Four-player Partnership Game

As a game variant, players sitting opposite each other may form a partnership.

All standard game rules apply, but each partnership uses a double-length score board by placing two regular score boards together.

Both partners apply their individual scores to their joint score board. When no further tile can be placed on the board, the partnership with the better score wins - in other words, the partnership with the lowest counter loses.

No communication is allowed between the partners during play. Alternatively, players may agree open communication.

Bonus Play

When a counter reaches the final space (value 18) on the first score board, the cur- rent scoring of this color symbol stops there, but the counter is immediately moved onto the start space (value 0) of the second score board.

The player receives the usual free bonus play for the "Ingenious" before refreshing. If a counter later reaches the final space on the second score board, another free bonus play is awarded for the "Ingenious".



When scoring 2 in green and 4 in yellow, both corresponding counters move to the start space (value 0) on the second score board, each triggering a free bonus play.



Solitaire Game

All standard game rules apply, with the following exceptions:

  • Use a double-length score board by placing two regular score boards together (as in the illustration below).

  • When a counter reaches the final space (value 18) on the first score board, the current scoring of this color symbol stops there, but the counter is immediately moved onto the start space (value 0) of the second score board.

  • Free bonus plays are not awarded in the solitaire game.

  • No rack is used. Draw one tile from the bag, place it on the board and score it. Then draw the next tile and proceed accordingly.

  • Only use the white spaces of the board.

Try to reach a high score by the end of the game, when no further tile can be placed.


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