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OMEGA (2010)

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Year Published
2010
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
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OMEGA
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OMEGA was born as an experiment on complexity and intuitive arithmetic. Both concepts teamed up to create this little monster. It feels like a cross between Hex and Go.

In OMEGA, players try to create groups of their colors by placing stones in a hexagonal grid, in order to score the most points. But each player places stones of all colors in play.

The final score for each color is calculated by multiplying the sizes of the different groups of that color.

Thanks to the 6 acrylic 'corners' included in the game, it can be played on various board sizes. From 5-hexes side to 10-hexes side. Other board shapes can be configured, too.

You will soon realize that you don´t need to calculate your score during play (multiplying your group values). Use an intuitive strategy instead. How? You must figure it out by yourself.

2-player games of size beyond 8 are only recommended for experienced players and scores are often gigantic.

OMEGA was initially designed for 2 players. The designer then added the 3 and 4 player option, but the gameplay is completely different.

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Components:

  • OMEGA board (hexagonal grid of 10 hexes per side. 2 pads)
  • 6 'corners' to configure the board size and shape.
  • 136 white stones (player A)
  • 136 black stones (player B)
  • 91 red stones (player C)
  • 68 blue stones (player D)

Online Play

2p and 3p size 5 OMEGA can be played with a Yavalath set.
2p size 5, 6, and 7 OMEGA can be played with a Cross set.
You can also play Tailath and Epsilon with an OMEGA set.

Awards:

"Spanish designer of the year 2009-2010" - Córdoba games fair - jugamostodos.org

Note:
Omega is similar to Product Hex, which has been published at rec.games.abstract - a well-known resource for lovers of abstract games.

Microbadges:
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This game is included in the book Yavalath & Co., by Néstor Romeral Andrés.

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15 OMEGA - Axiom PC Game
This file will install the OMEGA game on your computer. Note: The .NET runtime is required. Most modern computers already have it installed, but if not, it can be downloaded from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa731542.aspx
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9 OMEGA rules by NESTORGAMES
OMEGA by NESTORGAMES. Fixed another typo (endgame example).
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Average Rating: 7.20
Standard Deviation: 1.88
Num Views: 11856
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