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Name YINSH (2003)
Complexity 2.6787
BGG Rank 206
Player Count 2 - 2
Mechanism(s) Catch the Leader, Grid Movement, Pattern Building

In YINSH, the players each start with five 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 five 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 three 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 fewer ring to play with. Very tricky!

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Organization Year Ranker Rank List
The Dice Tower 2018 Zee Garcia 32 Top 100 Games All Time (2018)
The Dice Tower 2019 Tom Vassell 7 Top Ten Abstract Strategy Games
The Dice Tower 2019 People's Choice 7 Top Ten Abstract Strategy Games
The Dice Tower 2021 Tom Vassell 87 2021 Top 100
The Dice Tower 2021 Zee Garcia 65 2021 Top 100