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By EzRoolz


Players 2 – 2 players Duration 30 – 60 mins
Min. Age 9+ Game complexity MEDIUM
Genre: Abstract Strategy
Solo game mode: No
Co-op: No
Online Version: Yes


What is Yinsh About

Yinsh is a complex and compelling 2 player game where players must try and arrange a row of five markers with their colour face up. Each player commences the game with five rings on the board and each time a ring is moved, a marker is left behind.

If a player succeeds in forming a row of five, they may remove a ring as an indication they have done so with the first player to remove 3 rings winning the game. However, whilst each row formed brings a player closer to victory, it also means they have one less ring to play with, thus, making them weaker.

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Yinsh Awards Won

2005 Games Magazine Best New Abstract Strategy Game Winner
2004 Tric Trac Nominee
2004 Spiel des Jahres Recommended
2004 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Nominee
2004 Mensa Select Winner
2004 Japan Boardgame Prize Best Foreign Game for Beginners Nominee
2004 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Two-players


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