by Franjos

Here is a descpription I got from the great Scat:

Entropy (or "Hyle" or "Vis-A-Vis") by Eric Solomon==================================================

1. One player is order, the other chaos

2. First, chaos moves by drawing a disc from the bag and placing it on the board.

3. Next, order moves by sliding any disc in play in a straight line, horizontally or vertically (no diagonals) as far as he likes - but not onto or past another piece.

4. Players repeat steps 2 and 3 until the board is full.

5. Order scores points for each reversible sequence of colours (see below)

6. Order and chaos swap roles, and play again.

7. Compare the scores to see who wins.

Example of scoring (5x5 game):

A reversible sequence of 2 scores 2 points, 3 scores 3 points, etc. All
sequences score, so RRR scores RR(2)+RR(2)+RRR(3) = 7 points.

R G B Y R R R R G G W Y W Y W B G Y G B W B B W Y

HorizontalRGBYR scores 0

RRRGG scores RR+RR+RRR+GG = 9

WYWYW scores WYW+YWY+WYW+WYWYW = 14

BGYGB scores GYG+WGYGW = 8

WBBWY scores BB+WBBW = 6

Vertical

RRWBW scores RR+WBW = 5

GRYGB scores 0

BRWYB scores 0

YGYGW scores YGY+GYG = 6

RGWBY scores 0

Total: 48 points for order.

The page was updated april 15, 2001

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