★★★ 2004 Mensa Select Winner ★★★
★★★ 2004 Spiel des Jahres Recommended ★★★
★★★ 2004 International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Two-players ★★★
★★★ 2005 Games Magazine Best New Abstract Strategy Game Winner ★★★
Sometimes you will have the impression that there is nothing but chaos on the board. You line up a few of your pieces, and the next thing you notice is that they have changed color!
YINSH is a tempestuous game! The players each start with 5 rings on the board. Every time a ring is moved, it leaves a marker behind. Markers are white on one side and black on the other. When markers are jumped over by a ring, they must be flipped, so their color is constantly changing. The players must try to form a row of 5 markers with their own color face up. If a player succeeds in doing so, he removes one of his rings as an indication that he has formed such a row. The first player to remove 3 of his rings wins the game. In other words, each row you make brings you closer to victory -- but also makes you weaker, because you have one less ring to play with. Very tricky!