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Rhumb Line

…  2-player abstract strategy board game of observation, tactics, placement and points accumulation.

                                                                               ​A nautical game based on ancient mariner history, seafaring lore and pastimes.

​                                                                               The object is to out-navigate the opposition to achieve victory.
                                                                               Three ways to score on the compass rose game board and a twist in the tail to turn the                                                                                   tide and rule
the waves.

                                                                               Taking turns, nuggets are placed, one at a time, building and/or blocking 
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                                                                             ​  combinations:  4 same-colour nuggets in a radius is 10 points, an arc 20
                                                                               points and a spiral 30 points.  
More than one combination may be scored at a time.

                                                                               Toward the end and to avoid a foregone conclusion, players remove any one of their
                                                                             nuggets (once only) and, on their next turn, place it elsewhere on the board.

                                                                               Players keep score on their end of the board throughout the game and, when the board                                                                                   
is full, the player with the most points is the winner.

                                                                               The game was designed for travel (on board a sailboat) with a flexible and durable
                                                                               (8.5” x 10.75”) board with the nuggets in their own velour pouch.
                                                                               It is fun, fast and, as no two games are alike.

​                                Rhumb Line II

                                           •  50-page note pad and 2 pens  ...  ideal for travel.

                                           $5.00 + $2.00 S&H  ...  PayPal  :

Rhumb Line
                                                                                      The Nautical Game of Navigation is based on
                                                                                      ancient mariner
history and seafaring pastimes.
                                                                                      As simple to play as Tic-Tac-Toe, but with 3 ways
                                                                                      to score
on the compass rose game board.

                                        ​                                              •
  published by Channel Craft  -  USA
The shortest distance between two points on a plane surface is a straight line.  H​owever, and first discussed by the Portuguese mathematician Pedro Nunes in 1537 yet derived from Old French: 'rumb', a line that appears straight on a Mercator projection map crossing all meridians of longitude at a constant angle, traces spiral paths across a globe is known as a ... rhumb line.

  Components:  game board, 20 blue and 20 yellow nuggets + pouch + rules

  For 2 players age 8+ / approx. 20 minutes

  Games Above Board designed & published  +  published by Channel Craft - USA

  Major Fun Award  ~  2008

  Rhumb Line™ iPhone / iPod Touch App. NO longer available @ iTunes ~  published by iShoot developer Ethan Nicholas at Naughty Bits Software - USA
Rhumb Line
on sale for £5.55
in England.

Rhumb Line
Major Fun Award
Rhumb Line
iPhone / iPod Touch App. developed by
Fairlady Media, Inc.
Rhumb Line
iPhone / iPod Touch App.