This is a contest entry for the Green Box 2018 Summer Design Contest. Rules should be completed by July 29th.

Designer: Yury Milovidov

Introduction Edit

Coordinates is a game about collecting tiles by matching symbols, numbers and border color on a special set of cards.

  • 2-5 players
  • 15 minutes
  • Complexity: low

Components used: all 36 tiles and 36 cards (remove the cards with green backgrounds)

Setup: Edit

  1. Arrange all 36 tiles yellow side up in a 6x6 grid.
  2. Shuffle the cards to form a draw pile.
  3. Deal 6 cards to each player.
  4. Draw 2 cards and place them side by side facing up - these two cards are called Coordinates.

Play: Edit

Each player’s turn consists of the following three steps:

Step 1: choose a card from your hand to replace one of the Coordinates. This card must match either number, symbol or border color of that Coordinate. If you have no cards that match either of the Coordinates in any way, skip your turn. Cover the Coordinate with your chosen card facing up. Refill your hand from the draw pile (if available).

Step 2: now you have a new set of Coordinates. Looking at the numbers on the Coordinates, open (flip green side up) any tiles that are located in the corresponding rows and columns of the grid. If these tiles are already facing up or gone, you don’t have to do anything.

Example: let’s say the Coordinates are 2 and 5. It means that the tiles located in the 2nd column of the 5th row AND the 5th column of the 2nd row must be flipped open.

Step 3: if the two Coordinate cards have matching symbols, you can collect all open (green side up) tiles that have the same symbol on them.

Winner: Edit

When all players are out of cards that match either Coordinate in any way OR all tiles have been collected the game ends and the player who collected the most tiles wins.