Detailed Game Information

Copolymer (Issue a New Challenge)

Designer/Publisher: Mark Steere
Rules: (Local)
Date Added: 2006 Apr 19
Boardgame Geek Entry: 23447
SDG Wiki Page:
SDG Rank: 81 (1 point, 17 votes)
Keywords (edit): 2 Players Only, Hexagonal Board
Plays Avg. Length Avg. Time First Player Wins Size of Sample
127 31 moves 61d:7h:30m:26s 50.49% 103 games

Copolymer is an ultra simple Mark Steere game for two players. A printed paper board, a pen of one color, and a pen of another color can be used to play. Any honeycomb patterned grid with an odd number of cells can be used, such as the regular hexagonal board used here. Players take turns coloring in cells on the (initially empty) board, at least one cell per turn. Once the board is full, the player who has claimed the most cells wins.

Username Rating Comments
mathochist 2
unic 2 Mark Steere's best game in my opinion. Very simple rules, and yet lots to think about.
Dandolo 1
jeep 1
kfas 1
Lexicon 1
Aaron 0
Cerulean 0 Simply uninteresting.
JustinDJacobson 0 Not enough interesting choices in the endgame.
kaelistus 0
Laurie_Menke 0 A little too long of a game for SDG, in my opinion.
CDRodeffer -1 Seemed to be mostly a game of tempo.
goulo -1 Very monotonous opening. A kind of simple clever-sounding mechanism that isn't fun in practice.
molnar -1 The screenshot shows a smaller board. I'm finding even the 11-on-a-side board to be torturous.
nycavri -1 Pretty, but dry.
rozencrantz -1 Seemed promising at first, but there isn't much incentive to do anything.
jonah -2

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