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Tonga (Jump Right In!)

Designer/Publisher: World of Abstract Games (WAG)
Rules: (Local)
Date Added: 2007 Feb 28
Boardgame Geek Entry: 13069
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SDG Rank: 34 (11 points, 13 votes)
Keywords (edit): 2 Players Only, Connections, Shared Pieces, Unique Board
Plays Avg. Length Avg. Time First Player Wins Size of Sample
140 16 moves 31d:4h:46m:10s 46.43% 140 games

Tonga was the second-place finisher in the 2004 Board/Card Games / Abstract Games Magazine Shared Pieces Game Design Competition.

It's played on a 9x9 board, and players compete to build islands in their own color. The game stops when there is no room for a new piece. At this moment, each player totals the squares of his three biggest isles. The winner is the one with the highest total.

Username Rating Comments
Helix 2
Mandrel 2
Aaron 1 There's something about this game I really enjoy.
Cerulean 1 Clever shared pieces game with a good scoring method.
Elektrodo 1 Tonga: -1
Taiji: +2
JCT34 1 Replay value is average.. but it's an enjoyable game.
jonah 1
nycavri 1 Enjoying my first couple of games. Interested to see if there's enough variation in repeated play.
Zotmeister 1 I'm no good at this and not sure how to get better, but it's fun all the same. Taiji is probably the way to go.
CDRodeffer 0 OK territory game.
dralius 0
molnar 0 I'd play this once in a while.
unic 0 Clever idea... not sure how well it will hold up to repeated plays.

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