Gridopolis is a game of construction and capture. Players build a multi-level modular board and then use pawns and kings to jump and capture their opponent’s pieces. Teleporters and blockers present challenges and opportunities in equal measure. And the game board itself will shape every decision you make as each player has a chance to add new elements to it as the game unfolds!
Gridopolis has a wonderful set of basic building components that snap together to create multiple game boards. There are pads that make up the spaces the pawns and kings will move on. Then there are links that join pads together. These links have little nubbins that connect to posts, so game boards can be stacked together to form a three-dimensional play space. Gridopolis is aptly named because you’ll feel like you’ve created a small cityscape each time you play.
There are suggested layouts for your first few games, but once you understand the basic concept, the sky’s the limit — each game board in Gridopolis can rise from the imagination of the players.
Each player begins the game with six large, colorful pawns. These pawns can be flipped over to become Kings during the game. There are Kingerizer pieces in each player color; they nest into the pad spaces along the edge of the board to indicate a player’s home row.
Also included are Hyper-pads and blocker tokens that create different patterns of movement on the board when they are in play.
Once the board is built (including Hyper-pads), pawns are then placed on opposite sides and separated by a neutral unoccupied area. Now you’re ready to play!
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