Rating: 5.9 Fair
Popularity:3
Difficulty:Very easy
Year:1983
Players: 1-8 players
Playing time: 20 minutes
Age:10+

Official Site: Take it Easy on Eggrules


Created by: Peter Burley, Alexander Strohmaier, Steve Tolley, Franz Vohwinkel

Published by: Arclight, Burley Games, Cappelen

Alternate Names: Aeg Maha!, Dilemma, Hextension, Stringo!, Take it Easy

Description:

It's really difficult to succinctly describe this game, so take a look at the pictures! Take It Easy is a true multi-player solitaire in which each player individually completes a hexagon-shaped board with spots for 19 hexagon tiles.

There's no limit to number of players if you've got enough sets on hand. One person (the caller) draws a tile randomly and tells the others which of the 27 tiles featuring colored/numbered lines crossing in three directions, with numbers from 1 to 9, it is. "The 9-8-7", for example.

Each player then chooses which empty spot on his own board he'll play the 9-8-7. This is repeated until the boards are filled.

The idea is to complete same-numbered lines across your board. Scoring is calculated by multiplying the number on the tile with the number of tiles in the completed line. A complete column of three 9s is worth 27, for example...but a lot of players will hope for five 9s to fill the big column down the middle.

Take It Easy is often compared to Bingo because of the familiar pattern of a number being called and then everybody looking at their cards to play it, and then scoring if a line is completed. But that's as far as the comparison goes. Bingo is sheer luck; Take It Easy is a game of skill.

Prices:
Retail Price:$53
Amazon:$29
Ebay:$129
Awards:
UK Games Expo Special Award Winner 2008
Årets Spill Best Family Game Nominee 2007
Spiel des Jahres Recommended 1994

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