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Tantrix is a hexagonal tile-based abstract strategy game invented by Mike McManaway from New Zealand. Each of the 56 different Bakelite tiles in the set contains three lines, going from one edge of the tile to another. No two lines on a tile have the same colour. There are four colours in the set: red, yellow, blue, and green. No two tiles are identical, and each is individually numbered from 1 through 56.

In the multiplayer version of the game, each player chooses a colour, so you have between 2 and 4 players. Each draws 1 tile from the bag, and the person who draws the highest number goes first.

Each player then takes six tiles from the bag, and places them face up in front of them. The first person plays one tile, usually with their colour on it. Play then rotates clockwise. After playing a tile, each player takes a replacement tile from the bag, so that they always have six in front of them. Tiles played must match the colour of the edges adjoining it.

When three tiles surround an empty space, so that it is effectively half covered, this is called a forced space. If the person whose turn it is has a tile that fills that space, then they must play it. They repeat this process until there is no more forced spaces that they can fill; at which stage, they make a free move, where they can play any tile, as long as they don't breach the three restriction rules, which will be covered soon. Once they have had a free move, they must then fill any more forced spaces that they can.

The three restriction rules are:
#You cannot create a forced space with the same colour leading into it three times
#You cannot create a four sided forced space
#You cannot play along an edge that, when forced spaces are filled, will create a four sided forced space.

Once there are no tiles left in the bag, the three restriction rules do not apply.

The aim of the game is to get the longest line or loop in your colour. Each tile in a line counts as one point, and in a loop is two points. Only the highest scoring line or loop counts.

Source: Wikipedia

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