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Snagged this from GW today for $3. Haven't done a full inventory but it looks complete and everything is in nice condition. My fiancee's little brother is a rabid transformers fan so hopefully I might have a gateway game here, wish me luck.
This game, but an earlier edition not yet in the database. The game page has this photo and a 2000 date; mine is a dark blue box with a year of 1996. A Gamewright in decent condition is almost an automatic pickup for me, especially when it's unusual and only $.99. After taking pictures and adding version information, it will be destined for my coworker's grandson or the generosity box.
L-GAME and 3-SPOT, in a z-folding plastic case, one game on each side. The pieces are like giant FITS pieces.
The 3-SPOT game page says,
The intention was to produce the simplest possible game that could be played with a high degree of skill. An attempt was made to fulfill the following conditions:
1. A minimum number of playing pieces, preferably one each. The smallest possible board.
2. A game with very few rules, one that would be very simple to learn and play.
3. A game that could be played with a high degree of skill.
4. A game that would not be determinate. A determinate game such as nim or noughts and crosses, is one in which the starting player could always win if he knew the strategy. An indeterminate game is one which two perfect players would play for ever.
The object is to score 12 points provided that the other player scores at least 6 points - if the other player scores less than six points then the player reaching 12 points is the loser! Whereas in most games the person scoring the highest number of points is the winner - in the 3 Spot game the 'winner' can be the 'loser'.
Points are scored by the position of the tiles on the board which is a 3x3 grid. You can try to score the points you need, or force your opponent to take points.
Two unusual abstracts in a heavy duty case for only $.99? Sure. Generosity box, trade fodder. Ithaca Salvation Army.
How could I leave a game with hand puppets behind? Unfortunately it's missing the rules. I thought they were in the box. I hope I didn't leave them at the thrift store sitting on top of the other games. Oh well.
Will add it to the Spare Parts Want just in case. Doubt anyone has it but it's worth a try.
So I completely forgot to take my Blackberry with me today and was thrifting blind. Decided to take a chance on this one since it's relatively cheap and is of quite good quality. The game doesn't sound like it's a total write off.