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Take it Easy! (1983)

Average Rating: 6.61/10
Board Game Rank: 1054
Abstract Games Rank: 68
Family Game Rank: 268
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Year Published
1983
# of Players
1 − 8
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, more than 8 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, more than 8 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
20 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Take it Easy!
Alternate Names
Aeg Maha!
Dilemma
Hextension
Stringo!
Take it Easy
Take It Easy! XXL
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It's really difficult to succinctly describe this game, so take a look at the pictures! Take It Easy is a true multi-player solitaire in which each player individually completes a hexagon-shaped board with spots for 19 hexagon tiles. There's no limit to number of players if you've got enough sets on hand. One person (the caller) draws a tile randomly and tells the others which of the 27 tiles featuring colored/numbered lines crossing in three directions, with numbers from 1 to 9, it is. "The 9-8-7," for example. Each player then chooses which empty spot on his own board he'll play the 9-8-7. This is repeated until the boards are filled.

The idea is to complete same-numbered lines across your board. Scoring is calculated by multiplying the number on the tile with the number of tiles in the completed line. A complete column of three 9s is worth 27, for example...but a lot of players will hope for five 9s to fill the big column down the middle.

Take It Easy is often compared to Bingo because of the familiar pattern of a number being called and then everybody looking at their cards to play it, and then scoring if a line is completed. But that's as far as the comparison goes. Bingo is sheer luck; Take It Easy is a game of skill.

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Awards

  • 2009 Teachers' Pick by Scholastic's Instructor Magazine
  • 2008 "UK Games Expo" Award for Special Achievement
  • 2007 Årets Familiespill (Family Game of the Year, Norway) Nominee.
  • 1994 Spiel des Jahres Recommendation.

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Gryphon Games 6-player edition
Publisher: Eagle-Gryphon Games
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Year: 2009
Product Code: 101141N
Size: 10.80 x 10.80 x 2.20 inches
2.00 pounds
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Cappelen Norwegian version
Publisher: Cappelen
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Year: 2007
Size: 10.63 x 10.63 x 2.05 inches
1.83 pounds
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Ravensburger Estonian edition
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2006
Product Code: 262991
Size: 13.07 x 9.02 x 2.09 inches
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Ravensburger Classics 1 to 6-player edition
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
Year: 2005
Product Code: 263806
Size: 12.99 x 8.66 x 1.97 inches
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Ravensburger multilingual 4-player edition
Publisher: Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Artist: Alexander Strohmaier
Year: 2001
Product Code: 27 251 8
Size: 9.25 x 7.25 x 1.50 inches
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5 Estonian rules
Estonian rules for the game on one page. DOC format. Eesti keelsed reeglid mängule ühel leheküljel (A4). DOC formaadis.
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2010-04-10
9 Take It Easy score sheet
Our group uses this score sheet for Take It Easy! It's simple but useful and nice looking. Enjoy. The MiGo 13
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2009-08-25
5 Little Score Sheet, my wife's way
12 small tables to be cut out... or not.
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2009-03-17
5 Take It Easy scoring sheet
Full page scoring sheet, with large numbers suitable for kids.
English
2008-05-30
0 Take it easy ITArules - ver. 1.pdf
Regolamento in italiano.
2005-09-27
13 Rules(english).doc
English scan of rules, in Word format
2004-10-05
5 Take it Easy.txt
English Take It Easy Rules
2004-09-13
17 Take_It_Easy.pdf
Nick Danger's Custom Scoring Sheet
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Board Game Rank: 1054
Abstract Games Rank: 68
Family Game Rank: 268
Num Ratings: 1775
Average Rating: 6.61
Standard Deviation: 1.32
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TPGC - Episode #38 - Falling, Exago and Take it Easy
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2014-08-05
BGTG 136 - 100 Great Games, part 3 (with Stephen Glenn and Mark Jackson)
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Episode 11 – Abstract Games
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The Spiel #68 - That's A Wrap - 2008 Holiday Gift Guide
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