Qubic: Garage sale treasure.

Qubic

God bless the garage sale. This weekend we were fortunate enough to get to attend a neighborhood garage sale in Shiloh, Illinois. And why, pray tell, would we be interested in garage sales? Three words: Used Board Games.

One such game that we discovered as we roamed that neighborhood was Qubic. It’s an abstract logic game, which made me drool. Basically it’s tic-tac-toe, in three dimensions, on a 4x4x4 grid. And let me be the first to tell you that the third dimension and extra square makes this game much much more challenging than your usual game of x’s and o’s.

The rules are pretty simple: Each player takes turns placing a single chip of their color on the board. The goal is to get four chips in a row. This could mean four chips lined up on a single level, or this could mean one chip per level, making a column or diagonal. That’s it, rules explained.

If the box cover didn’t given this fact away, this game is old. Rather old. It was published in 1953, although subsequent publications have been made at least as late as 1971. However, if you are looking for a copy of this game, it appears that Ebay might be your best bet.

Ultimately, this wasn’t the best abstract logic game I have ever played, but for fifty cents, I certainly couldn’t go wrong. It’s still more fun and interesting than some other games I have played. If you spot this one at one of your local garage sale, I would recommend spending the small amount they want, and giving this one a whirl.

This entry was posted by The_Null_Entry on Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 12:11 pm and is filed under Abstract Logic Games, Board Game Reviews . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

80 Comments

  1. Hi i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace, when i read this piece
    of writing i thought i could also create comment due to
    this brilliant post.

  2. If you desire to obtain a great deal from this piece of writing
    then you have to apply these techniques to your won weblog.

  3. You are so interesting! I do not suppose I’ve read through
    a single thing like that before. So nice to find someone with some original thoughts
    on this issue. Really.. thank you for starting this up.
    This site is one thing that is required on the web, someone with
    a little originality!

  4. Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work
    due to no back up. Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?

  5. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality
    writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one these
    days.

  6. Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I found a sea shell and
    gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to
    her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and
    it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL
    I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  7. I love reading a post that can make men and women think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

  8. Post writing is also a excitement, if you be acquainted with then you can write if not it is complex to
    write.

  9. Peculiar article, exactly what I needed.

  10. best butt says:

    Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog
    and I’m impressed! Very helpful info specially the last part :
    ) I care for such info a lot. I was looking for this particular information for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  11. I like it when people get together and share thoughts.
    Great site, keep it up!

  12. Rory says:

    First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if
    you don’t mind. I was curious to find out how you center
    yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve
    had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.

    I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are
    usually wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any
    ideas or hints? Cheers!

  13. It is actually a nice and useful piece of info. I am satisfied
    that you simply shared this helpful information with us.
    Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  14. It’s wonderful that you are getting ideas from
    this article as well as from our discussion made at this time.

  15. car exhaust says:

    Hi everyone, it’s my first pay a visit at this web page, and article is actually fruitful in support of me,
    keep up posting these types of posts.

  16. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a
    colleague who was doing a little homework on this. And he
    actually bought me lunch simply because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for
    the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this topic
    here on your web page.

  17. I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This article posted at this site is in fact
    fastidious.

  18. I like what you guys tend to be up too. This sort of clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve you guys to our blogroll.

  19. Hi there, just wanted to tell you, I enjoyed this article.
    It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

  20. I’m not sure why but this site is loading incredibly slow for
    me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it
    a issue on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  21. I every time used to read post in news papers but now as I am a user of net therefore from now I am using net for articles or reviews, thanks to web.

  22. I’m curious to find out what blog system you happen to be
    utilizing? I’m having some minor security problems with
    my latest site and I would like to find something more safe.
    Do you have any suggestions?

  23. Great blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What host are you using?
    Can I get your affiliate link to your host?

    I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  24. Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a blog site?
    The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit
    acquainted of this your broadcast provided
    bright clear idea

  25. car exhaust says:

    My partner and I stumbled over here from a different
    web page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so now i
    am following you. Look forward to looking over your web page for a second time.

  26. Hi, I would like to subscribe for this web site to obtain most recent
    updates, thus where can i do it please help out.

  27. Magnificent site. Plenty of useful information here.
    I’m sending it to several buddies ans also sharing in delicious.
    And obviously, thank you to your effort!

  28. Hey would you mind letting me know which web host you’re working with?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different browsers and
    I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good hosting provider
    at a reasonable price? Cheers, I appreciate it!

  29. It’s an awesome piece of writing for all the online people;
    they will take advantage from it I am sure.

  30. Lela says:

    Hi Dear, are you actually visiting this web site daily, if so after that you will definitely get fastidious experience.

Leave a Reply

*