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PostPosted by Rayven » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:52 am

The second game in the Project Gipf series (http://gipf.com), out of print for over 2 years due to cost, and I FINALLY got a copy today (it's been sitting in my game guy's house since September, and he got the last copy that his distributor had. This is in my top 5 games ever played, because it uses 3 3-minute sand timers per player as playing pieces, and you have to keep the sand running in all of your pieces in order to keep using them. If at any time the sand in a timer runs out, that piece can never move again during that game.

All kinds of strategy combined with awesome levels of fun. I recommend this game to ALL of you, if you can find it (according to Board Game Geek, there is a Play-by-email site for this game, but the link to Gamerz is broken right now due to bandwidth). You can usually find this game on ebay and half.com, but I dunno what it runs anymore since I have had a copy wating for me since mid last year.

It may be back in print (according to Rio Grande, they re-released it sometime in 07 under a different name, but I don't know what it is called now). It was replaced by a game called Tzaar, which is a good game, but not as fun (IMHO) as Tamsk.
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FOLLOW ME INTO THE DARKNESS
WHERE THE NIGHTMARES NEVER FADE
WHISPER DREAMS MY FALLEN ANGEL
FROM WHICH YOU WILL NEVER WAKE
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Re: Tamsk

PostPosted by NulSyn » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:54 pm

What was the order of release on the GIPF games again?
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Re: Tamsk

PostPosted by Rayven » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:11 pm

Gipf, Tamsk, Zertz, Dvonn, Yinsh, Punct

Then there is the bastard child of Gipf, called Tzaar, which replaced Tamsk when it went out of print. That came out in '07
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LET ME TAKE YOU IN MY ARMS
DANCE WITH ME OUT IN THE GARDEN
WHERE TOMORROW NEVER COMES
FOLLOW ME INTO THE DARKNESS
WHERE THE NIGHTMARES NEVER FADE
WHISPER DREAMS MY FALLEN ANGEL
FROM WHICH YOU WILL NEVER WAKE
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