Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Game Design Blog | 0 comments

3d Three-player Tic Tac Toe with wooden blocks.

I figured out pretty early that you have to go to 5 in a row.


I came up with the name “YalplaY” because it is a palindrome and my original idea for this game was to have only black and white halved pieces.

I’m struggling in the design stage right now.

Tic Tac Toe is the classic example of a solvable game.  Adding another player and another dimension to it just makes it more difficult to solve.

I’ve only tested a few times by myself and with my kids but I’m finding kingmaking to be a huge problem.  If player A wins unless stopped and Player B wins unless blocked twice, then what does player c do?  If he blocks A, B wins. If he blocks C, A wins.

I like the pieces and the play. I’m just not sure if I have a game here yet.

It was fun to build the prototype.

Now, I must play.



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