Detailed Game Information

Grim Reaper (Jump Right In!)

Designer/Publisher: Wyon Stansfeld
Rules: (Local)
Date Added: 2007 Jul 25
Boardgame Geek Entry: 30994
SDG Wiki Page:
SDG Rank: 17 (22 points, 18 votes)
Keywords (edit): 2 Players Only, 8x8 Board, Connections, Unique Board
Plays Avg. Length Avg. Time First Player Wins Size of Sample
269 30 moves 57d:9h:53m:22s 53.53% 269 games

This is a game where two populations compete for survival. Pieces have gender, can ‘mate’, give birth, age and die. The game is won by the player whose population lives longest or who connects two sides of the board. The longevity of pieces gets around the diagonal cut problem of playing a connection game using a board with squares. This has been solved elsewhere by going into three (physical)- dimensions, - here the extra dimension is time. The unusual theme of the game keeps it fun whilst also enabling considerable strategic variety and depth.

Username Rating Comments
Ageless 2 Amazing game! Everybody should give it a try! But I guess it takes a long time to master, because there are lots of possible movements.
dragon76n 2 Fun and challenging game. I would definitely recommend it for players who like abstract strategy games. Although the title makes it seem like it could be a very dark game, the theme is light, and name of the is very fitting for what happens throughout the game - people are born, live for a while, then die.
hseld 2 Great game!
Keith 2 From a design point of view I think the time element is a clever way of getting around the diagonal cut problem. The alternating initiative created by the turn order, while taking some getting used to, adds a nice depth to the tactics. The more I play this the more I like it.
mathochist 2
Remneb 2 After 4 games played,i can say that Grim Reaper is a MUST ! One of the best game of SDG. Try it is to love it!
wyons 2 my game - forgive me for loving it!
Aaron 1 Good theme and interesting mechanics. I don't play very well though.
captncavern 1
Cerulean 1 Very fiddly game. There's never enough time to do want you want to do, eh?
Laurie_Menke 1 Not as scary as its name implies! ;o) A fascinating game of birth and death, with just the right amount of brain-power necessary.
molnar 1 Cool. Takes some different thinking. I find myself really looking forward to my turns.
neilb 1 I seem to keep making a lot of silly mistakes, but really enjoying it. Close to making this a +2.
nycavri 1 A unique and entertaining game which is deep, without hurting my head.
papa_bear 1
dralius 0
goulo 0 Odd hybrid of abstract connection game and fiddly euro-ish biological simulation with pieces aging.
spearjr 0 I need to play this again before I can decide. I was definitely outmatched playing the designer.

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