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Kijiku - Game Instructions

Kijiku - Game Instructions

The rules of Kijiku are precise and must be followed in order to successfully create the bridges you were hired to build.

Panther Publishing 30/11/2009 11:02

Getting to Know Kijiku

What is the Goal of the Game?

Throughout the game board, there are several small circles, each carrying a number from 1 to 8. These circles are the 'islands'. Your goal is to connect these islands with 'bridges' – lines. There are specific rules regarding how to connect the islands and how many bridges you can use. You must aim to use the maximum amount of bridges allowed.

What are the Basic Rules of the Game?

• Each island carries a number. The number indicates the number of bridges that you must attach to this island. You may not use more or less bridges than the number in the circle.

• You may not connect more than two parallel bridges between two islands. The Interior Ministry of the kingdom has thoroughly investigated the capability of each island, and found that two parallel bridges are the maximum that each island can carry on each side.

• A bridge can only cross the sea, and not run over another bridge.

• Each bridge can be horizontal or vertical, but not diagonal. A diagonal bridge makes a shortcut, however it is also more dangerous and less strong. Short, straight bridges are the safest and the strongest.

• There are four directions of connecting the bridges: right, left, up and down. There can be no more than two parallel bridges connected to any given islands, which brings the maximum numbers of bridges to eight on each island.

• All islands must be connected to each other somehow. You may not leave any bridge isolated from the rest of the kingdom.

• Your first assignment is to build bridges on the islands with the greatest population. The higher the number in the circle, the greater the population on that island.

• You must frequently stop and evaluate your progress on every step of the way, and plan carefully ahead.

• As a professional engineer, you will have to make drafts before submitting your final plan to the king. Each game of Kijiku offers you several squares for your drafts.

• Oh, and wait…before you submit the final draft to the king, wait another week. We will then show you the solution to your Kijiku.

An illustrated guide to Kijiku, step-by-step:

If you have a 6 on the side or a 4 in a corner, choose to build your bridges wisely. You may have to correct your choice later on.

• There are four directions of connecting the islands: right, left, up and down. You may use only two parallel bridges on each island, which brings the maximum number of bridges on each island to eight. If you have an island carrying the number 8, it's a good place to start. .
• If you have a 6 on the side or a 4 in a corner, choose to build your bridges wisely. You may have to correct your choice later on.
• Notice the 3 in the corner; it has only two neighboring islands.
   • In such a scenario, you can be sure that each neighboring island will have to receive at least one bridge. Later on, you will be able to choose which one gets two bridges.
   • If you have a 7 with four neighboring islands or a 5 with three neighbors, you can be sure that each neighbor will get at least one bridge.
   • Now, notice the 1 on the right side; it has the possibility to connect to its neighboring island on the left, or to its neighbor underneath.
   • If you choose to connect it with its neighbor underneath, both islands will be isolated from the rest of the kingdom, since you can't connect any other bridges to either one of them. The game will then be disqualified.
   • Your only option in this case is therefore to connect it to its neighbor on the left side; the 4.
   • If you have only one available neighbor, then of course connect a bridge to that neighbor.

 

 • Now, check out the game board and look for isolated islands. All bridges that you are certain about should appear at this point. Beware not to cross over any existing bridges!


   • Here's an advanced technique: what would happen if you would connect the 2 in the bottom right corner only to one neighbor?

 

 • You could connect islands to their neighbors on the left and on the top, but you would still be left with isolated islands.
   • That’s how you know you have to connect the 2 to two different neighbors in this case.

   • Now you're left with the isolated 2 on the right side. Connect it with its neighbors. .
   • Now, like the good engineer that you are, inspect the bridges in the kingdom and search for any isolated or overcrowded islands.


Got it?

You have to plan you steps carefully, adhere to the rules and implement them in the kingdom. So, take a pen and, if you wish, a ruler, and get going!

Kijiku in 'Etrog':

Every Thursday, you will find a Kijiku game board on the website to download. Print it out and work on it. The following Thursday, b'ezer Hashem, we will show you the solution of the Kijiku of last week, and publish a new one.

So until next Thursday – you have enough time to carefully study all the instructions…

Good Luck!!!