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Calvin Drake Lucas Kouyoumdijan Trevor Taylor Zaid Ziauddin. A French Game by Bernard Tavitian released in 2000. Formal Elements 2-4 Players try to arrange their colored pieces across the board in order to take up as much space as possible Players start from their respective corners

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Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

  • Calvin Drake

  • Lucas Kouyoumdijan

  • Trevor Taylor

  • Zaid Ziauddin


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

A French Game by Bernard Tavitian released in 2000


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

  • Formal Elements

  • 2-4 Players try to arrange their colored pieces across the board in order to take up as much space as possible

  • Players start from their respective corners

  • Pieces can only be placed diagonally from another piece of the same color

  • When a player cannot place a piece, they lose

  • Player with the pieces equaling the smallest area at the end of the game wins


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

Begin at the corners


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

Work your way across the board


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

Fight to the Center


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

BLOCKUS your Opponents!


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

Madness Ensues


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

All Out War


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

Offensive Strategy

Red is weaving around the board


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

Defensive Strategy

Green is building a “fortress”


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

Be wary of other pieces


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

Dynamic Elements

To play to win or to play to make others lose?

Alliances come and go

Tensions build as plans are ruined

Plan ahead for future moves


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

Narrative Elements

Manifest Destiny

Board goes from blank space

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To an all out battlefield to claim these spaces


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

The Best Strategy?

From the Beginning, try to branch out to the center of the board, using your largest pieces first


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

Did we like it?

Yes

It’s fun, it’s strategic, and it gets our blood pumping when we decide to foil someone else’s plans, or have our own plans destroyed


Calvin drake lucas kouyoumdijan trevor taylor zaid ziauddin

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