Tyler Neylon, who you might remember as the creative mind that came up with 50 LEGO Designs out of 50 LEGO Pieces, has designed a game Spock would play on the Enterprise when he's bored of three-dimensional chess: Pivit. The game is thoughtful like chess, can accommodate 2 to 4 players and adds a whole new dimension of tactical playability.
The playing field is the timeless checkered board. The pieces are double-sided discs with directionality. Pieces can capture each other chess-style, and be promoted from minions to masters.
Each piece has a direction it can travel - up-down or left-right. The twist is that every time a piece moves, it rotates 90 degrees when it lands, changing its direction. Hence the name: Pivit.
Basic pieces, called minions, must move to a square of a different color. So if they start on a black square, they must land on a white square. Promoted pieces, called masters, may land anywhere along their line. Pieces cannot jump each other, and they capture by landing on an enemy-occupied square. These are all of Pivit's movement rules.
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