Yoxii

2 players, age 8+
Playing time: 15 minutes
Designer: Jeremy Partinico
Artwork: Tom Delahaye

Publisher: Cosmoludo
https://www.cosmoludo.com/home

๐Ÿ”ธ Each player begins the game with 18 pieces in either white or red. Each piece depicts a certain value, ranging from 1 to 4.
๐Ÿ”ธ Each turn you move the totem orthogonally or diagonally to an empty space. You can either move the totem one space or jump over any number of your own pieces in a straight line. Finally, taking into account its depicted value, you place one of your own pieces onto an adjacent empty space. When all the surrounding spaces are already taken, you place a piece on any free space of the board.
๐Ÿ”ธ The game ends when it is impossible to move the totem, after which the players add up the values of their pieces on the surrounding spaces of the totem to determine the winner.

๐Ÿ”น Yoxii is the latest addition to the series of abstract 2 player games from Cosmoludo, all games that come with easy rules and provide a lot of intense gameplay moments.
And of course, this Yoxii is no exception, with a setup that takes only seconds and rules that are explained in a minute.
๐Ÿ’ญ There’s certainly quite a thinky decision space where you have to plan ahead, taking into account the opportunities you give your opponent when you move to a particular space, and you also have to stay alert enough to what your opponent is doing and react immediately to their moves. There’s room for blocking each other and there’ll be the occasional swearing when you’ve overlooked something.
๐Ÿ‘‰ Overall, Yoxii is a fast-paced game that can provide a lot of excitement and emotion. If you like abstract games, this one is definitely recommended!

โ€ผ๏ธ PS If you want to try it yourself, you can play Yoxii online at Board Game Arena

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