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Year Published
1962
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
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Primary Name
Twixt
Alternate Names
Imuri
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Twixt is a 2-player abstract game invented by Alex Randolph. TwixT is a "connection-type" game, very similar to Hex. Other related games are Havannah and The Game of Y. "Connection type" means the object is to form a path connecting something to something else. This requires very different thinking from the standard battle-type game such as chess or checkers.

Some old US sets mention a 4-player variant, with 2 teams as in Bridge, but this probably wasn't Randolph's idea. The game was popular in the 60s and 70s as part of the 3M Bookshelf Series. Avalon Hill then acquired the series and issued the game themselves. Several European publishers have sold the game as well.

Twixt employs a pegboard, pegs and links. The playing surface is a 24x24 square pegboard, usually minus the corner holes, with two opposite sides marked with one player's color and the other two sides marked with the other player's color. Each player has a supply of pegs and links of their color. 50 of each piece type of each color, a total of 200, is an ample supply. Players alternate turns placing pegs and links, if possible, in attempt to have a continuous path of links connecting the two sides of the board with their color.

After the 3M edition, Randolph added the pie rule. After the first peg is placed, the opponent has the option to swap sides. This reduces the imbalance from the first move advantage.

On your turn you place one peg of your color on the board, and then add or rearrange your color links. Pegs may be placed in any vacant hole in the board except the corners and the last row on the sides of the opposing player. When two pegs of the same color are at opposite corners of a six hole rectangle (3x2 or 2x3), a link may be placed between those two pegs. Links may not be placed such that they cross other links. Multiple links may be added on a single move. Usually, all links are to the peg just placed, but on your move you are allowed to remove as many of your own links as you wish, and add your own links anywhere on the board as long as they are legal as described here.

When a player connects his two sides with a continuous path of links, he prevents his opponent from doing the same, the game is over, and the player connecting his two sides wins the game. If neither side can complete such a path, the game is a draw.

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Awards

Online Play

Local Computer Play

  • T1j is a computer opponent, written in Java.
  • www.twixt.de is not as strong as T1j.

Microbadges

http://files.boardgamegeek.com/images/microbadges/twixt.gif

Contents:

  • 16" x 16" Fold-Away Board
  • Pegs (~50 Each of Red/Black)
  • Links (~50 Each of Red/Black)
  • Instructions

The exact number of pegs and links varies copy to copy. Also see this comment for a bit of history.

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Twixt
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Kosmos edition with white and red pegs
Publisher: KOSMOS
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Year: 1998
Product Code: Art.-Nr: 68 78 16
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
2.10 pounds
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Klee German Edition
Publisher: Klee
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Year: 1990
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Alga Nordic edition 1985
Publisher: Alga (Brio)
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Year: 1985
Size: 13.78 x 8.86 x 2.17 inches
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Schmidt multilingual edition 1980
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
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Year: 1980
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Schmidt multilingual edition 1979
Publisher: Schmidt Spiele
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Year: 1979
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2 Playing Board.pdf
Twixt Layout (tabloid) for making a wooden board.
2007-08-31
7 PaperAndPencil_Twixt_boards_2up_v1.pdf
2 Twixt boards that fit on one page.
2007-08-23
7 twoboards.zip
printable boards, one with guidelines, one without. zipped pdf file
2005-12-24
43 TwixtRules.txt
Official rules, including what 3M left out. Row handicapping added as well. Print this out and add it to the 3M box.
2005-05-02
7 T1_exe.zip
Windows version of T1, by author's permission. Useful as a virtual board. Replaced these days by T1j by the same author, a Java app which is much stronger. See the links section.
2004-09-04
4 twixthtml.zip
Some articles written for magazines or the Kosmos edition.
2004-08-07
4 Twixtfile.txt
Basic info about Twixt
2001-01-25
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