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Twixt - Dastardly Review #071

Updated: Jul 2, 2018

Twixt is one of the great bookcase games of the 1960s and 1970s. Twixt was invented by Alex Randolph in 1957 to be played with pen and paper. In 1962, Alex working with 3M released Twixt as one of the first 3M bookcase games and later an Avalon Hill game.

The winner is the first player to make an unbroken line of his color links from one of his borders to the other.

Players take turns placing a peg on the board and the player can place as many links as he wants. The links only connect pegs that are a “knight’s move” or two up and one over from each other. Links can only connect pegs of the same color.

New links cannot cross existing links.

We played Twixt hundreds of times. It was one of our favorite games. It taught logic and planning ahead. It was also a good travel game. Also there are no dice or spinners or luck involved.

A true classic!

The Good: We loved everything about this game.

The Bad: Nothing. Seriously nothing.

The Dastardly: Not everyone read the rules and understood that in addition to adding your pegs and links that you could also remove your pegs and links that were already on the board. This provided an advantage sometimes to change the direction of your links.

1 Comment

Bill Kerrey
Bill Kerrey
Jun 20, 2018

Not everyone read the rules? Implying that you did? Lol.

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