News for November 2012
Ingenuity for All
Announcing a Mass Market Edition of Ingenious
Ingenious | Published 12 November 2012

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Ingenious (Mass Market Edition), a new version of the classic board game by Reiner Knizia!

In Ingenious, two to four players place colored tiles on a hexagonal board, scoring points, blocking opponents’ tile placement, and protecting themselves from being blocked. Its simple rules, quick playing time, and clever gameplay combine to form a subtly strategic and hopelessly addictive game.

With punchboard tiles, stands that are built into the board, and other component changes, this new mass market edition offers the Ingenious experience at a lower price point.

Why a new edition?

This new “mass market” edition of Ingenious offers virtually the same gameplay experience as the 2010 edition, but its lower price presents a value not previously available.

Do I need this edition if I own a previous one?

No. Aside from the price, the differences are cosmetic.

Will you still offer the current edition?

We have no current plans to discontinue the 2010 edition, and will offer both versions for the foreseeable future.

What is different about the mass market edition, compared to the 2010 edition?

Several changes contribute to this new edition’s lower price:

  • The tiles are made of punchboard rather than plastic.
  • There is no separate stand for the players’ tiles. Rather, the punchboard tiles in a player’s “hand” fit directly into slits built into the board.
  • The mass market edition comes in a 10”x10”x2” box (similar to Through the Desert or Lord of the Rings: The Board Game).

Additionally, the rulebook excludes both the team variant and the solo rules from the 2010 edition, resulting in a game appropriate for 2–4 players, rather than 1–4. Look for Ingenious (Mass Market Edition) on store shelves early next year!

From the mind of renowned game designer Reiner Knizia, Ingenious is a puzzle strategy game of tile placement. 2-4 players match colored symbols to score points, keeping their lowest score above their opponents. Ingenious Challenges adds three unique games in the spirit of Ingenious; the Dice Challenge, the Card Challenge, and the Tile Challenge.

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