Sinoda

Logo for Sinoda

Sinoda is an abstract strategy game in which players attempt to win by taking each other’s pieces. However, it’s not the number of pieces that matters, but theĀ point value of those pieces.

A game of Sinoda gets started
A game of Sinoda in progress

Each turn, players can either move a piece on the beautiful “Flower of Life” board, or change the value of a piece up or down by one. The number shown at the top of each pyramid piece is its movement value and its point value. The more maneuverable your piece, the more points it is worth to your opponent if they take it, so plan each move wisely!

The game ends with an orange player victory!
This game of Sinoda ends with the orange player victorious!

The game takes about 20 minutes to play, and the rules are easy to learn. But the strategy and forethought for each move can be very deep!