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Tsuro (2004)

Average Rating: 6.68/10
Board Game Rank: 647
Abstract Game Rank: 115
Family Game Rank: 165
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Year Published
2004
# of Players
2 − 8
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4, 6 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 players
(151 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
15 minutes
User Suggested Ages
6 and up
(60 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(55 voters) [poll]
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Primary Name
Tsuro
Alternate Names
Squiggle Game
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From the publisher:

A beautiful and beautifully simple game of laying a tile before your own token to continue its path on each turn. The goal is to keep your token on the board longer than anyone else's, but as the board fills up this becomes harder because there are fewer empty spaces left... and another player's tile may also extend your own path in a direction you'd rather not go. Easy to introduce to new players, Tsuro lasts a mere 15 minutes and actually does work for any number from 2 to 8.

Theme:

Tsuro has an Asian spiritual theme - the lines representing the "many roads that lead to divine wisdom", and the game as a whole representing "the classic quest for enlightenment".

This theme is very light and the game essentially plays as an abstract.

Gameplay:

The game consists of tiles with twisting lines on them, a 6x6 grid on which to lay these tiles and a token for each player. Each player has a hand of tiles. On your turn you do two things: place a tile from your hand onto the board next to your token and move your token as far as it can go along the line it is currently on, until it is stopped by an empty space with no tile in (yet), the edge of the board or colliding with another player's token. If your token reaches the edge of the board or collides with another player's token, you are out of the game. The aim of the game is to be the last player left with a token on the board. Strategy therefore consists of trying to drive your opponents either into each other or off the board whilst extending your own route in directions that will make it difficult for your opponents to do the same.

Other notes:

Tsuro was originally patented by McMurchie in 1979 under the name Squiggle Game, but was apparently not published at that time. Somewhat similar to Metro and Spaghetti Junction.

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Components:

  • 8 dragon pieces in Black, White, Gray, Green, Blue, Red, Yellow and Orange
  • 35 tiles
  • dragon tile

Tsuro FAQ Wiki page

Microbadges available for purchase: mb mb mb

Online play is available at GameTable Online

AWARDS:
2009 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine
2010 Major Fun Award

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Calliope edition 2012
Publisher: Calliope Games
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Year: 2012
Product Code: CLP020
Size: 9.70 x 9.70 x 2.30 inches
1.70 pounds
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Kaissa Greek second edition
Publisher: Kaissa Chess & Games
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Year: 2010
Product Code: KA110727
Size: 11.81 x 11.81 x 2.76 inches
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Release Date: Jul 15, 2010
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Calliope Multilingual second edition 2009
Publisher: Calliope Games
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Year: 2009
Product Code: CLP 021
Size: 9.70 x 9.70 x 2.30 inches
2.00 pounds
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Year: 2007
Product Code: 4002051690274
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WizKids Multilingual first edition
Publisher: WizKids Games
Artist: Cathy Brigg, Shane Small
Year: 2004
Product Code: WZK6301
Size: 9.50 x 9.50 x 2.00 inches
1.76 pounds
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1 Tsuro Rulebook (hrvatska pravila)
Unofficial fan content/neslužbeni prijevod pravila Prijevod: Danijel Pošta (d_a_d_o)
Croatian
2015-03-22
2 Paper tile box
Paper tile box, pdf file, v. 1.0. [url=https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/187003/]Full list[/url] of boxes.
English
2015-02-13
1 Patent file for Squiggle Game
Patent information in PDF from the U.S. Patent Office, via pat2pdf.org, of Pat. #US4180271, dated December 25, 1979, by Thomas McMurchie for Squiggle Game.
English
2014-03-16
1 Reglas en Español
Reglas en español.
Spanish
2013-12-09
8 ZeroCool_ITA's homemade Tsuro tiles [revised]
A revised version of the homemade Tsuro Tiles from ZeroCool_ITA. The original had a duplicate tile, and therefore one tile was also missing. The previously missing tile is now seen to the left of the Dragon Tile.
English
2013-05-28
2 Правила на русском языке
Оригинальный буклет
Russian
2013-03-04
14 Tsuro Boards - All of the above
A choice of 5 Simple boards that should fit SimplZeroCool_ITA's tiles. It's designed to fit on A3 - if you use anything else it'll come out a bit squashed and the pieces won't fit quite so well. When you print it, make sure you set "Page Scaling" to "None".
English
2012-05-15
1 Tsuro Board 5
A Simple board that should fit SimplZeroCool_ITA's tiles. It's designed to fit on A3 - if you use anything else it'll come out a bit squashed and the pieces won't fit quite so well. When you print it, make sure you set "Page Scaling" to "None".
English
2012-05-15
1 Tsuro Board 4
A Simple board that should fit SimplZeroCool_ITA's tiles. It's designed to fit on A3 - if you use anything else it'll come out a bit squashed and the pieces won't fit quite so well. When you print it, make sure you set "Page Scaling" to "None".
English
2012-05-15
0 Tsuro Board 3
A Simple board that should fit SimplZeroCool_ITA's tiles. It's designed to fit on A3 - if you use anything else it'll come out a bit squashed and the pieces won't fit quite so well. When you print it, make sure you set "Page Scaling" to "None".
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2012-05-15
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Board Game Rank: 647
Abstract Game Rank: 115
Family Game Rank: 165
Num Ratings: 10564
Average Rating: 6.68
Standard Deviation: 1.34
Num Views: 347879
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Users Owning: 13503
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This Board Game Life Episode #012 – Kickstart My Heart
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Episode 2 :Tsuro
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Besprechung von Tsuro
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BGB Volume 5 - Session Review with Big City, Wyatt Earp, and Tsuro
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