Detailed Game Information

SanQi (Issue a New Challenge)

Designer/Publisher: L. Lynn Smith
Rules: http://www.geocities.com/interrupt27/HomePage/home/TheRulesOfSanQi.txt (Local)
Date Added: 2007 Jul 27
Boardgame Geek Entry: 37001
SDG Wiki Page: http://wiki.superdupergames.org/games/sanqi
SDG Rank: 75 (2 points, 7 votes)
Keywords (edit): 2 Players Only, Connections, Hexagonal Board, Shared Pieces, Unequal Forces
Plays Avg. Length Avg. Time First Player Wins Size of Sample
55 8 moves 32d:6h:9m:13s 32.73% 55 games
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SanQi is played on an initially-empty hexagonal board. Both players share a pool of red, blue and yellow stones.

The first player wins if there is a complete circle of six stones of one color, regardless of the condition of its center cell, at the end of that player's move. The second player wins if there is an orthogonal line of six or more stones of one color at the end of that player's turn. Either player wins if there is a simple triangle of six stones of one color at the end their particular move.


Username Rating Comments
Aaron 2 As a rule I seem to enjoy games with different victory conditions for each player. I find this game satisfying.
CDRodeffer 1 I've played against Zillions, and SanQi is an interesting game.
Zugzwang 1
Hedge_o_Matic 0 This has me scrambling for my life from about turn 3. I'm bad at it, but it's a lot of fun. Read the rules carefully, though, since the key mechanic (exchanging colors) was one I completely missed on my first read-through.

Also, the more I play, the more convinced I am that the "Line" player is at a severe disadvantage.
Laurie_Menke 0 Don't give up too easily...you can pull yourself from the ashes when you think all is lost. Of course, you can also lose unexpectedly just when you thought you had won!
Cerulean -1 Could be unbalanced in the second player's favor.
Dandolo -1


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