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The Gipf Project is an award-winning series of six abstract strategy games by designer Kris Burm. The series is named after the first game, Gipf, and subsequent games introduce new pieces, called potentials, that can be added to that game. The games take place on hexagonal boards, and usually the playing surface or a player's power diminishes as the game draws to an inevitable conclusion. As of 2004, the most popular game in the series is Dvonn.
The idea of introducing additional games that can be used to affect the outcome of the main game came from Burm's childhood, when he and his brother would "race" cars around a rug. For each turn, they would play another game, and the winner of that game would get to roll six dice to determine his cars' movement, while the loser would roll just five.
The names of the games are nonsense syllables.
List of games
- Gipf is a game of pushing.
- Tamsk is a game of time.
- Zèrtz is a game of sacrifice.
- Dvonn is a game of towers.
- Yinsh is a game of flipping.
- As of 2004, the sixth game is unreleased.
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