Detailed Game Information

Pulling Strings (Jump Right In!)

Designer/Publisher: Clark Rodeffer
Rules: (Local)
Date Added: 2005 Jul 15
Boardgame Geek Entry: 18284
SDG Wiki Page:
SDG Rank: 31 (11 points, 23 votes)
Keywords (edit): 2 Players Only, Simultaneous, Unique Board
Plays Avg. Length Avg. Time First Player Wins Size of Sample
480 16 moves 12d:12h:38m:21s 46.76% 479 games

Pulling Strings is a simultaneous movement game for 2 players. It is played on a 5x5 grid and players manipulate 'strings' to shift stacks of game pieces. Win by being the first to shift at least 5 pieces on to any combination of your home spaces.

This implementation uses numbers as string labels instead of letters, simply because the web interface obviates the need for finger-spelling.

Username Rating Comments
Aaron 2
Zotmeister 2 "I know the secrets of your braaaaaaaaaain." - Dr. Datan Zerode
bigby 1 Very fun, and good for laughs. There is some strategy, but really just an excuse to talk some trash, in my opinion.
cdiffell 1 This is light enough to be good silly fun. The second-guessing aspect works better here than in Praetorian for some reason. Probably because the decision tree is much smaller. And the games go quickly, with being able to key in 2 moves at a time. A good game.
CDRodeffer 1 I don't consider Pulling Strings to be my best design, or really even in the top five. Even so, I still enjoy playing.
Cerulean 1 A unique design that exercises parts of your brain you might not realize are there. I prefer this over Frames.
dralius 1
Hedge_o_Matic 1 Very cool game. It takes a few games to really get any understanding of strategy.
jeep 1
Joe_Hill 1
Mandrel 1
mathochist 1
morganfitzp 1 I like the psychology of this game, the simultaneous movement and that one makes two moves at one go. The abstract image of the strings and coins is fun and I imagine it all being kind of goopy (yet tidy). The game can get a bit boring if played too much.
nycavri 1 Glad I stuck with this game - the mechanic finally just "clicked" in my head.
papa_bear 1 Are you pulling strings, or is someone pulling yours?
Laurie_Menke 0
mzmzmz 0
Uglyfoot 0
Lexicon -1
Personman -1 I don't quite know what I don't like about this game, but it just feels... unsatisfying, somehow. A very cool concept though, and others seem to enjoy it.
rootbeer -1
unic -1 Too much mind game, trying to outguess your opponent, not enough board game for my taste.
jonah -2

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