Kyoso

Concept
Design
Development
Final prototype
Published

"A circle brings perfect harmony, endurance, and strength. Once established, it cannot be overcome."

Kyoso is an elegant classic in the tradition of Go and Reversi. It is a strategy game for two or three players. Kyoso features a hexagonal game board and smooth glass playing stones. Players take turns moving their stones one hexagon at a time. An opponent’s stones can be captured by surrounding them at both ends of a row. Victory is achieved when a player forms a circle of six stones at the center of the game board.

Kyoso is simple to learn, yet deeply strategic. It offers a fascinating conflict between the desire to move stones together to form a winning circle, and wanting to stay to the outside where it is safe. Understanding this tension is the key to success.

2 to 3
players
15 to 45 minutes Ages
14+
Features  
• 30 second setup  
• Simple to learn  
• Deeply strategic  
 
Components
• 1 game playmat • 54 playing stones
• 3 cloth pouches • 1 rule book