Spexxx - General game info
Spexxx
2-4 players, 30 minutes, 8 years and older
AuthorsRuben Dijkstra
Ruurd Lammers
IllustratorChoi Wan Lee
Published byWaterfall Games
Online since 2016-11-26
Developed byBart De Cock (be_com4)
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Spexxx - Rules
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Spexxx

Score the most points by placing your cubes next to one another on the game board by rolling the dice. You score points by placing three or more of your own cubes in a row, which is called a Spexxx. The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins!

Game Components
1
5
dice
25
cubes per player
1
rulebook
Setup

Setup board

Place the game board on the table. The playing field is divided into six zones. These zones are divided into squares. Each square on the playing field represents a combination that you can make with 2 to 5 dice. Each player plays with one cube color.

Number of players and cubes per game in the adult version and children’s version:

Only the adult version is available on Yucata.

Version Adults Children
Number of players 2 3 4 2 3 4
Number of cubes to place 23 18 16 12 12 10
Game Play

You may roll the dice up to 4 times.

You then place one cube of your own on the game board on a free square that coincides with your dice combination.

If you cannot place on any square at all, you have to discard one cube.

The player who rolls the highest number with one dice starts the game. Play clockwise after that.

Roll all five dice. After each throw you choose which dice to set aside. You may then roll the remaining dice again. You may roll the dice up to 4 times (you may also stop earlier). Every new throw, you may reroll the previously set aside dice again.

You then place one cube of your own on the game board on a square that coincides with your dice combination. You can decide which dice to use and which not.

If a square is already occupied by a cube of your own or from an opponent, then you cannot place on that square anymore. You will then have to place a cube on another square that coincides with your dice combination.

If you cannot place on any square at all, you have to discard one cube. This cube is then no longer in play. After you have placed a cube, or you have discarded one, your turn is over.

Placement of cubes

The result after your final throw determines where you can place a cube.

Example: After four throws you have got .
See figure for an overview of all your options to place a cube corresponding to this throw.

The result after your final throw determines where you can place a cube. This is best explained by means of an example:

After four throws you have got . You can place your cube in the purple zone on square 3x + 2x . Since you determine yourself which dice you will or will not use, you can also place your cube, for example, on square 3x + 1x in the blue zone. See figure for an overview of all your options to place a cube corresponding to this throw.

In order to place a cube on a red, purple or silver square you will have to use all five dice. If you wish to place a cube on an orange, green, yellow, blue or gold square, then you will use less than all five dice at the end of your throw(s).

Special throws

4 ina row → gold colored square

5 in a row → silver colored square

5 of a kind → any empty square

4 in a row: You may place your cube on a gold colored square (the diagonal rows in the green and blue zones). You may only place a cube on a gold colored square if you roll the combination ‘4 in a row’.

5 in a row: You may place your cube on a silver colored square (the diagonal rows in the purple and red zones). You may only place a cube on a silver colored square if you roll the combination ‘5 in a row’.

5 of a kind: You are free to place your cube on any empty square. If this cube yields points, it is worth the number of points belonging to the square you have placed it on.

Scoring

You score points when you have three or more cubes in a row of your own color. For each cube in a Spexxx you score points belonging to that square.

You will receive points for each new completed Spexxx.

A cube that is not part of a Spexxx, does not yield any points.

For a cube that you add to an existing Spexxx you will only receive the points for the cube that you add in that turn.

Bonus points

  • For a Spexxx of 5 cubes or more you receive 5 additional points.
  • For a block of 9 cubes of your own (3 x 3) you receive 25 additional points.

You score points when you have three or more cubes in a row of your own color (horizontally, vertically and diagonally). Three or more cubes of the same color in a row is called a Spexxx. You immediately add up the points on the score track, which encircles the game board. A Spexxx is allowed to cross over all borders of the various colored squares. For each cube in a Spexxx you score points belonging to that square. These points are visualised in the legend on the game board.

A cube that is not part of a Spexxx, does not yield any points.

With one cube you can complete two or more Spexxxes at the same time. If so, you will receive points for each new completed Spexxx. Consequently, this specific cube counts for two or more times.

For a cube that you add to an existing Spexxx you will only receive the points for the cube that you add in that turn.

In the event that you extend your own Spexxx with two cubes by placing only one cube, you will receive points for both new cubes that you have added to the existing Spexxx. You receive a bonus of five points for creating a Spexxx of minimum five consecutive cubes.

Bonus points

  • For a Spexxx of 5 cubes or more you receive 5 additional points. For the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th cube you add to your own Spexxx, you do not again get the bonus of 5 points. You'll get this bonus again at a Spexxx of 10, 15 and 20 cubes.
  • For a block of 9 cubes of your own (3 x 3) you receive 25 additional points. You can score this bonus more than once only after placing a completely new block (3 x 3) that does not overlap another block!
Game End
The game ends once all players have placed (or discarded) all their cubes. The player with the highest score wins the game!
The dice always show the roll for the player on turn. After your turn, you can follow the rolls of the next player as indicated in the game log.
 
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