May 29, 2013


This game is from the same company, THINK Games, that published The Game. Notice how the playing cubes have the same structure. The game is a #D Tic Tac Toe variant.

The next pictures are zoom ins of the previous one, showing the ruleset:

Fred Horn photos and information.

May 8, 2013


Transet is a game invented by the dutch author Harm van Veen. A game sample was found by Fred Horn in a second hand shop, it after some searches, Fred was able to found the author which was still alive.
The author invented the game as a pedagogical tools for its students when he was a younger professor, and developed it during the years. An older version was called Kwinta (here's a commercial ad about it):

TRANSET is played with only Five Rules as Harm explains:

Number 1 and 5 are, in his opinion, kind of ‘Agreements’ and 2, 3 and 4 are ‘Rules how to Move’.

      The light-colored Pawns are placed on the North-side, the dark-colored on the South-side, with the PIAS in the middle, the PINETS at the edges and the PIOKERS in-between (see picture on page 10).
      The dark-Player (South) starts and then Moves go alternately
2)  MOVE
      a) PINET         One square straight ahead
      b) PIOKER      One square diagonal, left or right, ahead
      c)  PIAS            One square straight, or diagonal left or right ahead (combination of a and b)
      A Pawn can only be moved to an empty square
       When the square to move to is occupied by an Opponents’ Pawn, this Pawn is captured.
       The Player ends his Turn by replacing the captured Pawn on the Board upon an empty square of the Opponents’ starting Line
4)  MOVE with “SWOPPING”
       a) straight ahead and back
       Move TWO own Pawns, no matter which. One moves one square straigt ahead, the 
       other one square straight backwarts, both only if the squares to move to are empty
       b) sideways left and right
       Move TWO own Pawns, no matter which. One moves one square sideways to the left,
       the other one square sideways to the right, only if the squares to move to are empty
5)  END
       a) by making an “end-move”: When a Player reaches in his Turn the other side of the Board with one of his Pawns, play ends immediately and this Player wins the Game
       b) by resignation: When one Player resigns, play ends and the Opponent wins the Game
       c) by draw: When both Players agree to a Draw there is no Winner.