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Ingenious for iPad

iOS App

$2.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2004
# of Players
1 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 1, 2, 3, 4 players
(239 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
(54 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(80 voters) [poll]
Honors
Subdomain
(126 voters) [vote]
Category
Mechanic
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Family
Primary Name
Ingenious
Alternate Names
Einfach Genial
Ganske enkelt genialt
Genial
Génial !
Genial Connections
Geniale
Genialt
Genius
Geniusz
Helt genialt!
Kaleidoskop
Mensa
Mensa Connections
MENSA: Απλούστατα Ιδιοφυές!
Preprosto Genialno
Просто гениально
インジーニアス
智谋棋
인지니어스
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In Ingenious, a.k.a. Einfach Genial, players take turns placing colored domino-style tiles on a game board, scoring for each color group that they enlarge. The trick, however, is that a player's score is equal to her worst-scoring color, not her best, so she needs to score for all colors instead of specializing in only one or two.

In more detail, the game includes 120 domino-style tiles, each consisting of two conjoined hexes; each hex has one of six colors in it, with most tiles having different-colored hexes. Each player has a rack with six tiles on it, and on a turn a player places one tile from her rack onto two hexes of the game board. For each hex on this tile, she scores one point in that color for each hex of the same color that lies adjacent to it and each hex in a straight line from it. If a player brings the score of a color to 18, she immediately takes another turn. At the end of her turn, she refills her rack to six tiles. (Before refilling her rack, if she has no tiles on it that contain hexes in her lowest-scoring color, she can discard all of her tiles, then draw six new tiles from the bag.)

When no more tiles can be placed on the game board or when one player scores 18 in each color, the game ends. Players then compare their lowest scores, and whoever has the highest low score wins.

Ingenious includes rules for solitaire and team play; in the latter case, two teams of two play, with each player not being able to see his partner's tiles and teams keeping a combined score that maxes out at 36 instead of 18.

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Components

  • 1 Game Board
  • 120 Tiles
  • 1 Bag
  • 4 Racks
  • 4 Score Boards
  • 24 Counters (4 x 6 Colors)
  • Rules Sheet

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Einfach Genial
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KOSMOS German 10th anniversary edition 2014
Publisher: KOSMOS
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Year: 2014
Product Code: 69218
Size: 10.04 x 10.04 x 2.01 inches
German
Release Date: Feb 2014
Unreleased
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Genius
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White Goblin Games Dutch edition 2014
Publisher: White Goblin Games
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Year: 2014
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Release Date: May 24, 2014
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Fantasy Flight Games English red box edition 2012
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
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Year: 2012
Product Code: KN21
Size: 10.00 x 10.00 x 2.00 inches
2.20 pounds
English
Release Date: Q1 2013
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Geniusz
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Polish second edition
Publisher: Bard Centrum Gier
Artist: Michaela Kienle
Year: 2012
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Esdevium Games English edition 2012
Publisher: Esdevium
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Year: 2012
Size: 11.42 x 11.42 x 2.56 inches
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4 Ingenious Tile Distribution chart
I own the Fantasy Flight blue box version (1st edition). It turns out I have one extra tile in my game, so in order to determine what the extra tile was, I had to do a complete inventory. I didn't see any other list here on BGG, so I am uploading mine.
English
2014-07-04
1 Ingenious Rulebook (hrvatska pravila)
Unofficial fan content/neslužbeni prijevod pravila
Croatian
2014-06-15
5 Ingenious Scorecards
Ingenious, as I've stated in my review, is an excellent game. However, I was often the victim of fat finger syndrome...that is...I had issues constantly moving the small colored pegs up the scoring track. Therefore, I decided to ease my troubles by creating a basic (note the word basic) scorecard in Excel. Since Excel has a habit of messing with page breaks as it crosses versions, I went ahead and saved it as a PDF. Feel free to save the below file and use it if you happen to find it easier than messing with the pegs. Happy gaming! --- A full list of my board game reviews can be found on my website here: http://dadsgamingaddiction.blogspot.com/ ---
English
2012-05-08
2 Ingenious Scoresheet
A simple sheet for keeping track of games played.. [imageid=1264571 medium]
English
2012-03-14
2 Puntuacion Solitario
Para llevar la puntuación cuando se juega en solitario ;)
Spanish
2011-06-10
1 Tradução das Regras para Português
Rules translation to portuguese (based in the german Kosmos version) - Tradução das regras para português (baseado na versão em Alemão da Kosmos) - Version 1.0
Portuguese
2011-03-09
3 Ingenious - Romanian Rules (Regulament in limba romana)
Ingenious - regulament in limba romana tradus de Carmen Oaia Neagra pentru www.boardgames-blog.ro
Romanian
2011-01-24
10 Russian Rules of Ingenious
Russian Rules of Ingenious Правила игры "Ingenious" на русском языке (дополненные).
Russian
2010-07-11
45 FAQ compiled from BGG
Here is a slightly expanded version of my Ingenious FAQ, now with questions about solitaire scoring.
2008-10-29
15 Ingenious Summary Cards
Short summary cards for players. The goal of the game, and how to score is listed first, and the second part is what a player does on their turn. I used these at a recent event, the players found them useful, I thought I'd share.
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2007-12-04
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Abstract Game Rank: 9
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Standard Deviation: 1.18
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The Game Pit: Episode 46 - Council Chamber: Big Episode on Small Games
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2015-06-25
Episode 6: Ingenious
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2008-02-12
BGTG - May 2, 2005 (SR: Settlers, Dancing Dice, Basari, Ra, San Marco, Xe Queo!, Ingenious, Star Wars Ep. 2 Card Game, Kapitan Wackelpudding)
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