Detailed Game Information

Byte (Jump Right In!)

Designer/Publisher: Mark Steere
Rules: (Local)
Date Added: 2005 Aug 19
Boardgame Geek Entry: 19360
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SDG Rank: 91 (-1 points, 17 votes)
Keywords (edit): 2 Players Only, 8x8 Board, Stacks
Plays Avg. Length Avg. Time First Player Wins Size of Sample
213 16 moves 14d:9h:28m:47s 47.89% 213 games

An AI opponent is available for this game!

Byte is played with either a Standard or International Checkers set. It is not a variant, but a unique and robust alternative. Over the course of the game players create stacks of pieces. When a stack of 8 is formed, the stack is removed from play and the person who owns the top piece receives a point. The player with the most points at the end wins! No draws are possible.

Username Rating Comments
lucacerrato 2
xoet 2 this is the best game I have played I think it is better then chess.
CDRodeffer 1 Byte is a tactical game where the most important elements appear to be tempo and parity. Winning usually happens by one player forcing the other into zugzwang.
Coyote 1
jeep 1
Jesse 1
lambda 1
Aaron 0
aliceabusmus 0 I'm not sure the opening is any more opaque than standard checkers to a beginner. After a few games, I'm guessing there are starting positions that make it easier to see a few moves ahead. In checkers, all your non-kings move the same direction making it easier to see all your possible moves at a glance rather than having to work out which is the closest piece to which.
Laurie_Menke 0 If you like chess, you'll probably like Byte.
dralius -1
Hedge_o_Matic -1 This game sounds fun, but it isn't.
nycavri -1 A brain burner.
unic -1 Byte has interesting bits... but is too opaque, and tends to become more of a puzzle than a game.
Cerulean -2 Painful to play. The learning curve is nearly vertical. Byte may be deep and subtle, but it's far from fun.
jonah -2
Lexicon -2

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