Tripples / Trippples
Hits 26173 | Created 2009-05-01 | Modified 2012-11-05I found this in a charity shop a while ago, it's a 1970s board game that is bewildering at first glance, but actually quite easy, complicated and various levels of fun too.
Players take turns to select a tripples tile at random and place it on the board. The dot must face the same direction on all tiles laid.
When the board is full you take a clear counter each and try to move from the solid circle to empty circle or solid square to empty square - the second part of the game.
On your go you can move your clear counter to any tile above, below or diagonal from you, but only in the directions indicated by the arrows on the tile under your opponent's
For the first move (of the second part of the game) the first player (A) can move to any tile next to his starting point. The next player (B) can then move in the directions indicated by the tile under (A)'s clear playing piece and so on.
Blank tiles can either be not-allowed-to-move-onto, or offers your opponent a free go (they can move in any direction), just agree which in advance.
it gets tricky trying to move your opponent onto tiles that allow you to move in the direction you want to.
The first part of the game (the laying out of the tiles) becomes more important as you begin to see that placing certain tiles at certain places is good for you and bad for your opponent.
Winner is first to get their clear counter to their empty square or circle - you cross the board in a diagonal.
If anyone is really interested, I'll scan the full rules in and post them here.
The board and playing counters
Published by 'Aladdin'
The only other reference I could find on the game
- Darwin's Game Closet
Full rules - I took pictures of the rule book.
Tripples Rules 1
Tripples Rules 2
Tripples Rules 3
Tripples Rules 4
Tripples Rules 5
Tripples Rules 6
And I found this on another site
- different to mine Tripples Rules (pdf)