Yinsh is a 'tempestuous' game! The players each start with 5 rings on the board. Every time a ring is moved, it leaves a marker behind. Markers are white on one side and black on the other. When markers are jumped over by a ring they must be flipped, so their color is constantly changing. The players must try to form a row of 5 markers with their own color face up. If a player succeeds in doing so, he removes one of his rings as an indication that he has formed such a row. The first player to remove three of his rings wins the game. In other words, each row you make brings you closer to victory - but also makes you weaker, because you have one less ring to play with. Very Tricky! (from the back of the box)
Yinsh is a game for 2 players ages 9 and up. It plays in 30 minutes on the average. Yinsh contains 5 white rings, 5 black rings, 51 markers, 1 game board, and 1 rulebook.
Originally published in Europe by Don & CO NV, this English language version posted here is the US release from Rio Grande Games. Yinsh is the fifth game in the Project GIPF series (the GIPF project was about creating a system that makes it possible to combine games in the series - or even other games completely - to form more complex and challenging games).