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Game #2187
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Kengi    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   Board - Western

Rating: 7.17 (17 votes)

Kengi box cover

Kengi screenshot
A decent puzzle game that is best described as Othello in 3D. In this board game variant, you and the computer player take turn placing Kengi (small aliens) on the game board. Each player scores by placing four or more of their Kengis in line. The goal, of course, is to have a higher score than the computer player when the board runs out of space.

What makes Kengi more interesting than an average Othello variant is the fact that there is not just one, but five boards stacked up on top of each other. You can therefore score by not just lining Kengis on one board, but on four different boards; the pieces just have to be directly on top of one another. This makes for an interesting game, as you have to think vertically as well as laterally. Unfortunately, you can't freely place Kengis anywhere you want to, and these restrictions to the rule are quite opaque and make the game a bit frustrating, it's difficult to tell where you can or cannot place the Kengis. Worth a look if you like Othello, but by no means a must-have.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Software 2000
Publisher: Software 2000
Year: 1991
Software Copyright: Software 2000
Theme: Unique
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Ball Game, The, Cubic Tic Tac Toe, Dynablaster

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