The Prickly Path Game
3M Company - 1974
Thorns is a variant on the game Hex. The game board is made up of "Thorns", which are squares with triangles on each side. The squares and triangles are arranged in a grid.
Players alternate turns. Each turn, a player marks one of the squares with their symbol (X or O) and draws a line through the square and into two the triangles on opposite sides. This creates a "thorn". The players are attempting to create a continuous path of thorns from one side of the board to another. Thorns are considered touching if they touch or if their triangles overlap.
The first player to create a continuous path from one side of the board to the other is the winner.
As stated, Thorns is simply a variant on the game Hex. While a somewhat interesting diversion this is not one of the more interesting games in the line.
2 comments on Thorns:
Fantastic game. Discovered old pack in my childhood games and played it with my kids on holiday. Addictive!
No No No! Thorns is one of the most interesting of the connect-two-sides games. It has more variety than Hex and more "clarity" (Sackson's term) than twix. I really really enjoy it
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