Thorns - The Prickly Path Game

Thorns

Thorns - The Prickly Path Game

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Thorns is a variant on the game Hex. The game board is made up of "Thorns", which are squares with triangles on each side. The squares and triangles are arranged in a grid.

Players alternate turns. Each turn, a player marks one of the squares with their symbol (X or O) and draws a line through the square and into two the triangles on opposite sides. This creates a "thorn". The players are attempting to create a continuous path of thorns from one side of the board to another. Thorns are considered touching if they touch or if their triangles overlap.

The first player to create a continuous path from one side of the board to the other is the winner.

As stated, Thorns is simply a variant on the game Hex. While a somewhat interesting diversion this is not one of the more interesting games in the line.



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Stitch at October 18, 2007 22:39 said:
No No No! Thorns is one of the most interesting of the connect-two-sides games. It has more variety than Hex and more "clarity" (Sackson's term) than twix. I really really enjoy it
Kate H at April 25, 2011 04:35 said:
Fantastic game. Discovered old pack in my childhood games and played it with my kids on holiday. Addictive!
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