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Number of Players:

2 to 8.


96 double-sided octagonal tokens (9 kinds of figures front and back, numbered 1 to 8, and blank tokens).


Be the first player to use all your tokens and score the most points to win. Points are won by claiming your number and creating squares

How to Play:

  • Players can select who will go first using any method they choose.

  • Mix the tiles thoroughly and then each player picks 5 tokens from the draw pile.

  • The first player plays a token from their hand in the center.

The next player must connect their token with a number that is equal, one number higher, or one number lower than the existing token. For example, token 4 can be connected to tokens 3, 4, or 5. If you do not have a token to play, you must pick one token from the draw pile. If you still don’t have a play, then you lose your turn. Play then continues clockwise. 

Creating a Square:


Squares are created by the empty space in between four tokens. See Figure 1.

Claiming a Number: 

To score points, each player must claim one number. You claim a number by creating a square, using the same number as one of the other 3 tokens that make up the square. This creates two (or more) tokens with the same number around the square. This duplicate number that you played becomes your number. Check both sides of your tokens and use the one that works to your benefit. (See Example A, Figure 2.) 

When the game starts, no one has a number claimed but during the game, players will get a chance to claim a number. A player can only claim one number and cannot change their number after they have claimed it. 

Example A:


You may play a 2, 3 or 4 token (one of the same numbers of the existing tokens) to create the square. If you play the number 2 to close the square, you must claim number 2 as your number.  If you don’t want to claim one of those numbers, you can play your token on a side that won’t make a square. 

Blank Tokens:

Blank tokens can be placed anywhere, even on top of another player’s token. Opponents can then place a new number token on top of a blank token. By putting a blank token on top of another, the token underneath loses its value. When you place a blank token on another player’s number in a square, you take points away from that player.

Ending the Game:

The first player who uses all their tokens calls “finished!” and ends the game. BUT, the last token they play MUST be their claimed number. They cannot end the game otherwise. 

If playing with more than 4 people, the remaining players play a final round before counting their points. 


To start scoring, a player must claim a number first (see Claiming a Number). 


Each token on the table with your claimed number is worth one point. The winner counts all their claimed numbers in play AND in their opponent’s hands. 

At the end of the game, all players with tokens left in their hand must subtract the sum of both sides of their tokens from their final score. If they claimed a number, they don’t need to add this number to their negative score. 


The WINNER is the player who uses all their tiles first and ends the game with the most points. They can only end the game by playing their claimed number as the last token. (See Ending the Game.)

Alternative Scoring and Winning:

You can play various rounds and keep a running tally of each player’s score. Players can decide up to what score they want to play. 


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