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metzgerism

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Ever tried 4-color Pente with two players?
Posted: Jan 28, 2023, 9:46 PM

Really interested in trying 4-color Pente with the Blooms placement protocol (place one stone of each of your colors, except p1's first turn). I think everything would stay the same, win if one of your colors is a 4-in-a-row, win if 8 opponent stones (of a single color) are captured.

If you're interested in testing it out let me know, either by forum or some other means.


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Re: Ever tried 4-color Pente with two players?
Posted: Jan 30, 2023, 5:31 PM

Possible. I own many boards and many stones.

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invictus

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Re: Ever tried 4-color Pente with two players?
Posted: Jan 31, 2023, 4:13 AM

an intriguing concept.
i assume the two colors each player controls can only work in limited concert?
in other words i couldn't capture a pair with the two different color stones i control.
but i could use them to defend each other.
is that the premise?

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invictus

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Re: Ever tried 4-color Pente with two players?
Posted: Jan 31, 2023, 5:05 AM

i am unfamiliar with the rules of such a game so please forgive me but another question...
do tourney rules apply?
i.e. whites second outside 'the box'?
and if so, how does that work?

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invictus

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Re: Ever tried 4-color Pente with two players?
Posted: Jan 31, 2023, 5:32 AM

if player 1 is red and blue and player two is yellow and green ...
can player 1 capture a yellow/yellow pair w/ a red/blue?
can player 1 capture a yellow/green pair from player 2?


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metzgerism

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Re: Ever tried 4-color Pente with two players?
Posted: Feb 1, 2023, 3:49 AM

I think you've got most of it right, invictus: the colors have to work together but cannot win or capture together, only by themselves. My intention was to NOT allow "mixed" captures (as shown here: https://www.ultraboardgames.com/pente/gfx/game7.jpg) unless it became clear the game was not dynamic enough without them. The BGA implementation was my only experience with 3p or 4p Pente, and I don't think it follows the published ruleset.

My hope was this could replace prior balancing rules, since it brings the 12* placement protocol from Connect6 into a Pente ruleset. Ultimately I think some "tournament"-style rule would have to be adopted regarding the center.

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Posted: Feb 6, 2023, 3:03 AM

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