Introduction.

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


Solitaire:
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.

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