The 48 Palago tiles are all identical yet can be combined in different ways to build a world of interesting shapes and creatures.

The friendly creatures of Palagonia make quite tricky puzzles. We hope you have as much fun recreating them as we did bringing them 'to life'.

Two players:
Palago is a strategy game for two players. Despite the simplicity of its rules a lifetime could be spent studying Palago's subtle tactics. For example, the more a player attacks the weaker his overall position becomes much like the ancient game of Go.

Three to five players:
Palagonia is the multi-player version. It combines creativity and strategy into a uniquely cooperative game, in which players team up to build creature-shapes. The player with the highest score wins but even better is to win with style by forming the most interesting creatures.

Some Definitions:

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.