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Ingenious: easy to learn, quick to play, and absolutely beautiful to look at. One of Knizia's most elegant games, reflecting aesthetic simplicity and subtletly, plus great fun to play!

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Are you ingenious? You are when playing Ingenious! This extraordinary game combines fun game-play, great components, and real strategy. Ingenious will have you addicted in no time!? Simple rules, quick playing time, and a clever system makes Ingenious, quite simply... Ingenious.

Ingenious is the new abstract placement game from internationally-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia. Players place colored tiles on the hexagonal board, scoring points, blocking opponents? tile placement, and trying to protect themselves from being blocked by their opponents.
Marvelously elegant and compulsively replayable, Ingenious is an excellent introduction to German-style abstract board games. It?s ingeniously simple, and simply ingenious!
Ingenious is suitable for up to four players, as well as for solo play.

Ingenious is a treat for the whole family. The game features balanced options for playing with 2, 3, or 4 players, or even solo play. As the game takes only about 45 minutes, you will want to play many times in one evening.


  • 2004 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
  • 2004 Spiel der Spiele Game of the Year Winner
  • 2004 Spiel des Jahres Nominee
  • 2005 Hra roku Nominee
  • 2005 Mensa Select Winner
  • 2006 Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Nominee
  • 2006 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee
  • 2006 Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Winner
  • 2006 Hra roku Nominee
  • 2008 JoTa Best Abstract Board Game Nominee
  • 2008 JoTa Best Abstract Board Game Winner
  • 2010 Japan Boardgame Prize U-more Award Nominee
  • 2011 Hra roku Nominee

Contents: 120 plastic tiles, 1 game board, 24 score markers, 4 score boards, 4 tile holders, and rules.


Number of Players 1 to 4
Playing Time 45 minutes
Suggested Ages 8 and up
Mechanics abstract strategy, hand management, pattern building, tile placement, solo play, Ingenious
Designer Knizia, Reiner
Publisher Fantasy Flight Games
Year Published 2010
Binding Box
Condition New

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