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Bide

Period

Modern

Category Board, Space, Connection

Description

A dynamic connection game on shifting, unstable ground.

Rules

Bide is a strategy game for 2 to 6 players on a hexhex-5 board that is initially empty. Players take turns by placing stones of their color on the hexagonal cells. At the beginning of your turn you are given a new stone. You can either play it, or bide. If you bide, set the stone aside and your turn ends immediately. The stone remains in your hand. If you play the new stone while having at least one stone in your hand, you may release, meaning you would play every stone in your hand in succession. If a player releases, all players must release on their next turn, including playing their stone for that turn. Stones when placed create shock waves, pushing all adjacent stones one space radially outward from the placement. If there are multiple connected stones adjacent to the placed stone, positioned directly in line of the shock wave, they all move one space. If this movement causes a stone to bump into another stone directly in line of the shock wave, that stone also gets pushed one space. Becoming adjacent along a different grid line than the shockwave does not count. However stones cannot be pushed past the edge of the board. Lines that are full between the edges and the placed stone cannot move. Players eventually score points when all cells are filled up with stones. Each stone is worth points equal to its distance from the edge, starting at zero. Groups consist of connected adjacent like colored stones. The player with the highest scoring group wins. If tied, remove the outermost ring of stones and rescore, repeating this process until there is a winner.

Author

Alek Erickson

Creation date

2022-06-18

Ludeme Description

Bide.lud

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Reference

BGG

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