We know you like these mind-stretching strategy games, and this new one comes highly recommended. Winner of the prestigious Game of the Year Award for 1998, this imported game comes from the same team as Quarto! (see below). The beauty of games like these is their simplicity of play combined with the intensity of strategic maneuvering. The game can accommodate from 2-4 players, with even elementary-aged children able to understand the rules. Each player has one pawn and the simple goal of moving it, one space at a time, across the board. On each turn, a player can move his pawn one space to the left, right, forward, or back - OR he can erect one of his ten allotted walls to impede the progress of another player. The only restriction is that you can not totally wall in any of your opponents. Obviously, the character of the game changes along with the number of players. With two, it's a more intense strategic struggle. With four, every move you make impacts every other player; moves that help you reach the goal will help at least one of your opponents as well. Game play lasts from 10-20 minutes, and ties are impossible, though many games are won by 1-2 moves, making this exciting to the end.