piece.
 
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I also think a Blokus-like board
would benefit Ingenious.

Perhaps you could glue a spot of velcro (hooks) to
each space on the board (except printed spaces),
and glue a spot of velcro (loops) to each tile back.
That might hold them in position pretty well. If the
velcro were white and in the center of the spaces/tiles
and were small (say 6 or 8 mm in diameter), they wouldn't
be too distracting and it wouldn't take much effort to
place and remove tiles.

The risk may be that the velcro holds tightly but
it rips the paper off the board when you remove a tile...


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I thought Ingenious would have such a board as well. The fact that it doesn't have any way of holding played tiles in place has kept me from buying it. It seems like a pretty poor way to produce what is an otherwise fun game.

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I don't understand why it would be any more or less delicate than Blokus. In Blokus the tiles have to fit regardless of orientation. With Ingenious you would have raised hexagonal ridges on the board, and each double-hex tile would have a little indent bisecting it that would rest over the ridge when played.
 
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It will work! Take a look at the game Heximania:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/89173

While there are no pics of the actual board on BGG, i purchased it and it is indeed a very good-quality plastic board with hexi-grooves. They could totally do the same for Ingenious, but then, it would cost more, wouldn't it?!
 
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Hi all,

i'm considering buying the ingenious game, and i noticed there is a difference of 10 € between the FantasyFlight edition (Ingenious) and the german Kosmos edition (Einfach Genial).

Would it be safe to buy the (cheaper) german edition, in terms of component quality ?
I mean, are there any differences that would justify this price difference ?

If it's only for the rules, i can easily get a translation...

Thanks a lot.

Fred
 
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Fred:

As near as I can remember, the only difference between the two games is the title and the box art. The boards and pieces are the same, and both are of high quality. I'd say go ahead and get the Kosmos edition, since you can get the rules translation here, unless you're feeling overly generous, and want to support FFG.

The game is abstract, so the pieces are language independent, and the game isn't that bad. I don't think I like it as much as Blokus, but that might just be because I play it more than EG.

I hope this helps!
 
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Going back to the original question, you can now get the 2-player travel version in Germany (Einfach Genial: Reiseedition). Plastic components and board, wells to hold the tiles, and slot-in pegs for scoring - so everything's waterproof and more resistant to the occasional nudge during play.
 
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HappyProle wrote:
I thought Ingenious would have such a board as well. The fact that it doesn't have any way of holding played tiles in place has kept me from buying it. It seems like a pretty poor way to produce what is an otherwise fun game.

I didn't get this game for the longest time because of this issue, but the game is great even without it. I agree it could use this feature, but the game is playable.

One thing I was thinking, was to add a line of hot glue along the lines of the hex board. The tiles already have a ridge between them, this may help the tiles from sliding. If I test it out, I will let you know.
 
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Here's the 2-player travel version.



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fitzyfitz wrote:
Going back to the original question, you can now get the 2-player travel version in Germany (Einfach Genial: Reiseedition). Plastic components and board, wells to hold the tiles, and slot-in pegs for scoring - so everything's waterproof and more resistant to the occasional nudge during play.


Unfortunately, it's strictly two player, and comes with only half as many pieces.
 
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thatmarkguy wrote:
Gemblo seems to be the model for multi-hexagon pieces on a recessed plastic board. I think Herr Knizia ought to get in contact with DG Games (or FFG get in contact with whatever plastics manufacturer pressed GemBlo, or some such combination of contacts that gets us an Ingenious board that's as sturdy, as functional, and as pretty as a GemBlo board.




Imagine a reduced-size version of that board with two-segment two-tone gems. Mmmm.
There's also Blokus Trigon. Well, technically, it's a triangular grid on a hexagonal board, but things can be adjusted to suit a hexagonal grid
 
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