The 48 Palago tiles are all identical yet can be combined in different ways to build a world of interesting shapes and creatures.
▪ Tips and Straights: Every tile consists of a tip and a straight of both colours
▪ Match: Whenever tiles touch, both colours of all connecting sides must match.
▪ Palago: All the tiles already played on the table are referred to as 'the palago'. The palago must never be separated into two groups of tiles.
▪ Closed: A shape is closed when one colour is entirely surrounded by the other colour, and it has no holes. Closed shapes are also called creatures
▪ Outer Loop: In the above diagram, the white snail is separated from the surrounding red by a thin black line. This line is the outer loop of the creature.
▪ Inner Loop: Creatures may also contain inner shapes, such as the eye or the bone as shown in this diagram. Each inner shape is also surrounded by a thin black line which is called the inner loop.