Ingeious is one of the most iconic board games ever created. It requires clever strategies to win and is the perfect game for a family gathering.
Ingenious was designed by acclaimed game creator Reiner Knizia and was first released in 2000.
The game is based on a hexagonal board where players place colored tiles of different point values.
Different colors of tiles bear different point values, and the highest score is achieved by the player who places all their tiles rather than gaining the most points.
Ingenious has been translated into 28 languages and released by publishers in more than 40 countries.
Winning at Ingenious requires careful planning, a keen eye for shape and color, and keen reactions and anticipation of your opponent's moves.
Ingenious also encourages deductive reasoning, logical development of a strategy, and some luck in the placement of tiles.
Games can be over within about 10 minutes or last for over an hour.
The game has found fame in tournaments and competitions and is still played in both face-to-face and online versions.
In 2004, the original game won the Games Magazine Game of the Year award.
The game has had numerous spin-offs, including Ingenious: Travel Edition and Ingenious: Bigger Brain.