Pylos Classic - Wooden Strategy Game by Gigamic
This is an awarded game of two
players with 15 marbles each.
They take turns to make a
pyramid. Simple rules allow them to save their marbles. The winner is the
player who saves the most marbles and is thus the last to complete the
With just four rules, this simple but elegant game from France's legendary
Gigamic is easy to learn, and each full game of Pylos takes only 10 or 20
minutes to complete. But its simplicity is deceptive.
The game recognized by Games
Magazine's Top 100, Mensa's Top Five Best Games, the Parents' Choice Gold
Awards, and France's Oscar du Jouet and As d'Or falls into that "minutes
to learn, a lifetime to master" family of games, like chess or Go.
Players stack 1-inch-wide wooden
balls (light and dark) on a 9 by 9 inch board to form a pyramid, and whoever
places the top ball wins. But clever rules concerning moving and removing the
balls will have you second guessing and thinking ahead to formulate the