Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur


For some years now, I've been talking up the abstract game Octiles. It's a particular favorite of mine, a game that involves putting octagonal pieces on the board to form paths, and then manipulating those tiles to allow your men to get across the board while impeding your opponents. It was a Games 100 pick, and a lot of fun. The only problem is, the edition sold by Kadon Enterprises has a leather board that doesn't love sitting flat if you leave it rolled too much, and it's expensive -- $95. So others have tended not to pick it up.

Well, last night I was wandering though Danger Planet, and stumbled across a new edition of the game, from Pin Games, a small imprint of Out of the Box games dedicated to lovely wooden sets. *Their* version of Octiles is a smaller board, but it's solid and seems well built. And it's only $30!

So now I can unreservedly recommend it. Octiles is a fine game for 2-4 players, and well worth getting. Check it out...

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