DS-12 was given a fun new game for Christmas. It’s called “Davinci’s Challenge,” and it is right up my ally.
The game is played on a board (as seen) with several pieces of the two shapes seen. The goal is to make as many specific designs ~ earning points along the way ~ as possible. Of course, you also want to prevent your opponent from making high scoring shapes.
The basic shapes are:
Triangle = 1 point
Diamond = 1 point
Gem = 5 points
Eye = 5 points
Pyramid = 10 points
Hourglass = 10 points
Star = 10 points
Circle = 25 points
Flower = 25 points.
You have to declare the shape as you make it, because it’s quite possible you could make several designs and not know about it. You can also make several designs with one move as in making an eye and two triangles at the same time.
It’s fairly easy to learn and it can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, depending on the player.
If you get a chance to play this game, give it a try.
You can start by looking at this game board and trying to figure out how many points each color has. I have included the answers on this score sheet. ------>
Click on score sheet to enlarge it.