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 Post subject: Rubik's Magic Strategy / Tic Tac Toe / Eclipse Help
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:29 pm 
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After the Minnesota Open, a handful of people went to Denny's (A restaurant) and had dinner while discussing puzzles and actually racing. Long story short, Jake Rueth showed me a great game called Rubik's Eclipse. I thought it would be a great game to play with my girlfriend who usually just sits there idly while I play with my puzzles. So when I got back home I bought one online.

It arrived last week and my girlfriend and I play it every other day or so. It was fun at first, but today it was frustrating as heck. It would be nice, but she wins 9 times out of 10 now!

I just can't develop a good strategy for this game.


Now it has been marketed by three different names over the years. Rubik's Magic Strategy Game in 1987, Rubik's Eclipse in 1997, and Rubik's Tic Tac Toe in 2003.

I've spent 30 minutes googling the web for these three games, yet for the life of me cannot find a page helping with strategy. Does anyone have any hints on this game? It's just frustrating to loose so many times in a row.

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This is definitely a great game to play. I remember playing it years ago on holiday, and winning most of the time! I can't really remember the staregies I used, I think It was about securing the corners, and working from outside in, Can't quite remember.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:58 am 
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Buy a Rubik's Race and also play that?

Also, where are those other videos from Denny's? Were they any good?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:25 am 
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My "strategy" is to stay in a corner when it's convenient and try to place my pieces so that my opponent has no other choice than to flip it the way I need it. Since we're in a corner that's more easily done than in the center.

Here is the hint booklet for Rubik's Eclipse. It hat some strategy hints in it:
http://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/Rubiks_Eclipse.pdf

While searching for that I also found this game. It's not by Rubik's, but very similar. The new twist: You can also stack pieces.
http://www0.shopping.com/xPC-Educational-Insights-Educational-Insights-Flip-Tac-Toe

Have fun practicing,
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:25 pm 
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Joey: It's more of a securing corners and working along the edge. ;)

Bryan: I have the videos still. They are fine. I just got bombarded by school work when I got back. I'll upload them today.

Celia: I have the booklet, but thanks for the link.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:33 pm 
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While doing some Christmas shopping I stumbled across this game called "Pentago". It's kind of similar to the Rubik's Magic Strategy Game that's why I'm posting it here.

The aim is to place five marbles of your color in one row. The board is divided into four blocks which can be turned in 90degrees steps. One move consists of placing a marble and turning a block, so the board constantly changes.

Has anyone ever played it?

Here's a link to Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Pentago-Cruise-Edition/dp/B000YAM0JA


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:55 pm 
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I've never played it, but I've seen it countless times in stores always right next to the Rubik's Cubes. I've never bothered finding out how to play it. I didn't realize it was so similar.

It should be noted, that of the four blocks, there are 3x3 spaces to place a marble, so when you have them all together, it forms a 6x6 playing area.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:23 pm 
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Wow that looks like a giggle to play.

I have been really tempted to buy Khet: The Laser Game, has anyone else played this? Mainly due to my love of this game:
http://www.ace21.freesurf.fr/gamuz/jeux/laser.swf

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Pembo wrote:
Wow that looks like a giggle to play.

I have been really tempted to buy Khet: The Laser Game, has anyone else played this? Mainly due to my love of this game:
http://www.ace21.freesurf.fr/gamuz/jeux/laser.swf


ahh! thats lovely! reminds me of the epic TIM (the incredible machine)

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