Latice

LATICE is a strategy game for 2-4 players where you match tiles by color and shape. You win by being the first player to play all your tiles, taking advantage of special tiles and squares on the board. Latice has no language, culture, age or gender barriers and can be played by just about anyone. It takes 20 minutes to learn, 20 minutes to play a game, and a lifetime to master. The first player selects one tile from their rack and places it in the center square on the board. The next player can add one tile to the board, but that tile must be set adjacent to one or more existing tiles, and it must match each adjacent tile based on either color or shape. If you match more than one tile, or you place your tile on one of the sun squares on the board, you get stones that can be traded in for extra moves, allowing you to get rid of your tiles faster. You can also use the special wind tiles to slide a tile already on the board over by one square. As you play LATICE, you'll learn to plan your turns and extra moves ahead of time. You'll strategically use wind tiles to alter the layout of the board, and play both offensively and defensively based on your knowledge of the remaining tiles.