Arimaa

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Good brain-burner

1/25/2020

On the surface, it has some similarities to Chess, but the goal actually feels more like Quoridor. Players have an array of different animals whose size represents their relative strength. These pieces can push or pull smaller pieces to block or destroy them. This can be prevented by having two or more of your pieces adjacent. This encourages cohesion among your pieces and makes breaking away both difficult and risky. The goal is to get your rabbit (the smallest piece) all the way across the board to your opponent's back row. I liked it. It's definitely very deep. It's not as quickly accessible as Hive, but it does offer some good strategy problems. One of the keys to the game is the fact that each player makes four moves on a turn. That can make long-term planning very difficult and unpredictable. Overall, a good game.

1/14/2020