Pylos combines aesthetic design with simple but rich and tactical gameplay. There is a satisfying feeling in manipulating the wooden spheres, planning several moves ahead, and ultimately being the one to place the last ball on top of the pyramid!
Move a piece from a lower level to a higher level, or retrieve pieces from the board to make sure you never run out of options. Keep an eye on your opponent's spheres to block them. A player without pieces will be forced to forfeit the game!
Photos used with permission from Bliss Bloom Blah.
- 30 wooden balls
- 1 game board
- 1 cloth bag
- 1 rulebook (download here)
Dimensions: 11.1 x 11.1 x 2.4 in
Weight: 2.39 lbs
Release date: 1993
Awards & Reviews
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1994 Mensa Select Winner
1994 Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner
The Dice TowerWatch the full review
"It makes me think in a different way than many other abstract games do. It's a little more thinky, but in a subtle way."
games4twoWatch the full review
"This game is unlike anything we've ever played before!"
Tabletop FamilyWatch the full review
"Pylos is aesthetically beautiful and tactically challenging. This is a classic game that you can keep coming back to again and again, and truly play with anybody."
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