Kulami, a 2013 Mensa Select Winner, is a two-player strategy game that is very simple to understand and play, but not as simple to win. The goal of Kulami is to occupy the majority of the tiles with your color of marbles. Players alternate placing marbles, knowing that where you place your marble determines where your opponent can place his. So, with careful planning, players can limit the options of their opponent. Kulami’s wooden tiles and glass marbles are well made and have tactile appeal. Because the wooden tiles can be arranged in any manner you choose, this is a game that will have lots of replay value.
Two basic rules of play:
You may only place your marble in line with where your opponent played their last marble.
You may NOT place your marble in the same tile where you or your opponent most recently played.
Two basic rules of scoring:
You collect all the tiles where your marble color prevails. Tiles with a tied amount or no marbles do not count for either player.
You score points based on the tiles you collect. For example, a tile with six indents counts as six points, even if there are only four marbles placed on that tile.
Manufacturer: Foxmind Canada
Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 10+
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Awards and Endorsements:
2013 Mensa Select Winner!
review by Roads to Everywhere
”Kulami is very easy to learn and involves strategic thinking, not just random chance. I would say that it’s more of a challenge than checkers but not as complicated as chess, which hits a sweet spot for us.”Read the Review