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Xcogitate!

Goal

The goal of Xcogitate is to place all 72 pieces on the board. There are 6 symbols and 6 colours, making 36 combinations. Every combination occurs twice so there are 72 pieces. The pieces are presented to you in random order and there are only 96 squares on the board so think carefully!

Rules

The rules of xcogitate are simple:
  1. You must place every piece on the board such that it touches at least one other piece
  2. When your piece touches exactly one other piece, they must have the same colour or the same symbol
  3. When your piece touches exactly two other pieces, it must have the same colour as one of them and the same symbol as the other one
  4. When your piece touches exactly three other pieces, it must have the same colour as two of them and the same sumbol as the other one, or vice versa
  5. When your piece touches exactly four other pieces, it must have the same colour as two of them and the same symbol as the other two.

Scoring

Every piece you place on the board earns you points. How much points depends on the number of pieces it touches:

When it touches 1 other piece, you get 1 point,
When it touches 2 other pieces, you get 5 points,
When it touches 3 other pieces, you get 20 points,
WHen it touches 4 other pieces, you get 100 points.

Finishing the game, i.e. placing all 72 pieces on the board, will give you a bonus of 250 points.

Now go play the game!