micropul is a strategic & tactical tile-laying game in which players are scientists trying to extract precious micropul matter from an energy core.
The game can be played as a solitaire puzzle or competitively.
Each player has a hand of tiles they must play optimally to keep a flow of new tiles coming in and if possible keep aside some tiles in a supply stack that will be worth more points at the end of the game. Drawing new tiles is done by activating catalysts, this part is very tactical.
During the game, groups of micropul of the same color will get formed. These groups can be claimed and will be worth a lot of points if they are closed at the end of the game. This is the strategic part.
Winning is done by balancing the tactical and strategic part.
A game tile holder in two pieces. It prints on smaller printers and is easy to store in a small box.
The .STL files are perfect for the print-and-play game micropul if your pieces are 33mm wide.
Customize the holder if you need other sizes. You can either use the [url=http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:683381]thingiverse customizer[/url] with some limitations. This is due to the restricted OpenSCAD implementation on that webpage.
You get nicer results if you directly use the latest development snapshot of [url=http://www.openscad.org/]OpenSCAD[/url] of 2015.02 with the [url=http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:683381/#files].scad files[/url].
The original .scad file is by [url=http://www.thingiverse.com/choffee/about]choffee[/url], i tweaked it for the game pieces of micropul.
I made this as a gift for my fiancee, Megan, who was born on the fateful day of 3/14. It's got pi and changed the pluses to crosses cause we're both big fans of Jesus. The graphic for the micropuls is a sneaky allusion to pi.