A Tumbleweed egy remek társasjáték, 2 játékos részére, az átlagos játékidő hosszú, akár 2 - 200 perc is lehet. A társast, 2 éves kortól ajánljuk kipróbálni. A játékmenet erősen épít a terület befolyásolás/irányítás, a line of sight és a stacking and balancing mechanizmusokra.
Tumbleweed is a two-player game. It is played on a hexhex-11 board and a sufficient supply of stacked checkers. A stack is said to be "seen" from a hex, when they are connected...
Tumbleweed is a two-player game. It is played on a hexhex-11 board and a sufficient supply of stacked checkers.
A stack is said to be "seen" from a hex, when they are connected by a straight line, with no stacks in between.
The players take turns "settling" hexes by placing a stack of their tokens on a hex of their choice. The stack height is equal to the number of your pieces in sight of the settled hex. Only hexes that see at least one of your stacks may be settled. Removing a stack occupying a hex and re-settling it with a new stack is possible, only as long as the new stack is taller than the previous one. This works with opponent stacks (to capture), or your own stacks (to reinforce).
On the first move only, each player places a single checker on an empty hex. The board is initially empty, except for possible handicap/neutral stones. Recommendation: at the beginning of the game, place a stack of two neutral checkers at the center of the board. After the first player's move, the opponent may choose to reply or to switch places: this is a standard single-stone pie. However, one may experiment with pie rules, handicaps, and komi.
The game ends when no more moves can be made by either player, or after two successive passes. The player who occupies over half the board wins.