ZÈRTZ Is One of the Best Abstract Games Available
ZÈRTZ is all marbles and rings and a shrinking board. The 37 rings make up the hexagonal board at the start of the game. Every time you place one of the 10 black, 8 gray, or 6 white marbles on a ring, you have to remove an empty ring from the display.
To win, all you have to do is collect the majority of the marbles in any one color or gather 3 of each color.
You snatch a marble by jumping over it checkers style. Such jumps are forced, which plays a big part in winning the game. Sometimes you can force your opponent to capture a marble that leaves you with a forced move that was better than his.
ZÈRTZ has simple rules and a game doesn’t take more than half an hour, but what a good time you’ll have puzzling out your every move!
ZÈRTZ is one of a set of board games from an effort called Project GIPF. The other games in the group include DVONN, GIPF, PÜNCT, TAMSK, TZAAR, and YINSH.
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